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12:00 – 12:05 Welcome remarks Prof. Thomas Berg, EASL Secretary General
12:05 – 12:10 Opening statement MEP Cyrus Engerer, Actions to tackle health inequities at EU level
12:10 – 12:30 Session 1: The increasing burden of liver diseases in Europe
Results of the EASL-Lancet Commission Prof. Tom H. Karlsen, Co-Chair of the EASL-Lancet Commission
Non-communicable liver diseases in Europe: the role of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) MEP Radan Kanev
12:30 – 12:55 Session 2: Promoting prevention, care, and targeted screening for high-risk groups for liver cancer
The increasing prevalence of liver diseases in Europe and the high-risk groups for liver cancer Prof. Peter Jepsen, EASL Liver Cancer Task Force
The integration of high-risk groups in national strategies: The French case Prof. Pierre Nahon, EASL Expert
Portugal’s harm reduction policies: addressing high risk behaviour and preventing liver diseases MEP Sara Cerdas
Access to care and surveillance for highly stigmatised groups Roberto Pérez Gayo, Correlation European Harm Reduction Network
12:55 – 13:10 Q&A with the public All speakers
13:10 – 13:15 Closing remarks Prof. Maria Buti, EASL EU Policy Councillor
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