Forum Making it work: From Planning to Practice

Making it work: From Planning to PracticeThis fall CATIE hosted a national forum in Toronto with the theme Making it work: From Planning to Practice. The forum was designed as a place to dialogue and learn about the front line implications of the newest research and approaches in HIV and HCV prevention, testing, treatment, and care and support. It was attended by 350 people, including those with HIV and/or with or experience with HCV.

Along with other movers and shakers in their fields of expertise, speakers at the forum included such hep C and HIV experts as:

Their speeches and presentation slides can be found online with the links provided above.

One of the reasons we decided to highlight this forum is that the presentations do a really good job at clearly expressing the importance of hepatitis C advocacy and the importance of better care, prevention, and treatment. For example, a slide that stood out was part of Dr. Jordan Feld’s speech illustrating the difference between traditional HIV lobbies and HCV lobbies (presentation time 14:52). It is a possible exaggeration, but one that stood out and brought the point home that more can be done, more needs to be done.

Making it work: From Planning to Practice
The above is a slide that stood out. It was part of Dr. Jordan Feld’s speech and was used to illustrate the difference between traditional HIV and HCV/hep C lobbies (presentation time 14:52). It is a possible exaggeration, but it successfully illustrated the point Feld was trying to make. Click on the presentation’s link to see Feld’s whole presentation.