Winner

The First Kowsar Award was conferred on Prof. Mario Rizzetto, professor of Gastroenterology and liver disease at the University of Torino, Italy, was the discoverer of the delta antigen and antibody and carriers of the hepatitis B surface antigen.

Poster

Booklet

INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS in THC2:

  • Prof. Hubert E. Blum (Germany)– Department of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
  • Prof. Rosa Cristina Coppola (Italy)– Department of Public Health, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
  • Prof. F. Blaine Hollinger (USA)– Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of
    Medicine, Houston, USA
  • Prof. Peter Karayiannis (UK)– Department of Medicine, Imperial College, London, UK
  • Prof. Daniel Olivier Lavanchy (Switzerland)– World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland
  • Prof. Mario Rizzetto (Italy)– Department of Gastroenterology, University of Torino, Torino, Italy

Time Table

First Day

Date/Time Lecturer Title
8:30-8:50 Prof. Seyed Moayed Alvaian Epidemiology of Hepatitis C in Iran, the Middle East, and the World
8:50-9:10 Prof. Hossein Forootan Treatments and Follow up in Chronic HBV Infection
9:10-9:30 Prof. Mohammad Reza Zali HBV Mutations after Therapy: What the Clinicians Need
9:30-10:00 Porf. Peter Karayiannis Hepatitis B Virus and Antiviral Resistance to Nucleos(t)ide Analogues
10:00-10:30                                – ————Break————
10:30-11:00 Prof. Kamran Bagheri Lankarani Extrahepatic Manifestations of HCV
11:00-11:30 Prof. Hubert E. Blum Non-Surgical Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
11:30-12:00 Minister of Health, I.R. Iran CONFERRING
KOWSAR AWARD
12:00-12:30 Prof. F. Blaine Hollinger Lookback and Traceback for HBV: Balancing Benefits against Cost and Effort
12:30-13:30                                – ——–Prayer-Lunch——–
13:30-14:00 Prof. Daniel Olivier Lavanchy Approach to Prevention of HAV and HBV
14:00-14:30 Prof. Rosa Cristina Coppola Epidemiological Impact of HAV Control in a High HAV Endemicity Area
14:30-14:45 Dr. Mitra Mahdavi-Mazdeh Hepatitis B and C in Dialysis Units in Iran & Hepatitis B Vaccination in Hemodialysis Patients
14:45-15:00 Prof. Behzad Einollahi HBV Infection in Patients with End Stage Renal Disease
15:00-15:15 Prof. Fariborz Mansour-Ghanaei Interferon in Treatment of Hepatitis B
15:15-15:30 Dr. Hossein Ghanaati Hepato-biliary Intervention

Second Day

Date/Time Lecturer Title
8:30-8:50 Prof. Seyed Moayed Alvaian Epidemiology of Hepatitis C in Iran, the Middle East, and the World
8:50-9:10 Prof. Mario Rizzetto Hepatitis C: New Strategies of Therapy according to RVR, SVR etc.
9:30-10:00 Prof. Hubert E. Blum Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C
10:00-10:30                                  – ————Break————
10:30-11:00 Prof. Daniel Olivier Lavanchy Treatment of chronic hepatitis B in Resource Constrained Public Health Settings
11:00-11:30 Prof. Peter Karayiannis The Role of HBeAg in the Natural History of Chronic HBV Infection
11:30-12:00 Prof. Seyed Moayed Alvaian Hepatitis B – Inactive Carrier Status
12:00-12:15 Prof. F. Blaine Hollinger Hepatitis B and Transfusion Medicine: Unexpected Donor Screening Events
12:15-12:30 Dr. Seyed Mohammad Jazayeri Occult Hepatitis B Infection, a Cause for Concern
12:30-13:30                                 – ——–Prayer-Lunch——–
13:30-14:00 Prof. Mansour Ali Hezam AlAmrany HCV Infection, Insulin Resistance and Type 2 DM in Yemeni Patients
14:00-14:15 Dr. Siavash Mansouri Applications of UES in Cirrhotic Patients
14:15-14:30 Dr. Farhad Zamani Complications of HCV
14:30-14:45 Dr. Katayoun Samimi-Rad Virology of Hepatitis C
14:45-15:00 Dr. Shahram Agah Management of Hepatitis C in Cirrhotic Patients

Third Day

Date/Time Lecturer Title
8:30-8:50 Prof. Naser Ebrahimi Daryani Hepatitis D
8:30-9:00 Prof. Mario Rizzetto Virology & Biology of HDV
9:00-9:30 Dr. Seyed Mohammad Jazayeri Application of Real Time PCR in Viral Hepatitis
9:30-9:50 Dr. Hossein Keivani Serologic and Molcular Diagnosis of HBV
9:50-10:10 Dr. Mohsen Nasiri Toosi Controversy in Management of HCV in Special Disease
10:30-11:00                          – ————Break————
11:00-11:30 Prof. Rosa Cristina Coppola Epidemiological Impact of HBV Vaccination in Young Adults: the Italian Experience
11:30-12:00 Dr. Peyman Adibi Implementation Issues of Viral Hepatitis Prevention Programs
12:00-12:30 Prof. Mehdi Saberi-Firoozi Long Term Immunity to Hepatitis B Virus Vaccine
12:30-13:30                                – ——–Prayer-Lunch——–
13:30-14:00 Dr. Mohmmad Javad Zahedi Approach to Acute Viral Hepatitis
14:00-14:30 Prof. Mohammad Aghazadeh Differenial Diagnosis: Acute Viral Hepatitis/Autoimmune
Hepatitis/PSC
14:30-14:45 Dr. Maryam Keshvari Epidemiology of Hepatitis A in Iran, the Middle East, and the World
14:45-15:00 Dr. Mohammad Ebrahim
Ghamarchehreh
Clinical Manifestations and Diagnosis of Hepatitis A
15:00-15:15 Dr.Sedigheh Amini Kafi-abad Blood Safety
15:15-15:30 Dr. Bita Behnava Approach to Complications of Treatment of Hepatitis C

THC2 Board & Committees

THE 2nd INTERNATIONAL TEHRAN HEPATITIS CONGRESS, 7-9 OCTOBER 2009,
TEHRAN, IRAN

HELD BY:

  1. Baqiyatallah Research Center for Gastroenterology and Liver Disease, I.R. IRAN
  2. Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, I.R. IRAN
  3. Iran Hepatitis Nework

THC 2 GOVERNING BOARD:

  1. Prof. Seyed-Moayed Alavian, MD, Baqiyatallah Research Center for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases (BRCGL), Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, I.R. IRAN
  2. Prof. Kamran Bagheri-Lankarani, MD; Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, I.R. IRAN
  3. Prof. Mohammad Reza Zali, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran Iran

SCIENTIFIC MANAGER:

  • Prof. Seyed-Moayed Alavian, MD; Baqiyatallah Research Center for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Tehran, I.R. IRAN

EXECUTIVE MANAGER:

  • Mehrdad Nooranipour, MD; Research Associate of Hepatology, Baqiyatallah Research Center for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases (BRCGL), Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, I.R. IRAN

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS & COMMUNICATION MANAGER:

  • Seyyed Mohammad Miri, MD; Research Associate of Hepatology, Baqiyatallah Research Center for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases (BRCGL), Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, I.R. IRAN

COMMITTEES:

> Scientific Committee:

Adibi P., M.D.
Agah S., M.D.
Aghazadeh R., M.D.
Alavian SM., M.D.
Lankarani KB., M.D.
Ebrahimi Daryani N., M.D.
Forootan H. , M.D.
Mansour Ghanaei F., M.D.
Merat Sh., M.D.
Nasiri-Toosi M., M.D.
Somi M., M.D.
Zahedi M., M.D.
Zamani F., M.D.
Zali MR., M.D.
Ghamarchehreh MH., M.D.
Keshvari M., M.D.
Behnava B., M.D.
Sali Sh., M.D.
Hosseini-Moghadam SM., M.D .
Jazayeri SM., M.D., Ph.D.
Alavian SH, M.D.
Karimzadeh Bidhendi H., M.Sc.
Tabatabaei SV., M.D.

> IT Committee:

Shahed Rezamand

> Executive committee:

Mehdi Ashour
Amir Amini-Bavil-Olyaee
Hossein Irani
Ehsan Ameri
Farshid Alvandi

> Secretariat Committee:

Bent-al-Hoda Beyram