Postgraduate Course

Symposium E: Viral Hepatitis

The Global Burden of Hepatitis C

Sunday, October 15
3:45 PM - 4:05 PM
Location: Valencia Ballroom A (Level 4)

Category: Liver

Learning Objectives:

Nick M. Walsh

Regional Advisor for Viral Hepatitis
Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Americas
Washington, District of Columbia

Nick Walsh is a medical doctor with qualifications through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and a clinical background in the screening, care, and treatment of hepatitis, in particular B and C, and HIV in Australia and Asia. He also has substantial experience in a number of other clinical domains including addiction medicine, infectious diseases, emergency and internal medicine and has worked extensively in indigenous communities in northern Australia. He has a public health background with particular experience in HIV and viral hepatitis in the Asia Pacific and Australia and has consulted since 2006 to the World Health Organization including from 2009 to WHO Headquarter's HIV department, Global Hepatitis Programme and Mental Health and Substance Abuse. He has contributed to the development of global guidance on viral hepatitis B and C and opioid overdose. He holds a PhD in epidemiology from Monash University in Melbourne
He lived and worked in public health and clinical medicine in Vietnam in 2002 and in Cambodia from 2008 – 2014. From 2014 he was the focal point for viral hepatitis, within the HIV, Hepatitis and STI unit in Communicable Diseases at the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific in Manila, Philippines.

In early 2017 he moved to The Pan American Health Organization/ WHO Regional Office for the Americas as Regional Advisor for Viral Hepatitis covering 35 countries across the Americas and Caribbean.


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