About Helen

Helen is a Clinical Scientist and Research Associate within the Immunisation, Hepatitis & Blood Safety Department at Public Health England’s National Infection Service in London.

Helen leads a programme of work on hepatitis C natural history and disease burden, coordinating the work of the National HCV Register along with other national surveillance projects. Helen has published a number of papers in the field of hepatitis C natural history and disease burden. She also manages and edits the ‘Hepatitis C in the UK’ and ‘Hepatitis C in England’ reports, which summarise current knowledge about hepatitis C and report progress of UK Action Plans in eliminating this infection as a major public health threat.  

This speaker will be presenting at the following session(s)

  • The critical role of strategic information : HCV elimination in Georgia

    Parallel workshop

    Day: 1 November

    Time: 15:30

    Chair: Dr. Francisco Averhoff, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Chair: Dr. Helen Harris, Public Health England

    Presentations:

    • Assessing the burden of disease: the planning, conduct and use of a National Seroprevalence Survey.
    • Dr. Amiran Gamkrelidze, National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia
    • Monitoring the care cascade: developing a robust screening and treatment information system.
    • Dr. Lia Gvinjilia, CDC Foundation
    • The role of research and project monitoring in HCV elimination.
    • Dr. Tinatin Kuchuloria, CDC Foundation
    • Modelling the epidemic to guide interventions.
    • Professor Peter Vickerman, University of Bristol
    • Project oversight and guidance: the role of an independent Technical Advisory Group (TAG).
    • Dr. Muazzam Nasrullah, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Session objectives:

    • Learn the importance of a well conducted population serosurvey to guide development of an evidence-based national strategy/plan.
    • Understand the importance of a robust strategic information system to guide and monitor an elimination program.
    • Learn the key role of partnerships in developing a world class information system.