1st Hepatitis E virus network (HEVnet) meeting

event
26 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
RIVM, Bilthoven
ECDC

The key objective of this meeting was to verify the rationale and objectives of molecular typing for surveillance of hepatitis E virus (HEV) through the hepatitis E network (HEVnet). The workshop reviewed HEVnet as a tool for molecular surveillance of HEV in Europe.

The other objectives of this meeting were:

  • to review HEVnet as tool for molecular epidemiological investigations
  • to provide an overview of the data uploaded to HEVnet
  • to agree on a data analysis and perform data analysis
  • to draft a manuscript/report outlining the findings
  • to confirm the rationale and objectives of molecular typing for surveillance of HEV
  • to recommend next steps.

Submitted molecular data was analysed and the results discussed as well as outlined in a manuscript or report. The meeting also provided a forum to exchange experiences and identify critical points for HEV molecular surveillance.