About George V.

George Papatheodoridis is Professor in Medicine and Gastroenterology at Athens Medical School and Director of the Academic Gastroenterology Department of Laiko Hospital of Athens, Greece. He was trained in Medicine and completed his PhD thesis on “Acute on Chronic Hepatitis B” at the Medical School of Athens University. He was trained in Gastroenterology at Tzaneion Hospital of Piraeus, Greece and had a 2-year research fellowship in Hepatology at the Royal Free Hospital of London, UK.

He served as member of Scientific Committee/Governing Board of EASL and is member of EASL and AASLD. He is president of Hellenic Association for Study of Liver, president of Hellenic Foundation of Gastroenterology & Nutrition and chair of Scientific Committee for Viral Hepatitis of Hellenic Center for Prevention of Diseases. He was general secretary of Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology and Hellenic Association for Study of Liver. He was also a member of the committee for the Hellenic National Plan for hepatitis C. His main research interest has been focused on viral hepatitis. He has (co-)authored >255 papers published in PubMed journals having total IF>1300 and >7500/14000 citations (h-index 48/62) in Scopus/Google Scholar. He was Associate Editor of Liver International and has served as Editorial Board member of other international journals and as reviewer for all gastroenterology/Hepatology journals, many major internal medicine journals (New Engl J Med, Lancet, Ann Intern Med, BMJ etc), ILC/EASL-UEGW abstracts, EU 7th Framework Programme for research and Horizon 2020. He has given >120 lectures, chaired >40 lectures/round tables and presented >250 abstracts in international meetings.

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

  • Developing a national plan on viral hepatitis

    Ballroom 2

    Day: 1 November

    Time: 15:30

    Chair: Joumana Hermez, World Health Organization and Seyed Moayed Alavian, Iran Hepatitis Network


    • Developing a national plan: country examples.
      Uzbekistan: Dr. Erkin Musabaev, Ministry of Health, Uzbekistan
      Tanzania: Angelina Sijaona, Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Tanzania
      Greece: Prof. George Papatheidoridis, Athens Medical School and Laiko Hospital of Athens, Greece
    • The contents and the process of developing national plans.
    • Joumana Hermez, World Health Organization
    • Streamlining national plans with the global and regional strategies.
    • Dr. Hande Harmanci, World Health Organization
    • Q & A session.

    Session objectives:

    • Learn to differentiate between national strategies and plans.
    • Identify the best processes to create national plans.
    • Use a checklist to align national plans with the Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis.
    • Critically appraise a national plan for comprehensiveness.