About Peter

Peter Vickerman is a Professor in infectious disease modelling at the University of Bristol. He has 20 years experience in infectious disease modelling. His research focuses on the use of mathematical modelling to help understand the transmission of different infectious diseases and impact and cost-effectiveness of prevention measures. Specific expertise focuses on the transmission of HIV, HCV and other STIs amongst different high risk groups including injecting drug users. He has extensive experience of conducting collaborative research with organisations in Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe and the UK.

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

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

    Ballroom 1

    Day: 1 November

    Time: 15:30

    Chairs: Dr. Francisco Averhoff, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Dr. Helen Harris, Public Health England


    • The birth of The HCV elimination in Georgia: the focus on strategic information.
    • 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 critical role of research in HCV elimination.
    • Dr. Tinatin Kuchuloria, CDC Foundation
    • Modelling the epidemic to guide interventions.
    • Prof. Peter Vickerman, University of Bristol, UK
    • Q & A session.

    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.