BeNHSU 2023

Belgian Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users

BeNHSU meeting 2023

Full day Conference

5 October 2023 from 9:15 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CHU Saint-Pierre César de Paepe
Cellebroersstraat 11
1000 Brussels


9:15 a.m.
Registration and welcome

9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Plenary session

  • Situation and projects in Wallonia.
    Robin Hublart, Project Manager Wallonia (20 min)
  • Situation and projects in Flanders.
    Griet Maertens, GIG- HCV Vlaanderen (20 min).
  • Question – answer session (15 min)
  • Prison Belgian situation.
    Dr Christian Brixko CHR Citadelle. Liège (20 min).
  • Elimination of hepatitis C in prison feasible? Experience of a prison in France and European model of care
    Dr Fadi Meroueh CHU Montpellier – Président Fédération Européenne Santé Prison (40 min).
  • Question – answer session (20 min)

12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Workshops sessions
15 to 20 people per workshop.

  • Screening with rapid test – Counseling and Monitoring Griet Maertens and Robin Hublart


  • Hepatitis C behind bars: what can be done? Review of a pilot project at Lantin prison.
    Rachelle Rousseaux, I.Care asbl


  • Drug Use in practice:
    Anton Van Dijck, Gig, needle exchange Antwerp


  • Free Space for discussion: Hep C everything you wanted to know, discuss or ask….
    Tessa Windelinckx Gezondheidspromotie bij injecterend gebruik Vlaanderen and Lise Meunier, Réseau Hépatite C – Bruxelles

2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. 

  • Serology and fibroscan interpretation
    • Dutch speaking: Dr Stefan Bourgeois ZNA Cadix Antwerp.
    • French speaking: Dr Jean-Pierre Mulkay CHU Saint-Pierre. Bruxelles.
  • Training in rapid test – certificate: Implementation of “arrêt royal, koninklijk besluit”
    • French speaking: Dr Lise Meunier, Réseau Hépatite C-Bxl
    • Dutch speaking: speaker to be confirmed

4:45 p.m to 6 p.m.
Wine break Reception : speed dating with the workshop leaders


You can register here by clicking on this link.
Registration is free but mandatory. The deadline is Saturday 30/9/2023.

Accreditation is possible if you also mention your RIZIV number.