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On the 18-19-th of November EECA INTERACT 2019, the first abstract-based Workshop on HIV, Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, will take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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Why do researchers need to participate in the EECA INTERACT 2019 Workshop?

Bauyrzhan Satzhanovich Bayserkin,
head of the local committee of EECA INTERACT 2019 Workshop; Doctor of Medical Sciences; Director of the Kazakh Scientific Center of Dermatology and Infectious Diseases (Kazakhstan) 
Today researchers from EECA need intensification of scientific discussions, improving the quality and effectiveness of research results, the exchange of experience, also with practitioners, as well as the timely tracking of new methods, developments in medicine and related disciplines.

It is assumed that the participant’s research work will be tested at the seminar; scientists, colleagues, and practitioners will discuss it and give their feedback, the network of the participant will expand. Researchers can get a job in the future, they can count on mutual assistance in research activities, communication with more experienced conference participants from other countries.
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The main objectives of EECA INTERACT 2019
Anke van Dam, member of the international organizing committee of EECA INTERACT 2019; executive director of AFEW International.

AFEW experiences a lack of data on the HIV, TB and viral hepatitis epidemics in the EECA region. Data are needed to develop
evidence-based policies and interventions. Through EECA INTERACT, AFEW strives to stimulate and facilitate research in the region.
Also, the objectives of EECA INTERACT 2019 are:

• To provide cutting-edge knowledge in the fields of epidemiology (modelling), treatment, pathogenesis, and prevention of HIV, TB, and viral hepatitis as well as chronic conditions;
• To exchange ideas on providing and supporting HIV testing services and clinical care
provision to adults, adolescents, and children living with HIV to achieve 90-90-90 goals;
• To foster new research interactions among leading investigators and those who represent the potential future scientific leadership for health care and research in the region;
• To build research and clinical capacity across EECA.
Interesting to know 
The status of the HIV epidemic in EECA for 2018 (UNAIDS)
• Registered 1.7 million HIV-infected patients
• Registered 150 thousand new virus infections
• 38 thousand people died from AIDS
• 648 thousand people receive antiretroviral therapy