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INHSU Prisons 2023 Virtual Event: Exploring Groundbreaking Research on Hepatitis C

On May 23rd and 24th, the International Network on Health and Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU) Prisons is hosting a virtual event that will showcase groundbreaking research on Hepatitis C. The event, titled «Behind the Research,» will provide an overview of research papers highlighted in the Annual INHSU Prisons Bibliography 2022 that were considered of exceptional interest by the INHSU Prisons Executive Committee.

This event will feature three speakers who are authors of the research papers highlighted in the bibliography. Each speaker will present an overview of their research, practical takeaways, and participate in a facilitated panel discussion. The session will be moderated by Dr. Nadine Kronfli from McGill University and Julia Sheehan from the Hepatitis C Trust in the United Kingdom.

The speakers include Dr. Jack Stone from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom, who will present «Prison-Based Interventions Are Key to Achieving HCV Elimination Among People Who Inject Drugs in New South Wales, Australia: A Modelling Study.» Dr. Timothy Papaluca from St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, will present «Care Navigation Increases Initiation of Hepatitis C Treatment After Release From Prison in a Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial: The C-LINK Study.» Finally, Joanne Carson from The Kirby Institute UNSW in Sydney, Australia, will present «Hepatitis C Virus Reinfection Following Direct-Acting Antiviral Treatment in the Prison Setting: The SToP-C Study.»

The INHSU Prisons event will explore strategies for expanding access to hepatitis C prevention, testing, and treatment in prison settings. A new report has been published based on the findings, discussions, and recommendations from the workshop co-convened with the Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination (CGHE) at the INHSU 2022 conference.

We encourage all healthcare professionals, researchers, and stakeholders in the field of hepatitis C to join this informative event. The virtual event will take place at different times to accommodate attendees from different time zones. To register for the event, visit the INHSU website. For more information on the International Network on Health and Hepatitis in Substance Users, please visit their website or contact them via email.

The International Network on Health and Hepatitis in Substance Users
c/o Arud Centres for Addiction Medicine
Schützengasse 31 | 8001 Zürich | Switzerland
Email: [email protected]

c/o Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM)
Level 3, 160 Clarence St, Sydney NSW, 2000, Australia