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April 11-12, 2011

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International Conference on Viral Hepatitis 2011

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Jointly presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC)
and University of Bonn

CLICK HERE to download a PDF copy of the ICVH 2011 Conference Program and Abstracts Book.



The target audiences for the International Conference on Viral Hepatitis (ICVH) Include:

Hepatologists       Gastroenterologists       HIV-Treating Clinicians


The ICVH will feature presentations about hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) monoinfection and coinfection with HIV, including a shift in the HCV treatment paradigm with the anticipated approval later this year of possibly two direct action antivirals (DAAs) which should be of interest to hepatologists and gastroenterologists. The ICVH also aims to educate HIV-treating clinicians (Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, and other specialties) on the management of HBV and HCV to address treatment coverage gaps. There are no prerequisites.


ICVH 2011 Conference Description

There exist significant challenges to diagnosing and linking to treatment large numbers of hepatitis B virus (HBV)- and hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients who are unaware of their serostatus and thus are not on either anti-HBV or anti-HCV treatment. Additionally, bottlenecks preventing expanded access to HBV and HCV care must be addressed in light of shifting treatment paradigms, which requires an expanded number of clinicians from multiple disciplines to deliver HBV and HCV care.

Presentations will feature state-of-the-art information on HBV and HCV research, clinical perspectives, and medical treatment, both within the context of HBV and HCV monoinfection, as well as coinfection with HIV. The conference will feature 24 oral abstract presentations, poster sessions, plenary presentations, invited panel discussions, and clinical case study reviews.



The Abstract Submission Deadline has been extended to February 28, 2011.

The Scholarship Application Deadline has been extended to February 28, 2011.

Clinical management issues to be examined include: defining parameters for HBV and HCV treatment success; identifying and managing adherence and other behavioral and clinical issues unique to patients with HBV or HCV; exploring the importance of preventing HBV and HCV drug resistance; and evaluating current data related to new HBV and HCV treatment options and modalities, including direct action anitvirals (DAAs) for HCV treatment.

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ICVH 2011 Target Audience

This educational conference has been designed for gastroenterologists, hepatologists, and infectious disease (ID) and non-ID-specialized physicians, nurses, and pharmacists involved (or soon to be involved) in the diagnosis and active management of patients with HBV or HCV monoinfection, or coinfection with HIV.

For example,
gastroenterologists and hepatologists will gain knowledge on new treatment options, including Direct Action Antivirals (DAAs) for HCV treatment. HIV-treating clinicians will gain knowledge on treating patients with HBV or HCV monoinfection as well as those who are coinfected with HIV.

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ICVH 2011 Conference Objectives


After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

- Discuss parameters for treatment success in patients who are infected with HBV or HCV

- Describe potential patient adherence issues unique to patients with HBV or HCV

- Examine the importance of preventing HBV resistance and HCV resistance


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ICVH 2011 Conference Key Dates


Abstract Submission Deadline 

  February 28, 2011

Scholarship Application Deadline 

  February 28, 2011

Late Breaker Abstract Deadline 

  February 28, 2011

Notify Submitters 

  March 14, 2011


  April 11-12, 2011

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