- This symposium is the leading International conference focused on the management of hepatitis among substance users. It is organised by the International Network for Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU).
- The symposium is held biennially and was first held in Zurich, Switzerland, in 2009, Brussels, Belgium, in 2011, Munich, Germany, in 2013 and Sydney, Australia, in 2015.
- In 2015, INHSU decided to move to an annual symposium to keep pace with the rapid development of new therapies and exciting new research on HCV care among people who inject drugs. Hence, the 2016 INHSU symposium was held in Oslo, Norway and the 2017 symposium will be held in New York.
The International Symposium on Hepatitis in Substance Users attracts delegates including health professionals (doctors, nurses and allied health), researchers, community organisations, people who use drugs and policy makers.
Program topics to include:
Day 1: Epidemiology, Public Health, Prevention and Harm Reduction
Day 2: HCV diagnosis, linkage to care and treatment
Day 3: Achieving HCV Elimination