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Out of public health concerns and given the current travel restrictions and lab closures worldwide because of COVID-19, the 27th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses (HCV2020), scheduled to take place July 6 – 9, 2020 in Montreal, Canada has been postponed to July 6 - 9, 2021 and will now be delivered Virtually.

HCV2021 Program

*Program & Topics/Titles are Subject to Change 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

  • 10:00 10:15

    Welcome Address

  • 10:15 10:45

    Plenary Lecture 1: Challenges of HCV Elimination

    Jordan Feld University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • 10:45 12:45

    Session 1: Liver Inflammation, Viral Pathogenesis and Carcinogenesis

    10:45 - 11:15 | Plenary Lecture 2: Combination Approaches for the Treatment of NASH and Fibrosis
                               James Trevaskis -
    Gilead, Foster City, CA, USA

    11:15 - 11:45 | Keynote Lecture 1: Mapping the Human Liver using Single Cell RNAseq
                               Sonya MacParland -
    University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

    11:45 - 12:00 | BREAK

    12:00 - 12:45 | Oral Presentations selected from Abstracts (3 x 15min) 

  • 12:45 13:15

    Break

  • 13:15 15:30

    Session 2: Tools for HCV Elimination: Diagnostics, Sequencing and Beyond

    13:15 - 13:45 | Plenary Lecture 3: Advances in HCV Diagnostics and Point of Care Testing
                               Jean-Michel Pawlotsky - National Reference Center for Viral Hepatitis B, C and Delta; Head, Department of Virology, Hôpital, Créteil, France

    13:45 - 14:15 | Keynote Lecture 2: How Realtime Data can Drive HCV Prevention, Care and Treatment: Lessons Learned from Fighting COVID-19
                               Mel Krajden - BC Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, BC, Canada

    14:15 - 14:45 | Keynote Lecture 3: Tracking HCV Transmission using Next Generation Sequencing
                               Rowena Bull - University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

    14:45 - 15:30 | Oral Presentations selected from Abstracts (3 x 15min) 

  • 15:30 15:45

    Break

  • 15:45 16:45

    Session 3: SARS‑CoV2 / HCV Interaction

    15:45 - 16:15 | Plenary Lecture: Broad spectrum antivirals for Coronavirus infections
                               Daria Hazuda - Vice-President, Infectious Disease and Vaccines, New York, USA

    16:15 - 16:45 | Oral Presentations selected from Abstracts (2 x 15min) 

  • 16:45 17:00

    Break

  • 17:00 18:00

    Nobel Prize Celebration

    Harvey Alter
    Michael Houghton
    Charles Rice

  • 18:00 18:15

    Day One Close