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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 

Thursday, July 8, 2021

  • 10:00 11:30

    Session 7: Viral Life Cycle 2 (Translation, Assembly)

    10:00 - 10:30 | Keynote Lecture 8: Micro-RNA during HCV infection
                               Selena Sagan - McGill University, Quebec, Canada

    10:30 - 11:30 | Oral Presentations selected from Abstracts (4 x 15min)

  • 11:30 12:00

    Break

  • 12:00 13:45

    Session 8: Antivirals: Challenges and New Frontiers

    12:00 - 12:30 | Plenary Lecture 6: Will HCV Reinfection be a Problem in High Risk Populations?
                               Julie Bruneau - CRCHUM, Montreal, QC, Canada

    12:30 - 13:00 | Keynote Lecture 9: Epigenetic Signatures Post HCV Cure by Direct-Acting Antivirals
                               Meital Gal-Tenamy - Bar-Ilan University, Israel

    13:00 - 13:45 | Oral Presentations selected from Abstracts (3 x 15min) 

  • 13:45 14:00

    Break

  • 14:00 16:00

    Session 9: Adaptive Immunity

    14:00 - 14:30 | Plenary Lecture 7: Friend and Foe: The complex interactions between dengue and Zika virus immune responses and epidemiology
                               Eva Harris - University of California, Berkely, USA

    14:30 - 15:00 | Keynote Lecture 10: Neutralizing Antibodies and Protective Immunity Against HCV
                               Justin Bailey - John Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

    15:00 - 16:00 | Oral Presentations selected from Abstracts (4 x 15min) 

  • 16:00 16:30

    Break

  • 16:30 18:30

    Poster Session 2

  • 18:30 18:45

    Day Three Close