9th International Conference on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users

Event Date
City
Glasgow
Country
United Kingdom

The 9th International Conference on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, 8 – 10 October 2020.

The INHSU annual conference is a unique opportunity to connect with the global community working to improve health outcomes for people who use drugs including the prevention, treatment and care of hepatitis C.

Join with researchers, policy makers, advocates, practitioners and people who use drugs to share knowledge, learn from each other and amplify the evidence.

The conference is hosted by the International Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU).

Key Deadlines

Abstract Submission15 March, 2020

Scholarship Applications: 15 March, 2020

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

In this presentation, Dr. Valerie Earnshaw provides a cross-cutting conceptual overview of stigma, identifies targets for stigma measurement, recommends methodological approaches for stigma research, and reviews the intervention toolkit to address stigma.

National Conference: Hepatitis C Case-finding in Addiction Related Services

Event Date
City
Stirling
Country
United Kingdom

This FREE one day conference, organised by Hepatitis Scotland, is aimed at staff who work in, or have strategic responsibility for, primary and secondary care addiction services.

The day will explore the background to developing successful hepatitis C case-finding initiatives, demonstrating real world successes and issues for practitioners to consider.

There will also be an opportunity to contribute to guidelines for opt out BBV testing in addiction services.

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

Source: Bórquez, A., Abramovitz, D., Cepeda, J., Rangel, G., González-Zúñiga, P., Martin, N., Magis-Rodríguez, C., & Strathdee, S. (2019). Syringe sharing among people who inject drugs in Tijuana: before and after the Global Fund. Salud Mental, 42(4), 149-156.

Jose Luis Vazquez Martinez

The authors concluded: "In sum, this drug user population in Guatemala City is at heightened risk of HIV, although some of the risk results from overlap with vulnerability experienced as members of groups at heightened risk, such as gay/bisexual men, transgender women, and sex workers.