Elimination to take centre stage at APASL 2017

24 Jan 2017 Bridie Taylor

The elimination of viral hepatitis to dominate discussions at the 26th Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL).

The 26th Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver, set to take place in Shanghai, China on 15-19 February, will bring together medical professionals, public health specialists and civil society organisations  from Asia Pacific and beyond. The three-day meeting will provide  the latest scientific and evidence-based research applicable to everyday clinical practice and this year in particular, sees a focus on achieving the goal of eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030.

On Wednesday 15 February, APASL, the Coalition for the Eradication of Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific (CEVHAP) and the World Hepatitis Alliance will co-host a forum entitled “Elimination Through Partnerships: Towards a World with NOhep”. The forum will address barriers to elimination, featuring case studies from the Asia Pacific region and aims to provide a platform for collaboration and exchange between NGOs and others working in viral hepatitis advocacy as well as building awareness of commitment to the recently launched global movement, NOhep. All APASL attendees will have the opportunity to hear findings from the forum in a report back session on Saturday 18 February.

The conference also includes State-of-the-Art lectures, Postgraduate Courses and sessions for in-depth discussion on key topics. Free paper and poster presentations to share research findings also feature in the event and several awards will be presented to support young scientists’ attendance at the event and encourage scientific research.

To find out more about APASL 2017, visit www.apasl2017.org.

Click here for specific information on the programme including the events co-hosted by the World Hepatitis Alliance.

  • Wednesday 15 February: 8:30am – 5:30pm – Elimination Through Partnerships: Towards a World with NOhep
  • Saturday 18 February: 7:30am – 8:30am – NGO Forum Report