Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remains a global health problem with more than 1 million deaths per year, despite the existence and use of an efficient vaccine. In highly endemic areas, the coverage rate remains low and according to the World Health Organisation (WHO); 250 million people are chronic carriers.
Chronic HBV infection represents the first cause of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) worldwide. Antiviral drugs exist, but present either low viral suppression and side effects or resistance and require long-term administration. It was estimated that barely 10% of long-term follow-up patients on current treatments achieve HBsAg clearance.
The limitation of current treatments requires improved therapies meaning more innovative research.
Discover future EASL events on HBV
AASLD and EASL are joining forces to bring you the HBV treatment endpoints workshop, from discovery to regulatory approval
, and welcome your abstract submissions.
It is critical to develop innovative research as we propel the field of hepatology and pursue a cure for hepatitis B. Don't miss this opportunity to share your research with peers and other key stakeholders.
Abstract submission deadline: 27 July 2016
Best of EASL will be stopping in New Delhi, India from 5-7 August, to take part in the INASL 2016 scientific programme
packed with important topics including Hepatitis B.
We'll be onsite with the EASL booth, so drop by and say hello.
Unmet needs in Hepatology,
Paris, France, 27-28 October 2016
This clinical school will provide a balanced blend of lectures on theoretical, practical, and clinical case-based discussions, and includes a presentation on nucleo(s)tide analogues for hepatitis B.
Discover the scientific programme and send us your application before 29 July 2016
if you would like to attend.
Discover EASL funding
Andrew K. Burroughs short-term training fellowship programme
EASL encourages and supports mobility across Europe in the aim to share research and knowledge.
Are you studying HBV?
Interested in taking your research to another level?
Young trainees and scientists are encouraged to apply for
the Andrew K. Burroughs short-term training fellowship programme
Online application is now open!
Take the opportunity to visit other institutions and start new collaborations.