The 6th Canadian Symposium on HCV (CSHCV) took place in Banff on Friday 3rd March under the theme “Delivering a Cure for Hepatitis C Infection: What are the Remaining Gaps?”. The Symposium, organised by CanHepC & chaired by Dr Lorne Tyrell and Dr Carla Coffin, attracted a total of 264 attendees. It was a unique gathering of scientists, clinicians, affected communities, policy makers trainees and front line workers in the area of HCV from Canada and internationally. 

The Symposium showcased some of the latest research discoveries in the field of hepatitis C in Canada and included presentations from the CanHepC trainees. International speakers took stage to present on a variety of topics including virus-host interactions, in vivo imaging of immunity, difficult to cure patients in the direct-acting antiviral (DAA) era and the role of popular culture in health and vaccination myths. The day concluded with a panel discussion dedicated to the hepatitis C in indigenous people followed by a discussion on how to achieve access to DAAs for all in Canada. 

We want to thank our generous sponsors for making this event possible!

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