11th Canadian Symposium on HCV

11th Canadian Symposium on HCV

CanHepC’s flagship meeting, the 11th Canadian Symposium on HCV (CSHCV) took place on May 13, 2022 as part of the Canadian Liver Meeting. Co-chaired by Nadine Kronfli and Rodney Russell, under the theme getting back on track toward hepatitis C elimination, the CSHCV this year was held in a hybrid format with a mix of virtual and in-person attendance in Ottawa.

The CSHCV showcases presentations and plenaries on emerging hepatitis C research, programs and practices from student trainees, researchers, health practitioners, community members as well as international experts, and is organised around four main pillars - biomedical research, population health research, clinical research and health services research. The focus of the CSHCV this year was on re-centering our efforts on what it takes to achieve hepatitis C elimination after the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

An important message from the day was given by Dr Jordan Feld, who reminded that to achieve elimination, elimination goals will need to be reached equitably across all priority populations that are disproportionately affected by hepatitis C. To learn more about some equity-related takeaways from the CSHCV read this CATIE/CanHepC blog post (also in French).

The recipients of the 11th Canadian Symposium on HCV (CSHCV) at the Canadian Liver Meeting 2022 trainee poster & oral presentations awards are:

  • Best Oral Presentation - Marilyn Rheault, McGill University
  • Best MSc student poster - Manolya Sag, McGill University
  • Best PhD student poster - Yasmin Saeed, University of Toronto
  • Best PhD student poster - Simmone D’souza, University of Calgary
  • Best Postdoctoral Fellow Poster - Anna Maria Passos, Jewish General Hospital
  • Frank Bialystok Award - Mohamed Abdelnabi, Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal


The content of the Canadian Liver Meeting is available to watch on demand via their website.