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The London Joint Working Group on Substance Use and Hepatitis C 2021 Alternative Annual Conference Series

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The London Joint Working Group on Substance Use and Hepatitis C (LJWG) annual conference has historically brought together more than 150 healthcare professionals, public health specialists, patients and peer workers in the field of hepatitis C to network and share best practice. This year, we intend to continue this tradition, offering an important moment to recognise the new challenges and opportunities hepatitis C services are experiencing as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

We will be running three themed, virtual events between Thursday 25th February and Thursday 4th March, lasting between one and two hours. On the morning of each day, delegates will receive an email with the link to the virtual meeting along with additional information; the latest relevant reports and research; and a link to the recording and slides of the previous session.

  • Day 1 - Thursday 25th February (1-2.30pm), Eliminating hepatitis C in London: Updates and next steps. This session will include an update from the Mayor of London's office, NHS England and The Hepatitis C Trust, followed by a Q&A session with the four London ODNs.
  • Day 2 - Monday 1st March (1-2.30pm), Addressing blood-borne viruses across London. Attendees will hear from healthcare and peer workers engaging in outreach across London, with presentations on making testing accessible to people seeking asylum and people sleeping rough, as well as looking more broadly at tackling hepatitis C in other areas and what can be learned from the HIV Fast-Track Cities initiatives. These will be followed by a Q&A.
  • Day 3 - Thursday 4th March (12.30-2.30pm), Discussion: Preventing hepatitis C transmission and reducing reinfections. The final session will hear from representatives from Public Health England, local government and researchers, and aim to utilise the expertise of the audience to identify challenges and solutions.

A full agenda can be found here.

This event is free to attend and we encourage you to share this event with your contacts.

By registering on this page, you are agreeing to us contacting you with joining details and relevant information ahead of all three events, though of course you may pick which of these you choose to attend.

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N.B. This event is free to all hepatologists, gastroenterologists, specialist nurses, Operational Delivery Network MDT members, addiction psychiatrists, managers of drug and alcohol treatment services, NHS England staff, local authority councillors, PHE staff, directors of public health, health and wellbeing board members, service user organisation representatives, community pharmacy and needle exchange leads, general practice leads, clinical commissioning group members, specialist commissioning leads, statutory and third sector managers, clinical leads, consultants and managers in sexual health/HIV/infectious disease units/services.

Private companies will be charged £100 per place unless part of the sponsorship package.

This event has been financially supported by AbbVie and Gilead Sciences, who have had no input into the content or delivery of the event.

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