The LJWG Conference 2022: 3 years to go to elimination

The LJWG Conference 2022: 3 years to go to elimination

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Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

1 Birdcage Walk



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The London Joint Working Group 2022 annual conference will bring together professionals working in hepatitis C care in London.

About this event

The London Joint Working Group on Substance Use and Hepatitis C will now be holding its annual conference on Thursday June 16th 2022, bringing together professionals and patient advocates working in hepatitis C care in London.

This year's conference will hear from experts about the barriers and solutions to London becoming first global city to eliminate hepatitis C. The event will be primarily in-person at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1 Birdcage Walk, London, SW1H 9JJ and we encourage as many people as possible to join us (COVID considerations permitting), but we will also live-stream speeches to allow guests to engage remotely.

Download the full agenda here. Speakers include:

  • Dr Tom Coffey OBE – Senior Advisor to the Mayor of London on Health Policy
  • Rachel Halford – Chief Executive, The Hepatitis C Trust
  • Dr Monica Desai – Consultant Epidemiologist and Head of Hepatitis C and Blood Borne Viruses/Infections, UK Health Security Agency
  • Professor Graham Foster - Professor of Hepatology at Queen Mary/Barts Health & NHS England Clinical Lead for the Hepatitis C Virus
  • Dr Kosh Agarwal – Consultant Hepatologist and Transplant Physician, Institute of Liver Studies at King’s College Hospital
  • Professor Geoffrey Dusheiko – Consultant Hepatologist, King’s College Hospital

This event is free to attend for all healthcare workers, charity employees, peer support staff and patient advocates. Representatives from private companies will be charged £150 per delegate and will be invoiced after registration. We encourage all guests to register, but numbers may be restricted by COVID-related restrictions, or we may make the whole event virtual if necessary.

Please be aware that signing up on this page is a register of interest only - signing up does not guarantee a place at the conference and we will confirm places nearer the date. While we wish we could accommodate everyone, this event is usually over-subscribed and we may need to limit the number of people from each organisation to ensure that all relevant organisations are represented.

The conference is intended for professionals working in and around hepatitis C care, especially in London. In particular it is relevant for hepatologists/gastroenterologists; public health directors; managers of drug and alcohol treatment, homelessness, and sexual health services; ODN MDT members; specialist nurses; addiction psychiatrists; local authority councillors & Health and Wellbeing Board members; Clinical Commissioning Group members & specialist commissioning leads; service user organisation representatives; CCG members; ICS teams, community pharmacy and needle exchange leads; prison healthcare staff; general practice leads; statutory and third sector managers; and representatives from NHS England, the Department of Health and Social Care, the Health Security Agency and Office for Health Improvement and Disparities.

Posters and stands

There will be space for a poster exhibition, so if you would like to display a poster to showcase recent research findings or evidence, please email by Friday 6th May 2022 with a 250 word abstract containing the name of the project / research study, authors, aims and key findings. Posters will be displayed on a board 100cm X 160cm, and authors must bring their posters on the day.

Please contact us if you would like a stand at the conference and we will send you fee details.

Other information

If you have any access requirements please let us know by responding on the relevant section of the sign-up form or by email, and we will do everything we can to support your attendance and comfort at the conference.

If you have any other questions, please email

This event is funded by grants from AbbVie, Gilead and MSD. The companies have no editorial control over the agenda or speakers.

The London Joint Working Group sends out updates to let you know about our reports, events and other news - if you would like to receive updates from the London Joint Working Group, sign up here.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Update: due to the current COVID situation, we have taken the decision to change the date of this conference from 17th March to a new date of Thursday 16th June 2022. The invitation platform has been amended and all existing registrants will informed - apologies for any inconvenience.

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