15th International Symposium on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Diseases (ISVHLD)
June 26-28, 2015 Berlin, Germany
In June 2015 the 15th International Symposium on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Diseases (ISVHLD) will be held in Berlin, Germany.
ISVHLD has a tradition of 43 years. Initially the focus was on discovery of hepatitis viruses, then it was the development of diagnostic procedures, vaccines, understanding pathophysiology and now therapies. In 2015 will be the time when many of the new direct antiviral agents (DAAs) against hepatitis C will be approved. However public health will become very important to identify the patients in need for therapy and to make these new therapies accessible to all parts of the world. Furthermore we still need to develop better finite therapies for hepatitis B and need to address many more burning issues of global relevance like hepatitis D and E.
This symposium is organized every three years moving around the continents. Basic scientists and clinicians will discuss the most recent advances made against the global health burden caused by all hepatitis viruses. For the first time the symposium will be organized in Germany taking place in its capital Berlin.