9th International Conference on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users
POSTPONED TO 2021
Given the ongoing impact of COVID-19, INHSU has made the difficult decision to postpone our annual conference. This means that we will hold our next major conference in Glasgow in the later part of 2021. We are working to secure dates and will provide an update as soon as these are confirmed.
Given the ongoing uncertainty regarding the progression of the pandemic, the disruption to travel and the impact on economies around the world, we believe the most appropriate course of action is to delay the conference until next year.
While we are unable to deliver a major conference in October, we do recognise that there will be a need for us to continue to connect to share our learnings, exchange knowledge and nurture professional relationships. As such, we will be creating opportunities for us to come together virtually and participate in a range of activities and events. We look forward to sharing our plans and inviting you to be part of these. We will continue to communicate with our network as these opportunities emerge.
Through this time, our thoughts remain with the patients, healthcare professionals, researchers and others who are responding directly to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A full copy of our statement regarding postponing the conference can be found here.
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Update October 2020 - Announcing hybrid multi-site conference
As many will know, the 9th International Conference on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users was due to be held in Glasgow, Scotland in October 2020.
Like many others across the world, we have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely.
The health and safety of our delegates is our upmost priority, and it is with this in mind that we have decided to change the format of our event, which means we are no longer exploring one single event in Glasgow.
Instead, we plan to hold smaller conference hubs in three locations across the world, supported by a virtual element for those unable to travel. This hybrid format will allow us to bring together as many people as possible to learn from one another to continue to improve the health of people who use drugs. With travel restrictions ever-changing, these locations will be announced closer to the time. And – if needed – we will drop down to one location.
Although we are disappointed not to be holding our traditional conference next year, we feel that it is important to not skip another year of scientific exchange and knowledge dissemination. This new format will deliver the same high-quality speakers, presentations, and plenary sessions that you have come to expect from an INHSU conference.
We understand that what makes the INHSU conference so valuable is the ability to meet a diverse selection of people who share the same passion for improving the health of people who use drugs. Innovation is at the heart of INHSU and we will monitor the global situation closely, to, with your help, create an event that delivers the best knowledge exchange and networking opportunities possible.