Abstracts & Scholarships


The committee of the World Indigenous Conference on Viral Hepatitis invites papers from Indigenous and non-Indigenous people which address:

  • Data – prevalence, incidence, immunization, treatment and outcomes
  • Health services – cultural care and indigenous approaches, quality care, medicines and pharmaceuticals, models of care
  • National Strategies and National Policies – human rights, access to care rights
  • Stigma and Discrimination – vulnerable populations, co-infection

We also invite Indigenous people living with viral hepatitis to submit personal stories about their experience of this disease.

Abstract Submission Form

Submission guidelines
  • Abstract deadline has been extended to May 31, 2017.
  • Submissions should be no more than 500 words, with titles limited to 30 words. Abstract submissions should be in English.

*Please note the conference will be in English only and when making your submission you will be asked if you are comfortable presenting in English.

Review and selection process
  • All submissions will go through a peer review process carried out by the program committee co-chairs.
  • The highest scoring submissions will be offered oral presentations with the remaining being offered poster presentations.
  • Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to submitting authors by June 1, 2017. Authors who have been accepted will receive further instructions for the presentation of their submission.
  • All Indigenous people who submit an abstract or personal story are strongly encouraged to request that they are considered for a scholarship to attend the conference.
  • The purpose of the scholarship program is to support the attendance of Indigenous people who are most able to transfer the skills and knowledge acquired at the conference to their organization and communities and who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend the conference. It is expected that indigenous applicants will have a range of experiences and expertise, and priority will be accorded to ensuring diversity across applicants.
  • Scholarships will support round-trip economy class non-changeable air travel to Anchorage, accommodation and some meals.
  • Scholarship recipients will be expected to present their abstract or personal story at the conference.

A limited number of scholarships are available for:

  • Indigenous people of Alaska
  • Indigenous people from the domestic United States
  • Indigenous people from all other parts of the world

To be considered for a scholarship you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the conference. Correspondence between the conference organizers and scholarship recipients will be done primarily by email and so applicants will need an email address that is checked regularly. Any enquiries regarding scholarships should be addressed to wipcvh@anthc.org.