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A1 – Stigma-Storytelling – Carrielynn Lund
A1 – Stigma-Storytelling – Dora Moore
A1 – Stigma-Storytelling – Leona Quewezance
A1 – Stigma-Storytelling – Roslyn Gundjirryirr Dhurrkay
A1 – Stigma-Storytelling – Theobald Owusu-Ansah
A2 – Stigma-Storytelling – Angela Thomson
A2 – Stigma-Storytelling – Bertha Jackson
A2 – Stigma-Storytelling – Danjuma Adda
A2 – Stigma-Storytelling – Merv Thomas
A2 – Stigma-Storytelling – Narenda Gemawat
A2 – Stigma-Storytelling – Todd Theringer
B1 – Delta Hepatitis in Greenland – Henrik Krarup
B1 – HBV infection in Maori children – Papu Prasad (Presenting for Chris Cunningham)
B1 – HBV_C4 in Northern Australia – Josh Davis
B1 – HBV_HCV_HIV infection, Nigeria – Adepoju Victor
B1 – Hepatitis A vaccine response – Emily Mosites
B1 – Novel assay for HDV analysis –Odgerel Oidovsambuu
B2 – Genotype specific HBV care – Jane Davies
B2 – HBV elimination in Alaska – Rosalyn Singleton
B2 – HBV in Torres Strait Islands – Stephen Locarnini
B2 – HCV linkage to care in Alaska –Hannah GF Espera
B2 – Hepatitis A elimination in Alaska – Stephanie C Massay
B2 – Maternal HCV screening – Leisha Nolen & Gus O’Malley
B2 – Origins of Australian HBV_C4 – Stephen Locarnini
Blanket Exercise – Carrie Martin & Tealey Normandin
C1 – HBV in Australian prison – Tayla Coles
C1 – HBV_HCV in North-East Nigeria – Danjuma K. Adda
C1 – HBV_HDV in Greenland – Carla Osiowy
C1 – HCV Pilot Projecxt First Nations – Leroy Quoquat & David Smookler
C1 – HIV_HCV clinical care, Canada – Alexandra King
C2 – Cherokee Nation HCV program – Jorge Mera
C2 – HBV and HCC care in Alaska – Lisa Townshend-Bulson
C2 – HCC screening in HBV – Prabhu Gounder
C2 – Screening an entire community – George Garambaka Gurruwiwi
D1 – Coalition to Eliminate HBV – Stephen Locarnini (Presenting for Peter Revill)
D1 – Eliminating HCV stigma – April McGill
D1 – Global viral hepatitis targets – Richard Nii Yemoh Laryea
D1 – HBV antiviral adherence – Caroline Lee
D1 – Scaling up HCV Response – Jessica Leston
D2 – Connections with the land – Sandy-Leo Laframboise
D2 – Culturally safe HBV care – Sarah Mariyalawuy Bukulatjpi
D2 – Hepatitis response in Canada – Alexandra King
D2 – Liver disease education website – Danielle Varney
D2 – Roadmap to HBV cure – Timothy Block
D2 – Videoconference Rural Alaska –James Gove
D2 – Viral hepatitis in Nigeria – Shenge Juliet Adamma
General Session – Candy Pete
General Session -Storyteller – Personal Story and Interviews – Jarrod Edwards (Tasmania)
Poster – Awareness of Adolescent Vaccines Including Hepatitis A Among Parents – Narendra Gemawat

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.

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.