HR23 pre-conference on viral hepatitis and harm reduction

INHSU is proud to be a co-organiser of a pre-conference event for the Harm Reduction International Conference 2023 taking place in Melbourne this April. 

‘HR23 pre-conference on viral hepatitis and harm reduction’ will be held the day before the conference starts, on Saturday 15 April from 10 am-4 pm at the Doherty Institute Auditorium. This is a FREE in-person event without a virtual component.

The event will convene experts in viral hepatitis to exchange information around the significant current
opportunities to advance viral hepatitis testing and treatment amongst people who use drugs, with a view to contributing to the WHO’s 2030 target to eliminate hepatitis C and B.

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Event program

9.30 Coffee and tea

Welcome to Country

Opening with remarks from Doherty and Harm Reduction International
INPUD, WHO and University of NSW NDARC


Unpacking the Critical Elements of the Viral Hepatitis and Harm Reduction
Response in Australia with presentations from AIVL, Hepatitis Australia, Harm
Reduction Victoria, Burnet Institute, NUAA, Doherty and North Richmond
Community Health


Strategies to integrate Viral Hepatitis and Harm Reduction from around the
world with presentations from INHSU, MdM Myanmar, PATH and WHO

12.30 Lunch

The International Funding Landscape, with remarks from the Global Fund,
CHAI, the Hepatitis Fund, INPUD and Harm Reduction International


Sharing plans for HCV prevention and treatment under the Unitaid grants –
remarks from Unitaid, Médecins du Monde, Alliance for Public Health Ukraine,


Closing session with reflections from Burnet, Harm Reduction Victoria and
Harm Reduction International  

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