Established in 2009, the annual International Conference on Health and Hepatitis Care in Substance Users welcomes hundreds of practitioners, researchers, policymakers, advocates, community members and people who use drugs every year.
Now in its 9th year, the conference has traditionally covered the latest advances on hepatitis C epidemiology, management and treatment of viral hepatitis among people who use drugs. Through the dissemination of scientific knowledge, our aim is to contribute to the World Health Organization’s goal of eliminating hepatitis C by 2030.
In 2021, the INSHU conference will broaden its focus away from just hepatitis C to include other infectious diseases and drug-related harms, in-line with our new four-year strategic plan.
INHSU 2021 – LOCATION TBC
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the dates and location for INHSU 2021 are yet to be released. To allow as much of the INHSU network to benefit from the conference as possible, we are currently exploring a hybrid event format with in-person and virtual elements.
INHSU 2021 will see us broaden the focus of the conference to include drug-related harms and other infectious diseases. If you’d like to be alerted of the dates and location when they’re released please sign up to our newsletter here.
INHSU 2020 – GLASGOW, SCOTLAND (POSTPONED)
INHSU 2020 was due to be held in October 2020, in Glasgow, Scotland. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was postponed with the next conference planned for October 2021. You can view the 2020 website here.
INHSU 2019 – MONTREAL, CANADA
Held in Montreal, Canada, INHSU 2019 welcomed over 750 delegates from nearly 50 countries. With 39 invited speakers, 190+ posters and 84 scholarships awarded to community members, trainees and students, this was the biggest INHSU conference to date. Visit the 2019 conference website here, or search the conference archive for abstracts, presentations and posters from the conference.
INHSU 2016 – OSLO, NORWAY
In 2016, the INHSU conference headed to Oslo in Norway, with 410 researchers, practitioners, advocates, allied health, policymakers and community members attending. Visit the 2016 conference website here, or search the conference archive for abstracts, presentations and posters from the event.
INHSU 2015 – SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
In 2015, the conference was held in Sydney, Australia with 350 researchers, practitioners, advocates, allied health, policymakers and community members attending. Visit the 2015 conference website here, or search the conference archive for abstracts, presentations and posters from the event. 2015 marked the conference’s move from bi-annual to annual.
INHSU 2013 – MUNICH, GERMANY
In 2013, the conference was held in Munich, Germany.
INHSU 2011 – BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
In 2011, the conference was held in Brussels, Belgium.
INHSU 2009 – ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
The first-ever international Conference on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users was held in Zurich, Switzerland and marked the establishment of the INHSU global network.