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The Case for Keeping Viral Hepatitis in the SDGs
April 20 – It’s time to make viral hepatitis a priority, with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) focusing on developing a global hepatitis elimination strategy. Final draft comments are due April 30. Read more.

Type 2 Diabetes Does Not Affect Hepatitis B Vaccination
April 20 – Type 2 diabetes does not negatively affect the immune response to the three-dose hepatitis B vaccine, an international trial suggests. Read more

Immune Cells Can Promote Liver Cancer
April 20 – A team of Newcastle University scientists have found that specialized immune cells in our bodies that normally act to protect us from infections can have a dark side in the development of liver cancer. Read more.

J&J Partners with Startup for DNA Vaccine, Hand-Held Device to Treat HBV
April 20 – Janssen Pharmaceuticals has paired up with Ichor Medical Systems to develop and market DNA-based vaccine products to treat chronic hepatitis B. The partners will use the startup's TriGrid electroporation technology for clinical administration of a DNA vaccine. Read more.

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HBF Happenings

Dr. Eugene Schiff Receives Hepatitis B Foundation’s Highest Scientific Honor
GalaApril 20 – The 2015 Crystal Ball Gala, hosted by the Hepatitis B Foundation, was a huge success, and included an evening of dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, a mission moment, and the awarding of the Baruch S. Blumberg Prize to Dr. Eugene Schiff for advancing the care and treatment of chronic hepatitis B. Read more.

Institute Assembles Team of 'All-Star Researchers' to Cure Hepatitis B
HepB United April 6– The Baruch S. Blumberg Institute has recruited a new team of nationally renowned, “all Star researchers” who will focus exclusively on developing a cure for hepatitis B, with a goal for breakthrough therapies within the next three years. Read more.

Hepatitis on the Hill - HBV Personal Perspective and Action Alert
March 17 – A personal reflection of last week’s Hepatitis on the Hill, which was organized by Hep B United, the National Viral Hepatitis Round Table and the Hepatitis Appropriations Partnership, and brought together 75 viral hepatitis advocates to raise awareness on Capitol Hill. Be sure to contact your State legislators to let them know that hepatitis B is important to you. Read more.

Read the 2014 Annual Report of the Hepatitis B Foundation and Its Baruch S. Blumberg Institute 

Hepatitis B Virus Turns 50 This Year! 



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April 17 – Crystal Ball
Hepatitis B Foundation Crystal Ball honoring Dr. Eugene Schiff
Warrington, PA

April 22-26 – EASL Liver Congress
European Association for the Study of the Liver
Vienna, Austria

May - Hepatitis Awareness Month
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

May 19 - Hepatitis Testing Day
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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