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DOH, Pharmacies Team to Offer Hepatitis Assessments
May 26 - The Hawai’i State Department of Health has begun a partnership with local pharmacies to give patients the opportunity to be assessed for viral hepatitis. The partnership began Tuesday, coinciding with National Hepatitis Testing Day. Read more.

Hepatitis B and C Coinfection Linked to Worse Fibrosis Than Hepatitis B Alone 
May 26 – People coinfected with both hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses may experience more rapid and severe liver disease progression than those with hepatitis B alone, though HBV/HCV coinfection did not appear to worsen hepatitis C progression, according to a French study. Read more.

Diagnosis, Treatment of HCC Remains Challenging
May 26 –There are many challenges associated with the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) from start to finish, including unmet needs in patients with hepatitis B and HCC, according to Dr. Laura Dawson. Read more.   

Anxiety and Depression is Linked With Increased Risk of Dying From Liver Disease
May 26 – Researchers found anxiety and depression is associated with a raised risk of death from a variety of liver diseases, though experts do not fully understand why mental health is linked to the illness. Read more.

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Pennsylvania Legislature Recognizes Hepatitis Awareness Month
PECO LightsMay 11 - The great State of Pennsylvania, home to the Hepatitis B Foundation and the Baruch S. Blumburg Institute, recognizes Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19th as Hepatitis Testing Day. View the PECO lights for an important message for the City of Philadelphia! View now. 

HBF’s Baruch S. Blumberg Institute Partners with University of Pennsylvania for Masters of Chemical Sciences Program
May 1 – The Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, the research arm of the HBF, has finalized an agreement that allows University of Pennsylvania chemistry graduate students to complete their research at the Institute. This will bring high-caliber research support to the Blumberg Institute, while providing real-world research experience to the students. Read more. 

GalaDr. Eugene Schiff Receives Hepatitis B Foundation’s Highest Scientific Honor
April 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.

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

May 19 - Hepatitis Testing Day
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Events across the United States

July 26-28 - Hep B United Summit
Washington, DC

July 28 - World Hepatitis Day 2015
World Health Organization and World Hepatitis Alliance
Events around the world

Sept 2-4 – World Hepatitis Summit
World Hepatitis Alliance
Glasgow, Scotland

Sept 28 - Oct. 2 - Gastro 2015
World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO) and the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA)
Brisbane, Australia

Oct. 4-8 International HBV Meeting
Coordinated by Hepatitis B Foundation
Dolce Bad Nauheim, Germany

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