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October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month
Oct 5 – If you live with viral hepatitis, Liver Cancer Awareness Month is a critical reminder of the importance of liver cancer surveillance. Your life may depend on it. Read more.

Scientists Might Have Just Discovered the True Origin of Hepatitis B — in a Fish
Oct 5 – What is the origin of a virus that kills more than half a million humans each year? Two years ago they discovered HBV in the fossils of ancient birds, but now there is a species of fish that predates birds. Read more.

To Increase Testing for Hepatitis B, Promote it in the Community
Oct 5A study by UCLA researchers shows that going to churches to promote testing for chronic hepatitis B, which is associated with liver cancer and other liver diseases, can lead to improved testing rates among Korean Americans. Read more.

Health Ministers Adopt First Regional Plan to Reduce the Burden of Hepatitis in the Americas
Oct 5 – Ministers of health from throughout the Americas agreed on a series of actions to prevent and control viral hepatitis infection, with emphasis on hepatitis B and C, which affect an estimated 20 million people in the region. Read more.

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Tom LondonThe W. Thomas London Distinguished Professorship Established by the Hepatitis B Foundation and Baruch S. Blumberg Institute
Oct 5 - The named Professorship honors Dr. W. Thomas London (on left) who made transformational contributions to the discovery of the hepatitis B virus with Dr. Baruch Blumberg and dedicated his career to the study of the virus and care of those affected. Dr. Ju Tao Guo (on right) is the inaugural recipient of the new professorship. He serves as director of Experimental Therapeutics at the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute. Read more.

First World Hepatitis Summit Focuses on Global Plan for Elimination by 2030
Sept 8 – Last week the first World Hepatitis Summit convened 600 participants from 80 countries, including HBF’s Joan Block, all with the same goal - the elimination of viral hepatitis. Read more.

Antiviral Research Articles Explore Cutting-Edge Treatments That Could Lead to a Cure
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the hepatitis B virus, the journal Antiviral Research has published a series of free articles entitled Hepatitis B: A Wave of New Therapies on the Horizon. The special collection, which explores new drug targets, compounds and experimental strategies to eradicate hepatitis B, was compiled by Dr. Timothy Block and leading scientists of the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute. Read or download the articles for free.

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Taking Action Against HBV!

CME OutfittersJune 2015 - Learn more about HBV and earn CME credits as well! This educational webinar is a collaborative effort between CME Outfitter LLC, ProPatient LLC, and the Hepatitis B Foundation. Download now.

Blumberg Institute Assembles Team of 'All-Star Researchers' to Cure Hepatitis B
April 2015– 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.



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

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October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month

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

Nov 13-17 - The Liver Meeting 2015
San Francisco, CA

Dec 6-10 - HepDart 2015
Frontiers in Drug Development for Viral Hepatitis
Maui, Hawaii

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