September 16-20, 2007
Rome, Italy

Sunday, September 16th

Special Hepatitis Delta Virus Session (additional registration and fee required)
To Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of HDV Discovery!

10.00-10.30 am


10.30-12.30 pm

HDV Session 1

Mario Rizzetto
The control of hepatitis D: changing epidemiological and clinical patterns
John Gerin
Some perspectives on the biology of HDV
Ferruccio Bonino
Interfering pathogenetic mechanisms of HBV and HDV in HBeAg negative\anti-HBe positive liver disease

Robert Purcell
The intersection between hepatitis B and hepatitis D:
30 years later

Michael Roggendorf
Immunopathogenesis of HDV infection
Paul Deny
Genetic variability of hepatitis D virus: from III genotypes to 8 major clades

12.30-1.30 pm


  1.30-3.30 pm 

HDV Session 2

Ricardo Flores
Viroids, the green relatives of hepatitis delta virus
Michael Lai
Genomic and antigenomic RNA replication and subgenomic mRNA transcription of HDV have different metabolic requirements
Pei-Jer Chen
Functional studies of post-translational modifications of hepatitis delta antigen, with emphasis on phosphorylation
John Casey
Hepatitis delta virus RNA editing: the long and the short of it  
Camille Sureau
The role of the HBV envelope proteins in the HDV replication cycle
John Taylor
RNA-directed RNA transcription

HBV Meeting 2007


3.30-4.30 pm


4.30-5.00 pm

Opening for HBV Meeting 2007

5.00-7.00 pm      

New Models and Viral Entry - Chairs: C. Sureau (France), H. Will (Germany)

7.00-8.00 pm

Welcome Reception

Monday, September 17th

8.30-10.30 am

RNA and Protein Synthesis - Chairs: T. Bock (Germany), J. Taylor (USA)

10.30-11.00 am 

Coffee Break

11.00-1.00 pm

DNA Synthesis - Chairs: D. Loeb (USA), M. Nassal (Germany)

1.00-2.00 pm


2.00-4.00 pm

Assembly, Morphogenesis, Trafficking  - Chairs: R. Prange (Germany), S. Urban (Germany)

4.00-4.30 pm

Coffee Break

4.30-6.30 pm

Poster Session I
(including posters submitted to Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 9)

Tuesday, September 18th

8.30-10.30 am

Regulatory Proteins - Chairs: O. Andrisani (Italy), R. Schneider (USA)

10.30-11.00 am

Coffee Break

11.00-1.00 pm

Immune Responses - Chairs: M. Maini (UK), A. Penna (Italy)

1.00-2.00 pm


2.00-3.00 pm

KEYNOTE LECTURE I: Ian N. Crispe (Univ. of Rochester, New York, USA)
Distinctive Features of Immunity to Liver Antigens  

3.00-5.00 pm

Pathogenesis - Chairs: W. Mason (USA), S. Wieland (USA)

5.00-5.30 pm

Coffee Break

5.30-7.30 pm

Poster Session II
(including posters submitted to Sessions 6, 7 and 10)

Wednesday, September 19th

8.30-10.30 am

HCC and Carcinogenesis - Chairs: M. Buendia (France), B. Yen (USA)

10.30-11.00 am

Coffee Break

11.00-12.00 noon

KEYNOTE LECTURE II: Michael Karin (U. of California, San Diego, USA)
Inflammation and Liver Cancer

12.00-1.00 pm


1.00-3.30 pm

Workshop: Occult Hepadnavirus Infection - Chairs: T. Michalak (Canada), T. Pollicino (Italy)

T. Pollicino - Definition, Prevalence and Diagnosis of Occult HBV Infection

S. Locarnini - Molecular Basis of Occult HBV Infection

G. Missale - Immunology of Occult HBV Infection

G. Raimondo - Clinical Consequences of Occult HBV Persistence

T. Michalak - Experimental Occult Hepadnaviral Infection

3.30-7.30 pm

Free Afternoon with optional tours of Rome**

8.00 pm

Banquet Dinner**

Thursday, September 20th

8.30-10.30 am    

Variants - Chairs: C. Shih (USA), F. Zoulim (France)

10.30-11.00 am

Coffee Break

11.00-1.00 pm

Antivirals and Immunomodulators - Chairs: S. Locarnini (Australia), YM Wen (P.R. China)

1.00-1.15 pm

Closing Remarks

1.15-2.00 pm   




* The HDV Satellite Meeting requires an additional registration fee.
**Tours and Banquet are not included in the HBV Meeting 2007 registration fee.




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