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Bucks County Researchers in Hunt for Hepatitis B Cure
Aug 3 – A Canadian drug company with research facilities in the Pennsylvania Biotech Center in Bucks County expects to begin human testing of four potential hepatitis B treatments during the first half of next year, with a single goal to deliver a cure for chronic hepatitis B. Read more.

Eradicate Hepatitis
Aug 3 – Across our country and around the world, hepatitis B and C have taken countless lives and the numbers continue to explode. Powerful blog by Senator Mazie Hirono, Hawaii, and Representative Mike Honda, California, our hepatitis B heroes on the Hill!  Read more.

DOH Partners With Local Filmmakers to Raise Hepatitis Awareness
Aug 3 – To raise awareness about viral hepatitis in Hawaii, the Hawaii State Department of Health and Hep Free Hawaii have partnered with local filmmakers to create short films highlighting the inspirational stories of local people living with or affected by hepatitis, encouraging residents to learn their risk for hepatitis and request appropriate screenings from healthcare providers. Read more.

Ghana Develops National Policy on Viral Hepatitis
Aug 3 – Ghana Health Services has launched a National Policy on Viral Hepatitis in response to WHO’s Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, and her call to action for African countries to develop national plans for the prevention and treatment of viral hepatitis. Read more.

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Antiviral Research Articles Explore Cutting-Edge Treatments That Could Lead to a Cure
July 27 – 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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July 26-28 - Hep B United Summit
Washington, DC

July 28 - World Hepatitis Day 2015
World Health Organization and World Hepatitis Alliance
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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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