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For meeting related questions, please contact:

Polly Ranson, Meeting Secretariat

Hepatitis B Foundation
3805 Old Easton Road
Doylestown, PA 18902 USA

Tele (215) 489-4900


The conference will offer a Satellite Symposium on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 before the full meeting begins. For those attending the full meeting, the Satellite Symposium is INCLUDED in your registration fee. For anyone attending ONLY the Satellite Symposium, there is a registration fee of $100. There is a third option to attend the Satellite Symposium and the first day only of the International HBV Meeting for a registration fee of $150.

Satellite Symposium
“Insights into the Cure for Chronic HBV Infection: Is a Cure In Sight?”

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
1:00 PM- 3:30 PM
Grand Ballroom, The Commons
Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Satellite Symposium Program

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

11:00-1:00 PM
Registration for Symposium

1:00-1:10 PM
Conference Organizers: Aleem Siddiqui & Wang-Shick Ryu
Symposium Chairs: Fabien Zoulim and Timothy Block

1:10-1:40 PM
Fabien Zoulim, France
“Prospect toward an HBV Cure”

1:40-2:10 PM
Michael Nassal, Germany
“Molecular biology of hepatitis B virus cccDNA - the key target for a cure of chronic hepatitis B”

2:10-2:40 PM
Antonio Bertoletti, Singapore
“Novel concepts of immune therapy of chronic HBV infection”

2:40-3:10 PM
Stephen Locarnini, Australia
“New HBV Antivirals on the Horizon”

3:10-3:30 PM
Panel Discussion

3:30 PM
Closing Remarks
Wang-Shick Ryu

International HBV Meeting
“Molecular Biology of Hepatitis B Viruses”

Wednesday, September 21- Saturday, September 24, 2016
Centennial Concert Hall
Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

2016 International HBV Meeting Program

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

12:00-4:00 pm
Registration for Full Meeting

4:00-4:10 pm
Aleem Siddiqui & Wang-Shick Ryu, Conference Organizers

4:10-5:00 pm
Keynote Lecture 1: Wenhui Li (Beijing, China)
“NTCP as a HBV entry receptor”

5:00-7:00 pm
Session I- Antiviral Therapy
Chairs: Adam Zlotnick and Rajen Koshy

7:00-9:00 pm
Welcome Reception at Grand Ballroom

 Thursday, September 22, 2016

8:30-10:30 am
Session II- Viral Entry and New Models
Chairs: Stephan Urban and Dieter Glebe

10:30-11:00 am
Coffee Break

11:00-1:00 pm
Session III- cccDNA and Transcription
Chairs: Maura Dandri and Haitao Guo

1:00-2:00 pm
Lunch at Grand Ballroom

2:00-3:30 pm
Poster Session I

3:30-7:00 pm
Optional Excursions in Seoul
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6:00 pm 
Free Evening

Friday, September 23, 2016

8:30-10:30 am
Session IV- Reverse Transcription and Morphogenesis
Chairs: Jianming Hu and Jürgen Beck

10:30-11:00 am
Coffee Break

11:00-1:00 pm
Session V- Innate Immune Response
Chairs: Michael Robek and Ju-Tao Guo

1:00-2:00 pm


2:00-4:00 pm
Session VI- Adaptive Immune Response
Chairs: Ulrike Protzer and Masanori Isogawa

4:00-4:40 pm
Keynote Lecture II: Kwangseog Ahn (Seoul, Korea)
“Host-virus interaction: Roles for noncoding RNAs”

4:40- 5:20 pm
Keynote Lecture III: Michael Gale (Seattle, USA)
"Innate Immunity and Chronic Viral Hepatitis: Lessons from HCV"

5:30-7:00 pm
Poster Session II

7:00-9:00 pm
Banquet at Grand Ballroom

 Saturday, September 24, 2016

8:30-10:30 am
Session VII- Viral Pathogenesis and Variants
Chairs: Chiaho Shih and Michael Kann

10:30-10:50 am
Coffee Break

10:50-12:50 pm
Session VIII- Regulatory Proteins and HCC
Chairs: Michael Bouchard and T. Jake Liang

12:50-1:00 pm
Closing Remarks

1:00 pm
Meeting Adjourns

Optional Post-Meeting Excursions
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