Event Date/Time: Mar 12, 2007
End Date/Time: Mar 13, 2007
Chronic viral hepatitis is a major worldwide health problem with significant long-term morbidity in the form of disease progression to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Great strides have been made in understanding the complex pathogen-host interactions that lead to these serious sequelae. Several of our speakers will address new insights into the pathophysiology of chronic viral hepatitis as well as the development of preclinical models for more fruitful testing of new therapies for chronic HCV. Speakers will also present data on new therapies for HCV, and we will hold an exciting panel discussion on the issue of viral resistance in the context of these new HCV therapies during the final day of this meeting. There will also be an interesting session focused on chronic HBV, including a discussion of novel targets, new therapeutic approaches, and goals of treatment.