INHSU 2020
INHSU 2020

Abstract Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract for the 9th International Conference on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users.

Abstract Submissions – NOW CLOSED

Deadline: Sunday 22 March, 2020 at 11:59 PM (GMT)

Late Breaker Abstracts open Monday 27 April, 2020

Abstract Guidelines

Research Abstract Template

Models of Care Abstract Template

INHSU 2020 welcomes submissions of abstracts for original contribution to the field of the following scientific themes. Hepatitis care is herein inclusive of health care provided to people who use drugs at risk or infected by hepatitis C (or hepatitis), with the objective of enhancing global health and quality of life, and not exclusively Hepatitis prevention and treatment. As such, abstracts that focus on health issues among people who use drugs beyond hepatitis C are welcomed and encouraged.

The International Network for Hepatitis in Substance Users has previously published research priorities focused on HCV prevention, management and direct-acting antiviral treatment among PWID (

Consistent with these priorities, INHSU 2020 is specifically, but not exclusively, looking to accept abstracts on the following topics:

• Epidemiology of injecting drug use, HCV, and HIV among people who use or inject drugs

• Epidemiology of harms associated with drug use (e.g. overdose, injecting-related infections)

• Prevention of HCV and HIV infection among people who use or inject drugs

• Prevention of drug-related harms among people who use or inject drugs • HCV testing among people who use or inject drugs

• Linkage to HCV care and treatment among people who use or inject drugs

• DAA HCV treatment among people who use or inject drugs

• Reinfection following successful treatment among people who use or inject drugs

• Empirical or real-world evidence documenting HCV elimination efforts

• Integration of services to address HCV and other infectious diseases (e.g. HIV)

• Interventions to enhance health care for people who inject drugs

• Public health policy and service delivery planning

We encourage submissions which highlight specific characteristics or sub-populations (e.g. gender, age) for which specific interventions should be developed to ensure equal access to services. We also encourage submissions from low and middle-income country settings to inform epidemiology and delivery of interventions to enhance care among people who use or inject drugs.