Abstract Submission

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract for the 7th International Symposium on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users. 

Missed the abstract submission deadline? Late-breaker abstract submission opens Monday 9 July

Late breaker Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday 20 July

This year INHSU have introduced three abstract categories:

Research Abstracts

INHSU has previously published research priorities focused on HCV prevention, management and direct-acting antiviral treatment among PWID Read More Here. Consistent with these priorities, INHSU 2018 is specifically looking to accept abstracts on the following topics (but not excluding other areas):

- Epidemiology of injecting drug use, HCV, and HIV among PWID
- Prevention of HCV infection among PWID
- HCV testing among PWID
- Linkage to HCV care and treatment among PWID
- DAA HCV treatment among PWID
- Reinfection following successful treatment among PWID

Abstracts will be accepted across the following themes/disciplines:
- Epidemiology and Public Health Research
- Health Services Research
- Clinical Research
- Social Science Research

Models of Care - NEW!

INHSU has an interest in enhancing the dissemination of knowledge of innovative models of care/programs and interventions to enhance HCV care in PWID. Sometimes, these innovative programs do not lend themselves well to presentation in the form of a traditional research abstract. As such, INHSU 2018 is specifically looking to accept abstracts focused on real-world examples of successful efforts to enhance HCV prevention, testing, linkage to care, and treatment among PWID, including:

1) Innovative models of care or interventions from clinical services;
2) Interesting community-based or peer-led initiatives;
3) Successful models that integrate HCV care into harm reduction services;
4) Models that evaluate mechanisms to reach new populations (e.g. homeless services, methamphetamine injectors, prisons)
5) Novel strategies to enhance messaging to encourage linkage to testing/care (e.g. social media)
6) Innovative models of care or interventions in low and middle-income country settings


INHSU has an interest in facilitating knowledge exchange, enhancing dialogue, and encouraging learning and teaching in smaller group settings focused on topics that do not lend themselves to didactic presentations to larger groups of participants.

As such, we have the space for a small number of workshops (4-6 workshops) at INHSU 2018. Workshops are 60 minutes. These hands-on workshops are meant to facilitate dialogue or education/training (for up to 100 people).

For more information about the Topics, Themes/Categories, Types of presentations, and Selection criteria for Research Abstracts, Models of Care Abstracts, and Workshops, please see the Abstract Guidelines:

Guidelines for Research Abstracts, Models of Care Abstracts and Workshops

In order for your presentation to be considered you MUST ensure your abstract is formatted as per the abstract guidelines and the correct template has been used. Please see below the appropriate templates:

Research Abstract Template

Models of Care Abstract Template


Late breaker Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday 20 July