Satellite Meetings

INHSU International Prisons Hepatitis Network (INHSU Prisons) - Inaugural Annual Workshop 2019

Time and date: 2pm – 6pm, Tuesday 10 September 2019

Location: Ramezay Room, Level 8, Le Westin Montréal

Description: The INHSU International Prisons Hepatitis Network (INHSU Prisons) will be holding its inaugural annual workshop on Tuesday 10 September 2019, adjacent to INHSU 2019. The broad goal of the workshop is to bring together individuals interested in hepatitis care in custodial settings, to provide an overview of the current status of prison-based hepatitis C (HCV) testing and treatment services in key countries across the world, as well as showcase practical examples of strategies being used to increase HCV screening, linkage-to-care and treatment for the prisoner population. The workshop will feature keynote speakers, an interactive discussion activity designed to share key successes and challenges that are faced in the unique context of prisons, and an annual general meeting. The workshop will be followed by wine, cheese, and nibbles from 5pm – 6pm.

Register here:

Scholarships Available (limited availability). Please complete the registration form above or contact Yumi Sheehan, INHSU Prisons Coordinator ( for more information.

Project ECHO Workshop: A Comprehensive Introduction to the ECHO Model

Time and date: 10am-4pm, Tuesday 10 September 2019

Location: Palais Room, Level 8, Le Westin Montréal

Description: This pre-INHSU ECHO Workshop aims to provide a comprehensive introduction for those seeking to more fully understand the ECHO (Extension for Health Outcomes) model and impact of Project ECHO.  Aimed at the expansion of service capacity and improvement of service delivery, Project ECHO links multidisciplinary specialist teams (hubs) with primary care teams (spokes) in local communities. Through interactive presentations and panel discussions with individuals leading HCV ECHO programs, the workshop will explore the practical considerations of launching and running a program. With 43 HCV ECHO programs worldwide, it will also highlight the range of settings that have successfully adopted the ECHO model. The workshop is organized through the collaboration of Coalition PLUS, the ECHO Institute (Karla Thornton), Project ECHO CHUM (Claire Wartelle-Bladou), ECHO Liver Ontario (Jordan Feld). Participation is free but registration (link below) is necessary.  The event is made possible through the financial support of Unitaid.

 Register here:

 ore information on ECHO:

1)    ECHO website:

2)    Two-page brief on Project ECHO

For further information, please contact Chase Perfect at Lunch will be provided for participants.

INHSU 2019 Community Day  

Time and date: 10 am- 4pm, Tuesday 10 September 2019

Location: The Westin Montréal

The Collaborative Forum is organized by the community, for the community in collaboration with seven Canadian harm reduction and community-based organizations.

Program details to follow.

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided to participants.

Registration is free but required, click here to register now!  

For more informations about the Forum, please contact Valeria Saavedra at / (514) 890-8000 #30906

Making Connections: a networking event for new and senior investigators

Give your conference a kick-start with this two-hour ice-breaker session designed to help build connections between new and established researchers. The session will consist of networking workshop (graduate students / early career researchers only) followed by a mixer to facilitate informal and friendly conversations between participants and senior investigators.

Date and Time: Tuesday 10 September, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Location: Viger Room, Level 8, Le Westin Montréal

5.30pm - 6.30pm: Networking, a great way to develop professional connections and promote our careers

In this fun and interactive workshop, participants will learn tips and tricks to approach peers, establish professional relationships, and build long-term networks while attending a scientific conference. The workshop will be facilitated by Inès Mahjoub, a career coach and speaker experienced in helping professionals sharpen their networking skills.

6.30pm - 7.30pm: Mix & Mingle Career Fair, New and Senior Investigators

This session is an opportunity for early-career and senior researchers to connect and discuss their projects and work in a casual setting.

Senior Investigators, if you are interested in recruiting students for your research team, this is an excellent opportunity to meet candidates!

Light refreshments will be served.

Participation is free! If you are interested in attending, please register here so that we are able to better accommodate you. 

Nurse Networking Dinner with Dr. John Dillon

Date: Wednesday 11 September
Time: 7pm
Location: Level 8, Le Westin Montréal
Exclusive for nurses

Join The Canadian Association of Hepatology Nurses for an evening of nurse networking.  CAHN is excited to be bringing you international speaker, Dr. John Dillon to present Killing a killer disease, HCV elimination in action during a gourmet buffet dinner.

If you would like to attend, please register here

Social Functions

Networking Reception & Poster Viewing

Date: Wednesday 11 September
Time: 5pm – 6:30pm
Location: Level 8, Le Westin Montréal
Cost: Inclusive for conference delegates
Guests: €50

An opportunity to network with your peers, view the posters and discuss with the presenters whilst enjoying drinks and canapes. This event is complimentary for conference delegates.

Conference Dinner

Date: Thursday 12 September
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Location: Ruelle des Fortification (next door to Le Westin)
Cost: €80
Guests: €100

This year's conference dinner is located at Ruelles des Fortification. The evening will begin with drinks and canapes where you can enjoy the ambience of the old Montréal lane way, followed by a sit down dinner. After dinner there will of course be the opportunity to put those dancing shoes on and join the famous INHSU dance floor!