7th ANRS Workshop on HBV Cure

POSTED ON: 26 Nov, 2019

Hot topics on HBV & HDV Clinical trials, immune exhaustion & immune clearance, cccDNAbiology and targeting, viral integration, viral biomarkers, experimental study models.

This workshop is endorsed by ICE-HBV.

HepDART 2019

POSTED ON: 20 Nov, 2019

ICE-HBV and its members will have a strong presence at HepDART 2019, with many important presentations on HBV Cure such as:

Clinical update on drugs for HBV cure* 
Harry Janssen, University of Toronto, Canada
What would an HBV cure look? Endpoints and clinical trial design towards a cure* 
Anna Lok, University of Michigan, USA

Join them in Hawai by registering here.

Universal Health Coverage & HIV – The Potential Impact of Collaborative Innovations with Viral Hepatitis Elimination

POSTED ON: 24 Sep, 2019

ICE-HBV & partners are organizing a session at the Global Fund’s replenishment conference in Lyon. Please contact info@ice-hbv.org to register (free).

The goal of this session is to underscore the potential public health impact of expanding viral hepatitis elimination programming, including through strategic integration with existing efforts to improve HIV care and prevention outcomes. The full programme is available here.


HBV Cure 101 Session at the Conference on Liver Disease in Africa (COLDA)

POSTED ON: 08 Aug, 2019

ICE-HBV is organizing an HBV Cure 101 session at COLDA to enhance awareness about HBV Cure research in Africa. Anna Kramvis will represent ICE-HBV and share an update about the latest sience before discussing cure prospects with Manal El-Sayed (Clinician) and Kenneth Kabagambe (Community).

More here.

HBV Cure Meeting in Toronto

POSTED ON: 30 May, 2019


The 6th edition of the International HBV Cure Workshop 2019, which will take place on 6 November 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Since 2014, the HBV Cure Workshop is a scientific platform that acts as a catalyst to accelerate the progress for achieving a cure. This meeting will bring together the world’s leading basic, translational and clinical experts to share and discuss the latest research outcomes and challenges.


Details can be found here.

Melbourne in-vivo models workshop

POSTED ON: 29 Mar, 2019

ICE-HBV in-vivo models project group is holding a workshop immediately before the International HBV Meeting. If you wish to attend, you can register here.

The objectives are:
1. Evaluation of current available models and their respective usage in various basic studies and drug assessment. Each presenter to perform a SWAT/comparative analysis of the models they present.

2. Discussion on features needed for an ideal model for assessing agent(s) with curative potential

3. Gap analysis and roadmap for developing models amenable for HBV infection and disease development. The roadmap will be published as review article/opinion piece.

The full programme can be found below and printed here.

ICE-HBV welcome and introductions T. Jake Liang 8:30-8:40
What we learned about HBV pathogenesis and immune intervention in chimpanzees, woodchucks and immunocompetent transgenic mice Luca G. Guidotti 8-40-9:15
Comparison of the Adeno-HBV, the AAV-HBV and the HBVtg mouse models Ulla Protzer 9:15-9:50
Hydrodynamic injection mouse model Pei-Jer Chen 10:05-10:25
Mouse models based on stem cell derived hepatocytes/FAH Alexander Ploss 10:25-10:45
Human liver chimeric mice and their application for drug assessment Maura Dandri 10:45-11:20
Liver and immune system humanized mouse models to study pathophysiology and therapeutics. Hélène Strick Marchand


11:20 – 11:55
Lunch Break
Mouse with humanized NTCP Wenhui Li 13:00-13:20
Towards a mouse model susceptible to HBV infection – overcoming the barrier to cccDNA formation. Jianming Hu 13:20-13:35
Macaque with human NTCP for HBV infection Ben Burwitz 13:35-13:55
Industry perspective in most wanted features for HBV animal models Scott Balsitis 13:55-14:30
Panel Discussion (facilitation by T. Jake Liang) All speakers 14:30-15:10
Closing Hélène Strick Marchand & Wenhui Li 15h10-15h30

International HBV Meeting

POSTED ON: 04 Jan, 2019

The International HBV Meeting is coming to Melbourne, the home-base of ICE-HBV. We will take this opportunity to co-organize a public forum, stay tuned! http://www.hbvmeeting.org/