22 June 2010

Dear Colleague,
This is the first newsletter from ESGVH. We hope you will find this of interest.
The initiative to create a newsletter was encouraged by the executive committee of ESCMID during a previous scientific affairs meeting. According to this proposal, a newsletter with recent information on our activities is scheduled to be sent approximately every six months to the members of ESCMID who declared their interest in the field of viral hepatitis or participated in ESCMID courses or conferences in the field. Hence, we hope to establish a continuous flow of information between all affiliated parts of ESGVH.
Information about our study group, including recent news, annual reports and executive committee members can also be found on the ESGVH website.

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ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course in Istanbul, Turkey, 2009

ESGVH, in collaboration with the Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Specialty Society of Turkey (EKMUD), organized an ESCMID post-graduate education course (PGEC) entitled "From Bench to Bedside: Viral Hepatitis" from  13 to 14 November 2009  in Istanbul, Turkey. The programme of the PGEC focused on important aspects of viral hepatitis, including the epidemiology, diagnosis and prevention of acute viral hepatitis, follow-up and treatment of chronic viral hepatitis with plenary lectures, workshops and case discussion. Attendance was excellent with 103 participants from 17 different European countries and the course was highly successful. The presentations are available for all ESCMID members on the website.

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Contributions to the 20th ECCMID in Vienna (April 2010) - Meet the Experts

ESGVH participated with a meet the expert session on "Laboratory Monitoring of Viral Hepatitis" where clinical cases were presented. The presentations are available for all ESCMID members on the website and Valeria Ghisetti and Will Irving are available for your questions.

Members of the ESGVH committee also participated in the Scientific Affairs Meeting, where several issues concerning the Study Groups were discussed.


The ESGVH executive committee contributed an article to a special issue of Eurosurveillance concerned with viral hepatitis. The article relates to the significance of acute HCV infection, a link is available on the ESGVH website.
Acute hepatitis C virus infection. Euro Surveill 2008;13(21):pii=18879


Future Activities

Thank you for your interest in ESGVH. We hope to see you at the ECCMID in Milan next year (2011).
Do not hesitate to join us at the ESGVH business meeting that will be held during the next ECCMID to exchange ideas, propose new activities and meet the ESGVH Executive Committee.

Best regards,

On behalf of the ESGVH Executive Committee


ESGVH-recommended Events

9th ESCMID Summer School
3 - 9 July 2010
Cappadocia, Turkey

Infectious Diseases in Pregnant Women, Fetuses and Newborns
3 - 7 October 2010
Bologna area, Italy

21st ECCMID/27th ICC
7 - 10 May 2011
Milan, Italy

More ESCMID events

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