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Out of public health concerns and given the current travel restrictions and lab closures worldwide because of COVID-19, the 27th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses (HCV2020), scheduled to take place July 6 – 9, 2020 in Montreal, Canada has been postponed to July 6 - 9, 2021.

Speakers

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Julie Bruneau

Professor, Family Medicine and Emergency Department // Head, Department of General Medicine, CHUM
Université de Montréal / CHUM
Canada

Dr Julie Bruneau is a Canada Research Chair in Addiction Medicine of Université de Montréal, Professor in the Department of Family and Emergency Medicine  and clinical scientist at the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) research center.  She is the scientific director of the Quebec-Atlantic node of the Canadian Research Initiative on Drug Misuse and vice-president of the International Network on Hepatitis Care for Substance User (INHSU).

Her research contributed to a better understanding of factors impeding and facilitating harm reduction efforts to reduce HIV and HCV transmission among persons who inject drugs.  She is conducting a number of implementation science and clinical trials to improve access, retention and quality care among people who use drugs.