HCV2018-ICORN Public Outreach Session

A novel component to this international Symposium will be the ICORN Public Outreach Session, a new initiative of HCV2018 which will provide the Irish public and patients the opportunity to hear about and discuss developments in HCV research.

The story of the Hepatitis C virus is a two-headed Janus: on the one hand, describing the cause of devastation to so many millions of lives across the globe, remaining a hidden enemy and leading cause of liver disease, and on the other, describing a triumph for science and collaborative research.  The time between discovery of the virus to a comprehensive description of its biology, to the finding of a cure, is the fastest in history.  This Public Outreach Session seeks to describe and celebrate these successes and how they have impacted Irish patients.  We will also discuss and debate the challenges we still face in identifying and treating people with HCV.  

The Public Outreach Session will take place on Tuesday, 9th October from 4.30pm-6.30pm in Clyde Hall (Hall 6), RDS. 

Please download the Session Programme here.



Cliona O’Farrelly, Trinity College Dublin and member of the Irish Hepatitis C Outcomes Research Network (ICORN)

Colm Bergin, St. James's Hospital and Trinity College Dublin and Chair of the Irish Hepatitis C Outcomes Research Network (ICORN)

Cliona Ní Cheallaigh, Senior Lecturer in Medical Gerontology and Consultant in General Medicine and Infectious Diseases, St. James’s Hospital/Trinity College, Dublin and member of ICORN

Brian O’Mahony, CEO, Irish Haemophilia Society and member of ICORN


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