LJWG Events

The LJWG holds an annual conference for professionals working in hepatitis C in London. Read below for more information on our upcoming 2022 conference.

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The LJWG 2022 Annual Conference

The London Joint Working Group on Substance Use and Hepatitis C will now be holding its 2022 annual conference on Thursday June 16th 2022, bringing together professionals working in hepatitis C care in London. Note that this has been moved back from a previous date in March, due to the current COVID situation – the invitation platform has been amended and all existing registrants will informed – apologies for any inconvenience.

This year’s conference will hear from experts about the barriers and solutions to London becoming first global city to eliminate hepatitis C. The event will be primarily in-person at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1 Birdcage Walk, London, SW1H 9JJ and we encourage as many people as possible to join us (COVID considerations permitting), but we will also live-stream speeches to allow guests to engage remotely.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Tom Coffey OBE – Senior Advisor to the Mayor of London on Health Policy
  • Rachel Halford – Chief Executive, The Hepatitis C Trust
  • Dr Monica Desai – Consultant Epidemiologist and Head of Hepatitis C and Blood Borne Viruses/Infections, UK Health Security Agency
  • Dr Kosh Agarwal – Consultant Hepatologist and Transplant Physician, Institute of Liver Studies at King’s College Hospital
  • Professor Geoffrey Dusheiko – Consultant Hepatologist, King’s College Hospital

This event is free to attend for all healthcare workers, charity employees, peer support staff and patient advocates. Representatives from private companies will be charged £150 per delegate and will be invoiced after registration. We encourage all guests to register, but numbers may be restricted by COVID-related restrictions, or we may make the whole event virtual if necessary.

You can sign up here and download the agenda here.

Please be aware that signing up is a register of interest only – signing up does not guarantee a place at the conference and we will confirm places nearer the date. While we wish we could accommodate everyone, this event is usually over-subscribed and we may need to limit the number of people from each organisation to ensure that all relevant organisations are represented.

The LJWG 2021 Alternative Annual Conference

The London Joint Working Group on Substance Use and Hepatitis C (LJWG) annual conference has historically brought together more than 150 healthcare professionals, public health specialists, patients and peer workers in the field of hepatitis C to network and share best practice. This year, we continued this tradition, offering an important moment to recognise the new challenges and opportunities hepatitis C services are experiencing as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

We ran three themed, virtual events between Thursday 25th February and Thursday 4th March, lasting between one and two hours. You can watch the events here and click below to find out more and access slides.

2021 report

Previous conference reports

You can find reports from previous conferences by clicking one of the date buttons below: