In observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month, in May I will post to this blog daily, suggesting ways we can help raise awareness about issues surrounding hepatitis C. 

Hepatitis-related news tends to come out when a new drug is approved or during major professional meetings. The easiest way to stay on top of the latest news is to read Hep. It may help to know when the meetings that concentrate on liver disease occur. There are two that focus solely on liver diseases. The fall meeting takes place in the US. It is called The Liver Meeting, and it is sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). This year, The Liver Meeting in Nov. 13-17, 2015. The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) hosts a spring meeting, called the International Liver Congress (ILC). This meeting occurred in April. 

A third meeting also features liver-related research, and it is hosted by four organizations, including AASLD. It’s called Digestive Disease Weekly (DDW); it opens today and runs until May 19. You can follow the latest on Twitter @DDWMeeting #DDW15 or Facebook.