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Industry Symposia



GHS 2018 has been working with industry leaders to provide our delegates with a selection of unique educational sessions. Meals will be provided as part of the symposium.



Symposium: A Future Without Hepatitis C: What Will It Take? EPIC Talks Sponsored by Merck
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM | Room 718

EPIC (Expert Perspectives in Care) talks are short and compelling personalized narratives about the latest development in health care. This symposium will feature 3 talks:

  • “From Diagnosis to Cure: Breaking Down the Barriers to HCV Care”
  • “The Changing Landscape of Chronic HCV Treatment and Lessons from the Real World”
  • “HCV Elimination in Action: First Steps towards a Global Change”

*Lunch will be provided


Symposium: Clinical Implications for HE Management at the Boundaries: Prevention, Treatment and Palliative Care
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Room 717

The Symposium Objectives are:

  • The diagnosis of HE. Why is it an important condition?
  • Recommendations for HE treatment and the intersection of HE with palliative care
  • The case based fundamental of HE management from a nursing perspective 

*The dinner symposium is for Canadian healthcare and nurses only 
*Dinner will be provided




Symposium: Shaping Tomorrow Together: Learning as we make HCV Elimination a Reality
Time: 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM | Room 718

This symposium will feature talks on the following subject:

  • The changing face of liver diseases
  • The global commitment to eliminate viral hepatitis
  • Hot topics in HCV management

*Lunch will be provided



Symposium: Streamlining the Path to HCV Elimination Through Treatment Simplification 
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM | Room 718

This symposium will feature talks covering the following:

  • Treatment simplicity: What does this mean to you?
  • Special Populations: Are they 'special' anymore? 
  • HCV Elimination: Expanding the treater pool
  • High Risk Populations: High Reward
  • Will GT3 remain a challenge in the pangenotypic era? 

*Lunch will be provided