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Pregnancy and Liver Transplantation
Sept. 15 - Despite an increased risk of maternal and fetal complications, pregnancy in transplant recipients can have a successful outcome. Read Full Article.

Prevalence of HBV Infection Among Women of Reproductive Age
Sept. 15 - Researchers concluded that screening for HBsAg during pregnancy is still necessary for reduction of perinatal HBV transmission even in countries with low HBV prevalence. Read Full Article.

New Approach To Treatment of HBV Infection
Sept. 15 - Researchers are studying the efficacy of DNA inhibitors on HBV infection and replication to assess the potential for early intervention therapy. Read Full Article.

HBF Happenings

The Severity of Hepatitis B in Asian Communities
Thursday November 6, 2008
8:30 – 1:00 pm
Temple University, Philadelphia
A free conference for health and outreach professionals serving the Asian community to learn about the burden of hepatitis B and liver cancer among Asians in Philadelphia, PA. Breakfast and lunch included. Registration limited to 100, so Register Online today!

Register for the 5K Answer to Cancer Race to support HBF!

Answer To Cancer
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Darlington Park, Mahwah, NJ

Have fun running (or walking) at this annual 5K event. Since its beginning, the Answer to Cancer Foundation has benefited organizations such as the HBF who are dedicated to hepatitis B and liver cancer. The annual race was started by Adrian Elkins who died pre-maturely at age 20 from liver cancer due to chronic hepatitis B.
Read Adrian Elkins story.

Swim Team Raises Funds for Hepatitis B Foundation
August 29 - The Nassau Swim Team recently raised funds for the Hepatitis B Foundation in honor of Andrew Wise, a former team member, coach, and lifeguard who tragically died at the age of 24 from hepatitis B and liver cancer.

Young Researchers Make Valuable Contributions August 8 - Six college students were hand-picked to work side-by-side with university professors and scientists involved in the latest research designed to develop better ways to detect and treat viral diseases as part of the Summer Research Internship Program sponsored by the Hepatitis B Foundation.

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Calendar 2008

Sept. 18-20: Prague Hepatology Meeting 2008
Foundation of the Czech Society of Hepatology
Hotel Diplomat Prague, Czech Republic

Sept. 29-Oct. 1: National Hepatitis Technical Assistance Meeting
J.W. Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC

October 14: Abstract Submission Closes for 13th International Symposium on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease
Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC

Oct. 20-22: NIH Consensus Conference: Management of HBV
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

2008 NIH Conference   Be part of pivotal discussions on the management of hepatitis B that will include expert presentations, and audience input. This NIH conference is free and open to interested members of the public.
Register today!

October 26-27: International Conference on Viral Oncology
Philadelphia, PA

Recently Updated Items

2008 Patient Conference Podcasts, Presentation Slides and Reflections - Now Available!

Believe In The Cure Cycling Tour Raises Awareness and Funds. Read more.

Congressional Briefing on Hepatitis B Held. Read more.

Listen to experts in the field by visiting the Hepatitis B Foundation’s new Podcast Directory.

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