2022 Annual Symposium for the ASCEND NHMRC Program Grant

Event date
Monday 19th September 2022
Event time
9:00 AM
Event address
Tyree Room, John Niland Scientia Building UNSW Sydney Kensington, NSW 2052



Tyree Room, John Niland Scientia Building
UNSW Sydney
Kensington, NSW 2052



Free - registrations are essential. Please register on the booking link below.



The Chief Investigators of the ASCEND (Advancing the health of people who use drugs: hepatitis C and drug dependence) NHMRC Program Grant extend a warm invitation to the 2022 ASCEND Symposium.

The ASCEND Symposium will feature world-leading experts in public health interventions to improve drug dependence management and progress toward hepatitis C elimination. 

International guest presenters include:

  • Professor Frederick Altice, Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine and School of Public Health
  • Professor Julie Bruneau, Professor in the Department of Family and Emergency Medicine, Université de Montréal
  • Professor Matthew Hickman, Head of Population Health Sciences and Deputy Head of Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol
  • Assistant Professor Nadine Kronfli, Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, McGill University
  • Professor Natasha Martin, Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health, University of California San Diego
  • Professor Peter Vickerman, Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling, Bristol Population Health Research Institute, University of Bristol

The Symposium will commence with coffee on arrival at 9am, and conclude at 5pm with refreshments to follow.

Registrations are essential.

The ASCEND Chief Investigators:

  • Professor Gregory Dore, Kirby Institute
  • Professor Louisa Degenhardt, NDARC
  • Professor Andrew Lloyd, Kirby Institute
  • Professor Michael Farrell, NDARC



Opinions expressed by individuals at this event are solely of those of the individual/s and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of the Kirby Institute or UNSW.