2020 Virtual Hep B United Summit
Hep B United hosted its Eighth Annual (and first virtual) Summit on Dec. 2-4, 2020 with participation from over 220 individuals from around the U.S. The summit’s theme was “Standing Up for Hepatitis B: Creative Collaborations to Amplify Awareness, Access, and Equity.” Sessions included innovative local, national and global programs to prevent, diagnose and treat hepatitis B, implementing screening and vaccination programs during the COVID-19 global pandemic, updates on the hepatitis B cure, the path to universal adult hepatitis B vaccination, patient engagement and voices from the #justB program. During the summit’s reception, Hep B United presented the first Hepatitis B Federal Champion Award to Corinna Dan, RN, MPH, former senior policy advisor, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy. Hep B United also presented 2020 Hep B Champion Awards to nine community leaders and organizations in recognition of their collaborative and successful initiatives to address hepatitis B.