AC42 Annual Meeting - National Hepatitis Network May 23-24, 2023

03 March 2023
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These days bring together researchers and physicians to discuss the latest French advances in basic and translational research on viral hepatitis. Two thesis prizes will be awarded during the event.


The meeting of the national viral hepatitis network is a place for scientific exchanges and the establishment of collaborations. It is open to the entire community working on viral hepatitis, researchers, clinical doctors and patients interested in research at the interface between clinical and fundamental research.

This meeting will take place at the Espace Saint-Martin (199 bis, rue Saint-Martin 75003 Paris).

This meeting will also be an opportunity to award thesis prizes for theses defended in 2022 on viral hepatitis.

Program and registration details to come.


Thesis Award

The AC42/SFV Thesis Award aims to reward each year two young scientists whose research in the field of viral hepatitis basic sciences that has marked the field by its innovation, originality and high quality.

Young PhDs in the field of basic sciences who have obtained their French PhD degree in 2022 are eligible for this award. A submission to more than one of the prizes is disqualifying.

The jury is composed of members of AC42 and the French Society of Virology.

Thesis award ceremony
The announcement of the winners and the oral presentations of their thesis work will take place on May 23 and 24, 2023 in Paris during the annual meeting of the AC42..
The prize consists of a certificate and 1 000 €.
Application Form
• The deadline to submit an application is midnight, March 10, 2023.
• Applications must be sent to
• In a single compressed file (.ZIP type), including all the required documents, in PDF format (the only acceptable format), named as follows: "NAME of the candidate-PhD award applicantAC42-2023", indicating in the subject line "NAME of the candidate-PhD award applicant AC42-2023".
• The application should include:
 - the abstract of the thesis ;
 - the reports on the manuscript and the defense;
- a letter of motivation including a brief summary of the candidate's main scientific achievements during his/her doctoral thesis (two pages maximum);
 - a letter of recommendation (usually from the thesis director or at least from a close collaborator also working in the field of viral hepatitis);
- a curriculum vitae including, if applicable, the references of the support received from ANRS during the thesis (e.g. project/grant, CSSxxx AO-2018-xx-xxx).