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This article has been published as part of BMC Infectious Diseases Volume 14 Supplement 6, 2014: Viral Hepatitis in Europe. The full contents of the supplement are available online at http://www.biomedcentral.com/ bmcinfectdis/supplements/14/S6. The publication charges for this supplement were funded by AbbVie as an unrestricted grant to Rigshospitalet, the University of Copenhagen. AbbVie further funded the printing of the supplement with additional financial support from the Drug Prevention and Information Programme (DPIP) of the European Union.
The first European Conference on Hepatitis C and Drug Use, slated for 23-24 October 2014, may well be seen in retrospect as a landmark event spurring the emergence of the broad-based movement that is needed to alter the course of the region’s hepatitis epidemic. The conference’s international organising partner, the Correlation Network’s Hepatitis C Initiative, has utilised financial support from the Drug Prevention and Information Programme of the European Union to publish a journal supplement in conjunction with the conference. We, the editors of the supplement, are proud to have had this opportunity to bring together information and viewpoints about some of the most important issues on the conference agenda. We trust that the publication will both inform the current dialogue around key issues and also find a place as a core resource for the many additional people who will surely be drawn to this work in the years to come.