• autoimmunity;
  • hepatotropic viruses;
  • immunopathology of hepatitis C;
  • persistence of hepatitis viruses;
  • prevention of viral hepatitis;
  • treatment

The authors present the results of an International Symposium on ‘Viral Hepatitis’, held in Warsaw on 24–25 October 1997 and dedicated to the scientific activity of Professor Adam Nowoslawski, the founder of the Polish school of Immunopathology, with many contributions to the viral hepatitis research. The symposium was divided into main sessions and poster reports which covered most of the topics in this field. This successful meeting has gathered many distinguished speakers from different countries and was attended by ca. 350 participants, mainly from Poland, but also from the neighbouring countries.