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Fibrosis and Tissue Repair: From Molecules and Mechanics to Therapeutic Approaches
joint with Stromal Cells in Immunity and Disease
Scientific Organizers: Shannon J. Turley and Thomas A. Wynn
Date: February 19 - 23, 2020
Location: Fairmont Empress Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
Sponsored by Akebia Therapeutics, Genentech, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research and Novo Nordisk A/S
Summary of Meeting:
Fibrosis or scarring leads to destruction of organ architecture with loss of function and is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Fibrosis affects nearly all tissues and organ systems and is a major pathogenic feature of many chronic inflammatory diseases including interstitial lung disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), glomerulonephritis, heart disease, Crohn’s disease, and systemic sclerosis. Fibrotic tissue remodeling also influences cancer metastasis and cancer therapy. Recent advances have provided a deeper understanding of the pathogenesis of fibrosis and have revealed novel drug targets that are at various stages of clinical development. This conference is the 7th Keystone Symposium on Fibrosis, which was established in 2007 and is intended to be the premier international meeting for anyone with an interest in fibrosis. The conference brings together researchers from a broad range of interests including epithelial biology, vascular biology, cancer, stem and tissue progenitor cell biology, tissue repair and regeneration, as well as those with disease-specific interests. Finally, this conference is being paired with another Keystone Symposia conference on Stromal Cells in Immunity and Disease. Hosting these two conferences together will bring together academic, clinical, and translational researchers to discuss core mechanisms driving inflammation and fibrosis, and to compare and contrast fibrotic diseases of different organs, discuss the best preclinical models, and debate emerging therapies.
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Scholarship Deadline: October 17 2019 details
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Abstract Deadline: November 20 2019 details & pricing
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 18 2019 details & pricing

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Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Akebia TherapeuticsGenentech, Inc.Merck & Co., Inc.Novartis Institutes for BioMedical ResearchNovo Nordisk A/S
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT)Charles River
We gratefully acknowledge additional in-kind support for this conference from those foregoing speaker expense reimbursements:

Genentech, Inc.

Pfizer Inc.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Grant No. 1 R13 DK125002-01
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 DK125002-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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