SDCC, Room 4
Co-Sponsored by the American Society for Matrix Biology (ASMB)
Chair: Titus A. Reaves, PhD • Medical University of South Carolina
Co-Chair: Tirthadipa Pradhan-Sundd, PhD • University of Pittsburgh
Session Description: Fibrosing diseases are a broad spectrum of entities from organ-specific involvement to multi-system diseases with high morbidity and mortality and significantly unmet clinical needs. Progress in elucidating the pathogenesis of the fibroproliferative components across various diseases, including the critical roles of key cell types and the molecular mechanisms driving the transcriptional activation involved in the induction of fibrosis, has highlighted many new areas of therapeutic investigation and are currently underway. This session is designed to bring together translational biomedical researchers from a wide range of disciplines to discuss complex pathophysiologic mechanisms that underlie fibrosing diseases. You won’t want to miss the hot topic debate on Power Cell – Fibroblast or Macrophage that will follow the session talks.