Yale School of Medicine Hosts Symposium on Severe Fibrosis Condition

On Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21, 2011, Yale School of Medicine will host the 5th Annual Symposium on Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis and Allied Systemic Fibrosing Disorders. The two-day symposium will be held at the Yale University West Campus, 141 Frontage Road, Orange, CT.

Since its first report 10 years ago nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) has been the subject of great interest among dermatologists, nephrologists, rheumatologists, pathologists, and others. More than 360 cases of NSF have been tracked by the Yale International NSF Registry and over 500 cases have been reported to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the last decade.

The recognition of a link between the administration of gadolinium (used as an MRI contrast agent) and the development of NSF has stimulated interest in new research models examining mechanisms of fibrosis. This symposium aims to bring together physicians and scientists with a scientific and practical expertise in fibrosis with the aim of sharing knowledge, stimulating thought, and envisioning new therapeutic avenues which may one day lead to the control of fibrosis.

For more information, including registration and direction, go to http://cme.yale.edu/conferences/conference_index.asp?ID=561

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