NASH and Fibrosis

Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) is a disease of the liver that starts with an accumulation of fat and proceeds to inflammation and scarring of the liver. The scarring begins as fibrosis, but can worsen to cirrhosis and eventual liver failure. The global incidence of NASH is rapidly rising and no medical treatments exist. Thus NASH drug development is a growing area of activity in the pharmaceutical industry. Despite the challenge of measuring NASH, there are a few NASH drug candidates in late-stage clinical trials and many more in Phase I and early Phase II trials. Liver fibrosis is similar to the fibrotic disease process in other organs, where scientific understanding and advances are also rapidly occurring. CHI's NASH and Fibrosis conference convenes discovery scientists in academics, biotech and pharma who work in the area of fibrosis, inflammation or liver disease to share insights, tools and stay abreast of this emerging and rapidly progressing field.

Who should attend: Discovery Biologists, Discovery Chemists, Medicinal Chemists, Pharmacologists, Preclinical Researchers, Translational Scientists from academics or industry in departments or areas of focus such as liver disease, immunology, metabolic diseases, inflammation, and fibrosis

Coverage will include, but is not limited to:

  • Overviews on Fatty Liver Disease progression and fibrosis
  • NASH clinical updates that include focus on cellular pathways/biology learnings
  • Lessons from recent preclinical results
  • New liver and lung fibrosis targets
  • Convergence of fibrosis, inflammation and mitochondrial dysfunction
  • Fibrosis translational tools: biomarkers and imaging
  • Fibrosis preclinical models: cellular and animal

If you would like to submit a proposal to give a presentation at this meeting, please click here.

The deadline for priority consideration is March 21, 2018.

All proposals are subject to review by session chairmen and/or the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the overall quality of the conference program. Additionally, as per Cambridge Healthtech Institute policy, a select number of vendors and consultants who provide products and services will be offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships.

For more details on the conference, please contact:
Anjani Shah, PhD
Conference Director
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: (+1) 781-247-6252

For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:
Rod Eymael
Manager, Business Development
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: (+1) 781-247-6286