Organ fibrosis causes serious functional impairment and is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in humans. In particular, the prevalence of end-stage kidney and liver fibrosis is growing constantly, causing substantial economic costs to health care systems. The planned conference „Kidney fibrogenesis: common and organ specific mechanisms“ centers around the SFB/TRR 57, located in Aachen and Bonn, which aims to further improve our basic understanding of molecular fibrogenic pathways in the kidney and liver. By studying these two organs in parallel we hope to better understand the underlying molecular mechanisms and to develop novel anti-fibrotic therapeutic strategies with broad application. The planned conference aims to further stimulate interdisciplinary communication and networking and to present the latest in fibrosis research.

We sincerely hope to welcome you in Montabaur in June 2015!

Jürgen Floege, Christian Kurts, Marcus Moeller, Frank Tacke, Christian Trautwein