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One Vision for Fibrosis

AFDD is back for its third year as the only conference to bring together industry leaders, clinicians and academic experts focused on finding an effective anti-fibrotic treatment.

Over 3 days packed with compelling case studies, diverse panels and varied networking opportunities, you’ll glean insights from industry and academic leaders across fibrotic disease areas. The 2019 agenda will reflect the strides taken by the community over the past year as well as forming the future of anti-fibrotic drug development.

Hands-on Workshops

We believe in practical learning and nothing champions this better than our 3-hour workshops. This year’s workshops will cover everything from basics in biomarkers to mechanistic demonstrations.

Diverse Discussions

Our panels bring together multi-specialty, cross background professionals to discuss the biggest challenges faced by the industry and discover the solution together. Panels for 2019 will include:

The trials and tribulations of animal models

You can’t teach an old pathway new tricks; the case for and against TGF Beta as a primary target for fibrosis and fibrotic cancers

Advancements in cardiovascular, metabolic and pulmonary fibrosis


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Compelling Case Studies

AFDD provides a forum for leaders to share the newest advancements in drug development for fibrotic conditions. 2019 case studies will include:

Galectin-3 as a potential treatment target

Novel Inhibitors of TGF Beta for Fibrotic Cancer

Next Generation In-Vitro Models and Surrogate Markers

Novel Compounds to Target Alstrom


3rd Annual AFDD Evebt Guide to download

Academic Showcase

Look to the future with the latest discoveries from the most prestigious academic institutions:

Spotlight on scleroderma and gastro-intestinal fibrosis

See common mechanisms in a new light with a case study on ocular fibrosis


Productive Networking

From constructive conversations over coffee and croissants to dextrous discussions over drinks, our varied networking program has something for everyone. Join over 100 of your peers at AFDD’s networking sessions including:

Speed networking - Establish meaningful business connections at a rapid rate. Efficiency at its finest.
Lunch seminars - Maximize productivity by pairing food with food-for-thought at the optional lunchtime seminars.
Speed learning - Roundtable discussions like you’ve never seen them before. Uncover the story behind four fibrotic therapeutic developments in one quick-fire session.
Evening reception poster session - Constructive conversations over cocktails and canapés to the backdrop of posters.
End of conference wrap up roundtables - 10 tables, 10 problems, 10 solutions. Ready, set, resolve!


Join us for all of this and more at Anti-Fibrotic Drug Development 2019 – where the next generation of treatments will be born!