Two from School of Medicine present at international colloquium on lung, airway fibrosis

ICLAF2014Researchers from the School of Medicine made two presentations to more than 340 scientists from throughout the world at a t colloquium on lung and airway fibrosis on Sept. 20-24 in Canada.

Agostino Molteni, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pathology and director of student research, and Susamita Kesh, MS 4, presented at the XVIII International Colloquium on Lung and Airway Fibrosis at Mont-Tremblant, Quebec.

Molteni made an oral presentation on “Pathological and Fibrotic changes in the lungs of CUX-1 transgenic mice.” Kesh, who works with Molteni in the School of Medicine’s pathology research laboratory, presented a poster on “Fat embolism (Fe) induced damage involves both Lungs and Heart in a rat Experimental Model: Losartan prevents damage in both Organs.”

Attendance at the scientific meeting is by invitation only. Researchers from more than 20 countries participated in this year’s meeting. The international colloquium brings scientists and clinicians from different areas together to explore developments in lung fibrosis and discuss future perspectives on translational medicine, biomarker development, outcomes research for clinical trials and recent clinical trial activities.