Plans are underway to organize the first International Symposium on Dupuytren’s Disease, to be held in South Florida May or June 2010, coordinated jointly by the Dupuytren Foundation and the Dupuytren Society. The goal of the symposium is to raise awareness regarding Dupuytren’s disease and related conditions and to promote cooperative efforts to find a cure.
Dupuytren’s is the most common of the fibrosing diseases, and inroads into its treatment have potential impact in the management of more life threatening conditions with similar biology. The symposium will be a gathering of researchers and clinicians with a wide spectrum of interests: cell biology, genomics, surgery, pharmacotherapy, radiotherapy, biomechanics – as they relate to Dupuytren’s and related conditions. It will be a way to share insights and discuss potential new approaches to work for a cure.