EWMA 2020, 18-19 Nov

European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS)

Session title: Advanced therapies in wound healing

Session objectives:
Despite increasing numbers of sophisticated wound dressings, impaired wound healing remains a clinical problem with increasing impact on health care systems. Progress in patient outcomes is limited by the extreme complexity of the underlying pathophysiology indicating the necessity for the development of tailor made advanced therapeutic approaches, often based on biological material. In this session we will situate the need of this kind of treatment and evaluate several of these advanced therapies for treatment of wound of different aetiologies.

Chairs: Magda Ulrich and Hilde Beele

Hilde Beele
Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
Title: Advanced therapies in wound healing: is there a need?

Ursula Mirastschijski
Universität Bremen, Germany
Title: Biological matrices for wound repair.

Esther Middelkoop
Association of Dutch Burn Centres Beverwijk, The Netherlands
Title: Cell therapy for burns

Jean-Pierre Draye
Queen Astrid Military Hospital Brussels, Belgium
Title: Development of human decellularized dermal matrices for the treatment of burn patients

About ETRS:
The European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS), a non-profit making organisation founded in 1988, aims to promote knowledge and interchange between scientists, healthcare professionals, industry and other individuals that have an interest in tissue repair of all organs. The Society organises annual meetings concentrating on different aspects of tissue repair, ranging from basic science to clinical aspects of healing. It is the ambition of ETRS to promote translation of scientific results from the laboratory to clinical situations and vice versa. ETRS prepares for the major challenges in wound care of the 21st Century by several educational initiatives by supporting young investigators with scholarships/travel grants and arranging Summer Schools on Advancing Wound Research.