EWMA 2020, 18-20 Nov

European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS)


Session Title: Stem Cell Solutions for Tissue Repair

Session overview: Cell therapy is an area which holds great promise for the tissue repair field however, it has yet to achieve widespread translation to the clinic.  Key is understanding the role of critical cell populations and how they both contribute to the complex cellular/extracellular milieu but also how they can be controlled and guided to allow customised regeneration of tissues. In this session you will learn about (i) how knowledge of mesenchymal cellular development can control scar formation, (ii) how understanding the cross talk between stem cells and other cell populations will help shape how wounds can be treated and finally (iii) how a growing understanding of electrical currents within our bodies can be utilised to drive optimal healing outcome.


Dr Yuval Rinkevich, Germany
Two Succeeding Fibroblastic Lineages Drive Dermal Development and the Transition from Regeneration to Scarring

Dr Lindsay Davies, Sweden
Delineating the Role of Stromal Progenitor-immune Crosstalk in Wound Repair

Prof Bing Song, UK
Can Stem Cells Sense and Respond to Electric Signals During Tissue Repair?

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.