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Programme Thursday, May 31st

'Please note that the programme will be updated continuously'.

09:00 - 10:30



10:30 - 11:00

Opening ceremony

11:00 - 12:30

Plenary sessions: What's New...

Ballroom IV-V

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch, Lunch symposium (Medskin) & visit Exhibits

Lunch symposium: The anti-fibrotic role of dermal substitutes in wound healing and scar tissue quality, with:
Professor Lars Kamolz: MatriDerm and scar revision
Professor Paul van Zuijlen: Overview of tissue engineering and the role that MatriDerm has
Dr. Matthias Mörgelin: Advantages of nativity to product performance in terms of scars: Ultrastructure and function

13:30 - 15:00

Two paralell sessions & workshop in this timeslot

Session 1 – Rehabilitation and aftercare

Ballroom IV-V
  • 13:30 - 13:50 Peter Moortgat, BSc Scar Wars – The Force Awakens: New developments in Rehabilitation Sciences
  • 13:50 - 14:00 Prof. Ulrike van Daele, PhD Bioavailability of scarred skin during application of a vaso-active substance
  • 14:00 - 14:10 Thomas Koller, MSc Pilot study: Manual therapeutic assessment of first and second connective tissue resistance in the physiotherapeutic follow-up of scars
  • 14:10 - 14:20 Anouk Oosterwijk, MSc Comparison of shoulder and elbow range of motion rating scales
  • 14:20 - 14:30 Helma Hofland, MSc Quality of life and burn severity: a prospective study
  • 14:30 - 14:40 Jill Meirte, PhD Electronic Patient Reported Outcome Measures in Rehabilitation: a systematic review on the use and development of digital questionnaires
  • 14:40 - 14:50 Prof. Ulrike van Daele, PhD The effect of manual skin techniques on skin perfusion

Session 2 – Molecular mechanisms of fibrosis

  • 13:30 - 13:50 Prof. Ursula Mirastschijski, MD, PhD
  • 13:50 - 14:00 Katharina Hörst, MSc Regenerative Potential of Adipose Tissue – The Role of BMPs in Myofibroblast Reprogramming
  • 14:00 - 14:10 Agnes Tessier, MSc Procollagen C-Proteinase Enhancers, PCPE-1 and PCPE-2: divergent functions in skin wound healing?
  • 14:10 - 14:20 Tine Vanhullebusch, MSc Scar Mechanobiology Translated Into a Clinical Approach for Physical Scar Management
  • 14:20 - 14:30 Dimitris Kletsas, PhD Mechanisms of UVB-mediated cytotoxicity on skin fibroblasts
  • 14:30 - 14:40 Louise Bundgaard, PhD A system-wide study of the proteome and protease cleavage products in chronic skin ulcers
  • 14:40 - 14:50 James Burston, PhD Deletion of 12/15 Lipoxygenase leads to dramatic differences in the cellular remodelling during wound repair

Workshop 1 – Skin grafting and alternatives to harvest nano-skin particles (HUMECA)


Novel techniques to harvest nano-particles of skin and skin cells for application in wound healing, scar management and skin regeneration.

15:00 - 15:30

Break & visit Exhibits

15:30 - 17:00

Two parallel sessions & workshop in this timeslot

Session 3 – Cleft lip and palate

Ballroom IV-V
  • 15:30 - 15:50 Peter Don Griot, MD, PhD
  • 15:50 - 16:10 Hans von den Hoff, PhD Strategies to reduce scarring in mucosa/skin and muscle tissue
  • 16:10 - 16:20 Dafydd Visscher, MD MRI and 3D printing of Nasal Alar Constructs for Patient-specific Reconstruction
  • 16:20 - 16:30 Doris Rosero-Salazar, MSc Development of a model to measure the function of the soft palate in the rat
  • 16:30 - 16:40 Yulia Stepanova, MD, PhD Prevention of postoperative deformities in the treatment of children with cleft lip
  • 16:40 - 16:50 Nirvana Kornmann, MD The role of scars in facial aesthetics after cleft lip repair

Session 4 – Dermatology

  • 15:30 - 15:50 Prof. Hilde Beele, MD, PhD Scar mananagement: perspective of the dermatologist
  • 15:50 - 16:00 Kelly Kwa, MD Comparing doxepin cream to standard treatment for pruritus in burn patients: a double-blind randomized controlled trial
  • 16:00 - 16:10 Anna Usoboltseva, MD Features of the morphological structure and surgical treatment of congenital large and giant melanocytic nevi of the maxillofacial region in children
  • 16:10 - 16:20 Nicole Trommel Nursing problems in patients with Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson syndrome in a Dutch burn centre: a 30-year retrospective study
  • 16:20 - 16:30 Sylvie Meaume, MD TLC-NOSF (TLC-sucrose octasulfate) dressing* versus TLC dressing in patients with diabetic foot ulcer : Results of a prospective, European, randomised, double-blind, controlled trial (‘Explorer’)
  • 16:30 - 16:50 Prof. Ernst Reichmann, PhD Novel bio-engineered dermo-epidermal skin grafts: a report on phase I clinical data and new experimental findings

Workshop 2 – Non-Invasive Scar Management (BAP Medical)


How to influence the scarred skin barrier? In healthy skin homeostasis of the fluid content is maintained by an intact stratum corneum, which acts as a skin barrier.

17:00 - 17:45

Plenary sessions: Charles Lapière memorial lecture

Ballroom IV-V
  • 17:00 - 17:45 Prof. Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek, MD, PhD


Welcome reception