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Invited Speakers

Meet the Scarcon ETRS 2018 invited speakers!

Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD

Principal Investigator; Co-Director of the Mechanotransductive Methods Core, and Pittsburgh Site Lead, USA

What's new in Regenerative Rehabilitation?

Thursday, 11:30 - 12:00

Ballroom III-V

Prof. Juan Barret, PhD

Head Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns, University Hospital Vall d´Hebron, Director Burn Center, Associate Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine, Barcelona, Spain

Scar treatment

Friday, 11:00 - 11:20

Ballroom 2

Prof. Hilde Beele, MD, PhD

Head dept. of Dermatology, UZ, Gent, Belgium

Scar mananagement: perspective of the dermatologist

Thursday, 15:30 - 15:50


Prof. Nele Brusselaers, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Dept of Microbiology, Tumour and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden


Friday, 13:30 - 13:50

Ballroom III-V

Willeke Daamen, Phd

Assistant professor, Radboud UMC, Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, Department of Biochemistry, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Regenerative medicine

Saturday, 13:30 - 13:50

Ballroom III-V

Prof. Jeffrey Davidson, PhD

Professor in pathology, microbiology, and immunology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

What's new in wound healing?

Thursday, 11:00 - 11:30

Ballroom III-V

Prof. Peter Friedl, MD, PhD

Chair Microscopical Imaging of the Cell, Radboud MC, Nijmegen, the Netherlands


Friday, 13:30 - 13:50

Ballroom III-V

Peter Don Griot, MD, Phd

Plastic Surgeon, VUmc, the Netherlands

Cleft lip and palate

Thursday, 15:30 - 15:50

Ballroom III-V

Prof. Liam Grover, PhD

School of Chemical Engineering, Professor in Biomaterials Science
Deputy Head of School,
Director of Healthcare Technology InstituteHealthcare Technology Institute of Birmingham, UK

What's new in structuring hydrogels multiple scales?

Thursday, 12:00 - 12:30

Ballroom III-V

Dr. Fabienne Hartmann-Fritsch

Project Co-Leader and Clinical Trial Manager, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Advanced therapies

Saturday, 11:00 - 11:20


Hans von den Hoff, PhD

Cell biologist and assistant professor at the department of Orthodontics and Craniofacial Biology in Dentistry, Radboud UMC, the Netherlands

Cleft lip and palate

Thursday, 15:50 - 16:10

Ballroom III-V

Prof. Julia Kzhyshkowska

DS, head of the department at the Institute of Transfusion Medicine and Immunology,
Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Germany

Wound healing

Saturday, 11:00 - 11:30

Ballroom III-V

Prof. Wei Liu, MD, PhD

Professor of Plastic Surgery of Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Hypertrofic scars and keloids

Saturday, 13:30 - 13:50


Nancy van Loey, PhD

Senior Researcher, Association of Dutch Burn Centers, dept Behavioural Research & Utrecht University, dept Clinical Psychology

Burn severity in relation to self-esteem: differences between men and women

Saturday, 10:00 - 10:30

Ballroom III-V

Prof. Ursula Mirastschijski, MD, PhD

Institute/Department Wound Repair Unit, CBIB, University of Bremen

Molecular mechanisms of fibrosis

Thursday, 13:30-13:50


Peter Moortgat, BSc

Research Coordinator, OSCARE, Organisation for burns, scar aftercare and research

Rehabilitation and aftercare

Thursday, 13:30-13:50

Ballroom III-V

Prof. Rei Ogawa

Chief Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan

Key Note Lecture

Friday, 17:00 - 17:45

Ballroom III-V

Yuval Rinkevich, PhD

Head of Research Group “Cellular Therapeutics in Chronic Lung Disease”
Comprehensive Pneumology Center (CPC)
Institute of Lung Biology and Disease (iLBD), Helmholtz Zentrum München

Fibrosis in soft tissue

Friday, 15:30 - 15:50


Prof. Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek, MD, PhD

Head of department, Department of Dermatology and Allergic Diseases, Ulm, Germany



Ballroom III-V

Nicola Stock, PhD

Research Psychologist, Institute/Department Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England

The Psychology of Appearance: Why Appearance Matters

Saturday, 9:00 - 9:30

Ballroom III-V

Prof. Luc Téot, MD, PhD

Head Department of Plastic Surgery, Burns, Wound Healing
Montpellier University Hospital, France


Friday, 15:30 - 15:50

Ballroom III-V

Albert Wolkerstorfer, MD, PhD

Dermatologist, AMC

Appearance matters: The impact of pigment

Saturday, 9:30 - 10:00

Ballroom III-V