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Sponsored Lunch Symposium / Workshops

Participate in workshops in which specific methods and treatments will be assessed and demonstrated!

During the congress several workshops will be organised in which a specific method or treatment will be assessed and demonstrated. The theoretical/scientific background will be presented and were possible the participants will actively be involved in a hands-on training.

Lunch symposium – The anti-fibrotic role of dermal substitutes in wound healing and scar tissue quality
Sponsored by: MedSkin Solutions Dr. Suwelack
Thursday May 31st, @12:30
– 12:30-12:50 Prof. Paul van Zuijlen: Overview of tissue engineering and the role that MatriDerm® has
– 12:50-13:10 Matthias Mörgelin, PhD: Advantages of nativity to product performance in terms of scars: Ultrastructure and function
– 13:10-13:30 Prof. Lars Kamolz: MatriDerm®and scar revision

Workshop 1 – Skin grafting and alternatives to harvest nano-skin particles
Sponsored by: Humeca B.V.
Thursday May 31st, @13:30
Novel techniques to harvest nano-particles of skin and skin cells for application in wound healing, scar management and skin regeneration. Cellular therapies are amongst the most recent advances in skin regeneration. However, cell culturing for clinical application is time consuming, costly and demanding in terms of regulatory issues. Rigenera offers a novel technique allowing on site processing of small tissue samples for clinical and preclinical application in different fields such as, though not limited to, skin regeneration. We offer you an on-site experience in this technology.
– 13:30-13:40 Ruben Burer (Humeca B.V.): General introduction and programme
– 13:40-14:00 Fenike Tempelman (Humeca B.V.): Skin grafting
– 14:00-14:15 Giulia Silvani (Multimed Srl): Rigenera
– 14:15-14:45 Dr. Alessandro Andreone (Medical Doctor at Burn Unit Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital Durban): Clinical cases and state of the art by one of Rigenera
– 14:45-15:00 Giulia Silvani/Fenike Tempelman/Ruben Burer: Hands on

Workshop 2: Non-Invasive Scar management
Sponsored by: BAP Medical
Thursday May 31st, @15:30
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. In injured skin, this skin barrier is disrupted and scar formation highly influences the balance between the uptake of fluids from the outside and the evaporation of water from the inside. What happens inside the (scarred) skin when applying cremes or silicone? This workshop offers you an update on the latest scientific proof concerning topicals and occlusion therapy, together with the implementation of practical guidelines for topical and occlusive applications. Objective evaluation tools will show you the immediate effects of these treatments.

Workshop 3: e-Health
Sponsored by: Horus VR Experience & Zorg van de Zaak
Friday, June 1st @11.00
How can eHealth improve wound care and scar management? Watch, learn and try it out yourself!
e-Health covers a wide range of health and care services delivered through ICT. Well known examples are electronic health records, remote monitoring and consultation services (e.g. telehealth, telemedicine, telecare), tools for therapeutic management, blended care, and health data analytics (value-based healthcare). e-Health is a subset of e-Health that is linked to mobile telephony and applications. There is a significant potential for e-Health to deliver cost-effective, high quality health care, also in the field of wound care and scar management. Spending on e-Health systems by governments and healthcare organisations is still increasing worldwide. However, there remains a tension between the interest in e-Health and its implementation. In this workshop you will learn about new technologies fit for wound care and scar management, and benefits and challenges of e-Health. Want to bloom e-Health for wound care and scar management together? Come to our workshop!
– Cees Kuijs (Maasstad Hospital) & Ronald Nanninga (VirtualMedSchool): Serious gaming as medical training method
– Susanne Blokzijl (Martini Hospital): Virtual Reality in health care

– Tom van de Belt (Radboud University Medical Center): From dr. Google to dr. Watson
Think big, act fast & start small: The timeline of medicine and medical technology shows great discoveries including, Antibiotics, Anesthesia, X-rays and MRI. Digitalization connects most of these discoveries, making them no longer limited to time and location. The result is a transformation from a reactive and intermittent ‘sick care’ system to a more continuous and personalized system focused on prevention and health. Tom will provide an overview of (exponential) digital health technologies and discuss implications for healthcare and research.

Workshop 4: Micro-needling
Sponsored by: Dermaroller®
Friday, June 1st @13.30
Is micro-needling a valid alternative for fractionated laser therapy?
Since the beginning of this century, micro-needling or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) has earned its place between other semi-invasive treatment modalities for scars. But is there enough scientific proof to consider it as evidence-based medicine? What are its advantages and what are the pitfalls? This workshop offers you an overview of the latest scientific proof on micro-needling, followed by a live demonstration on patients with scars. Towards the end, participants are shown how to train their skills before applying this technique.

Workshop 5: Physical Scar Management
Sponsored by: STORZ Medical
Friday, June 1st @15.30
How to modulate the remodelling process of scars with non-invasive tools?
Mechanical forces have a large influence on the remodelling process of scars. The slightest disturbance in the balance between the extracellular matrix stiffness and the fibroblasts pre-stress can lead to pathological scarring. Physical interventions such as massage and shockwave therapy can modulate this process if applied with the right dose. This workshop offers you a closer view to the European and American scar massage techniques. We will also demonstrate the advantages of shockwave therapy as an early intervention modality.

Workshop 6: Laser, Scar Assessment and Research
Sponsored by: Zorg van de Zaak
Saturday, June 2nd @11.00
Laser therapy, scar quality evaluation and (clinical) research, the common goals.
In the last decade, Laser therapy has gained a firm position in scar management. But which scars will benefit best from which therapy? And how can (clinical) research contribute to gathering the best possible evidence for therapies on scars? Which tools can we use (and how to use them) to collect this evidence? These questions – as well as YOUR questions – will be addressed in this workshop.