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Scar Free Symposia

This autumn we will be holding two collaborative gatherings of clinical and scientific experts to help us define our short, medium and long-term funding priorities.

The priority areas will form the basis of our first Scar Free funding call in 2018.  

Our Scar Free Strategy is a broad road map which articulates the steps towards scar free healing; encompassing basic science, clinical and psychological research. The delivery of the strategy will be the primary focus of two symposia.

To allow ample time for discussion of all imperatives we have spread the programme across two days. Both days will feature presentations by national and international speakers followed by a facilitated discussion.

Scar Free Healing: Clinical Needs and Practice

26 September 2017
BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP 

Centred on the clinical imperatives articulated in our strategy:

  • The Prevention of Scarring
    • Theme Lead: Mr Ken Dunn, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester
  • Standardisation of diagnosis, intervention and outcomes 
    • Theme Lead: Professor Andy Hart, Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit, Glasgow
  • Psychological interventions 
    • Theme Lead: Professor Nicola Rumsey, University of the West of England and Professor Alex Clarke

The Biology of Scar Free Healing

10 October 2017
Chandos House, 2 Queen Anne Street, London, W1G 9LQ 

Centred on the scientific imperatives articulated in our strategy:

  • Comparative Biology 
    • Theme Lead: Professor Paul Martin, University of Bristol 
  • Pathway Biology
    • Theme Lead: Professor David Abraham, University College London 
  • Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    • Theme Lead: Professor John Iredale, University of Bristol 
  • Human Genetics and Bioresources
    • Theme Lead: Dr Tim Peakman, UK Biobank

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