Leading international and national researchers from the forefront of tissue repair, tissue regeneration and the arts will come together for Crossing the Boundaries, the second Australasian Wound and Tissue Repair Society meeting.
Burns expert Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood will be one of the speakers.
This meeting provides a forum for interaction among scientists, healthcare professionals and industry. Themes will include inflammation and immunity in wound healing; fibrosis and scarring; regeneration; novel mechanisms of repair; frontier therapies; wound models; and chronic wounds.
Representing The University of Western Australia, the WA Burns Service and the McComb Foundation, Professor Wood's topic will be: Systemic response to skin injury. Also representing UWA are: Professor Sarah Dunlop Brain training to promote repair; Associate Professor Steve Mutsaers Regulation of pulmonary fibrosis; Professor Ming-Hao Zheng Cellular therapies for orthopaedic application; and Oron Catts (SymbioticA) A Biased History of Regenerative Bodies - an Artistic Perspective.
Other invited speakers at the conference include:
- Professor Jeffrey Hubbell, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland: Morphogen and material engineering in regenerative medicine
- Professor Paul Martin, University of Bristol, UK Studies of wound repair and inflammation
- Associate Professor Cees Oomens, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands A multi-scale approach to study the aetiology of pressure ulcers
- Dr Laura Edsberg, Center for Wound Healing Research, Daemen College, New York Proteins and pressure ulcer outcomes
- Professor Prue Hart, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and UWA Vitamin D and the skin immune system
- Professor Rob Short, The University of South Australia Plasma polymerised surfaces for cell therapy, tissue engineering and life science research tools
WHAT: Second Australasian Wound and Tissue Repair Society Meeting 2010, Crossing the Boundaries
WHEN: 22 - 24 March
WHERE: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre