ETRS 2020

From 09/17/2020 to 09/19/2020

Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon - 15 parvis René Descartes, 69007 Lyon


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Dear Colleagues and friends,

On behalf of the European Tissue Repair Society, the French organizing committee and Cosmet’inLyon, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the ETRS meeting 2020 in Lyon, France.

Tissue repair and regeneration are topics of major public health concern. Inadequate wound healing following trauma or surgery and diseases/conditions that involve mis-regulated tissue repair responses, such as diabetes mellitus, aging, cancer, and fibrosis affect millions worldwide per year. The repair of wounds is a complex biological process as multiple biological pathways become activated and are synchronized to respond to the injury. The molecular mechanisms underlying tissue repair or its failure are not completely understood and the current therapy options are not sufficient. The search for clinical strategies is based on a thorough understanding of the basic biology of repair and regeneration processes, and is at the cutting edge of modern medicine. One key ambition is to find ways in which we can tip the balance from imperfect wound repair to perfect regeneration of injured tissues as demonstrated by many organisms during evolution, following wounding.

ETRS 2020 meeting combines seven scientific sessions focusing on several topics relevant to regenerative medicine. 1. Tissue regeneration lessons from organisms’ diversity 2. Epithelial insults and innovative therapies 3. Tissue engineering and 3D printing 4. Bone and cartilage repair 5. Cell dynamics in tissue remodeling 6. Chronic, infected wounds and biomarkers 7. Dermo-cosmetic approaches of skin regeneration and wellness.

Basic and translationally-oriented scientists as well as clinicians will present their cutting-edge findings and discuss themes relevant to fundamental principles of tissue repair and regeneration, the pathologies embracing tissue repair failure, and newly emerging therapeutic approaches.

The understanding of the mechanisms of tissue and cellular regeneration is a revolution for the dermo-cosmetic field. It is a source of inspiration to many rejuvenation concepts, and development of innovative technologies enabling the production of functional reconstructed tissue in vitro. In this way, dermo-cosmetic research helps to advance knowledge and promote its transfer.

Apart from the formal presentations (16 international invited speakers, 29 selected oral communications), poster sessions and opportunities for informal gatherings should facilitate initiation of collaborations amongst the delegates attending the meeting. An early career-investigator pre-conference entirely organized by early career scientists, practitioners and young members of industry will be held the day before the congress.

Looking forward to welcome you for this exciting scientific meeting,

Patricia Rousselle
Conference Chair