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The 22nd annual meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS) in Athens, Greece

Boris Hinz1*, Magda Ulrich2, Hilde Beele3 and Dimitris Kletsas4

Author Affiliations

1 Laboratory of Tissue Repair and Regeneration, Matrix Dynamics Group, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, 150 College Street, Toronto, ON M5S3E2, Canada

2 Association of Dutch Burn Centres, Beverwijk, The Netherlands and Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3 Department of Dermatology and Tissue Bank, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium

4 Laboratory of Cell Proliferation and Ageing, Institute of Biology, National Centre of Scientific Research “Demokritos”, 15310, Athens, Greece

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Fibrogenesis & Tissue Repair 2013, 6:3  doi:10.1186/1755-1536-6-3

Published: 1 February 2013

Abstract

The 22nd Annual Meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society, Athens, Greece, October 4 to 5, 2012 informed about pathophysiological mechanisms in tissue repair and on the development of clinical treatments of chronic wounds, fibrosis, and cancer, considering recent advances in molecular biology and biotechnology.

Keywords:
Tissue repair; Wound healing; Fibrosis; Chronic wounds; Stem cells