Summer School

ETRS prepares for the major challenges in wound care of the 21st century by seeking the involvement of young investigators and developing new educational initiatives. In 2010 we established a Junior Committee to involve young investigators to achieve our goals and in 2016 we launched the first summer school.
Our mission is, to educate & expose “basic research trainees” to clinical aspects of wound repair and vice versa “clinical research trainees” to advanced lab-based research approaches, training in generic and transferable skills and provide networking and mentoring opportunities.

This year’s summer school is organized September 11 and 12, prior to the annual meeting. Topic will be burns; we aim to discuss all aspects in the treatment of patients with burn wounds.


We aim for a maximum of 25 participants to allow most optimal environment for networking. We encourage trainees from all backgrounds and at all career stages to apply.


It will be a 1½-day event starting Monday September 11th around noon and end Tuesday September 12th at the end of the day.


  • Location: Queen Astrid Military Hospital, Brussels
  • Lodging: to be announced
  • We aim to keep the fee as low as possible (max € 150 including 2 nights and lunches)
  • We will organize dinner Monday evening (not included in the fee, but we will keep the price reasonable)
  • Interactive lectures different disciplines
  • Visit clinic/patient interaction



Preliminary programme:

Monday, September 11th 2017

12:00 – 12:30 Arrival at the Queen Astrid Military Hospital Brussels, welcome
13:00 – 15:00 5 minutes introductions by student participants
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee/tea break
15:30 – 18:00 Acute phase/clinical aspect
Standard treatment
Advanced therapies
Outcome parameters of treatment
18:00 Departure to dinner location


Tuesday, September 12th 2017


8:30 Transportation from lodging to Queen Astrid Military Hospital
9:00 – 12:00 Treatment in practice, the group will be split in three groups (approx. 1 hour per discipline)
  • Visit clinic (possible patient participation)
  • Visit Clean room facility
  • Physical therapy in practice (possible patient participation)
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch with paired mentor
13:30 – 15:30 Aftercare 1
Lectures/workshop on physical therapy/occupational therapy
Skin care after healing/scar management
Secondary skin care, pressure garment, silicon, physical therapy (massage, Shockwave, etc.)
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee/tea break
16:00 – 18:00 Aftercare 2
Lectures/workshop improvement of QoL
Improvement of Qol related to function
Psychological wellbeing and QoL
18:00 End programme