Koen Maertens

Chair Prevention Committee
CountryBelgium
E-mailkoen.maertens@oscare.be

In 2002 Koen graduated as clinical psychologist at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) where he started as a teaching assistant and a research fellow doing research on the ‘Psychological consequences in pediatric burns’. Meanwhile he enjoyed being volunteer at the Belgian burn camps for several years.

In 2008 he changed work and started working in a new environment as Managing Director from OSCARE, a (non-profit)organisation for burns, scar aftercare & research. This ambulatory medical center is unique in its kind, combining (after)care, research, education (Scar Academy) and prevention. He has a special interest into the development of new educational programs raising knowledge and skills of scar treatments in healthcare professionals who are not mainly working in burns care. Furthermore he is interested in aftercare and research on Quality of Life. Lastly he does believe that adequate prevention materials and campaigns could play an important role in changing public behaviour resulting in less burn accidents.

Laetitia Goffinet

Member
CountryFrance

Dr Goffinet is a Plastic Surgeon at the Nancy Burns centre. She holds a Master in Bio-engineer and a PhD in Health & Bioengineer. Since 2012 Dr. Goffinet is associate Professor in Plastic Surgery at CHRU Nancy and is General coordinator at the burns center for children.

Dr. Goffinet has a special interest in birth defect and mono carborns; Epigenetic determinants in scar, and in particular in Burn’s Scar; Vascular disease, in particular lymphatic disorders (microsurgery, experimental surgery).

Soile Kalliomäki

Member
CountryFinland

Soile Kalliomäki is a registered Nurse, working in the Helsinki Burns Centre in Finland since 2011. Soile is interested about preventive work because she finds it very important. Another interest is in burn care from emergency management to outpatient clinic.

Mamhta Shah

Member
CountryUnited Kingdom

Dr Shah is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester.

She is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester and leads a small research group investigating burn wound healing and scarring.

Ilaria Tocco Tussardi

Member
CountryItaly

Dr. Ilaria Tocco Tussardi is a young Italian Plastic Surgeon with a genuine interest in burns and wound care. During her Residency training at the University Hospital of Padua – Padua Burns Centre (IT), she progressively implemented her knowledge and competence in this field, visiting quite a number of Burns Centres both in the developed World (California, Pennsylvania – United States of America; Sweden) and developing countries (Kenya). While being exposed to burn care, she became quickly aware of the fact that prevention is the best medicine in burns and she developed a passion for the public health side of burn injuries, e.g. large scale burn prevention programs, prevention campaigns, and strategies for increasing public awareness. This topic was a great part of her final thesis when she graduated Plastic Surgeon (“Plastic reconstructive surgery volunteerism in developing countries: an international hospital based-experience from central Kenya”). Currently, she is employed as Acute care Physician and Clinical Instructor in Wound Care in the Public Healthcare System in Padua, IT.

I hope to give contribution and add value to the work of the EBA prevention committee by offering my international high-quality education, my solid background in burn care and my enthusiasm for spreading education and awareness.