The Japan Scar Workshop was established in 2006. This workshop is an activity intended to allow for an information exchange about scar management among clinicians, researchers and paramedics. This Workshop was formed in response to the need for further scientific research in the formation and management of scars. The main topics of interest for this workshop are: 1. Keloid and Hypertrophic scarring, 2. Acne scarring, 3. Mature Scarring, and 4. Scar contracture. Of course, we welcome the input and participation of all clinical and basic researchers related to scar management, their prevention, and treatment.

The first workshop was held in Omiya, Japan in September 2006. The Executive office was organized at the department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the department of Radiation Oncology at Nippon Medical School in Tokyo. Experts in the management of scars gathered to present and discuss the latest research.

We intend to update this website on a regular basis with the latest news from the Japan Scar Workshop.
Hiko Hyakusoku, MD, PhD
The department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan

Tuguhiro Miyashita, MD, PhD
The department of Radiation Oncology, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan
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