Peter Moortgat graduated as physiotherapist in Antwerp in 1985.

In 2001 he became Physiotherapy Coordinator at the OSCARE clinic, an after-care and research centre for burns and scars.

In 2009 he became Research Coordinator at the OSCARE clinic, where he started a research program around “Physical scar management” where innovative physical treatments for burns and scars were investigated.

In 2010 he became the Academic Coordinator of Scar Academy, the educational division of OSCARE. To date he organised several Scar Academy events in 6 different countries.

He is the President of “Physioburn”; a Belgian Association of physiotherapists, specialized in burn treatments.

In 2015 he became a visiting lecturer for the MSc Burn Care at the Queen Mary University of London.

In 2016 he became executive board member of the Global Scar Society.


My name is Peter Moortgat and I am research coordinator at Oscare, an aftercare & research centre for burns and scars. My interest in scars is clinical as well as scientific. Treating a scar means knowing what you induce inside the skin. There are many actors in the process of remodelling, and especially the influence of mechanical forces on scars is a research focus in our centre. I am in favour of trying to translate the events on molecular scale towards their clinical implications and share the acquired knowledge via educational projects. I would like to apply for ETRS board membership to acquire, exchange and share knowledge on a larger scale for both basic science and clinical applications concerning tissue repair, wound healing and scarring.