Cynthia Lafaire is a general surgeon since 1993 and qualified MD at the University of Leuven in 1986. She started her position as staff member in 1993 and became the Director of the Surgical Burn Unit at the Ziekenhuis Netwerk Antwerp, ZNA Stuivenberg Hospital in Belgium, since 2005. She is member of the board and medical coordinator of Oscare vzw Oscare as of November 1st 2004; Oscare is an aftercare center for burn victims. She is co-founder of the Scar Acade my. Cynthia is Vice president of Directors of the Belgian Burn Association (Belgische Brandwonden Stichting). She is member of the Belgian Association for Burn Injuries and the Dutch association for BurnCare. She is active Member of the European Burn Association (EBA). She is part of the Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Group for Scartreatment and stake-holder Child Safety Action Plan, FOD OIVO. In 2007 she received the best professionals allied medicine (PAM) poster award from the EBA in Budapest an din 2009 the special award for innovative ideas from EBA in Lausanne.