Conference Circuit: Burn Care

The American Burn Association's 49th Annual Meeting begins next week in Boston. Around 1,500 industry professionals are expected to attend.

Close to 1,500 physicians, healthcare professionals, first responders, hospital administrators, and other professionals dedicated to burn care are headed to Boston in the next few days to learn about the latest advances in practice, technology, products, and trends for the future.

Organization: American Burn Association

Conference: 49th ABA Annual Meeting

Venue: Sheraton Boston Hotel

Following two days of preconference workshops and forums, the 49th ABA Annual Meeting starts on Wednesday morning with the opening ceremony and presidential address. Dr. Michael Peck, associate medical director of the Arizona Burn Center, will discuss the benefits of taking a team approach to burn care and treatment. Also worth noting on the agenda:

It’s debatable. The two-hour session “Controversies in Modern Burn Care: The Pro Con Debates” will highlight four controversial areas in burn treatment. Experts will defend their stance on a particular care plan or strategy. Audience polling will be used to identify attendees’ biases before the debate and their positions after to see if the presented arguments changed opinions.

Small-group learning. During the meeting’s popular sunrise and luncheon symposia, a variety of topics will be presented in a small-group format. Topics include the role of telemedicine in burn treatment and spirituality in the burn center, among many others.

Teamwork at work. Attendees have the option to go on tours of Boston burn centers to see their local colleagues in action. Tours will visit the burn units at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Attendees will get an overview of the direct care and research that take place at the facilities.

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Samantha Whitehorne

By Samantha Whitehorne

Samantha Whitehorne is editor-in-chief of Associations Now. MORE

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