2012 Burn Quality Consensus Conference
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC

At the ABA Burn Quality Consensus Conference, more than 90 attendees participated in didactic lectures, followed by afternoon breakout sessions in five clinical areas: wound healing, nutrition, resuscitation, psychological outcomes and functional outcomes.
Goals of the conference were to:

  • Establish best practice for quality metrics
  • Define quality and patient safety benchmarks
  • Determine what other organizations are doing to benchmark patient safety
  • Determine how quality metrics can guide clinical trial outcomes
  • Determine how quality metrics can be used in ABA/ACS verification process
  • Determine how these metrics would influence differential reimbursement

Conference findings will be published in The Journal of Burn Care and Research. A recap of the conference will be held at the ABA Annual Meeting in Seattle, Friday, April 27, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

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Click below for copies of the talks given during the morning session.

Conference Agenda

Welcome and Introduction
Nicole S. Gibran, MD, FACS
President, ABA Board of Trustees

NSQIP Future Initiatives
Clifford Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS
Director, American College of Surgeons
National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

Applying Performance Measures to Improve Quality and Demonstrate Value
Thomas Valuck, MD, JD
Senior Vice President
National Quality Forum

Quality Concerns: Peer and Agency Perspectives

A. Cate Miller, PhD
TBI and Burn Model Systems Centers Program Manager
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Suzanne Groah, MD
Director of Spinal Cord Injry and Burn Injury Research
National Rehabilitation Hospital

Suzanne B. Schwartz, MD
Medical Officer, Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Food and Drug Administration

Avery B. Nathens, MD
Director of the Trauma Quality Improvement Program
American College of Surgeons