Advance Burn Provider Course (ABPC) – New Pre-conference educational program

Tuesday, April 10 | 8:00 am–5:00 pm
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Top 3 Sunrise Symposia

Friday, April 13 | 6:30–7:45 am
The top 3 symposia offered at the meeting will be repeated on Friday morning. This year’s top sessions are:

  • S-301: The Pediatric Hand Burn: Getting it Right the First Time
  • S-302: Achieving Superior Outcomes with Challenging Burns to the Face, Neck and Hands
  • S-303: How Do We Deal with the Opioid Crisis and Still Provide our Patients with Adequate Pain Control?

Update from American Board of Surgery on Maintenance of Certification and Specialty Practice Designation

Friday, April 13 | 6:30–7:45 am
Dr. Tina Palmieri will share information and gather feedback from surgeons certified by the ABS on the possibility of adding a specialty practice designation for burns.

If you have already registered for the ABA Annual Meeting and would like to add this to your registration, you can click on your personalized confirmation link, in your email confirmation. If you don’t have the email please contact aba2018@cteusa.com and it will be resent to you.

Sponsored Symposia

These unique sessions provide sponsoring companies the opportunity to present research and information on products and services.

Tuesday, April 10 | 7:00pm–8:30pm

This symposium will cover two novel approaches for achieving closure when managing complex burns: the use of Urinary Bladder Matrix and micro-autografting techniques. Clinical experiences using both technologies and their potential complementary roles will be discussed.

Agenda

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Use of UBM in Complex Burn Management
Timothy Pittinger, MD

7:30 pm – 8:10 pm
Micro-Autografting Techniques in Wound Management
Elof Eriksson, MD, Ph.D.

8:10 pm – 8:30 pm
Q&A

Wednesday, April 11 | 7:00pm–8:30pm

This Satellite Symposium will address two emerging advances in the struggle to control infections:  (1) We will introduce a way to potentially create a cleaner patient environment using disposable, self-cleaning covers for high touch surfaces that use the ionization of synergistic quantities of silver and copper activated by a small embedded battery. Discussion will include a presentation of in vitro and clinical studies that can be used to assist with improving patient care.  (2) We will introduce innovative ways for burn treatment teams to use world-class, real-time metagenomic sequencing to directly identify and source-track specific pathogens. Innovations to be discussed include comprehensive microbial community profiling of the contaminants on high touch surfaces in patient rooms to predict pathogenic transmission pathways and directly sequence pathogens in patient burn wounds.  This technology enables the development of burn-unit specific microbial reservoirs that can be matched directly to the infectious microbial footprint of individual patients.

Speakers

Gary J. Shope, CEO, Aionx Antimicrobial Technologies

Dr. James Hart, M.D., former Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs, Johnson and Johnson Global Surgery Group

Dr. Regina Lamendella, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Juniata College

Wednesday, April 11 | 7:00pm–8:30pm

Speakers

Branko Bojovic

Bill Hickerson

William Norbury

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