In preparation for our 52nd Annual Meeting in Orlando, we have collected our available research sessions to attend throughout the week below. Be sure to read up and register for your favorites!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

A variety of preclinical models have been described in the literature for burn research. Multiple species and approaches have been used for modeling many different aspects of burn care. Some strategies are considered more appropriate and translatable than others, depending on the endpoint being examined. In year 2 of a 3 year series, this research SIG will have experts in various areas of burn research describe the pros and cons of animal models used. Specific emphasis will be given on how clinical care is mimicked in preclinical models of inhalation injury, cutaneous burns, sepsis/infection, and scarring.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Fluid Resuscitation Special Interest Group aims to: (1) Describe current, changing and future resuscitation practices in adult and pediatric burn shock resuscitation; (2) Provide an opportunity for professional discussions and debate; (3) Create a venue for networking and sharing of ideas to enhance clinical practice and future research.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Bioengineering and Biophysics Special Interest Group seeks to introduce emerging technologies for burn care thru education and collaboration among clinicians, industry, and scientists. The program focus this year will include 4-6 presentations from clinicians, commercialization partners and scientists in bringing their technologies to burn patients.

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

The ABuRN Multi-center Burn Research Town Hall is supported and directed by the ABA Burn Science Advisory Panel (BSAP). It is a forum for all clinical trials researchers and participants in the ABA to learn about current and pending multi-center clinical trials, as well as present potential clinical trial proposals/protocols that are in development.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

6:30 am – 7:45 am

Burn researchers face many challenges when it comes to recruitment and retention of burn survivors in adult and pediatric studies. Barriers to study participation include study design, geography, and subject inclusion/exclusion criteria as well as many others. Based on experience in adult and pediatric clinical trials and longitudinal database research, the moderators will facilitate an examination of the challenges facing researchers and discuss strategies for improvement. The LIBRE Journey, Preschool LIBRE and the Burn Model System National Database studies as well as examples brought by the participants will serve as case studies for our discussion.

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The burn care community continually challenges the dogma of burn shock resuscitation. To better inform future clinical care new evidence and understanding of endothelial dysfunction must be further researched and integrated into our understanding of burn shock pathophysiology. This educational forum is designed to inform learners of the current translational research in endotheliopathy and how it could apply to advance burn clinical care.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

6:30 am – 7:45 am

Investigators, especially early stage translational researchers, must make decisions about the best use of what may be scarce resources to generate pilot data or stay within the confines of a budget. Determining the best model system(s), sample sizes, variables, and controls, as well as the technology or equipment to use and what outcomes to measure, all impact the translatability of the findings, but all come at an expense. We will explore scenarios and hypotheses and for each, identify options for high quality experimental design.

Friday, March 20, 2020

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

This session will provide foundational education on health economics and economic modeling. Directors will review health economics tools and NBR data available for inpatient burn care, with information on how tools can benchmark burn center performance, track patient outcomes and inform value analysis committee evaluations. The session will present recent application of economic modeling and NBR-derived insights in burn care research to: understand the nuanced relationship between patient characteristics and outcomes (LOS, procedures), current treatment patterns, inpatient costs across of new interventions on burn center resource use and overall costs.