Schedule at a glance

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Federation of Burn Foundations (IAFFBF) SIG: How to Recruit, Train and Retain Volunteers
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Canadian SIG
7:30 am – 12:00 pm OT/PT SIG: Upper Extremity Burns: Seen Through the Lens of the Burn Therapist
8:00 am – 10:00 am Nursing SIG: Hard to Handle: Care of Challenging Areas
8:00 am – 10:00 am Research SIG: Specific Aims Workshop: Crafting Your NIH or DoD Proposal (Research Series)
8:00 am – 11:00 am Burn Camp SIG: Making the Case for Camp for the Youth of Today and Tomorrow
8:00 am – 11:00 am Reconstructive SIG
8:00 am – 1:00 pm Burn Prevention/Epidemiology SIG: Data: Conquering Your Fear of Utilizing Databases for Burn Prevention Initiatives
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Pediatric Burns SIG
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Pharmacy SIG: Updates in Burn Pharmacotherapy
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Burn Registry Users SIG
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Burn Survivor and Reintegration/Psychosocial SIG: Teens: Trauma Informed Assessment, Treatment & Interventions
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Disaster SIG: Burn Disaster
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Fluid Resuscitation SIG
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Fire Fighters SIG
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm APRN/PA SIG: Antibiotic Stewardship in Burns Across the Continuum: Pharmacy Revie
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Bioengineering/Biophysics SIG
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Anesthesiology/Respiratory SIG
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Burn Center Physicians SIG

Descriptions

Monday, April 9

Federation of Burn Foundations (IAFFBF) SIG: How to Recruit, Train and Retain Volunteers

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (2 CEUs)
With burn centers and burn-related organizations having limited resources and an unlimited amount of work, volunteers are crucial in getting the task done and staying within budget. The Federation of Burn Foundations is proud to provide a training on how to recruit, train, and retain volunteers for organizations of all sizes. This SIG will provide best practices in volunteer recruitment, trainin, and retention, as well as provide an opportunity for participants to share what works (and what doesn’t work!) with their own experiences working with volunteers.

Canadian SIG

6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Canadian SIG will feature “State of the Art Burn Rehabilitation” as the keynote lecture. In addition, eight burn care related podium presentations from Canadian Burn Centres will be presented. The session will provide attendees an opportunity to network with peers from other Canadian burn centres; provide relevant content to assist attendees in maintaining an up-to-date level of knowledge in burn care; and showcase research endeavours from Canadian burn centres.

Tuesday, April 2

OT/PT SIG: Upper Extremity Burns: Seen Through the Lens of the Burn Therapist

SIG Meeting
7:30 am – 12:00 pm (4 CEUs)
The PT/OT SIG is offering a comprehensive review of anatomy, kinesiology, evaluation, and interventions needed to treat the burned hand, wrist, and arm. Particular focus will be placed on clinical reasoning, diagnostic testing, and open discussion of challenging cases. The goal is to provide an opportunity for active learning and application of principles to better address common consequences of upper extremity burns.

Nutrition SIG: Restoration of Gut Microbiota

8:00 am – 10:00 am (2 CEUs)
Dr. Zachary Bush will discuss the latest research and strategies for restoring gut microbiota. Particular focus on critically ill burn and ICU patients.

Nursing SIG: Hard to Handle: Care of Challenging Areas

8:00 am – 10:00 am (2 CEUs)
The Nursing SIG meeting this year will feature updates on the Burn Nurse Certification and EPIC in Burns workgroups, and an educational session on the Burn Nurse Competencies and their application. There will also be a group planning session designing a multicenter study to grow evidence-based practice in burn nursing.

Research SIG: Specific Aims Workshop: Crafting Your NIH or DoD Proposal (Research Series)

8:00 am – 10:00 am
The focus of this year’s Research SIG will be on crafting specific aims for grants to the National Institutes of Health and to the Department of Defense. Guest speakers from both the NIH and DOD will be present. Attendees are encouraged to bring drafts of their aims for the interactive portion of the session, where senior investigators can comment on individual aims.

Burn Camp SIG: Making the Case for Camp for the Youth of Today and Tomorrow

8:00 am – 11:00 am  (3 CEUs)
Today’s youth need summer camp. Kids need this incredible space for development. Camp is a place where kids can come be kids again. A place where they can be accepted for who they are. And a place that helps prepare them for an ever-changing world.

This year’s guest speaker, Tim Huchton, has been a camp professional for the past 25 years. In addition to working in a variety of camps, he is the Membership Manager for the Eastern Region for the American Camping Association (ACA) and also an EMT and firefighter. In this session we will discuss some of the challenges that face youth today and how a well-run summer camp experience can help prepare kids for a human centered economy still to come. We will discuss how 21st century skills are honed and developed in a camp environment. We will learn from new ACA research with outcomes that help tell the story of “why camp” and “why now,” and data from the ACA Crisis hotline will show current trends and situations that face camp professionals each year.

As a natural practitioner of fun, Tim will include and weave in interactive games and activities that you can take back to your camp programs.

Reconstructive SIG

8:00 am – 11:00 am (3 CEUs)
The Reconstructive Special Interest Group meets to discuss interesting burn reconstruction cases and we also introduce new/innovative treatment developments, scar treatment options, and ongoing scar reconstruction and treatment studies. It is also a forum to present problem cases and ask for input from the audience. The group includes a variety of specialties (predominantly reconstructive surgery) and nationalities. A structured discussion follows every case presentation. Case/procedure presentations should not exceed 7 minutes with 3 minutes discussion. Special topic presentations are 15-30 minutes long. All attendees are encouraged to present.

This year we are featuring our invited speaker, Tim Zoltie, Professor of medical photography at Leeds University, UK, who will update us on proper technique and new tools used in medical photography and electronic medical records.

Burn Prevention/Epidemiology SIG: Data: Conquering Your Fear of Utilizing Databases for Burn Prevention Initiatives

8:00 am – 1:00 pm (4 CEUs)
Burn prevention efforts can be strengthened with the use of data. But with so much data available, utilizing the right database is the first step in utilizing data for burn prevention initiatives. This Burn Prevention and Epidemiology Special Interest Groups (SIG) will explore the most commonly used and most relevant databases available for burn centers and organizations to utilize when developing or enhancing one’s burn prevention initiatives.

Pediatric Burns SIG

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Pediatric SIG concentrates on topics specific to pediatric burn care and encourages collaborative, multi-disciplinary conversations. This year’s SIG will focus discussion around pediatric delirium; psychosocial effects of pediatric burn; and discussion of complex cases.

Pharmacy SIG: Updates in Burn Pharmacotherapy

10:00 am – 1:00 pm (3 CEUs)
The Pharmacy SIG focuses on pharmacotherapy issues in burn patients. Year-in-Review focuses on high-impact publications from the past year for infectious diseases and non-infectious diseases. Pro-Con Debate involves an interactive discussion of current pharmacologic therapies. Protocol Sharing and Patient Case Reviews allow members to discuss a variety of pharmacotherapy topics.

Burn Registry Users SIG

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The ABA is focusing efforts on quality registry programs and assessing the needs for data management, processing, and training. The Registry SIG will provide networking opportunities and discussion of the registry data fields, reporting, and next steps of the registry program.

Burn Survivor and Reintegration/Psychosocial SIG: Teens: Trauma Informed Assessment, Treatment & Interventions

11:00 am – 1:00 pm (2 CEUs)
Teens today are facing challenges unique to their generation. They are bringing those challenges with them; to their injury, to their treatment, to their aftercare. We are in desperate need of education regarding adolescent brain development and how it interfaces with suicide and substance use/abuse. Assessment and interventions of these two topics will be our priority.

Disaster SIG: Burn Disaster

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (2 CEUs)
Individuals from every discipline who have an interest in disaster preparedness will come together to discuss how to better prepare for a burn mass casualty incident (BMCI) and address any relevant concerns or issues at the national, regional, state, or local level. We will also discuss collaboration efforts and partnering to assist each other in developing BMCI plans. New this year we will discuss how development of application technology may impact our preparedness efforts.

Fluid Resuscitation SIG

12:00 pm – 2:00 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.

Fire Fighters SIG

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (5 CEUs)
This year’s Fire Fighters SIG will address three topics: (1) Trends in Firefighting PPE in Today’s Fire Service will include both structural firefighting gear and wildland firefighting gear. It will give a brief description of the evolution of firefighting gear, what the 3 layers are comprised of today and some of the changes coming down the road related to cleaning bunker gear and reducing heat stress; (2) How the FDNY Conducts a Line of Duty Death Investigation. These topics will be presented by Dan Melia who is a retired Battalion Chief from the FDNY who retired in 2016 after serving for 35 years. Since 2007 he was the Executive Officer to the FDNY Chief of Safety. He was responsible for conducting or overseeing every FDNY LODD since 2003. He will give a broad overview and will explain the process from the on-scene investigation until the release of the LODD report; (3) Recruitment and Retention for Fire Service Burn Foundations will include a panel representing Burn Foundations from across the US and Canada addressing processes, practices and problems facing Fire Service Burn Foundations today. Issues of member recruitment, retention, and active member participation will be the focus of the discussion.

APRN/PA SIG: Antibiotic Stewardship in Burns Across the Continuum: Pharmacy Review

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (2 CEUs)
This session will provide updates and review antibiotic stewardship in burns across the continuum of care. The session will help to review antibiotic use and considerations with inpatient, outpatient, adult, and pediatric burns. Review of pharmacokinetics in burns as it relates to use of antibiotics will be discussed with a target audience of NPs and PAs caring for burns in all settings.

Bioengineering/Biophysics SIG

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.

Anesthesiology/Respiratory SIG

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This SIG provides a forum for inter-professional (physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists) and interdisciplinary (anesthesia, surgery, critical care, pain, psychology) discussions of frequent and/or challenging issues in the perioperative care of burn patients, including operating room anesthesia, pain management, critical care, and, respiratory care.

Burn Center Physicians SIG

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
An informal meeting of physicians who are interested in discussing issues, such as burn unit management, physician role responsibilities and reimbursement.