Schedule at a glance

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Burn Foundations SIG: Who’s Next in Line? Succession Planning for Burn Foundations and Burn Care Professionals
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Canadian SIG
7:30 am – 12:00 pm OT/PT SIG: Acute Phase Burn Rehabilitation: Keys to Successful Early Interventions
8:00 am – 10:00 pm Nutrition SIG: Restoration of Gut Microbiota
8:00 am – 10:00 am Nursing SIG
8:00 am – 10:00 am Research SIG: Current Models in Burn Research: Pros and Cons
8:00 am – 10:00 am Burn Camp SIG
8:00 am – 11:00 am Reconstructive SIG
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Burn Prevention/Epidemiology SIG: Fire and Burn Safety in the Aging Population
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Pediatric SIG: Challenges in Managing Complex Pediatric Burns
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Pharmacy SIG
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Quality Burn Registry SIG
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Burn Survivor and Reintegration/Psychosocial SIG: Trauma Informed Assessment with Adolescents; Suicide Assessments, Treatment and Reintegration for Adolescents
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm  Disaster SIG
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Fire Fighters SIG: Grant Opportunities
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Fluid Resuscitation SIG
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm APRN/PA SIG: The Role of the APRN/PA During Burn Mass Casualty Incident
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm  Bioengineering/Biophysics SIG: Bioengineering and Commercialization
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Anesthesiology/Respiratory SIG
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Burn Physicians SIG

Descriptions

Monday, March 16

Burn Foundations SIG: Who’s Next in Line? Succession Planning for Burn Foundations and Burn Care Professionals

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (3 CEUs)
Do you know who is next in line if your Executive Director, Burn Center Director, Nurse Manager, Camp Director, Board Member or Head Manager was to leave tomorrow? Whether a transition occurs due to an unexpected vacancy, or the anticipated transition of a long-term leader, being strategic and prepared, and having a succession plan in place, can help assist with leadership transition and the continuation of care.

Canadian SIG

6:00 pm – 11:00 pm (3 CEUs)
Burn care related podium presentations from Canadian burn centres will be included. 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 endeavors from Canadian burn centres. Additionally, a keynote speaker will be present.

Tuesday, April 2

OT/PT SIG: Acute Phase Burn Rehabilitation: Keys to Successful Early Interventions

7:30 am – 12:00 pm (4 CEUs)
The OT/PT SIG will present a comprehensive review of positioning, hand edema management, interdisciplinary team communication and use of adaptive equipment. The goal is to provide opportunities for active learning and application of these principles to better address the needs of the burn patient during the acute phase of care.

Nutrition SIG: Restoration of Gut Microbiota

8:00 am – 10:00 am
The Nutrition SIG this year will include case study presentations about complex patients. A review of recent publications and hot topics in burn nutrition care will also be discussed.

Nursing SIG

8:00 am – 10:00 am
This session will focus primarily on multicenter trials in burn nursing. Within this meeting, attendees will choose a study topic, design a protocol, discuss IRB process, and designate participating centers for a multicenter burn nursing study. This study will culminate in a publication by participating centers which will drive standards of care in burn nursing. All meeting attendees will learn about the research process by following along. There will also be updates on other burn nursing initiatives, including the EMR in burns workgroup and burn nurse certification.

Research SIG: Current Models in Burn Research: Pros and Cons

8:00 am – 10:00 am (2 CEUs)
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.

Burn Camp SIG

8:00 am – 10:00 am
Volunteers are an invaluable component for burn camps. Without them, most camps would not be able to operate. Therefore, the training and management of these volunteers is a crucial component to the success of these camps. This session will focus on effective training techniques and management of volunteers so as to create a positive camp experience for all.

Reconstructive SIG

8:00 am – 11:00 am (3 CEUs)
The Reconstructive SIG meets to discuss interesting burn reconstruction cases and introduce new/innovative treatment developments, scar treatment options, and ongoing scar reconstruction and treatment studies. Is it 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.

Burn Prevention/Epidemiology SIG: Fire and Burn Safety in the Aging Population

10:00 am – 12:00 pm (2 CEUs)
The elderly population in the United States is expected to rise over the next 20 years as Baby Boomers turn 65 years old, leveling off after 2029. Because of the normal effects of aging, burn and fire prevention activities are essential to protect this population from costly and life altering injuries. This session will look at the scope of the problem and methods for prevention messaging delivery, as well as organizational partnerships, messaging development, and targeting based on subgroup characteristics (independent living vs assisted living), cost effectiveness and the evaluation of impact.

Pediatric SIG: Challenges in Managing Complex Pediatric Burns

10:00 am – 12:00 pm (2 CEUs)
Discussion on complex wound management and timing/indications for therapies such as laser treatments, scar release, steroids. The effectiveness of splints and the long-term results of splint therapy will be discussed. The psychosocial aspects of burn care specific to the pediatrics population will be reviewed.

Pharmacy SIG

10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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.

Quality Burn Registry SIG

10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Learn what’s new with the Burn Care Quality Platform (BCQP), data dictionary revisions, registry, and reporting. The ABA and our vendor-partner, BData, will provide a review of the new software and offer an interactive training opportunity for burn registrars.

Burn Survivor and Reintegration/Psychosocial SIG: Teens: Trauma Informed Assessment, Treatment and Reintegration for Adolescents

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

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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. Receive updates from the ABA regions, learn about the Nationwide Disaster Exercise, and hear the latest on the succession plan through 2023.

Fire Fighters SIG: Grant Opportunities

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (4 CEUs)
This session will discuss the grant writing process for fire fighter-based foundations and health care professionals. The session will discuss the various types of grants and identity specific grants available.

Fluid Resuscitation SIG

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.

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: Bioengineering & Commercialization

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 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.