Schedule at a glance

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Federation of Burn Foundations SIG: Motivating Millennials to Volunteer
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Canadian SIG
8:00 am – 10:00 am Nursing SIG
8:00 am – 10:00 am Research SIG
8:00 am – 10:00 am Disaster SIG: Disaster Preparedness
8:00 am – 11:00 am Reconstructive SIG
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Burn Prevention & Epidemiology SIG: Evaluation of Prevention Efforts
7:30 am – 12:00 pm OT/PT SIG: Tips and Tricks for Burn Therapists – Serial Casting and Mobility Metrics
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Burn Registry SIG
10:00 am – 12:00 pm APRN/PA SIG: Treating the Burn Patient with a History of Polysubstance Abuse
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Pediatric SIG
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Pharmacy SIG
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Burn Survivor & Reintegration SIG: Understanding Intimacy: Bringing Connection and Body Together
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Fluid Resuscitation SIG
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Burn Camp SIG: THE INTENTIONAL CAMP: How to Put More Muscle in Our Mission by Making Sure We Really Do What We Say We are Doing
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Fire Fighter SIG
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Bioengineering/ Biophysics SIG
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Anesthesiology/Respiratory SIG
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Psychosocial SIG: Behavioral and Cognitive Changes After an Electrical Injury
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Physician SIG

Descriptions

Monday, April 9

Canadian SIG

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The 2018 Canadian SIG will take place from 6 to 10 pm and will feature Dr. David Greenhalgh as the keynote speaker. In addition, 8 burn care related podium presentations from Canadian burn centres will be presented.

Canadian SIG Agenda

Federation of Burn Foundations SIG: Motivating Millennials to Volunteer

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (2 CEUs)
Millennials (anyone born between 1980-2000) are the largest, and arguably the most selfish, generation in America. With millennials flooding the workforce, this program will cover what makes millennials tick and how to get them more engaged and involved with your organization. World-renown TedTalk speaker Marley Rave will be presenting on recruiting, training and retaining millennial volunteers.

Tuesday, April 10

OT/PT SIG: Tips and Tricks for Burn Therapists – Serial Casting

7:30 am – 12:00 pm (4 CEUs)
The OT/PT SIG will present a series of short lectures, panel discussions and practical labs addressing serial casting. Our goal is to facilitate clinical reasoning and problem-solving skills amongst practitioners.

Nursing SIG

8:00 am – 10:00 am
Please join us as we continue to unite our burn nursing community! We will be learning  about best practice for bedside burn nurses based on how centers have used the new Burn Nurse Competencies  to enhance their center’s education needs.  After review of best practice we will build on how you can use the competencies to support  growth towards Burn Nurse Certification. Last year’s SIG served as a launch pad for the future of burn nursing and we hope you will join us to continue our mission.

Nursing SIG Agenda

Research SIG

8:00 am – 10:00 am
The focus of this year’s Research SIG will be on the transition from having clinical questions to performing clinical and basic research. Areas covered will include how to participate in research, basic animal work and approval, IRB preparation, publishing, and funding of research.

Nutrition SIG

8:00 am – 10:00 am
The Nutrition SIG fosters interaction among interested professionals through the exchange of nutrition and metabolism information. Team members include dietitians and interdisciplinary health care providers with an interest in nutrition and metabolism.

Disaster SIG: Disaster Preparedness

8:00 am – 10:00 am (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 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.

Reconstructive SIG

8:00 am – 11:00 am
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.

Burn Prevention & Epidemiology SIG: Evaluation of Prevention Efforts

8:00 am – 12:00 pm (4 CEUs)
Program evaluation for prevention will be presented and tools that are available will be shared. The session will provide examples of how different burn prevention programs have been evaluated. This will include programs at the national level, the foundations, hospital burn centers, fire and EMS and school-based burn prevention programs. The use of large data bases and hospital data for planning and evaluation of prevention efforts will also be discussed. The intention is to provide the attendee with tools for evaluation of prevention programs.

Burn Prevention Agenda

Burn Registry 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.

APRN/PA SIG: Caring for Patients with a History of Polysubstance Abuse

10:00 am – 12:00 pm (2 CEUs)
Drugs and alcohol abuse are common in patients with burn injuries. During this session reviews and updates will be discussed for a variety of synthetic drugs and alcohol withdrawal.

Scott Sinclair, MD: ETOH Withdrawl
Brian Kloss, DO: Synthetic Drugs of Abuse

Pediatric 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 we will focus on resuscitation of a large burn and anxiety/pain reduction during sedation. We will also include several case studies addressing splinting, dressings for difficult graft locations, and Stevens Johnson/TENS.

Pediatric SIG Agenda

Pharmacy SIG

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Pharmacy SIG focuses on pharmacotherapy issues in burn patients. Year-in-Review presentations focus on high-impact pharmacotherapy-related burn publications from the past year. Pro-Con Debates involve an interactive discussion of current pharmacologic therapies. Protocol Sharing and Patient Case Reviews allow interdisciplinary members to discuss a variety of pharmacotherapy topics.

Burn Survivor & Reintegration SIG: Understanding Intimacy: Bringing Connection and Body Together

11:00 am – 1:00 pm (2 CEUs)
Burn injury impacts all levels of the survivor’s physical, emotional, and social functioning, including intimate relationships. Practitioners can better equip survivors and loved ones to cope with the impact of injury by better understanding these concepts and struggles. Renowned Clinical Social Worker, Certified Sex Therapist, and author Elliott Kronenfeld, MSW, CST, along with a panel of survivors, family members, and clinicians will provide attendees with increased knowledge surrounding concepts of intimacy, sexuality, and impact of burn injury thereon. Participants will obtain strategies and tools to help survivors and loved ones reframe sex, intimacy, and body image after injury as components of healthy and healing connections.

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.

Fluid Resuscitation Agenda

Burn Camp SIG: THE INTENTIONAL CAMP: How to Put More Muscle in Our Mission by Making Sure We Really Do What We Say We are Doing

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm (3 CEUs)
Michael Brandwein, educator, speaker and staff trainer, coined the term “The Intentional Camp” years ago to describe places that are truly driven by the specific mission of building great people through the camp experience. The real purpose of burn camp is not just fun, bonding with others, and a “vacation” from the challenges. The best camps reach for an even higher goal: using the fun and experiential activities of camp to teach skills for life and outstanding character. This exciting session shows us how to be sure that we make this happen every day. For example: Do we really teach how to make friends? Do we have special techniques to be sure our program teaches how to make choices, solve problems, and communicate? We can do this and more. This session will teach you how to focus on what you most want to teach and build and provide specific, practical, and immediately useable tools to get it done.

Fire Fighter SIG: Doing What Comes Naturally but We Still Need to Think!

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
We are taught various things throughout life and one is the knowledge and skill to do our job. These thoughts and actions come naturally to most of us over time. However “doing” and not “thinking” can get us in to trouble. Bestselling author and international speaker Laurence Gonzales, will present “Intelligent Mistakes” and how to keep a sense of self in the Fire Service.

Bioengineering/Biophysics SIG

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Bioengineering and Biophysics Special Interest Group will have two speakers. Guillermo Ameer, ScD., Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery, Director, Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Department,  Department of Surgery, Northwestern University will present on “Developments in Regenerative Engineering”. Phil Harrington, DC, CMLSO, FASLMS of the K-Laser Corporation will speak on “Therapeutic Lasers in Wound Healing: An Emerging Solution.”

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.

Psychosocial SIG: Behavioral and Cognitive Changes After an Electrical Injury

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (2 CEUs)
Neil H. Pliskin, PhD is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neurology with years of experience working as a neuropsychologist and directing neuropsychology training programs. He has a special interest in the neuropsychological sequelae of medical illness and is a nationally recognized expert in the area of electrical injuries. Dr. Pliskin will be focusing his presentation and an interactive discussion on the behavioral and cognitive changes after an electrical injury.

Physician 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.  Focus this year will be on current challenges in regards to state and national guidelines for sepsis protocols, clabsi’s, VAE’s , and urinary catheter infections in the burn patient.