October 16-18, 2019
University of Chicago Medical Center
Presented by the American Burn Association
Reconstruction of the Head and Neck
Two Days of: Panel discussions, video presentations, and break-out sessions with burn reconstruction focused on the head, face, and neck
One Day: Hands-on session in a simulation lab with options to attend laser courses or other practical techniques
What to Expect
Faculty come from an array of traditions, countries, and economic environments bringing fresh interchange of ideas and techniques.
Several panel discussions featured to approach nuanced questions of management. These include timing of reconstruction in children and adults and decision-making with advanced techniques, such as tissue expansion and microsurgery. Laser lectures and hands on experience focused on burn scar management.
Recognizing the best outcomes are achieved through integrated team care, several sessions are devoted to the seamless integration of reconstruction with the whole burn team. These include optimizing reconstructive outcomes through avoidance of contractures in the acute phases of care and non-surgical approaches to aftercare including laser, needling, and topicals.
Providing outstanding reconstructive care requires passionate program building, several sessions are devoted to program development. This includes a session for program development in resource-constrained environments with a break-out session for personal practice analysis.
Hosted at the University of Chicago Burn Center with Dr. Lawrence Gottlieb Director of the Burn and Complex Wound Center.
Day 1 and 2 will be at the Knapp Center, 900 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637. The third day of sessions will be in the simulation lab.
- Hyatt Place
- Sophy Hotel
- Beadle Residences
- Hyatt Regency McCormick Place (15 minute Uber ride to U of C)
- Hilton Garden Inn McCormick Place (15 minute Uber ride to U of C)
If visitors are interested in using an Airbnb, we recommend they avoid areas south of 62nd Street and west of Cottage Grove Avenue.