2018 ABA Annual Meeting directly sponsored by the American Burn Association

Statement of Need

The American Burn Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting is planned to comprehensively address the eighteen identified topic areas and provide physicians, nurses, dieticians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers and other burn care health professionals with high quality educational opportunities for the optimization of burn care knowledge, competence and performance.

Target Audience

The primary target audience of the American Burn Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting is its members which include physicians, nurses, dieticians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, etc. Secondary audiences include residents, researchers and other burn care health professionals.

Global Learning Objectives

This comprehensive meeting provides learners with opportunities to:

  • Review and apply basic knowledge and skills in medical burn care, burn surgery, pediatric burns, and wound care.
  • Update their knowledge about recent advances in the diagnosis, management and treatment of critically injured burn patient.
  • Assess the relationship of evidence-based diagnostic approaches and therapies with new burn care treatment developments.
  • Self-assess current practice management skills and develop strategies for improving these skills.
  • Develop new skills to improve their everyday practice of burn care.

NOTE: Each session has its own specific learning objectives which are included within the Program Book, Session Planner and Mobile App.

Continuing Medical Education Information Mission

The purpose of the American Burn Association (ABA) CE Program is to provide members with opportunities for life-long learning and assistance in fulfilling their maintenance of certification and licensure requirements, thereby promoting excellence in the provision of burn care.

Definition of Continuing Medical Education

Continuing medical education consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician, nurse, dietician, occupational therapist, physical therapist, and social workers uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession. The content of CME is that body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public. Source: www.accme.org

Commercial Bias

A personal judgment in favor of a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest. Source: www.accme.org