Welcome to the Membership Advisory Committee (MAC) Spotlight. This dedicated space will be used to highlight different disciplines within the American Burn Association (ABA), as well as to provide burn centers the opportunity to spotlight unique programs and/or staff.
I am writing with deepest thanks and appreciation for the opportunity that the ABA Cheryl Jordan Scholarship has granted me. The knowledge that I have gained from my three day visit to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Jaycee Burn Center has allowed me to grow as a Burn Therapist and was more valuable than any conference that I could have attended.
Hosted by Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, Phoenix World Burn Congress is the world’s largest gathering of the burn community, connecting attendees with support, resources, and each other. For many, it is the first chance to connect with others on the journey of recovery from a burn injury.
The American Burn Association’s Organization and Delivery of Burn Care (ODBC) Committee and its Disaster Subcommittee have been making inroads into preparedness for a burn surge with the new Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response, Dr. Robert Kadlec.
We wanted to share with you some great news with you about funding for the Military Burn Research Program. Before Congress left Washington for the July 4th week, both the House and Senate made significant progress on our request.
Most of us have belonged to a team. Whether in sports, informal recreational activities, educational pursuits or in the workplace, the combined resources of many directed toward a common goal can produce remarkable results. Sometimes, these results can be life-altering or even lifesaving! Such is the case with collaborative burn prevention initiatives. Let’s look at several examples.
Burn Centers use a burn registry software program to keep data on patients they have cared for. Many centers use a platform designed and supported by the ABA, which is available through a software development partner.