I am honored to be the recipient of the 2018 President’s Leadership Award. I am humbled by and appreciative of this prestigious recognition. It has been my privilege to work with the true heroes of the association. My family, friends and colleagues joined me to witness the receipt of this award. I thank the ABA Board of Trustees, the ABA membership and the fine staff of the ABA central office for the opportunity of a very fulfilling career.
The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) is excited to introduce a new website; www.understandingburncare.org. This collaborative effort is the result of the partnership between the fire service, burn centers and non-profit prevention organizations to provide burn care information and resources available around the country.
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.