The American Burn Association dedicates their efforts to improving quality care, burn prevention, education, research, and service to members.

  • Offers verification program to verify a burn center is meeting the highest current standards of care of the burn-injured patient.
  • Provides a platform to improve the quality, outcomes, patient care, effectiveness, and cost of burn care by collecting and exchanging information.
  • Promotes and recognizes occupational and physical therapists who have specialized knowledge, skill, and experience in burn rehabilitation through burn therapist certification.
  • Unites with various organizations to promote burn awareness and prevention messages in our community.
  • Advocates for research funding, policies, and regulations that prevent burn injuries and positively impact patients and survivors.
  • Delivers the most comprehensive burn care education for the entire multi-disciplinary burn team through various offerings including the flagship ABA Annual Meeting.
  • Provides training on the immediate care of the burn patient up to the first 24-hours post injury with Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS).
  • Offers the latest information on advances in burn prevention, education, delivery of acute care, and research to all members of the burn care team with our Journal of Burn Care & Research.
  • Through the ABA Burn Research Network (ABuRN)
  • Delivers products and services to over 2,200 multi-disciplinary members to help them deliver better care to patients, develop their careers, and share their knowledge and interest in the field.
  • Provides a platform for over 20 disciplines and interests to connect through Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Committees.