2020–2021 Special Interest Group Chairs
This SIG provides a forum for anesthesia providers to share information regarding peri-operative care of burn patients including pain management, critical care and respiratory care issues.
This SIG was created as a forum for nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other mid-level health care practitioners to exchange ideas and practices, promote professional growth and facilitate continuing education in burn care.
The Bioengineering/Biophysics SIG is a forum for exchange between clinicians and scientists interested in the application of basic physical and engineering science to understanding burn path physiology, development of molecular repair therapeutics and tissue engineering science.
Provides a forum for problem solving and instruction in the various aspects of establishing and running camp programs for the burn injured child.
An informal meeting of physicians and others who are interested in discussing issues, such as burn unit management, physician role responsibilities and reimbursement.
The Burn Foundations SIG helps empower burn-related organizations to better serve their communities with communication and information exchange that enhance the capabilities of members to promote and assist in the development of burn foundations.
Devoted to the dissemination of information about activities in the burn prevention sphere. Deliberations of the Burn Prevention Committee are provided as an update on committee projects and activities.
Provides a forum for exchange among public health and safety professionals, clinicians, and statisticians interested in developing a common understanding of the epidemiology of burn and fire injury, as documented in vital statistics and treated both in burn centers and other health care settings.
Creates an opportunity for burn survivors and health care professionals to share ideas and information on providing psychosocial support to burn patients and their families.
This SIG provides a forum for active discussion among those individuals who work with the psychological, emotional and social aspects of burn injury, recovery and rehabilitation.
The meeting provides an opportunity for Canadians who are attending the ABA to meet and discuss issues that are relevant to burn care in Canada.
Ali Izadnapah, MD
The purpose of the Disaster SIG is to provide a designated forum at the ABA Conference for individuals from all disciplines interested in Disaster Preparedness to come together and discuss how to prepare and plan for a Burn Mass Casualty Incident, as well as to address any relevant concerns or issues.
This informal meeting provides firefighters and others an opportunity to share information on current burn-related projects and issues. This round table format allows participants equal time, and the meeting is open to all.
This group will provide: description of current and future resuscitation practices; discuss current “hot-topic” issues in the adult and pediatric burn populations; provide an opportunity for professional discussion and networking.
Provides an opportunity for burn nurses to network with colleagues, gain information about the ABA and share ideas. Issues relevant to burn nursing and the profession of nursing as a whole are discussed.
This SIG fosters interaction among interested professionals through the exchange of nutrition and metabolism information. Team members include clinical dietitians/nutritionist, nutrition support practitioners, dietetic technicians, researchers and others with an interest in nutrition support and metabolism.
This SIG provides opportunities for professional exchange of ideas with colleagues on new treatment methods, research activity and clinical problem solving. Another focus is to encourage burn therapist involvement in the ABA.
As a global community, this SIG’s multidisciplinary team will try to address the devastating consequences of Pediatric Burn Injury. Our goals are to facilitate communication and cooperation amongst individuals and centers of excellence focused on pediatric burn care; to establish subcommittees in order to review the world’s medical literature and practices of care; to meet annually and foster regular “updates”; to help publish pediatric-based guidelines and protocols with assistance from the ABA, EBA, and ISBI; to help establish philanthropic funding and support global initiatives.
The Pharmacy SIG provides the opportunity for interactions among professionals interested in the pharmaceutical care of the burn patient. This forum allows for open discussion among colleagues on medical management, pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics in burn patients, and research opportunities. Additionally, there is a focus on increasing the representation and involvement of pharmacists in the ABA.
Provides an opportunity for all Burn Registry users to network with colleagues and a forum for the exchange of registry information.
A forum for those interested in surgical care for the burn survivor. The meeting consists of interesting case presentations, subject presentations in burn reconstruction and discussion by attendees.
This SIG promotes interaction between individuals who are involved in research related to burn injuries. Current research topics important to the area of burn injury are discussed. The group also provides information concerning current funding trends and resources.