2016–2017 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.

Chair
Joe Jansen, MD
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Little Rock, AR
(501) 364-2204
Email

Co-Chair
Terry Fletcher, MD, PhD
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Little Rock, AR
(501) 364-6834
Email

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.

Chair
Susan Smith, PhD, ARNP-BC
Orlando Health Burn Center
Orlando, FL
(407) 484-9224
Email

Co-Chair
Co-Chair: Mary Bruce
Firefighters Regional Burn Center
Memphis, TN
(901) 448-2579
Email

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.

Chair
Joseph A. Molnar, MD, PhD
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC
(336) 716-4390
Email

Provides a forum for problem solving and instruction in the various aspects of establishing and running camp programs for the burn injured child.

Chair
Mark Koopman
Hooser Burn Camp, Inc.
Battleground, IN
(765) 296-8869
Email

Co-Chair
Co-Chair: Scotty Roberson
Children’s Hospital
Birmingham, AL
(205) 873-2105
Email

An informal meeting of physicians and others who are interested in discussing issues, such as burn unit management, physician role responsibilities and reimbursement.

Chair
Louis H. Riina, MD
Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, PC
Garden City, NY
(516) 742-3404
Email

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.

Chair
Chair: Christopher Bowles
Bakersfield Fire Department
Bakersfield, CA
(661)549-1113
Email

Co-Chair
Rebecca Coffey, RN, MSN, CNP
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH
(614) 293-6084
Email

Provides an opportunity for all Burn Registry registrars to network with other users. Discussion of the ABA burn module v6 upgrade and provides a forum for the exchange of information.

Chair
Caitlin Michel
North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 523-3065
Email

Co-Chair
Deborah Bandanza
Bridgeport Hospital
Bridgeport, CT
(203) 384-3678
Email

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.

Chair
Lionel Crowther, FF
Winnipeg, MB Canada
(204) 479-8506
Email

Co-Chair
Pam Peterson, RN
Phoenix Society
(616) 458-2773
Email

The agenda includes a guest speaker and a number of papers selected from submitted abstracts. The meeting also provides an opportunity for Canadians who are attending the ABA to meet and discuss issues that are relevant to burn care in Canada.

Chair
Duncan Nickerson, MD
Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Centre
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(403) 371-6821
Email

Co-Chair
Isabelle Perreault, MD
St. Justine Pediatric Burn Program
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
(514) 345-4931 X 7289
Email

The purpose of the Burn Centers Disaster Group is to provide a designated forum at the ABA Conference for all BC staff to come together and deal with burn disaster-related issues.

Chair
Annette Matherly, RN, CCRN
University of Utah Burn Center
Salt Lake City, UT
(435) 901-1425
Email

Co-Chair
Anne Fast, BSN, RN
University of Michigan Health
Ann Arbor, MI
(810) 938-8194
Email

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.

Chair
Rebecca Coffey, RN, MSN, CNP
The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH
(614) 293-6084
Email

Co-Chair
Andrea Whittaker
The Ohio State University, Wexner
Columbus, OH
(602) 689-6127
Email

The Federation 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.

Chair
Jim Doucette
Firefighters Burn Institute
Sacramento, CA
(916) 739-8525
Email

The Federation 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.

Chair
Lionel Crowther, FF
IAFF Burn Foundation
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
(204) 479-8506
Email

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.

Chair
Jeffery Lutmer
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, OH
(614) 722-3504
Email

Co-Chair
Rajan Thakkar
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, OH
(614) 722-8459
Email

Chair
Renata Fabia, MD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, OH
(614) 722-3910
Email

Co-Chair
Ashish Nagpal
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, OH
(614) 722-3438
Email

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.

Chair
Beth Shields, RD, LD, CNSC
U. S. Army Institute of Surgical Research
San Antonio, TX
(210) 706-0609
Email

Co-Chair
Maggie Dylewski, PhD, RD, LD/R
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH
(617) 872-8567
Email

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.

Chair
Jennie McGillicuddy MOT, OTR/L
Department of Rehabilitation
UC San Diego
San Diego, CA
(225) 776-0533
Email

Co-Chair
Annick Chouinard
Villa Medica Rehabilitation Hospital
Montreal, Quebec Canada
(514) 288-8201 X 4575
Email

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.

Chair
Lillian F. Liao, MD, MPH, FACS
UTHSCSA, Pediatric Trauma & Burn Director UHS
San Antonio, TX
(201) 743-4130
Email

Co-Chair
Cindy Nederveld
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO
(720) 777-6665
Email

This 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, pharmacokinetics in burn patients, and research opportunities. Additionally, there is a focus on increasing representation and involvement of pharmacists in the ABA.

Chair
Todd Walroth, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Eskenazi Health
Pittsboro, IN
(317) 880-4460
Email

Co-Chair
Kate Pape
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Coralville, IA
(319) 678-1176
Email

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.

Chair
Ruth Rimmer, PhD, CLCP
Arizona Burn Center at Maricopa Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ
(480) 612-2994
Email

A forum for those interested in surgical care for the burn survivor. The meeting consists of interesting case presentations and discussion by attendees.  All are encouraged to submit cases for PowerPoint presentation.  Advanced submission of cases for presentation is recommended to allow scheduling.  Please submit to Robert Spence

Chair
Joel Fish, MD, MS, MSc
Hospital for Sick Kids
Toronto, ON Canada
(416) 813-7654, ext 28198
Email

Co-Chair
Sigrid Blome Eberwein
Lehigh Valley Hospital Burn Center
Allentown, PA
(610) 402-1685/ (610) 653-5815
Email

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.

Chair
Deborah Carlson, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
(214) 648-0346
Email

Co-Chair
Ryan Huebinger
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
(214) 648-3354
Email