The ABA’s Annual Awards Program provides an opportunity for burn care professionals and organizations to gain recognition for outstanding work in the field of burn care and prevention.

Submissions are open for several awards, to be presented at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.

If you have difficulty accessing links to the submission forms from your institution, please try a personal device. 

ABA Burn Prevention Award

The ABA Burn Prevention Award is presented for exceptional burn prevention efforts. The award will be presented to an organization whose burn prevention activities demonstrate local, regional, statewide, or national impact. The recipient organization will be recognized as a prevention leader in the burn community who has achieved wide-scale reduction of burn injuries and/or progress toward elimination of burn injuries utilizing community partnerships.

Application Deadline: December 8, 2023

Traveling Fellowship Program

The Traveling Fellowship is awarded to board certified/board eligible surgeons who have completed a burn fellowship. The purpose of this fellowship is to provide a broader perspective to newer burn surgeons and address more in-depth practice, or treatment based on the interest of the fellow and expertise of the site director. The chosen recipients will have clearly articulated achievable goals for the project, demonstrate a willingness to learn, and articulate plans to utilize new knowledge to improve quality patient care. Fellowship awardees receive reimbursement for travel expenses to their location(s) of choice.

Application Deadline: December 8, 2023

Cheryl Jordan Scholarship

The Cheryl Jordan Scholarship is awarded to a non-physician burn team member to be able to visit and learn from an ABA verified burn center. The purpose of this award is to provide a broader perspective to burn care professionals and address more in-depth practice, or treatment based on the interest of the non-physician burn team member and expertise of the staff on site. Scholarship awardees receive reimbursement for travel expenses to their location(s) of choice.

Application Deadline: December 8, 2023

Curtis P. Artz Distinguished Service Award

The Curtis P. Artz Award Distinguished Service Award is awarded annually to a non-physician member of the American Burn Association for his/her outstanding contributions in the burn field. Nominations may be submitted by any ABA member.

Application Deadline: December 8, 2023

ABA Research Paper Awards

Authors with accepted abstracts for the ABA Annual Meeting are invited to submit their manuscript for award consideration. Abstract acceptance notices will be sent in November – if you submitted an abstract and plan to apply for an award if accepted, please note the manuscript deadline submission date below.

Manuscript Submission Deadline: February 23, 2024