New Courses Available!

Pre-conference courses offer an opportunity to walk away from the conference with new skills and advanced knowledge in specific topics. Pre-registration is required and additional fees may apply; registration is not available onsite.

ABLS Live Course

Elevate your emergency care skills with the Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS™) Live Course, the premier educational resource offered by the ABA. Our live, immersive course equips you with the essential knowledge and hands-on experience you need to for burn patient care during the crucial first 24-hours. ABLS is applicable to a wide range of professionals who treat individuals with burn injuries including first responders, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians.

Burn Registrar Training

Join the ABA for the first ever in-person Burn Registrar Training event! This full day course will provide practical strategies that burn registry professionals can transfer from the classroom back to their burn center. The goal of this course is to equip burn registrars with the tools and resources to enhance the quality of data available through the Burn Care Quality Platform (BCQP), cover common medical terminology and ICD10 coding, and provide a deep dive into BCQP reporting functionality.

Designed and appropriate for burn registrars and data managers of all experience levels.

Science of Burn Excision Closure

This is a hybrid course with lectures and resources assigned for the attendee to complete on their own schedule before the course and a hands-on lab that teaches the basic and advanced skills necessary for acute burn care at the meeting. The course replaces and expands upon principles previously taught in the Advanced Burn Provider Course and incorporates traditional methods of excision and grafting with new technologies in development. It is strongly recommended that participants complete the Advanced Burn Life Support™ (ABLS) course as a prerequisite. In preparation for the course, participants will be enrolled in an online course where they will access lectures and materials to prepare for the course.

Rehabilitation Workshop: Putting Competency Skills into Action

This course will present lectures and laboratory educational sessions addressing core burn therapist competencies as identified by the ABA Burn Therapist Competency Tool. Didactic sessions will provide a review of current practice in areas relevant to burn therapists. Breakout segments will provide participants the opportunity for small group discussion and hands-on experience with skills identified as necessary to the practice of burn therapy. At the completion of this course, participants will have an improved understanding and skill set in key burn therapy practice domains.

ABLS Instructor Course

This four-hour course is the first step of becoming an ABLS instructor. This course will focus on how to create a dynamic learning environment and best practices for teaching ABLS Live. Participants must have been ABLS Live certified for at least 12 months to qualify for this course. If you have only taken ABLS Now, you are not eligible to take this course.

CBRN Exam Prep Course

This two-day course will review a new certification exam for nurses who care for patients with burns. There will be integrated opportunities for dialogue and analyzing case studies. The goal of this course is to help nurses have improved confidence when taking the Certified Burn Registered Nurse exam.