International Outreach Committee (IOC) members at the 2018 International Society of Burn Injuries (ISBI) in New Delhi, India on November 30 - December 4.

International outreach is a broad term that includes missions that ease the current burden of burn injury as well as development and quality improvement of efforts aimed at existing and new burn care capacity.

For a complete listing of our International Outreach Committee members, click below.

The mission of the ABA International Outreach Committee is to inform the American Burn Association on current worldwide burn care and highlight needed advocacy, partnerships and resources for sustainable improvement.

The mission statement of the ABA IOC guides the committee to serve the membership of the ABA in their desire to improve burn care worldwide. As the discipline of Global Health grows and diversifies, the ABA IOC’s goal is to enable it’s membership to participate in caring and creating care that is humane and informed for all the burn injured of the world. The mission of the ABA IOC has four areas of focus:

  1. Current worldwide burn care — Aid in identification of clinical burn care sites and care practical specifics in all economic settings. Make known the global network of burn care professional organizations regionally and internationally.
  2. Highlight needed advocacy — Understand the current level of consideration and inclusion of burn care in the world healthcare community structure and priorities, particularly among organizations such as the World Health Organization, International Society of Burn Injury, American College of Surgeons, and the G4 alliance. Appreciate their voice in our shared goal of continuing to elevate burn care globally.
  3. Partnerships — Define relationships that exist for quality and capacity building in burn care around the world between burn care professionals in the west and those in lower resource settings. This is the current new work of the ABA IOC; to define such partnerships among the burn care centers known to the ABA.
  4. Resources for sustainable improvement — knowledge of burn care related NGOs work, sources for reference and educational materials, and sourcing of products and tools need in the care of the burn injured with an emphasis on affordability and sustainability. Additionally, to aid identification of volunteer opportunities in our field.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Reconstructive SIG
8:00 am – 11:00 am | Amazon E

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Sunrise Symposia: Global Burn Care Development: Breaking It Down and Building It Up
Moderators: James J. Gallagher, MD and Debra A. Reily Culver, MS
6:30 am – 7:45 am | Plama E

Thursday, April 4, 2019

International Attendee Welcome Breakfast
7:00 am – 7:45 am | Tropical

Friday, April 5, 2019 

International Outreach Forum: Progress Across the Globe
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Amazon E

The International Outreach Committee works with Operation Giving Back that serves as a comprehensive resource center where you can find information to investigate and participate in surgical volunteer opportunities.

The International Outreach Committee asked burn center directors and related members to complete a short survey regarding participation in international outreach efforts.

Do you have an established relationship with an international Low Resource Burn Center (LRBC)?

Are you interested in establishing a relationship with an international Low Resource Burn Center (LRBC)?