The ABA advocates for research funding, policies and regulations that prevent burn injuries and positively impact patients and survivors.

Advocacy Updates

National Leadership Conference 2021

The NLC is the primary forum to advance the Association’s advocacy agenda, on behalf of burn centers, the burn team and the patients they serve, to the nation’s key elected and appointed officials. The primary objective of the NLC is for burn center leaders, surgeons, nurses, hospital administrators and other burn care professionals to address challenges in a collaborative and unified fashion, while in the policy legislative and regulatory arena.

The ABA appreciates your continued assistance with our advocacy efforts. Keep a lookout in your inbox for ABA Action Alerts for opportunities to be involved with our efforts.

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Highlights include:

  • NLC will be during National Burn Awareness Week to highlight not only advocacy issues but the ABA and its overall role in care, research, and prevention
  • Special guest speakers at the Issues Briefing on Tuesday, February 6
  • Continued support for H.R. 919—Portable Fuel Container Safety Act of 2017, legislation that provides a simple solution to this dangerous situation by requiring manufacturers to install simple flame mitigation devices or flame arrestors in these containers
  • Continued advocacy to demonstrate the need to support Department of Defense funding for research to advance the care of wounded warriors; to date $67 million has been appropriated, including  $21.8 million through the ABA to support 11 research studies at 42 burn centers
  • Training and networking