The American Burn Association stands in solidarity against racism and hate. We affirm our commitment to work together each day to constructively address disparities and foster an inclusive culture, both within our leadership and membership. We are committed to inclusion, condemn intolerance, and stand up for justice; furthermore, we champion equality and diversity.
The ABA signed on to support this guidance presented by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, the
American Hospital Association, and Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and supported by over 20 health care associations.
The ABA Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to recognize lifetime outstanding achievement and contribution to the field of burn care. Congratulations to Palmer Q. Bessey, MD, FACS, MS, the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient.