The ABA has a number of committees within the Association. These committees address a full spectrum of burn-related issues from education, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and research and continually seek to improve their area of expertise and assure communication is updated, accurate and relevant.

The Committees and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) include burn surgeons, nurses, fire fighters, therapists, psychologists and social workers, dieticians, and burn survivors to foster educational exchange and information dissemination.


The ABA relies on its Committee volunteers to carry out many of the activities of the organization.  Most committee terms are three years and the terms coincide with the Annual Meeting.

The committee membership term begins at the close of the ABA Annual Meeting.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

SIGs provide a unique opportunity for burn care professionals to connect directly with colleagues with an interest or expertise in a specific aspect of burn care.  From burn camps to fire fighters to epidemiology and so many more, you will find great value in this benefit of membership.