American Burn Association Registration Brochure

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American Burn Association Registration Brochure

TABLE OF CONTENTSWelcome................................................................................................................................................................................................2Program Schedule................................................................................................................................................................................3General Meeting Information..........................................................................................................................................................4-5Sunrise and Luncheon Symposia.....................................................................................................................................................6Special Workshops and Forums.....................................................................................................................................................7-8Postgraduate Courses.........................................................................................................................................................................9Committees...........................................................................................................................................................................................10Special Interest Groups.....................................................................................................................................................................11-12Annual Meeting Tips..........................................................................................................................................................................13Burn Prevention Poster Contest......................................................................................................................................................14Meeting Registration Form..............................................................................................................................................................15-16Membership Application Form.......................................................................................................................................................171


42ND ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICANBURN ASSOCIATIONMarch 9-12, 2010Dear Colleague:You are cordially invited to attend the 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association, beginningWednesday, March 10, 2010 with the Opening Ceremony and Presidential Address and concluding with a Taste ofBoston on Friday, March 12, 2010.New for the 2010 Program:• Three Postgraduate Courses, “Protocols in the ICU: Pro/Con Debates,” “Disaster Management,” and “Bridging theGap between ICU and Rehab,” will be held on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. There will be NO chargefor the course or the syllabus; please indicate your preferred session topic when you register.• New this year, the two Firefighter Courses will be offered on Wednesday and Thursday morning: “ChemicalRetardants” and “Burn Injury Prevention.”• Friday afternoon sessions will include: “Medical Records: A Visionary’s Perspective on Future Technologies”presented by the MAC; “The Burn Survivor’s Perspective” presented by the Aftercare Reintegration Committee(ARC) and “Stem Cell Research” presented by the Research Committee.• Advance registration for the local burn tour on Thursday, March 11. The tour will include burn centers atMassachusetts General Hospital, Shriners Hospital for Children and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Be sure tosign up when you register for the meeting.• Show your ABA spirit with custom Boston 2010 keepsake jackets and long sleeve Tshirts. Watch for the orderform attachment with your Annual Meeting registration confirmation email or visit the ABA web site atwww.ameriburn.org to place your order. Pick up your items with your registration materials in Boston.Other highlights of the 2010 Program include:• The Educational Symposium: “Understanding the Burn Wound and Wound Care.”• The Presidential Address by Robert L. Sheridan, MD, FACS, “What I’ve Learned About Burns.”• The Presidential Plenary, “The ABA Comes of Age: Improving Outcomes Today.”• Plenary I, “The ABA Comes of Age: Looking to the Future.”• The top burn journal publications in 2009 will be presented on Thursday afternoon.• A tour of the burn unit at Massachussetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and ShrinersHospital for Children.We look forward to seeing you in Boston.Tina L. Palmieri, MD, FACS—ChairThe ABA Program Committee2


Monday, March 8Registration6:30 am - 5:00 pmPROGRAM SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCEWednesday, March 10Poster Viewing6:30 am - 6:30 pmThursday, March 11Poster Viewing6:30 am – 1:45 pmFriday, March 12ABLS Provider Course7:30 am - 5:00 pmSpecial Interest Group &Committee Meetings8:00 am - 10:30 pmTuesday, March 9Registration7:00 am - 7:00 pmSpecial Interest Group &Committee Meetings7:30 am - 5:00 pmSunrise Symposia6:30 am - 7:45 amRegistration6:30 am - 6:30 pmNew Member WelcomeBreakfast7:00 am - 7:45 amOpening Ceremony,Presidential Address &Awards8:00 am - 9:30 amExhibit Hall Open9:30 am - 1:45 pm4:00 pm - 7:00 pmSunrise Symposia6:30 am - 7:45 amRegistration6:30 am - 5:00 pmPresidential Plenary8:00 am - 9:30 amExhibit Hall Open9:30 am - 1:45 pmRegistration7:00 am - 4:30 pmPlenary I8:00 am - 9:30 amEducational Symposium:Understanding the BurnWound and Wound Care8:00 am - 3:00 pmABLSInstructor/CoordinatorCourse7:30 am - 3:30 pmBurn Prevention Workshop1:00 pm - 4:00 pmExhibit Hall Open3:00 pm - 7:00 pmPoster Viewing3:00 pm - 7:00 pmRehabilitation Workshop3:30 pm - 5:30 pmOpening ReceptionExhibit Hall5:00 pm - 7:00 pmBreak with Exhibitors9:30 am - 10:00 amCorrelative Sessions †10:00 am - 12:00 pmFirefighter Course I:Chemical Retardant10:00 am - 12:00 pmPoster Rounds12:15 pm - 1:15 pmLunch with Exhibitors12:15 pm - 1:45 pmPostgraduate Courses †2:00 pm - 4:00 pmA: Protocols in ICUB: Disaster ManagementC: Bridging the GapMulti-Center Trials GroupTown Hall Meeting4:15 pm - 5:30 pmBreak with Exhibitors9:30 am - 10:00 amCorrelative Sessions †10:00 am - 12:00 pmFirefighter Course II: BurnInjury Prevention10:00 am - 12:00 pmLunch with Exhibitors12:15 pm - 1:45 pmPostgraduate Courses †2:00 pm - 4:00 pmA: Protocols in ICUB: Disaster ManagementC: Bridging the GapYear in Review †4:15 pm - 5:30 pmChanging Places4:15 pm - 5:30 pmBreak9:30 am - 10:00 amCorrelative Sessions †10:00 am - 12:00 pmLunch (on your own)12:15 pm - 1:45 pmLuncheon Symposia12:15 pm - 1:45 pmEthics Case Presentation †12:15 pm - 1:45 pmEducational Sessions†2:00 pm - 4:00 pm1. Electronic Records2. Burn Survivor3. Stem Cell ResearchBusiness Meeting4:15 pm - 5:00 pmTour of Local Burn Unit4:15 pm - 5:30 pmWine & Cheese Receptionwith Exhibitors5:00 pm - 6:30 pmClosing Festivities7:00 pm - 12:00 am3


GENERAL MEETING INFORMATIONPlenary SessionsPlenary Sessions provide information on topics of broadimportance and applicability to all attendees. It’s a timewhen all participants come together to hear a topic ofinterest, led by a panel of experts. This year’s plenarysessions are listed below.Opening Ceremony, Presidential Address, and AwardsPresentationWednesday, March 108:00 am - 9:30 amRobert L. Sheridan, MD,FACSBurn Surgery Service, ShrinersHospitals for Children,Massachusetts GeneralHospital, Boston, MA“What I’ve Learned About Burns”As a result of attending thisactivity, the learner should be able to summarize at leastfive major advances in treatment of the burn care patientthat have occurred over the past twenty years and torank key priorities for future acute and rehabilitativeburn care research.Presidential Plenary“The ABA Comes of Age: Improving Outcomes Today”Thursday, March 118:00 am - 9:30 amModerator: Robert L. Sheridan, MD, FACSBurn Surgery Service, Shriners Hospitals for Children,Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MAAs a result of attending this activity, the learner shouldbe able to: (1) Describe landmark events in ABA history;(2) Explain the principles of advocacy and how toimplement locally; (3) Recognize the application andinterpretation of burn outcomes research to patient care;and (4) Discuss the breadth of research supported bythe ABA Multi-Center Trials Group and identify mechanismsfor individual and institutional involvement.Plenary I“The ABA Comes of Age: Looking to the Future”Friday, March 128:00 am - 9:30 amModerator: Robert L. Sheridan, MD, FACSBurn Surgery Service, Shriners Hospitals for Children,Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MAAs a result of attending this activity, the learner should beable to: (1) Explain the resources needed in disaster planning;(2) Describe combat casualty care issues, particularlythe inter-relationship between civilian/military care, (3)Review major elements in training burn providers ; and (4)Identify key changes in the Journal of Burn Care & Research,list opportunities available for participation in the ABA anddiscuss likely future national strategic directions toenhance overall patient care.Correlative SessionsThe Correlative Sessions present current research results insessions moderated by experts in the field, with a questionand answer period after each presentation. The sessionsshowcase new information on basic science and clinicalmanagement issues in the format of short presentations byinvestigators of accepted abstracts.Abstracts are loosely grouped into topic areas, but “roomhopping” during the concurrent sessions is encouraged. Allpresented abstracts will appear in the ABA AnnualProgram Book, published as a supplement to the Journal ofBurn Care & Research. ABA members receive the ProgramBook before the Meeting; others pick up their copy on-site.More Reasons to AttendWith more than 75 sessions and 2,000 attendees, the ABAAnnual Meeting is the best opportunity to enhance knowledgeabout the latest scientific and practice advances inburn care. Virtually every aspect of the field is explored inthis educational meeting—prevention, research, rehabilitation,treatment, administration and more—in a variety ofeducational formats.Via educational formats like plenary sessions, symposia,and panel discussions, information exchange is facilitatedamong all team members—physicians, nurses, occupationaland physical therapists, educators, health administrators,researchers, social workers, nutritionists, and others.So, come for the Meeting and enhance professional growth.Enjoy the networking opportunities with your colleagues.And stay for the fun—an enjoyable reception and closingfestivities, and many other exciting things to do in Boston.4


Continuing Education UnitsThe American Burn Association is accredited by theAccreditation Council for Continuing Medical Educationto sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.The American Burn Association designates this educationalactivity for a maximum of 27.75 AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s) TM (Tuesday-Educational Symposium - 5.5 hrs.;Wednesday - 6.75 hrs.; Thursday - 8.0 hrs.; Friday - 7.0 hrs.Courses that are available for credit are denoted by a †.Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with theextent of their participation in the activity.This program will offer accreditation for nurses.Information will be available within the next few weeksregarding the details.This program has been approved for continuing educationthrough the Commission on Dietetic Registration up to 28hours.Registration FeesPlease use the enclosed registration form or register onlineat www.ameriburn.org. To be eligible for the ABA memberregistration rate—a $195 discount over the non-memberrate—you must either: (1) be a current member who haspaid 2010 annual dues by December 31, 2009; or (2) becomea new member who joined in 2010 before the Meeting.Early registration is strongly encouraged. Save $65 if yourregistration form with payment is received by the ABAbefore December 31, 2009.The registration fee includes: all Postgraduate Courses,refreshment breaks, the opening reception, wine and cheesereception, one closing festivities ticket, choice of sunrise &luncheon symposia, and lunch on Wednesday andThursday. Additional closing festivities tickets and “spousetickets,” (which include admission to the opening receptionon Tuesday, March 9; the wine and cheese receptionon Wednesday, March 10 and closing festivities on Friday,March 12) may be purchased with your advance registrationor on-site.Residents and students may register at one-half off theapplicable fee. A letter from the faculty advisor confirmingthe status of the resident and student must be submittedwith the registration form. In addition, up to four ABAscholarships are available for students to attend the 2010Annual Meeting. The scholarships provide up to $1000 tocover the student’s incurred expenses; registration is complimentaryfor each scholarship winner. If interested, theburn center director must submit a letter to the ABACentral Office outlining the student’s background andqualifications for the scholarship. All letters must be submittedby January 31, 2010. Call the ABA for more informationat (312) 642-9260.Registration cancellation must be made in writing to theABA and received in our office by mail or fax byFebruary 16, 2010. Cancellations after that date will notbe honored. All cancellations will be charged a $75administrative fee.Hotel AccommodationsTwo hotels have been selected for housing and specialroom rates are listed below. The meetings will be held atthe Sheraton Boston Hotel and exhibits in Hall D of theHynes Convention Center. The Convention Center isconnected to the Sheraton Boston Hotel. The HiltonBack Bay is across the street from the Sheraton BostonHotel.A special web site has been created for ABA attendees tomake reservations; Special room rates for this meetingare as follows:Early Booking Bonus! Book your hotel room by Dec. 31,2009 and the Sheraton Boston/Hilton Back Bay will providecomplimentary high speed internet.Single DoubleSheraton Boston $209 $219(888) 627-7054www.starwoodmeetings.com/book/aba2010Hilton Back Bay $199 $199(800) 445-8667http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/BOS-BHHH-ABA-20100306/index.jhtmlIn an effort to keep the room rates low, the ABAmust commit to a minimum number of guest roomsat each hotel. If that commitment is not met, the ABAwill incur financial penalties which would result inincreased rates for future meetings.The hotel must receive your room reservation no laterthan February 16, 2010.Discount Travel ArrangementsUnited Airlines has been selected as the official airlinefor the ABA’s 42nd Annual Meeting in Boston. To takeadvantage of special discounted fares, call:United Airlines at (800) 521-4041 or online atwww.united.com. Reference the meeting code 585MZ.Remember to identify yourself as an ABA meeting participant.5


SUNRISE & LUNCHEON SYMPOSIA †These symposia are interactive sessions, moderated by experts in the field. Come prepared with information aboutyour own unit, or questions that have surfaced during practice.As a result of attending this activity, the learner should be able to identify four problems that attendees typicallyexperience in their area. Based on audience input as to how they address these problems, attendees will be able toapply techniques and solutions to their practice settings.Wednesday, March 106:30 am - 7:45 amThursday, March 116:30 am - 7:45 amFriday, March 1212:15 pm - 1:45 pm1. Central Lines: What You Needto Report and Why2. Role of the Pharmacist on theBurn Team3. Management of the NewAmputee: What to Do BeforeProsthetics4. School Re-entry Program:Where Do We Begin?5. Bringing Firefighters and BurnCamps Together6. When Should We Feed...WhenDo I Get to Eat?7. Spirituality in the Burn Unit8. Management of Fourth DegreeHand Burns9. What Can We Do AboutItching?10. Economic Challenges in the BurnUnit11. Evil Medical Record12. Treatment of PTSD13. MRSA VRF: Who, What, Whenw/Rx14. Assessment and Treatment ofFacial Scars15. Alternative Pain Management16. Biofilm Infections in BurnPatient: Recognition &Treatment17. New Applications in CRRT inBurn Patients18. Managing Patients in the OR19. Inhalation Treatment inChildren20. Outpatient WoundManagement of the Child21. Reimbursement for OutpatientTreatment22. Hospital Acquired “Never”Events in the Burn Unit23. Management of Palm Burns24. Meet the Lions of Burn Unit25. Mid-Level Providers in BurnTreatment26. Exercise Programs PostDischarge27. Staffing Ratios in Burn Centers28. Wii-Habilitation29. Identification and Managementof Tube Feeding Intolerance30. Sleep Deprivation in the BurnPatient31. Community Based Prevention32. Inhalation Injury BiomarkerSelection in Burn Patients33. Hydro Therapy: To Bathe orNot to Bathe?34. Fractional Laser Therapy forBurn Scars: A Magic Bullet?35. Burn Center Verification36. New Applications inUltrasoundEach Symposium is limited to50 people. Please register early;the Symposia fill up quickly.6


SPECIAL WORKSHOPS AND FORUMSAdvanced Burn Life Support* †Provider Course Instructor/Coordinator CourseMonday, March 8 Tuesday, March 97:30 am – 5:00 pm 7:30 am – 3:30 pmThe Provider Course provides guidelines in the assessmentand management of the burn patient during the first 24hrs. The Instructor Course is designed to introduce participantsto general concepts of teaching and learning and toprepare participants as instructors of the Provider Course.Educational Symposium* †Understanding the Burn Wound and Wound CareTuesday, March 9 8:00 am – 3:00 pmCourse Directors: Amalia Cochran, MD, FACS and CharlesJ. Yowler, MD, FACSTarget Audience: The newer burn team memberNew burn practitioners often have limited exposure towound healing and wound care principles relating to burninjury. Ability to apply wound care principles and selecttreatment options is variable. In addition, the constantentry of new products into the wound management marketcreates a need for continuous education of burn careproviders to comprehend the evidence supporting uses ofnew products.As a result of attending this activity, the learner should beable to: (1) Understand the pathophysiology of the burnwound and wound healing; (2) Select appropriate specializedproducts to treat wounds; (3) Appropriately managepain including the psychosocial aspects; and (4) Teachwound care to caregivers/ family members.Rehabilitation WorkshopTuesday, March 93:30 pm – 5:30 pm“Evaluation and Assessment of Hypertrophic Scars"New Member Welcome BreakfastWednesday, March 10 7:00 am – 7:45 amIf you’re a new ABA member attending the AnnualMeeting for the first time, please join your colleagues andABA leadership for breakfast at this informal networkingsession.TRACS Training SessionThursday, March 11 10:00 am – 12:30 pmFriday, March 12 10:00 am – 12:30 pmNew and experienced burn registry users won’t want tomiss this opportunity to increase your knowledge aboutthe TRACS system and its benefits to your organization.This workshop will cover a broad range of topics designedto increase user understanding and efficiencies with theTRACS system, with ample time provided to ask questions,network with peers and help identify future TRACSprogram improvements. Prior to the meeting, all registeredworkshop participants will be surveyed to help identifythe current "hot topics" for training that will produce thebest results for your registry when you return to the burnunit.Sign up for the Workshop by choosing ONE of the of thetime slots on the Registration Form. Seating is limited, soplease register early.SOAR Coordinator Course †Tuesday, March 9 1:00 pm – 4:00 pmSurvivors Offering Assistance in Recovery (SOAR) wasdesigned by a national advisory team of health care professionalsand burn survivors to provide a structured volunteerpeer support program.The program also enables the medical centers to create apool of motivated and trained peer supporters with a minimumexpenditure of staff resources.As a result of attending this activity, the learner should beable to: (1) Describe the framework for successful programimplementation; (2) Identify requirements of the SOARprogram; (3) Utilize the resources and materials of theSOAR program; and (4) Use the basic elements of givingfeedback and managing conflict.Burn Prevention WorkshopTuesday, March 9 1:00 pm – 4:00 pmThis worksop will discuss the National Scald PreventionCampaign Workshop and multicultural prevention issues.Firefighters Course IWednesday, March 1010:00am – 12:00pmChemical Fire Retardants: Pros v. Cons.The debate over the positive benefits of chemical fire retardantsvs. the harmful effects is a hot topic. This sessionwill bring both sides to the table to present each perspective.Two experts from the chemical industry will presentresearch and facts about their products and two expertscurrently working on this topic will discuss possible harmfulside effects of these chemicals.Firefighters Course IIThursday, March 1110:00am – 12:00pmBurn Injury Prevention for FirefightersContinuing advances in firefighter personal protectiveequipment and training have not stemmed the tide of burninjuries to US firefighters in the past decade. Burns take atoll on the body and the spirit, and can have psychologicalrepercussions for the injured firefighter, as well as his coworkers.This session will highlight programs educatingfirefighters about the risk of line of duty burn injuries.*Additional fee required--see registration form†Course available for credit7


SPECIAL WORKSHOPS AND FORUMS CONTINUEDThe Year in Review: The Top Burn JournalPublications in 2009 †Thursday, March 114:15 pm – 5:30 pmCourse Directors: Richard L. Gamelli, MD, FACS, Basil A.Pruitt Jr., MD, FACS, and Steven E. Wolf, MDAs a result of attending this activity, the learner should beable to: (1) Examine top publications in the JBCR and Burns;and (2) Review major advances in published burn research.Changing PlacesThursday, March 11Course Director: Jason Woods, FF4:15 pm – 5:30 pmDid you ever wonder why someone would become a firefighterand choose to enter a burning building? What is itlike to actually be in the middle of a blazing inferno andhow do you make sure you get back outside safe?You can find the answers to these questions and muchmore in this year’s Firefighter/Burn Team presentation entitled“Changing Places.” Leave the comfort of your professionand join an interactive simulation of the firefighter’sjob to better understand what they do on a daily basis.Research Workshop: “Stem Cell Research” †Friday, March 12 2:00 pm – 4:00 pmCourse Directors: Marc G. Jeschke, MD, PhD and RaviShankar, PhDStem cell research may have implications for future burncare. The evolution of stem cell research is progressingrapidly, making it challenging for the burn care providerto remain knowledgeable about recent advances.As a result of attending this activity, the learner shouldbe able to: (1) Identify the basic concepts of stem cellresearch; and (2) Describe to patients and families futureapplications of stem cells to burn care.Local Burn TourThursday, March 114:45 pm – 5:45 pmThe tour will include the adult care unit at SumnerRedstone Burn Center at Massachusetts GeneralHospital, the pediatric burn unit at Shriners Hospitalsfor Children and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Anoverview of the direct care and research for the facilitieswill be given. Participation will be limited to 55 so besure to sign up when registering for the meeting.Ethics Case Presentation: Confronting Ethical Dilemmasin Clinical Medicine †Friday, March 12 12:15 pm – 1:45 pmCourse Director: Kevin N. Foster, MD, FACS, MBABurn care providers, firefighters, and burn patients are confrontedwith multiple ethical challenges each day, yet fewreceive training in identifying and addressing ethical issues.The goal of this symposium is to assist the attendee in identifyingand addressing ethical issues in medicine.As a result of attending this activity, the learner should beable to: (1) Define an ethical dilemma; (2) List three commonethical dilemmas in clinical medicine; and (3) describeone method of resolution for each dilemma.“The Forum” presented by the MAC: “Medical Records: AVisionary’s Perspective on Future Technologies” †Friday, March 12 2:00 pm – 4:00 pmCourse Director: John D. Halamka, MD, MSMedical professionals have various views on the value ofelectronic medical systems (EMRs) and may have difficultyappreciating the impact of EMRs between institutions onpatient outcomes. Interoperability of different systemswithin an institution can advance research, enhance datatransmission and facilitate patient care, ultimately improvingpatient outcomes.As a result of attending this activity, the learner should beable to: (1) Advocate for the use of electronic medicalrecords and their ability to improve medical outcomes.The ARC Forum: “Aftercare and Reintegration: theBurn Survivor’s Perspective” †Friday, March 12 2:00 pm – 4:00 pmCourse Directors: David G. Greenhalgh, MD, FACS andAmy R. Acton, RNFollowing hospital discharge, burn survivors face manydifficult emotional issues. Burn care providers have limitedexperience with survivors in the post-discharge settingand may have difficulty in identifying the challengesburn survivors face.As a result of attending this activity, the learner shouldbe able to: (1) Describe skills, abilities and experienceshelpful for burn survivors to assist with successful reintegrationinto the community and social activities; (2)Provide resources to burn survivors adjusting to changesin function, appearance, and activities/work/schoolinvolvement that communicate empathy and encouragepost injury growth; and (3) Formulate strategies throughwhich healthcare professionals may address concerns,anxieties, and fears in the hospital setting that supportsuccessful reintegration post discharge.8


CONCURRENT POSTGRADUATE COURSESWednesday, March 10 and Thursday, March 112:00 pm – 4:00 pmPOSTGRADUATE COURSE A †Protocols in ICU: A Pro/Con DebateCourse Directors: J. Bradley Wiggins, RN and Edward E. Tredgett, MD, MScProtocol use, although designed to facilitate burn care, can cause conflicts among health care providers. Limited experiencein generating and understanding the limits of protocols compound the problem. This course will address theconflicts pertaining to glycemic control; ventilator management; infection control; DVT prophylaxis; use of CVVH;and central line management.As a result of attending this activity, the learner should be able to: (1) Differentiate the advantages and disadvantagesof individual protocols and (2) assess the appropriate application of these protocols.POSTGRADUATE COURSE B †Disaster ManagementCourse Directors: James H. Holmes IV, MD and Randy D. Kearns, MSA, DHA(c)Recent national disasters have demonstrated a deficit in current working knowledge regarding various local, regionaland federal disaster plans. This course helps to fill the knowledge gap on development and testing of disaster plans.As a result of attending this activity, the learner should be able to: (1) Establish a local/regional burn disaster plan; (2)Implement a local/regional burn disaster plan; (3) Test the local/regional burn disaster plan for its effectiveness.POSTGRADUATE COURSE C †Bridging the Gap between ICU and RehabCourse Directors: Karen J. Kowalske, MD and Annemarie O’Connor, MSN, FNP-BCThere are conflicts in priorities among the various disciplines in providing care to the patient in the burn intensivecare unit. Variability in experience and knowledge with respect to evidence-based protocols and practices in exercise,splinting, casting and nutrition can contribute to variable care.As a result of attending this activity, the learner should be able to: (1) Establish ICU based therapy guidelines andnutritional guidelines that increase activity without compromising patient safety; and (2) Use strategies to bettercommunicate to establish priorities among care givers.9


COMMITTEE AND SIG MEETING SCHEDULEAll registered meeting participants are encouraged to attend the SIG meetings which provide opportunities toexchange ideas and network with peers. Committee meetings are limited to appointed ABA members. Room locationswill be noted in the Annual Meeting Program Book.Monday, March 8TRACS Users CommitteeFireFighters SIG8:00 am – 9:30 am9:00 am – 12:00 pmBurn Prevention Committee 9:00 am – 5:00 pmMembership Advisory Committee 9:00 am – 5:00 pmEducation Committee10:00 am – 11:00 amNBR Advisory Committee 10:00 am – 11:30 pmMAC/SIG Chair Luncheon 11:30 am – 1:00 pmInstitutional Advisory Council 12:00 pm – 1:30 pmGovernment Affairs CommitteeAftercare ReintegrationCommitteeMulti-Center Trials GroupSteering CommitteeBurn Camp SIGMidwest Region MeetingCanadian SIG2:00 pm – 3:00 pm3:00 pm – 5:00 pm3:00 pm – 5:00 pm3:30 pm – 7:00 pm5:00 pm – 6:00 pm7:00 pm – 10:30 pmTuesday, March 9Burn Prevention and Federationof Burn Foundation SIG7:30 am – 11:30 amBurn Survivor andReintegration SIG8:00 am – 10:30 amOrganization and Delivery ofBurn Care Committee8:00 am – 11:00 amResearch Committee8:00 am – 11:00 amPT/OT SIG8:00 am – 12:00 pmBurn Registry Users SIG9:30 am – 11:00 amInternational Outreach Committee 9:30 am – 11:00 amReconstructive SIG10:00 am – 12:00 pmChaplains/Pastoral Caregivers SIG 11:00 am – 1:00 pmBoard of Trustees/CommitteeChair Luncheon11:30 am – 2:00 pmBurn Center Disaster Group SIG 12:30 pm – 2:30 pmBioengineering/Biophysics SIGPsychoSocial SIGAnesthesiology/Respiratory SIGNursing SIGPediatric Burns SIGNutrition SIGRehabilitation CommitteeResearch SIGSouthern Region MeetingEthical Issues CommitteeArchives CommitteeBurn Center Physicians SIGMid Level Providers SIGABLS Advisory Committee1:00 pm – 3:00 pm1:00 pm – 4:00 pm1:00 pm – 4:00 pm1:00 pm – 4:00 pm1:00 pm – 2:00 pm1:30 pm – 4:30 pm2:00 pm – 3:00 pm2:00 pm – 5:00 pm2:30 pm – 3:30 pm3:00 pm – 5:00 pm3:30 pm – 4:30 pm3:30 pm – 5:00 pm3:30 pm – 5:30 pm4:00 pm – 5:30 pm10


SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS 2010Anesthesiology/RespiratorySam Sharar, MD (sharar@u.washington.edu) This SIG provides a forum for anesthesia providers to share information regardingperi-operative care of burn patients including pain management, critical care and respiratory care issues.Bioengineering/BiophysicsWilliam Dougherty, MD, FACS (wdougherty@kumc.edu) The Bioengineering/Biophysics SIG is a forum for exchange between cliniciansand scientists interested in the application of basic physical and engineering science to understanding burn pathphysiology, development of molecular repair therapeutics and tissue engineering science.Burn CampJ. Bradley Wiggins, RN, BSN (j.bradley.wiggens@hsc.utah.edu) Provides a forum for problem solving and instruction in the variousaspects of establishing and running camp programs for the burn-injured child.Burn Centers Disaster Group (NEW for 2009)Kathe M. Conlon, BSN, RN, CEM (KConlon@SBHCS.com) The purpose of this SIG is to provide a designated forum at the ABAConference for all BC staff to come together and deal with burn disaster-related issues.Burn Center PhysiciansLouis H. Riina, MD (lriina@optonline.net/lriina@lipsg.com) This session is an informal meeting for physicians and others interestedin discussing issues such as burn unit management, physician’s role, responsibilities, and reimbursement.Burn Prevention/Federation of Burn FoundationJason Woods, FF (jason@dcffburnfoundation.org) This year’s program will contain a two part series. The first will discuss theuse of multimedia in promoting your prevention program. Part two will discuss the use of chemical fire retardants. Thisforum will discuss the pros of chemical fire retardants as well as the concerns about possible side effects of these chemicals.The speaker will be Arlene Blum, PhD who has conducted research in the harmful side effects of chemical fire retardantsand has made significant recommendations for alternative chemicals that are more people friendly.Burn Registry UsersEldon Stephensen, RN (eldon.stephensen@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu) Provides an opportunity for all users of the Burn Registry to networkwith other registry users and ABA leadership of the National Burn Repository. Provides a format for updates of NTRACSburn module and provides a forum for the exchange of information, problem sharing and problem solving.Burn Survivor and ReintegrationLiz Dideon Hess, LSW (Elizabeth.Dideon@lvh.com) The program will include a presentation by Justina Page who has beentouched by the burn community directly, not only is she a survivor herself, but several of her children are burn survivors.Justina facilitates the Survivor Support Group in her area and has personal and professional knowledge about burn survivorsupport groups. She will be able to share her own experience as a facilitator and a participant of support groups.CanadianEdward E. Tredget, MD, MSc, FRCSC (etredget@ualberta.ca) Dr Nicolas Bergeron is a psychiatrist who practices at theUniversity of Montreal Hospital Centre in Montreal. Dr. Bergeron participates in the care and treatment of burn survivorsand their families and has received a number of research grants to investigate the psychological, physical, socialand functional impact of burn injuries. He will present a clinical overview of the psychological disorders often associatedwith burn injuries, providing a review of recent research and discussion or how to improve the psychological care of burnpatients. Please notify Dr E. Tredget at etredget@ualberta.ca if you are interested in attending the meeting.Chaplains/Pastoral CaregiversEdwin (Doug) Williams, MDiv (Dwilliam@lsh.org) Chaplains/Pastoral Caregivers meet to discuss the various professional methodsof meeting the spiritual/emotional needs of the patients, families and staff. The Chaplains/Pastoral SIG is an opportunityfor networking and communicating the challenges of caring for the burn patient and their families. TheChaplains/Pastoral SIG provides us with an avenue to explore the professional role of the Chaplain on the Burn Unit.11


FirefightersBenjamin H. Alder, Fire Captain (docodb@verizon.net) Sacramento Metro Firefighter Captain Steve Eggiman will provide a powerfulpresentation detailing a fire incident in which he received serious second and third degree burns on his hands, armand face. He includes the radio traffic during the call, addresses fire department logistics including safety issues, sharesvisuals of the burn injuries and highlights treatment photos leading to a full recovery and return to fire service.Mid-Level ProvidersBarbara R. Birmingham, CRNP (BarbaraBirmingham@utmb.org) “Has the Economy Affected Burn Care?” An open forum discussing:How has the recession affected inpatient and outpatient populations; Are we really doing more with less?; andHow universal healthcare impacts burn/wound care patients.NursingJeanie Leggett, RN, BSN (jlegget@lumc.edu) Katherine Wasson, PHD, MPD, Loyola University Health System, will deliver aprogram on ethical issues and moral distress in burn center nursing. A range of ethical issues arise in burn centers andcan contribute to moral distress for nurses. The program examines the development of skills for coping with moral distressaround these issues.NutritionMichele M. Gottschlich, PhD, RD, CNSD (mgottschlich@shrinenet.org) This SIG fosters interaction among professionals throughthe exchange of nutrition and metabolism information. Team members include clinical dietitians/nutritionist, nutritionsupport practitioners, dietetic technicians, researchers and others with an interest in nutrition support and metabolism.Pediatric Burns (NEW for 2009)Bradley J. Phillips, MD (bphill@jhmi.edu) This SIG’s multidisciplinary team will address the devastating consequences of pediatricburn injury. Goals include: facilitating communication and cooperation among individuals and centers of excellencein pediatric burn care; establishing sub-committees to review the world’s medical literature and practices of care; publishingpediatric-based guidelines and protocols; establishing philanthropic funding and support global initiatives.Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy (PT/OT)Daphne A. Perry, PT, CCCE (daphne.perry@hsc.utah.edu) Eric Van den Kerckhove PhD PT, CHT, Department of Burns andPlastics of the University Hospitals of Leuven, Belgium will present a lecture on “Silicone and pressure therapy on burnscars: evidence, practice and guidelines.” The lecture will include comprehensive information on recent research and evidence-basedpractice guidelines by an international speaker. The subsequent hands-on workshop will provide informationon burn therapist competencies, early mobilization, and strategies for additional pressure inserts.PsychosocialCindy Deserna, MSW (cdeserna@shrinenet.org) This SIG provides a forum for active discussion among those individuals whowork with the psychological, emotional and social aspects of burn injury, recovery and rehabilitation.ReconstructiveRobert Spence, MD, FACS (robert.spence@medstar.net) A forum for those interested in surgical care for the burn survivor. Themeeting consists of case presentations and discussion by attendees. All are encouraged to submit cases for PowerPointpresentation to robert.spence@medstar.net.. Advanced submission of cases for presentation is recommended to allowscheduling.ResearchAreta Kowal-Vern, MD (akvern@comcast.com) This SIG promotes interaction between individuals involved in research relatedto burn injuries. Current research topics important to burn injury as well as information on current funding trends andresources are discussed. Part I of the program will discuss “Applying for Grants.” Part II of the program covers: “Now YouHave It; Put the Grant in Motion.”12


TIPS FOR NAVIGATING THE ABAANNUAL MEETINGThe ABA Annual Meeting is a large conference, and may seem overwhelming, particularly to first-timers. To help youmake it a positive experience, use the following tips and attend the New Member Welcome Breakfast on Wednesday,March 10. Check the schedule of events on the ABA web site (www.ameriburn.org) and in the Program Book prior toyour arrival at the Meeting.Small Group Networking SessionsSpecial Interest Groups (SIG’s): The SIG’s meet before the meeting officially begins. These informal workshop-likesessions, open to all attendees, provide an opportunity to interact and network with people in your areas of interest.Sunrise and Luncheon Symposia: These early morning breakfast sessions (6:30 am - 7:45 am) and luncheon sessions(12:15 pm - 1:45 pm) are ideal for learning about interesting topics, and meeting others with similar interests.Broad Interest TopicsPlenary Session: This is where you’ll hear from the leading burn care providers in the ABA, presenting on issues andconcerns that are global in nature for the burn team.Presidential Address and Awards Presentation: The Presidential Address and Awards ceremony opens the AnnualMeeting.Business Meeting: The Business Meeting is open to all ABA members in good standing.Research PresentationsCorrelative Sessions: New information and practice techniques are presented with multiple sessions running simultaneously.Pre-planning what sessions to attend and sharing information with colleagues from your institution is particularlyimportant.Poster Sessions: Poster sessions are ideal for one-on-one meetings with the authors and investigators presentingtheir work. Don’t pass up this opportunity to not only gain knowledge in your area of interest, but to meet the peoplebehind the studies.Exhibitor BoothsThroughout the meeting you can visit the Exhibit Hall, where there are hundreds of products and services to explore.Here you will be able to meet with vendors and have “hands on” experience with their products. This is also a greatplace to meet people and network!Knowledge and Networking Tips• Scan the session titles and select the most interesting and relevant to you. Where there are conflicts:- Prioritize and read abstracts from those you can’t attend- Divide sessions among the group from your institution and share notes- Be sure to take notes on ideas you can use• Seek help from anyone whose name-tag ribbon identifies them as a Membership Advisory Committee member.• Ask your senior colleagues attending the meeting to introduce you to others in your area.• Make a list of the people you want to see. In the Program Book note the people you would like to meet.• Bring business cards with your title, telephone number, and e-mail address.• The social events at the ABA are important opportunities to meet people and learn in an informal setting. Again,ask your senior colleagues to make introductions.• After the ABA Annual Meeting, follow up with notes or phone calls to people you met, and exchange items andinformation.• Attend receptions and hospitality events to help with informal networking and fun!Following these guidelines will help ensure that your ABA experience will be informative, productive and rewarding.Have a wonderful time at the meeting! From the American Burn Association Membership Advisory Committee.13


ANNUAL ABA BURN PREVENTIONPOSTER CONTESTCalling all members of the burn team!Here’s your chance to increase awareness of burn hazards or prevention messages. Three monetary awards in theamounts of $500, $300, or $200 will be awarded to the top three posters. All awards are paid to the Institutions represented.Winners will be announced during the ABA Annual Meeting in Boston.Contest Details/Poster ThemesPosters may address scalds, any single burn or fire prevention problem, a specific population, or multiple etiologies.Posters will be evaluated according to the following criteria: originality of the idea, creativity, quality of the verbal andgraphic message, the immediate clarity and positive tone of the message the poster conveys, as well as composition,and other elements of design.Poster Contest RulesPlease read this page carefully and completely before you start your poster!1. If the poster does not meet all the judging criteria, the poster will not be judged or displayed.2. The poster must relate to burn or fire prevention.3. Total poster size will be 18 X 24 inches and laminated (No FOAM backing).4. Posters and CD will not be copyrighted.5. All posters must be original work. It is the responsibility of the entrant to adhere to all copyright laws.6. It is the responsibility of the entrant to obtain and retain written photo consent from each person depicted in theposter and to forward the original of said consent to the ABA Central Office and a copy to the poster chair.7. If the content (both verbal and graphic) of the poster portrays any illegal activity, it will be automaticallydisqualified.8. If an institutional logo is included, the logo or other acknowledgements should be placed in the lower left handcorner of the poster. Printing should not exceed 18 point type, and should be confined to a 2 x 4 inch space. Namesof institutions and/or organizations should not appear in poster text.9. Any person, institution, organization or poster that does not comply with the poster rules and requirements willbe disqualified on submission and will not be eligible for display.10. The poster shall not have been previously published or presented at a national conference. (It may have beenpresented at an ABA-endorsed regional meeting.) The poster shall not be displayed or presented in any otherformat at this current ABA Meeting.11. One CD version of the poster in PowerPoint format must be mailed to the Poster Contest Chair and received nolater than February 15, 2010. These CDs become the property of the ABA.Be sure not to miss the display of entries!12. Posters are to be taken to the Burn Prevention Booth by 5:00 pm Tuesday, March 9, 2010 and taken downby 1:45 pm Thursday, March 11, 2010. If the posters are not picked up by the designated time, we are notresponsible for their return.13. Posters will be displayed at the ABA Prevention Booth at the 2010 Annual Meeting. Posters will be judged bymembers of the ABA Burn Prevention Committee with ribbons placed on the three winning posters.Poster abstract forms in Word format must be completed and returned by January 15, 2010.Late entries will not be accepted.To obtain a poster abstract form, contact:Carlee Lehna PhD, RN at c.lehna@insightbb.com14


ANNUAL MEETING REGISTRATION FORMStep 1: Attendee Information – Please type or print.American Burn Association 42nd Annual MeetingMarch 9-12, 2010ABA MemberNon Member2010 Dues Must be Paid by 12/31/09 to register at the Member Rate See Step 2 to Join Now and Receive Member Registration RatesFirst MI LastCredentials (circle one): MD RN PT OT PhD RD PA-C RT LPN Social Worker FF OtherDiscipline (circle one): Physician Mid-Level Provider Nurse Respiratory Nutrition Psychology Social WorkBasic Science Rehabilitation Therapist Firefighter Burn Survivor ChaplainOrganization:Address Home WorkCity State Zip CountryTelephone Fax Registrant’s Email(Registration confirmation will be sent by e-mail)First Time Attending ABA Annual MeetingSpecial NeedsStep 2: Join or Renew Your ABA Membership Today!Pay My 2010 Dues - Please renew my membership at the appropriate annual dues level.M1A Physicians/Fellows...........................................................................................................$340M2A Residents, Nurses and Other Non Physicians.........................................................$140M3A Medical/Other Students.................................................................................................$80Become a New Member - I am not a member, but would like to join and take advantage of the discounted membership rates.M1 Physicians/Fellows...............................$340 Annual Dues + $65 Initiation Fee = $405M2 Residents, Nurses &Other Non Physicians........................$140 Annual Dues + $65 Initiation Fee = $205M3 Medical/ Other Students....................$80 Annual Dues + $65 Initiation Fee = $145Outside the US and Canada — Please Add $45 to the amounts aboveTOTAL Step 2: _____________Step 3: ABA Annual Meeting Registration Fees*By Dec. 31 2009 After Dec. 31, 2009 After Feb. 15, 2010/OnsiteMember A1 $535 A2 $605 A3 $660Non-Member B1 $730 B2 $795 B3 $855Residents & StudentsTake 50% off the applicable fee above. Please include a letter from your faculty advisorconfirming status with the registration form.Form will not be processed until letter is on file.Educational Symposium C1 $75Additional Closing Festivities Ticket C2 $125Spouse Ticket C3 $175(includes opening exhibitor reception, wine and cheese reception and closing festivities ticket)Spouse Name _______________________________________________*Please note: If sending in more than four names with one payment, please include a detailed description, i.e.spreadsheet, for each attendee and fees. 15


ANNUAL MEETING REGISTRATION FORMAdvanced Burn Life Support Provider CourseMonday, March 8, 20107:30 am - 5:00 pmNurses, Nurse Practioners, Therapists, Physician Assistants, Paramedics F1 $240Physicians, Resident Physicians F2 $365Advanced Burn Life Support Instructor/Coordinator CourseTuesday, March 9, 20107:30 am - 3:30 pm*Nurses, Nurse Practioners, Therapists, Physician Assistants G1 $240Physicians, Resident Physicians G2 $365*Please identify when and where Provider Course taken:Location:________________________________ Date:________________________Please provide a home address for the shipping of the ABLS manual:Street_____________________________City__________________ State__________ Zip___________TRACS TRAINING SESSION - Choose only oneH1 Thursday, March 1110:00am-12:30pmH2 Friday, March 12, 201010:00am-12:30pmAdditional Courses (No charge)Sunrise and Luncheon Symposia — Session Numbers only, as listed on page 6.First Choice Second Choice Third ChoiceWednesday Sunrise _____________ _____________ _____________Thursday Sunrise _____________ _____________ _____________Friday Lunch _____________ _____________ _____________TOTAL Step 3___________________Wednesday/Thursday – 2:00pm-4:00pm Thursday – 4:00pm-6:00pm Friday – 2:00pm-4:00pmPlease choose one of the following Please choose one of the following Please choose one of the followingI1 Postgrad A: Protocols in ICUPro/Con Debate J1 Changing Places K1 ARC Forum: Burn Survivors’s PerspectiveI2 Postgrad B: Disaster Management J2 Year in Review K2 MAC Forum: Electronic Medical RecordsI3 Postgrad C: Rehab of the Burn Patient J3 Burn Tour K3 Research Workshop: Stem Cell ResearchStep 4: Payment InformationCheck Enclosed for $______________________American Express Visa MasterCardCredit Card Number_____________________________________________________________Expiration Date:________________ Signature________________________________________Cancellation Policy: Fees include a nonrefundable charge of $75. There will be no refund for any portion of themeeting after 2/16/10. Fees due must be accompanied by either credit card or check in US funds. Faxed formsmust be accompanied by credit card information.Send Form with Payment To:American Burn AssociationPO Box 783Elk Grove Village, IL 60009Phone: (312) 642-9260 Fax: (847) 297-5086Email Questions: info@ameriburn.orgOn-line credit card registrations: www.ameriburn.orgTOTAL Steps 2 & 3_____________16


American Burn Association625 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2550 ♦ Chicago, IL 60611Phone (312) 642-9260 ♦ Fax (312) 642-9130Email info@ameriburn.org ♦ Home Page www.ameriburn.orgMembership ApplicationAmerican Burn AssociationNAME (First, middle, last) DEGREE ReceivedLEAVE BLANK—FOR ABA USENumberPacket MailedPOSITION/TITLE/SPECIALTYBUSINESS ADDRESS Please type/print, or attach business cardDEGREES/CREDENTIALS Please CircleMD RN PT OTPhD RD PA-C FirefighterRT LPN Social WorkerOtherBUSINESS TELEPHONE, FAX, EMAILTELFAXEMAILPREFERRED MAILING ADDRESSο Businessο HomePREFERRED LISTING FOR MEMBERSHIPDIRECTORYο Businessο HomeHOME ADDRESSHOME TELEPHONEFOR THE UNITED STATES & CANADAPHYSICIANS/FELLOWSRESIDENTS, NURSES& OTHER NON-PHYSICIANSMEDICAL/OTHER STUDENTSMEMBERSHIP DUES$340 Annual Dues + $65 Initiation Fee = $405 TOTAL$140 Annual Dues + $65 Initiation Fee = $205 TOTAL$80 Annual Dues + $65 Initiation Fee = $145 TOTALOUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES & CANADA – PLEASE ADD $45 TO THE ABOVE AMOUNTSPAYMENT INFORMATIONTo receive resident or student rates, a letter from your faculty advisor must accompany dues payment.Check or Money Order Enclosed for Total of $Credit Card Number: American Express Mastercard Visa Signature:REFERRED TO THE ABA BY (optional)Expiration Date:Applicant SignatureDate


SPECIAL THANKS TO THE 2009-2010 ABAPROGRAM COMMITTEETina L. Palmieri, MD, FACS, ChairUniversity of California Davis, Sacramento, CACatherine M. Comroe, RN, MSN, Associate ChairShriners Hospitals for Children, Sacramento, CAEdward Tredget, MD, MSc, Vice ChairFirefighters Burn Treatment Unit, Edmonton, AB, CanadaSherm Everett, ChaplainOhio State University, Columbus, OHKevin P. Yakuboff, MD, FACSShriners Hospitals for Children, Cincinnati, OHLynne C. Yurko, RN, BSN, CAN-BCMetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OHKaren J. Kowalske, MDUT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TXStephen A. Morris, MD, FACSUniversity of Utah Hospital Burn Center, Salt Lake City, UTJ. Bradley Wiggins, RN, BSNUniversity of Utah Hospital Burn Center, Salt Lake City, UTLeopoldo C. Cancio, MDUS Army Instititute of Surgical Research, Ft. Sam Houston,TXAnnemarie O’Connor, MSN, FNP-BCUniversity of Chicago Burn Center, Chicago, ILRavi Shankar, PhDLoyola University Medical Center, Maywood, ILRonald J. Siarnicki, Fire ChiefNational Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Crofton, MDJoan M. Weber, RN, BSH, CICShriners Hospitals for Children, Boston, MAMary Jo Baryza, PT, MS, ExOfficioShriners Hospitals for Children, Boston, MATammy L. Coffee, RN, MSN, ACNP, ExOfficioMetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OHIngrid S. Parry, MS, PT, ExOfficioShriners Hospitals for Children, Sacramento, CARobert L. Sheridan, MD, FACS, ExOfficioShriners Hospitals for Children, Boston, MAKathy G. Supple, MSN, ACNP, CCRN, ExOfficioLoyola University Medical Center, Maywood, ILCharles J. Yowler, MD, FACS, ExOfficioMetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OHJames H. Holmes IV, MDWake Forest University Medical Center, Winston-Salem,NC18American Burn Association625 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2550Chicago, IL 60611(312) 642-9260www.ameriburn.orgABA Disclosure Policy and Conflict of Interest ResolutionIn accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support, it is the ABA’s policy that all individualsinvolved with the planning and implementation of the content of an ABA CME/CE activity are required to disclose tothe audience prior to the activity: any relevant financial relationships with entities producing healthcare goods or servicesconsumed by or used on patients. Conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to the activity.


IMPORTANT DATESDecember 31, 2009Last day for current ABA members to pay 2010 dues and receivea discount on meeting registration.DEADLINE FOR “EARLY BIRD” REGISTRATIONFebruary 16, 2010Deadline for registration cancellationsHotel reservation deadlineNO REFUNDS AFTER THIS DATEMonday, March 8, 2010ABLS Provider CourseCommittee and SIG MeetingsTuesday, March 9, 2010ABLS Instructor/Coordinator CourseCommittee and SIG MeetingsEducational SymposiumAmerican Burn Association625 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2550Chicago, IL 60611(312) 642-9260www.ameriburn.org

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