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45 TH45TH ANNUAL MEETING OFAMERICAN BURNURN ASSOCIATIONApril 23 - 26, 2013OF THEDear Colleague:You are cordially invited to attend the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association, beginning Wednesday, April 24,2013 with the Opening Ceremony and Presidential Address and concluding with the Annual Banquet on Friday, April 26, 2013.New for the 2013 Program:• Three Postgraduate Courses will be held on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:00pm-4:00pm. There will be NOcharge for the course or the syllabus; please indicate your preferred session topic when you register.“Partner to Affect Change in Burn Centers Inside and Out”“Difficult Cases”“Treating the Invisible Wound”• The two Firefighter Courses will be offered on Wednesday and Thursday morning.• Friday morning will offer the three most popular Sunrise Symposia repeated and the Best in Category PosterPresentations.• Poster Rounds with the Professors will be divided into two days, Wednesday and Thursday, to allow for more in depthdiscussions.• Friday Forums will include:“I’m Not Sure How To Talk About It: Crucial Conversations with Burn Survivors”“International Burn Prevention”“Research Forum: From Ideas, To Grant, To Bedside”“Healing with Each Contact”Other highlights of the 2013 Program include:• The Educational Symposium: “Fundamentals of Burn Care: Rehabilitation of the Burn Patient”• The Presidential Address by Tina L. Palmieri, MD, FACS, FCCM, “The Power of Partnership”• Thursday Concurrent Sessions: “Verbal First Aid” and “ODBC: Current Hot Topics”• ABA Archives Committee Quinquennial Plenary: “Wealth of Knowledge - The Value of the SIG’s”• The “Year in Review” will be presented on Thursday afternoon.We look forward to seeing you in Palm Springs.The ABA Program CommitteeEdward E. Tredget, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)ABA Program Committee Chair3


GENERAL MEETING INFORMATIONPlenary SessionsPlenary Sessions provide information on topics of broad importanceand applicability to all attendees. It’s a time when allparticipants come together to hear a topic of interest, led by apanel of experts. This year’s plenary sessions are listed below.Opening Ceremony, Presidential Address, and AwardsPresentation †Wednesday, April 248:00 am - 9:30 am“The Power of Partnership”Tina L. Palmieri, MD, FACS,FCCMShriners Hospitals forChildren and University ofCalifornia, DavisSacramento, CAAs a result of attending thisactivity, the learner should be able to: (1) Evaluate the currentpartnerships with the American Burn Association; and (2)Demonstrate how partnerships affect the ABA and the impactthe partnerships have within the burn community.Thursday Concurrent Sessions †Thursday, April 258:00 am - 9:30 amNew this year, there are two concurrent plenaries offered onThursday morning, “Verbal First Aid” and “ODBC: Current HotTopics.”“Verbal First Aid”Speaker: Judith Acosta, LISW, LCSW-R, CHTWhat you say is as critical as what you do. When a person is incrisis, in pain or extremely frightened, whatever he or she hearsis automatically and unconsciously interpreted. The words weuse and the way they are communicated can mean thedifference between panic and calm, pain and comfort andultimately affects a patient’s recovery experience. “Verbal FirstAid” provides a language of healing that uses prescribeddirectives, suggestions, and signals directly affecting the body’sresponse to critical situations. Author, Judith Acosta, LISW,LCSW-R, CHT, will describe “Verbal First Aid” and teach burnpractitioners how they can use it in their practice to helppatients build a foundation of confidence and inner strength toeffectively cope during the burn recovery process and beyond.As a result of attending this activity, the learner should be ableto: demonstrate simple and effective communication strategiesto manage difficult situations, enhance treatment, supportphysical and psychological healing, and provide the patientwith a positive recovery experience after burn injury.Thursday Concurrent Sessions (Continued) †“Organization and Delivery of Burn Care -Current Hot Topics”Course Directors: James C. Jeng, MD, FACS and Kathe M.Conlon, RN, BSN, MSHSThe Committee on Organization and Delivery of Burn Care(ODBC) has always been the “go-to” outfit in the AmericanBurn Association to tackle what the Board of Trustees sees ascritical issues for the future of burn care, that could not beneatly addressed by one of the other named standingcommittees. The burn community at large deserves to have acurrent and full grasp of what are the hot topics the committeeis dealing with, the talking points, what has been done, andwhat needs to be done. Each and every topic being dealt with isof proximal concern to the professional community at large.As a result of attending this activity, the learner should be ableto: understand the pressing hot topics of the day in burn carethat are actively being addressed by the ODBC, such aselectronic burn diagrams, staffing shortages, universal transferagreements and collaboration with burn centers and the federalgovernment.Friday Plenary †Friday, April 268:00 am - 9:30 am“Wealth of Knowledge: The Value of SIG’s”Course Directors: Tammy L. Coffee, MSN, RN, ACNP; Ingrid S.Parry, MS, PT; and Kathy G. Supple, MSN, ACNP, CCRNSpecial Interest Groups have evolved from a self-identified needwithin the ABA for intimate professional networking andhands-on learning opportunities. Originally a grass roots efforton the part of individual members to share experiences,exchange ideas and compare care, SIGs have grown to be avaluable supplement to the structured educational program ofthe ABA Annual Meeting. The learner may not recognize thevalue of less formal, experiential learning and how special interestgroups can work as a supplemental educational tool toempower learning and develop expertise among members of theburn team.As a result of attending this activity, the learner should be ableto: describe the benefits of a variety of learning forums to theoverall educational mission of the ABA.Correlative SessionsThe Correlative Sessions present current research results insessions moderated by experts in the field, with a question andanswer period after each presentation. The sessions showcasenew information on basic science and clinical managementissues in the format of short presentations by investigators ofaccepted abstracts.Abstracts are loosely grouped into topic areas, but “roomhopping” during the concurrent sessions is encouraged. Allpresented abstracts will appear in the ABA Annual ProgramBook, published as a supplement to the Journal of Burn Care &Research. ABA members receive the Program Book before theMeeting; others pick up their copy on-site.5


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 in burn care.Virtually every aspect of the field is explored in this educationalmeeting—prevention, research, rehabilitation, treatment,administration and more—in a variety of educational formats.Via educational formats like plenary sessions, symposia, andpanel discussions, information exchange is facilitated among allteam members in burn care.Continuing Education UnitsThe American Burn Association is accredited by theAccreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education toprovide continuing medical education for physicians.The American Burn Association designates this live activity fora maximum of 31 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physiciansshould only claim credit commensurate with the extent of theirparticipation in the activity.Courses that are available for credit are denoted by a †(Tuesday-Educational Symposium - 6.0 hrs.; Wednesday - 7.75hrs.; Thursday - 9.0 hrs.; Friday - 8.25 hrs).This program will be accredited by a nursing association.Information will be available at a later date regarding thedetails.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 online atwww.ameriburn.org. To be eligible for the ABA memberregistration rate—a $225 discount over the non-member rate—you must either: (1) be a current member who has paid 2013annual dues by December 31, 2012; or (2) become a new memberwho joined in 2013 before the Meeting. Early registration isstrongly encouraged. Save $75 if your registration form withpayment is received by the ABA before December 31, 2012.The registration fee includes: all Postgraduate Courses,refreshment breaks, the opening reception, wine and cheesereception, one Annual Banquet ticket, choice of sunrise &luncheon symposia, and lunch on Wednesday and Thursday.Additional Annual Banquet tickets and “spouse tickets,” (whichinclude admission to the opening reception on Tuesday, April23; the wine and cheese reception on Wednesday, April 24, andthe Annual Banquet on Friday, April 26) may be purchased withyour advance registration or on-site.Residents and StudentsResidents and students may register at one-half off theapplicable fee. A letter from the faculty advisor confirming thestatus of the resident and student must be submitted with theregistration form. Online registration is not available forresident and student registration.Student ScholarshipsIn addition, up to four ABA scholarships are available forstudents to attend the 2013 Annual Meeting. The scholarshipsprovide up to $1000 to cover the student’s incurred expenses;registration is complimentary for each scholarship winner. Ifinterested, the burn center director must submit a letter to theABA Central Office outlining the student’s background andqualifications for the scholarship.All letters must be submitted by January 31, 2013. Contact theABA Central Office for more information -Phone: (312) 642-9260 | Email: info@ameriburn.org.Cancellation PolicyRegistration cancellation must be made in writing to the ABAand received in our office by mail or fax by April 3, 2013.Cancellations after that date will not be honored. Allcancellations will be charged a $75 administrative fee.Discount Travel ArrangementsUnited Airlines has been selected as the official airline for theABA’s 45th Annual Meeting in Palm Springs. To receivediscounted airfare rates for your flight to Palm Springs, makeyour reservation at www.united.com, and enter the followingcode in the Offer Code box:ZNXK6670156


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONSGeneral Housing InformationTo assist you in making your hotel accommodations the ABAhas selected Orchid Event Solutions, LLC. Please note theyare the only housing provider ABA has authorized for ourmeeting - if you are approached by any other company pleasebe aware they have no relationship with the ABA.Contact Orchid Event Solutions to book your room:https://resweb.passkey.com/go/ABA13OR866-748-9564, Monday-Friday, 7:00am-6:00pm MSTHotelsRegistration, meetings and exhibits will be held at the PalmSprings Convention Center . All room rates are subject tostate and local taxes. All rates include complimentaryinternet access.Renaissance Palm Springs - Attached to Convention Center$199 for single/double roomsHilton Palm Springs - 2 blocks to Convention Center$179 for single/double occupancySpa Resort Casino - 2 blocks to Convention Center$199 for single/double occupancyHotel Zoso - 3 blocks to Convention Center$199 for single double occupancyHyatt Regency Suites - 4 blocks to Convention Center$209 for single/double occupancyConfirmationsOrchid Event Solutions, LLC will send you anacknowledgment. Please review it carefully for accuracy. Ifyou do not receive an acknowledgment within 3 to 5 days orhave questions regarding your reservation, please contactOrchid Event Solutions by phone at 866-748-9564. You willnot receive a confirmation from the hotel.Why Is It Important to ABA that You BookWithin the Room Block?The ABA has negotiated special room rates for our meeting.These special room rates are only available to ABA attendees.In exchange for the negotiated room rates, ABA has certainminimum contractual obligations with each hotel. Therefore,it is important that we fill room blocks we have contractedfor so there are not financial liabilities to the Association.The ABA passes along these savings to exhibitors with lowbooth costs and to attendees with low registration fees.7


S UNRISEUNRISE & L UNCHEONUNCHEON SYMPOSIA †These symposia are interactive sessions, moderated by experts in the field. Come prepared with information aboutyour own burn unit, or questions that have surfaced during practice.At the conclusion of these sessions, the attendee will 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 to applytechniques and solutions to their practice settings.Wednesday, April 246:30 am - 7:45 am1. Lessons Learned from High DoseVitamin C Resuscitation from BurnShock2. Nursing and Management Trends3. Patient Satisfaction4. Bundles for Hospital AcquiredInfections5. Treatment of Scalds6. Hypertrophic Scars7. Special Needs at Burn Camp8. Getting the Most Out ofRehabilitation9. Surgical Management of Hand Burns10. Micronutrient Supplementation forthe Burn Patient11. The Role of the Pharmacist in theBurn Unit12. Multi Resistant Organism in theBurn Unit13. Best Use of Prevention DollarsThursday, April 256:30 am - 7:45 am14. Getting Involved in Burn Prevention15. Two Attendees - Two DifferentIdeas16. Adaptive Sports for Burn Survivors17. Telemedicine18. Management of Burns in a DiabeticPatient19. Overall Management of Obese BurnPatient20. Abuse at the Extremes of Age21. Disaster Management22. TPN: Is It Still the Work of theDevil?23. Resuscitation Adjuncts24. Serial Casting of the Burn Patient25. Pain Management26. Social Media and the Burn SurvivorFriday, April 266:30 am - 7:45 amThe three most popular SunriseSymposia will be repeated.27. Verification12:15 pm - 1:45 pm28. Computerized Scar Assessment29. Non Traditional Therapies30. Wounds31. Partnering With Your LocalFirefighters32. Outreach to Nursing andRehabilitation Schools33. Lasers Are Cool34. Documentation and Coding35. The Substance of ConflictManagement36. Long Distance DischargeEach Symposium is limited to 50 people. Please register early; the Symposia fill up quickly.The three most popular Symposia on Wednesday and Thursday will be repeated Friday morning.8


Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) Provider Course* †7:30 am – 5:00 pmThe Provider Course provides guidelines in the assessment andmanagement of the burn patient during the first 24 hours.ABLS Instructor/Coordinator Course* †7:30am– 3:30 pmThe Instructor Course is designed to introduce participants togeneral concepts of teaching and learning and to prepareparticipants as instructors of the Provider Course.Educational Symposium* †Fundamentals of Burn Care: Rehabilitation of theBurn Patient8:00 am – 3:00 pmCourse Directors: Amalia Cochran, MD, FACS, FCCM andPhilip E. Fidler, MDTarget Audience: Burn team members with three or less years ofexperience.Rehabilitation is a critical component of burn care, optimizingfunctional outcomes of patients and facilitating their return tothe community. New burn care providers are often unaware ofthe central and complex role of rehabilitation in the care of ourpatients. This activity is designed to introduce them to the roleof therapies and rehabilitation, starting during the acute phaseof care and continuing through return home.As a result of attending this activity, the learner should be ableto: (1) Become aware of rehabilitation of the burn patient;(2) Understand that rehabilitation starts at admission;(3) Describe benefits of burn therapy throughout all phases oftreatment; (4) Identify advantages and disadvantages ofcognitive rehabilitation; and (5) Discuss strategies forreintegration of the patient.SOAR Coordinator Course †1:00 pm – 4:00 pmSPECIAL WORKSHOPSORKSHOPS AND FORUMSMonday, April 22Tuesday, April 23Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery (SOAR) wasdesigned by a national advisory team of health care professionalsand burn survivors to provide a structured volunteer peersupport program.The program also enables the medical centers to create a pool ofmotivated and trained peer supporters with a minimumexpenditure of staff resources.As a result of attending this activity, the learner should be ableto: (1) Describe the framework for successful programimplementation; (2) Identify requirements of the SOARprogram; (3) Utilize the resources and materials of the SOARprogram; (4) Understand the basic elements of giving feedbackand managing conflict; and (5) Understand the role of thenational organization.Burn Prevention Workshop1:00 pm – 4:00 pmThis multidisciplinary educational workshop is hosted by theABA Burn Prevention Committee, Federation of BurnFoundations, International Association of Fire Fighters BurnFoundation, and Safe Kids Worldwide. Featured topics include:using data-driven strategies and new technologies in injury preventionand public education. Attendees will also have theopportunity to share their program success stories.Rehabilitation Workshop3:30 pm – 5:30 pm“Turning Practice into Research: Making the ResearchProcess Friendly for Every Burn Clinician”Moderators: Bernadette Nedelec, PhD andIngrid S. Parry, MS, PTThis workshop is geared toward all burn professionals workingdirectly with patients who are interested in clinical research butdo not know how or where to begin. Experienced cliniciansfrom a variety of different disciplines will provide step by stepguidance on developing and implementing various types ofstudies in burn rehabilitation. This is a grass roots effort to helpburn practitioners understand strategies for transformingclinical work and ideas into systematic observations andinvestigations. This unique workshop will also provide a forumfor open discussion and feedback about research ideas presentedby participants.TRACS Workshop*Tuesday, April 249:00 am – 5:00 pmThe TRACS training workshop will offer a brief BeginnerRefresher, with the remainder of the workshop focusing on theReportWriter feature. ReportWriter topics will include theadministrative module, navigation and understanding of varioustypes of data in the burn registry, analyzing data requests,accessing the ReportWriter, using standard reports, creatingdata table reports, and basic queries. Registration deadline isThursday, January 31, 2013. The ABA may cancel theworkshop if minimum attendee requirements are not met.Registrants will be informed of a cancellation prior to themeeting. Lunch is on your own.*Additional fee required--see registration form†Course Available for Credit9


SPECIAL WORKSHOPSORKSHOPS AND FORUMS CONTINUEDWednesday, April 24AThursday, April 25New Member Welcome Breakfast7:00 am – 7:45 amAre you a new ABA member attending the Annual Meeting forthe first time? Please join your colleagues and ABA leadershipfor breakfast at this informal networking session.Learn more about the educational opportunities, projects,activities, Committees and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) ofthe ABA.Firefighters Course I - Modern Day Meth Labs10:00am – 12:00pmSpeaker: Jack Wise, Battalion Chief, Los Angeles FireDepartmentOnce thought to be primarily found in rural settings, it is notuncommon to find these make shift laboratories almostanywhere. We will be dealing with issues of awareness andsafety for first responders who encounter these situations.Thursday, April 25Firefighters Course II - Mayday Procedures & Concerns10:00am – 12:00pmSpeaker: John Cerrillo, Lieutenant, New York Fire DepartmentBased on an increasing numbers of variables in modernfirefighting techniques and also modern construction materialsand hazards. We will be examining and discussing variousoperating procedures regarding management of a mayday sceneon the fireground.The Year in Review: The Top Burn JournalPublications in 2012 †4:15 pm – 5:30 pmSpeakers: Richard L. Gamelli, MD, FACSDavid G. Greenhalgh, MD, FACSBasil A. Pruitt, Jr., MD, FACSSteven E. Wolf, MD, FACSAs a result of attending this activity, the learner should be ableto: (1) Examine top publications in the Journal of Burn Care &Research, Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries and WoundRepair and Regeneration, Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, andBurns; and (2) Review major advances in published burnresearch.Changing Places4:15 pm – 5:30 pmCourse Director: Jason Woods, FFDid you ever wonder why someone would become a Firefighterand choose to enter a burning building? What is it like toactually be in the middle of a blazing inferno and how do youmake sure you get back outside safe? You can find the answersto these questions and much more in this year’s Firefighter/BurnTeam presentation entitled “Changing Places.” Leave thecomfort of your profession and join an interactive simulation ofthe Firefighter’s job to better understand what they do on adaily basis.Friday, April 26TGIF (Time to Get Injury Focused):Successfully Incorporating Prevention in Burn Care †10:00 am – 12:00 pmModerators: Karla S. Ahrns-Klas, RN, BSN, CCRP andErnest J. Grant, RN, BSN, MSNResults from a recent multi-center “Fire Safety and BurnPrevention Knowledge and Pratice Assessment” survey indicatethat burn professionals across the United States do not haveupdated knowledge about fire safety and burn prevention bestpractices. Widespread and consistent burn preventioneducation targeting the community and high-risk populations isessential in reducing the national incidence of injury. However,professionals must have accurate and up-to-date knowledge inorder to provide effective prevention educational interventions.As a result of attending this activity, the learner should be ableto: (1) Recognize it is the responsibility of all burn professionalsto educate patients, families, and communities on methods toreduce the incidence of injury; (2) Gain accurate knowledge onbest practices in fire safety and burn prevention; and (3)Demonstrate specific methods to incorporate fire safety andburn prevention in your own home, in burn patient and familyeducation, and in community outreach activities.*Additional fee required--see registration form†Course Available for Credit10


SPECIAL WORKSHOPSORKSHOPS AND FORUMS CONTINUEDFriday, April 26 Friday, April 26Ethics Case Presentation: The Impact of Religious Beliefs onBurn Care †12:15 pm – 1:45 pmCourse Director: James M. Cross, MD, FACSThere are many different religious traditions in the U.S. Some ofthese religious beliefs and practices may impact on burn care.On the other hand, our perception of what is allowed or notallowed with these different religious beliefs may be incorrect.As a result of attending this activity, the learner should be ableto: Understand that there are many different religious traditionsand to be more comfortable discussing these with patientswhen they may potentially impact burn care.I’m Not Sure How To Talk About It: Crucial ConversationsWith Burn Survivors †2:00 pm – 4:00 pmCourse Directors: Amy R. Acton, RN, BSN andDavid G. Greenhalgh, MD, FACSData gathered from ABA members and verified burn centersshow that healthcare professionals have requested informationand assistance in addressing sensitive topics with burnsurvivors (such as intimacy, relationships, grief, and loss). Inthe 2012 survey, healthcare professionals involved in dischargeplanning and aftercare services unanimously responded thatbody image issue, behavioral and social skills for responding toothers’ reactions needed to be addressed with burn survivorsand their families. This forum defines the elements of “crucialconversations” for burn survivors in relation to post-burnpsychosocial adjustment, discusses barriers to engaging in suchdiscussions, and provides best practice guidelines to healthcareprofessionals when responding to burn survivors’ sensitivequestions or initiating difficult conversations. Specificstrategies and patient-centered communication skills will bediscussed, demonstrated, and applied via practice scenarios.Healthcare professionals’ and burn survivors’ experiences andrecommendations will also be shared.As a result of attending this activity, the learner should be ableto: (1) Identify topics important to burn survivors’ post-burnpsychosocial adjustment and quality of life (e.g. relationships,intimacy and sexuality, grief, loss, and suffering) that cantransform into “crucial conversations” and potential barriers totheir discussion; (2) Understand the implications of culture andsocietal norms when approaching sensitive topics; and (3)Describe patient-centered interpersonal communicationresponses and strategies to effectively address the burnsurvivor’s questions or discuss difficult or sensitive topics in thehealthcare setting.International Outreach Committee Forum: Focus on BurnPrevention in the Developing World †2:00 pm – 4:00 pmCourse Director: Nathan A. Kemalyan, MD, FACSPrevention of burn injury is one of the primary activities of theAmerican Burn Association. Great success has been achieved inreducing both the rate and severity of burn injury over the yearsby many means, including public policy and legislation, majorefforts in public education, improved standards in constructionand commercial products, automobile safety, as well as manyother specific efforts aimed at improving the safety of ourenvironment.Developing countries do not enjoy the social, governmental andmaterial resources that have been instrumental in reducing theimpact of burn injury in the western world. Strategies to reducethe rate and severity of burn injuries need to be tailored to theindividual conditions of each locale.As a result of attending this activity, the learner should be ableto: Plan and execute a basic burn prevention intervention as apart of an international outreach experience.From Idea, to Grant, to Bedside: A Guide to Getting Startedwith Research †2:00 pm – 4:00 pmCourse Directors: Agnes M. Burris, RN; Robert C. Cartotto,MD, FRCSC; Iris H. Faraklas, RN, BSN; and Celeste C.Finnerty, PhDNumerous nurses, physicians, therapists, survivors, andfirefighters have research questions and ideas related to burncare and would like to participate in research. However, manyof these providers lack knowledge or training in research andneed instruction and guidance in this area (“the gap”).Consequently, despite a probable wealth of useful ideas andquestions, many burn care providers never get involved withresearch and many potentially important contributions gounrecognized. This symposium would provide an opportunityfor research-experienced mentors to teach and guide motivatedyoung or first-time investigators on the basics of setting up,running, and publishing research. Thus, this symposium isintended to help new investigators get started with and/orparticipate in research.As a result of attending this activity, the learner should be ableto: (1) Understand the basic components needed to successfullyinitiate and participate in research; and (2) Appreciate the valueof burn related research on clincal care and, as a result, bemotivated to participate in research.*Additional fee required--see registration form†Course Available for Credit11


SPECIAL WORKSHOPSORKSHOPS AND FORUMS CONTINUEDFriday, April 26Healing with Each Contact: Powerful Rapport BuildingStrategies for Every Member of the Burn Team †2:00 pm – 4:00 pmSpeaker: Judith Acosta, LISW, LCSW-R, CHTTo be effective, burn practitioners must generate rapport withpatients which involves managing their pain and anxiety tosupport their physical and psychological healing. With the rightinterpersonal skills, this can occur with every interaction.Throughout the spectrum of care from first response tocommunity reintegration, the manner in which a burnprofessional communicates can encourage positiverelationships, transform fear into calm and make good medicinebetter. Many burn practitioners are unaware of communicationtools needed to build successful rapport and create a morepositive healing experience for patients after burn injury.As a result of attending this activity, the learner should be ableto: (1) Demonstrate skills for building rapport; (2) Utilize wordsand actions in managing a patient’s pain and anxiety; and (3)Understand the effect communication has on overall physicaland psychological healing throughout the spectrum of burnrecovery.12


CONCURRENT POSTGRADUATE COURSESWednesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 252:00 pm – 4:00 pmPOSTGRADUATE COURSE A †Partner to Affect Change in Burn Centers Inside and OutCourse Directors: Tonja L. Kelly, RN, BSN and Christopher W. Lentz, MD, FACS, FCCMAs the cost of health care escalates, medical resources devoted to the care of thermal injury becomes scarce. This two day sessionwill focus on strategies to secure these resources both within and outside the medical center. A variety of approaches to particularproblems including blueprints for success and lessons learned on the path to achieving good results.As a result of attending this activity, the learner should be able to: Access tools necessary to develop their own strategies to buildbridges with departments within the medical center and agencies outside the medical center to affect changes in their future.POSTGRADUATE COURSE B †Difficult CasesCourse Directors: Robert C. Cartotto, MD, FRCSC; David T. Harrington, MD, FACS; and Edward E. Tredget, MD, MSc, FRCS(c)The number of patients with large complicated burn injuries seen at any institution are limited. As well, because of the complexityof the injuries these patients require acute and rehabilitative care from many members of the multidisciplinary burn team. As aresult, practitioners and burn team members may have difficulty in prioritizing acute and rehabilitation care plans. Additionally,because of the limited amount of evidence-based medicine in this area, expert opinions and experience are used as an example andguide to treatment plans.As a result of attending this activity, the learner should be able to: (1) Enhance the understanding of the potential outcome for thespecific type of patient with difficult and complicated injuries; (2) Demonstrate the need for specialized centers with dedicatedmultidisciplinary members; and (3) Apply and assess suggested protocols for use on these types of patients in the burn center.POSTGRADUATE COURSE C †Treating the Invisible WoundsCourse Director: Amalia Cochran, MD, FACSThere is a deficit of understanding and knowledge to assist with difficult recovery problems including itch, sleep disturbance,PTSD associated with non clinical issues.As a result of attending this activity, the learner should be able to: (1) Address non-physical aspects of the burn patient;(2) Understand long-term issues post discharge; (3) Utilize interventions to help the struggling patients; and (4) Identify thestruggling patient.13


Monday, April 22COMMITTEE AND SIGMEETING SCHEDULEAAll registered meeting participants are encouraged to attend the SIG meetings which provide opportunities to exchange ideas andnetwork with peers. Committee meetings are limited to appointed ABA members. Room locations will be noted in theAnnual Meeting Program Book.Burn Registry Committee8:00 am – 9:30 amIAC/Gov’t Affairs Luncheon12:00 pm – 1:30 pmBurn Science Advisory PanelMembership Advisory CommitteeFirefighters SIGBurn Prevention CommitteeAd Hoc Coding CommitteeEducation CommitteeNBR CommitteeChaplains/Pastoral Caregivers SIGMAC/SIG Chair Luncheon8:00 am – 12:00 pm8:00 am – 3:30 pm9:00 am – 12:00 pm9:00 am – 5:00 pm9:30 am – 10:30 am10:00 am – 11:00 am10:00 am – 11:30 am10:30 am – 12:00 pm11:30 am – 1:00 pmAftercare Reintegration CommitteeBylaws CommitteeBurn Epidemiology SIGBurn Camp SIGABLS Advisory CommitteeVerification CommitteeConflict of Interest CommitteeAd Hoc Technology CommitteeCanadian SIG12:00 pm – 2:30 pm1:30 pm – 2:30 pm3:00 pm – 5:00 pm3:00 pm – 7:00 pm3:30 pm – 5:00 pm4:00 pm – 5:30 pm5:30 pm – 6:30 pm5:30 pm – 6:30 pm7:00 pm – 10:30 pmTuesday, April 23Burn Prevention and Federationof Burn Foundation SIGBurn Registry Users SIGBurn Survivor & Reintegration SIGOrganization & Deliveryof Burn Care CommitteeResearch CommitteeOT/PT SIGFluid Resuscitation SIGAnesthesiology/Respiratory SIGInternational Outreach CommitteeReconstructive SIGBoard of Trustees/Committee ChairLuncheonPsychosocial SIG8:00 am – 11:30 am8:00 am – 9:00 am8:00 am – 10:30 am8:00 am – 11:00 am8:00 am – 11:00 am8:00 am – 1:00 pm9:00 am – 12:00 pm9:00 am – 12:00 pm9:30 am – 11:00 am10:00 am – 12:00 pm11:30 am – 2:00 pm12:00 pm – 3:00 pmBurn Center Disaster Planning SIG12:30 pm – 2:30 pmBioengineering/Biophysics SIG 1:00 pm – 3:00 pmNursing SIG1:00 pm – 4:00 pmPediatric Burns SIG1:00 pm – 3:00 pmNutrition SIG1:30 pm – 4:30 pmRehabilitation Commitee2:00 pm – 3:00 pmResearch SIG2:00 pm – 5:00 pmPharmacy SIG3:00 pm – 5:00 pmEthics Committee3:00 pm – 5:00 pmArchives Committee3:00 pm – 4:00 pmBurn Center Physicians SIG 3:30 pm – 5:00 pmAdvanced Practice, Registered Nurse,Physician Assistant SIG3:30 pm – 5:30 pm14


SPECIAL INTEREST G ROUPSAAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse/Physician Assistant (formerly Mid Level Providers)2013ROUPS 2013Christine Camp, PA-C (Christine.Kamp@mercy.net) This SIG was created as a forum for nurse practitioners, physician assistants and othermid-level health care practitioners to exchange ideas and practices, promote professional growth and facilitate continuing educationin burn care.Anesthesiology/RespiratorySam R. 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/BiophysicsRaphael Lee, MD, ScD, FACS (rlee@surgery.bsd.uchicago.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 path physiology,development of molecular repair therapeutics and tissue engineering science.Burn CampNan Edens (Nan.edens@azburn.org) What have your camp guidelines done for you lately? Join us as we take an in depth look at theIABC’s guidelines designed to help facilitate the best camp imaginable for your young campers and staff. Why recreate the wheelwhen a bump in the road presents itself in your camp planning. We will have professionals to discuss the main areas: General BurnCamp Management, Human Resources & Risk Management, Financial Management, Burn Specific Health Policy and PsychosocialSupport. You won’t want to miss this opportunity.Burn Center Disaster PlanningAndrea Valenta, RN, MSN (Andrea.L.Valenta@medstar.net) This SIG provides a forum for those involved with emergency preparedness tocome together and collaborate on various disaster-related issues. A focus of the 2013 agenda will be to continue to explore how toimprove integrative planning efforts between ABA burn centers and local, regional and federal agencies. A representative from HHShas been invited.Burn Center PhysiciansLouis H. Riina, MD (lriina@optonline.net/lriina@lipsg.com) This session is an informal meeting for physicians and others interested indiscussing issues such as burn unit management, physician’s role, responsibilities, and reimbursement.Burn EpidemiologyPeter A. Brigham, MSW (pabrigham@gmail.com) The Epidemiology SIG of the ABA provides a forum for exchange between public healthand safety professionals, clinicians, and statisticians who are interested in developing a common understanding of the epidemiologyof burn and fire injury, as documented in vital statistics and treated both in burn centers and other health care settings.Burn PreventionKarla Klas, RN, BSN, CCRP (kahrns@med.umich.edu) This year’s program will provide updates on emerging trends in burn and fireprevention, developing effective programs, and overcoming common challenges will be provided by top national experts. Anyonewith an interest in injury prevention, fire safety, public education, safety advocacy, or community outreach is encouraged to attendthis educational and networking-focused session.Burn Registry UsersRhonda S. Willis (Rhonda.willis@hcahealthcare.com) Provides an opportunity for all users of the Burn Registry to network with otherregistry users and ABA leadership of the National Burn Repository. Provides a format for updates of N-TRAC burn module andprovides a forum for the exchange of information, problem sharing and problem solving.Burn Survivor and ReintegrationKimberly Calman-Holt (kimberlyholt@frontier.com) The purpose of this SIG is to help individuals gain a clear understanding of the longterm recovery process of a burn survivor. This will include discussion on reintegration, resiliency, body image, coping skills, selfesteem and other life after a burn injury experiences. The topic for this SIG will be “Life After a Burn Injury”.CanadianEdward E. Tredget, MD, MSc, FRCSC (etredget@ualberta.ca) The agenda for this year agenda includes a guest speaker and a number ofpapers selected from submitted abstracts. The meeting also provides an opportunity for Canadians who are attending the ABA tomeet and discuss issues that are relevant to burn care in Canada.15


Chaplains/Pastoral CaregiversAShirley Massey (smassey@unch.edu) Chaplains/Pastoral Caregivers meet to discuss the various professional methods of meeting thespiritual/emotional needs of the patients, families and staff. The Chaplains/Pastoral SIG is an opportunity for networking andcommunicating the challenges of caring for the burn patient and their families. The Chaplains/Pastoral SIG provides us with anavenue to explore the professional role of the Chaplain on the Burn Unit.Federation of Burn Foundations/IAFFBFPaul Schwartzman (paul@flrba.com) This year’s program will provide updates on emerging trends in burn and fire prevention,developing effective programs, and overcoming common challenges will be provided by top national experts. Anyone with aninterest in injury prevention, fire safety, public education, safety advocacy, or community outreach is encouraged to attend thiseducational and networking-focused session.FirefightersBenjamin H. Alder, Fire Captain (docodb@verizon.net) This year’s meeting will focus on the spike in suicides for firefighter and emergencymedical personnel. Our guest speaker will be Dan DeGryse, Captain of the Chicago Fire Department and Director of EAP for theChicago Fire Fighters Union.NursingJeanie Leggett, RN, BSN (jlegget@lumc.edu) Provides an opportunity for burn nurses to network with colleagues, gain information aboutthe ABA and share ideas. Issues relevant to burn nursing and the profession of nursing as a whole are discussed.NutritionMaggie L. Dylewski, PhD, RD (mdylewski@shrinenet.org) This SIG fosters interaction among professionals through the exchange ofnutrition and metabolism information. Team members include clinical dietitians/nutritionist, nutrition support practitioners,dietetic technicians, researchers and others with an interest in nutrition support and metabolism.Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy (OT/PT)Trudy J. Boulter, OTR, BS, CHT (Boulter.trudy@tchden.org) The OT/PT SIG will focus on burn scarring and associated contracturedevelopment. A selection of seasoned therapists will discuss the pathophysiology of burn scar and will discuss scar managementtechniques both globally and in specific challenging anatomical locations, to include but not limited to web spaces, the face andneck.Pediatric BurnsBradley J. Phillips, MD (Bradley.Phillips@HealthONECares.com/bjpmd2@aol.com) Multidisciplinary discussion of case presentations by selectmembers of the Pediatric SIG. Our SIG is open to all disciplines and all members are encouraged to submit case for discussion.PharmacyClaire Murphy, PharmD, BCPS (claire.murphy@osumc.edu) This SIG provides the opportunity for interactions among professionalsinterested in the pharmaceutical care of the burn patient. The Pharmacy SIG meeting will include a presentation on, “An overviewof Topical Products for Burn Wounds” with presenters TBD. In addition we plan to present and discuss two “difficult cases”.PsychosocialRuth Rimmer (rbrimmer@yahoo.com) This SIG provides a forum for active discussion among those individuals who work with thepsychological, emotional and social aspects of burn injury, recovery and rehabilitation.ReconstructiveMatthias Donelan, MD (mdonelan@partners.org) A forum for those interested in surgical care for the burn survivor. This year will focus onreconstructive surgery for burn deformities presented by the group members.ResearchMelissa A. Pressman, PhD (melissa_pressman@dmgaz.org) This SIG, titled “Dissecting the Research Protocol”, will focus on improvingprotocol development through research design, outcomes assessment, and statistical analysis. We will address research educationalneeds and deficits, as identified by ABA membership “Research Educational Needs” Survey. The Session will include speakers, aworkshop, and an interdisciplinary expert panel. In addition, feasibility study posters from ABA membership will be presented.Tissue BankingHarriet Schwartzman (Harriet_Schwartzman@mtf.org) This SIG focuses on the area of tissue banking and its interaction with the burncommunity. Areas of particular interest are the regulatory standards for tissue banking, advancements in cell and tissue bankingtechnologies, and clinical applications for tissues.16


TIPS FOR NAVIGATINGAVIGATING THE ABAANNUAL MEETINGAAThe ABA Annual Meeting is a large conference, and may seem overwhelming, particularly to first-timers. To help you make it apositive experience, use the following tips and attend the New Member Welcome Breakfast on Wednesday, April 24. Check theschedule of events on the ABA web site (www.ameriburn.org) and in the Program Book prior to your arrival at the meeting.Small Group Networking SessionsSpecial Interest Groups (SIG’s): The SIG’s meet before the meeting officially begins. These informal workshop-like sessions, opento 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 session(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 and concerns thatare global in nature for the burn team.Presidential Address and Awards Presentation: The Presidential Address and Awards Ceremony opens the Annual Meeting.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 particularly important.Poster Sessions: Poster sessions are ideal for one-on-one meetings with the authors and investigators presenting their work. Don’tpass up this opportunity to not only gain knowledge in your area of interest, but to meet the people behind the studies.Exhibitor BoothsThroughout the meeting you can visit the Exhibit Hall, where there are hundreds of products and services to explore. Here you willbe able to meet with vendors and have “hands on” experience with their products. This is also a great place to meet people andnetwork!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 awonderful time at the meeting! From the American Burn Association Membership Advisory Committee.17


ANNUAL ABA B URN PREVENTIONPOSTER A CONTESTCalling all members of the burn team!Here’s your chance to increase awareness of burn hazards or prevention messages. Three monetary awards in the amounts of $500,$300, or $200 will be awarded to the top three posters. All awards are paid to the Institutions represented. Winners will beannounced during the ABA Annual Meeting in Palm Springs.Contest Details/Poster ThemesPosters may address scalds, any single burn or fire prevention problem, a specific population, or multiple etiologies. Posters will beevaluated according to the following criteria: originality of the idea, creativity, quality of the verbal and graphic message, theimmediate 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 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 version of the poster and poster abstract form in PowerPoint format must be emailed to the PosterContest Chair, Cryun@lhs.org and received no later than March 1, 2013. To obtain a poster abstract form link:http://www.ameriburn.org/2013PosterContestEntryForm.doc12. Posters are to be taken to the Burn Prevention Booth by 2:00 pm, Tuesday, April 23, 2013, and taken downby 1:45 pm, Thursday, April 25, 2013. 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 2013 Annual Meeting. Posters will be judged bymembers of the ABA Burn Prevention Committee with ribbons placed on the three winning posters.Late entries will not be accepted.Any questions, contact Curtis Ryun, RN at Cryun@lhs.org.18


A D ESERT OASISASISTHINGS TO DO IN PALMALM SPRINGSOnce known as Hollywood’s playground, today’s Palm Springs is the ultimate playground for outdoor adventure, arts and culture,world-class entertainment and dining. Nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, the city of Palm Springs preserves theeasygoing charm of a small town while offering all the amenities of a world class city: stylish boutiques, art galleries, museums andfabulous restaurants. Below you can find some suggestions of what to do.Outdoor ActivitiesIn Palm Springs, you’ll discover an outdoor playground surrounded by breathtaking mountains andcanyons. Desert Adventures Eco-Tours & Events is a great way to experience this uniquelandscape. Visit red-jeep.com for more info.Soar to the top of Mount San Jacinto, up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon on the world-famous PalmSprings Aerial Tramway, the world’s largest rotating tramcar. The 10-minute ride begins at 2,643 ft.and ends at 8.516 ft.Explore miles of hiking trails or take an off-road adventure by exploring the San Andreas Fault or the spectacular Joshua TreeNational Park.Enjoy a round of golf at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort or Indian Canyons Golf Resort. Both offerunparalleled desert beauty and challenging terrain for all levels.Take an evening ride around the village of Palm Springs in ahorse-drawn carriage and enjoy the warm, star-studdeddesert evening.Arts and EntertainmentCatch a performance at the Palm Springs Fabulous Follies, a Broadway-caliber production celebratingthe music and dance of the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s.Visit the Annenberg and Palm Canyon Theatres for live drama, comedy and music.Learn about the masters of mid-century modern architecture by taking a tour of the desert’s mostnotable architecture.Enjoy street entertainment, beautiful artwork, and handcrafted items every Thursday evening at the outdoor Villagefest in downtownPalm Springs.Coachella Music Festival | April 19-21 The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual three-day music and arts festival,founded by Paul Tollett, organized by Goldenvoice and held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, in the Inland Empire'sCoachella Valley. The event features many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop and electronic music as well as largesculptural art. The festival is renowned for showcasing many of the popular and emergingacts in music, as well as established artists and reunion performances.Visit the secluded retreats and exclusive estates of Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe or ElvisPresley by taking a celebrity tour.Follow Palm Springs’ Walk of Stars throughout downtown featuring more than 300 starsof celebrities, humanitarians, professional athletes, and civic leaders.Palm Springs. It’s like no place else.19


Step 1: Attendee Information – Please type or print.AABA MemberNon-Member2013 Dues Must be Paid by 12/31/12 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 PharmD OtherDiscipline (circle one): Physician Mid-Level Provider Nurse Respiratory Nutrition Psychology Social WorkOrganization:ANNUAL MEETING REGISTRATION FORMClick Here To Register OnlineBasic Science Rehabilitation Therapist Firefighter Burn Survivor Chaplain Pharmacist Non-Profit/AdministratorAddress Home WorkCity State Zip CountryTelephone Fax Registrant’s Email(Registration confirmation will be sent by e-mail)First Time Attending ABA Annual MeetingAmerican Burn Association 45th Annual MeetingApril 23 - 26, 2013Special NeedsStep 2: Join or Renew Your ABA Membership Today! Renewal membership rates are only available to those who paid 2012 dues.Pay My 2013 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, or 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, 2012 After Dec. 31, 2012 After March 1, 2013/OnsiteMember A1 $600 A2 $700 A3 $750Non-Member B1 $825 B2 $925 B3 $975Residents & 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 $100Additional Annual Banquet Ticket C2 $125Spouse Ticket C3 $175(Includes opening exhibitor reception, wine and cheese reception and annual banquet ticket)Spouse Name _______________________________________________*Please note: If sending in more than four names with one payment, please include a detailed description, i.e. spreadsheet, foreach attendee and fees.20TOTAL Step 3: _____________


ANNUAL M EETINGStep 4: Ancillary Courses and SessionsAdvanced Burn Life Support Provider CourseMonday, April 227:30 am - 5:00 pmANurses, Nurse Practitioners, Therapists, Physician Assistants, Paramedics..........F1 $250Physicians, Resident Physicians........................................................................................ F2 $375Advanced Burn Life Support Instructor/Coordinator CourseTuesday, April 237:30 am - 3:30 pm*Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Therapists, Physician Assistants.................................G1 $250Physicians, Resident Physicians.........................................................................................G2 $375*Please identify when and where Provider Course taken:Location:________________________________ Date:___________________EETING REGISTRATION FORMTRACS WorkshopI1 Tuesday, April 239:00am-5:00pmAdditional Fee of $150Additional Courses (No charge)SOAR Coordinator CourseJ1 Tuesday, April 231:00pm-4:00pmEthics Case PresentationConcurrent with FridayLunch SymposiaK1 Friday, April 2612:15pm-1:45pmTOTAL Step 4:__________________Sunrise and Luncheon Symposia — Session Numbers only, as listed on page 6. Wednesday/Thursday – 2:00pm-4:00pmFirst Choice Second Choice Third Choice Please choose one of the following:Wednesday Sunrise _____________ _____________ _____________ L1 Postgrad A: Partnering for ChangeThursday Sunrise _____________ _____________ _____________ L2 Postgrad B: Difficult CasesFriday Lunch _____________ _____________ _____________ L3 Postgrad C: Invisible WoundsThursday – 4:15pm-5:30pm Thursday – 8:00am-9:30am Friday – 2:00pm-4:00pmPlease choose one of the following: Please choose one of the following: Please choose one of the following:N1 Changing Places O1 Verbal First Aid P1 How To Talk About ItN2 Year in Review O2 Hot Topics in ODBC P2 Burn Prevention in the Developing WorldStep 5: Payment InformationCheck Enclosed for $______________________American Express Visa MasterCardCredit Card Number_____________________________________________________________Expiration Date:________________ Signature________________________________________P3 Research: From Ideas, to Grant, to BedsideP4 Healing with Each ContactTOTAL Steps 2, 3 & 4:_____________Cancellation Policy: Fees include a nonrefundable charge of $75. There will be no refund for any portion of the meeting after April 3, 2013. Feesdue must be accompanied by either credit card or check in US funds. Faxed forms must be accompanied by credit card information.Substitution Policy: Substitutions will be charged a $75 fee when the substitution is of the same value (i.e. member to member; non-member tonon-member). When substituting a non-member for a member, the registration rate difference will be charged. ABA memberships arenon-transferable. No substitutions after April 3, 2013.Send Form with Payment To:American Burn AssociationPO Box 783Elk Grove Village, IL 60009Phone: (312) 642-9260 Fax: (847) 759-6959Email Questions: info@ameriburn.orgOnline Registrations: www.ameriburn.org


SPECIAL THANKS TO THE 2012-2013 ABAAPROGRAM COMMITTEEEdward E. Tredget, MD, MSc, FRCSC, ChairFirefighters Burn Treatment Unit, Edmonton, AB, CanadaSteven E. Wolf, MD, FACS, Vice ChairUniversity of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TXHeather A. Shankowsky, RN, CCRP Associate ChairUniversity of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, AB, CanadaGretchen J. Carrougher, RN, MNUniversity of Washington Regional Burn Center, Seattle,WAMarcia M. Halerz, RN, BSN, MBALoyola University Medical Center, Maywood, ILCeleste C. Finnerty, PhDShriners Hospitals for Children, Galveston, TXDavid T. Harrington, MD, FACSRhode Island Hospital, Providence, RITonja L. Kelly, RN, BSNArkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock, ARChristopher W. Lentz, MD, FACS, FCCMUniversity of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque, NMCrystal G. New, RNMassachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MAAmalia Cochran, MD, FACS, Ex OfficioUniversity of Utah Hospital Burn Center, Salt LakeCity, UTMichael J. Schurr, MD, FACSUniversity of Denver, Aurora, COLucy A. Wibbenmeyer, MDUniversity of Iowa, Iowa City, IAKathleen A. Hollowed, RN, Ex OfficioThe Burn Center at Washington Hospital Center,Washington, DCTina L. Palmieri, MD, FACS, FCCM, Ex OfficioShriners Hospitals for Children and University ofCalifornia Davis, Sacramento, CAIngrid S. Parry, MS, PT, Ex OfficioShriners Hospitals for Children, Sacramento, CAMichael A. Serghiou, OTR, MBAShriners Hospitals for Children, Galveston, TXJill L. Sproul, RN, MS, Ex OfficioSanta Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CAM. Jane Burns, Staff LiaisonAmerican Burn Association, Chicago, ILAmerican Burn Association311 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 4150Chicago, IL 60606(312) 642-9260www.ameriburn.org18 22


IMPORTANT DATESATESDecember 31, 2012Last day for current ABA members to pay 2013 duesand receive a discount on meeting registration.DEADLINE FOR “EARLY BIRD” REGISTRATIONMarch 22, 2013Hotel reservation deadlineApril 3, 2013Deadline for Registration Cancellations.NO REFUNDS AFTER THIS DATE.American Burn Association311 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 4150Chicago, IL 60606(312) 642-9260www.ameriburn.org

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