Canadian Burn Network Launches the Canadian Burn Association

With the Canadian Burn Network Conference quickly approaching this fall, we are pleased to introduce the network’s launch of the Canadian Burn Association (CBA). As a scientific and educational professional association dedicated to improved burn care, supporting research, and preventing burn injuries, the CBA will work alongside the Canadian Burn Network to achieve these goals through multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary support. Members that support the burn care team include burn surgeons, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, and critical care physicians; and importantly, first responders and burn survivors. The Board of Directors and Council-at-Large include representation from burn care specialists and partners. The CBA is critical for the vast Canadian healthcare landscape and will strive to advance burn care standards and innovation for Canadians. It is imperative that burn care professionals assess and inform best practices, burn organization on provincial and federal levels, and participate in prevention strategies and a national mass casualty management plan. Learn more about the CBA at the Annual Canadian Burn Network Conference that will take place at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa from September 22- 24, 2019. This conference has established itself as the country’s premier burn care meeting for a range of professionals by addressing one of the true multidisciplinary challenges. Since its inception, the meeting has offered a concurrent program geared specifically towards first responders, appealing well beyond the domain of healthcare specialists. This year’s conference focuses on burn care innovation through research, with special sessions on:
  • Standardized and protocolized burn care in Canada
  • Performance and quality improvement
  • Translational research in burns
  • Long-term outcomes and quality of life
  • State of the art science: critical care, wound care and therapy
All Canadian Burn Directors and their multidisciplinary colleagues including Plastic Surgeons, Trauma Surgeons, Nurses, Researchers, Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Researchers, Nutritionists and First Responders are invited to attend. Visit the conference website for more details and to register.