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Welcome to the BBA

The BBA is a non-profit making organisation whose membership is made up of those people interested in taking forward the Aims of the Association which are burn prevention, and the propagation of knowledge on the best treatment and rehabilitation following a burn injury.

The Association organises educational events and an annual scientific meeting to provide a forum for both members and non-members.

A website advertising facility for meetings, courses and study days is open to members only.  Agreed allied professional organisations are also eligible to advertise on the website. To advertise, please contact the BBA Manager at:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Please note that the BBA does not offer a course endorsement facility.

News & Events

Meetings and Conferences

3rd Annual Canadian Burn Symposium:  Challenges - Are We Up to Them?

To be held on 24 - 25 October 2016 at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle, Downtown Hotel, Vancouver, BC.

The program will address the challenges in resuscitation, surgery, nutrition and post discharge life for those that have been burned.  Over the two day symposium, participants will also gain a comprehensive overview of challenges in therapy and wound care. The future of burn surgery will also be discussed.

This program will be of interest to Plastic surgeons, Trauma Surgeons, Nurses, Researchers, Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Nutritionists, First Responders, Occupational Therapists and Intensivists. 

Additional conference and registration information is available at

A Conference flyer is available below:

Canadian Burn Symposium - 24-25.10.16.pdf

British Trauma Society Annual Scientific Meeting

This year the British Trauma Society Annual Scientific Meeting will be heading to the Birmingham City Council House on the 9th -10th NOVEMBER 2016 and will once again bring together leading experts in the fields of Trauma and Orthopaedics to discuss central issues, current challenges and research in the assessment and treatment of trauma cases.

BTS 2016 will provide a forum for all persons involved in the management of the injured patient and includes all related specialities. It aims to bring together the knowledge and experience of surgeons, doctors, nurses, paramedics, physiotherapists and researchers, and all groups related to trauma management. The event welcomes delegates and speakers from across the globe.

It is anticipated that participants will benefit from a comprehensive review of the latest advances made in every aspect of trauma care and future research.

Don’t miss out! Take advantage of our discounted prices by registering to attend before the Early Bird deadline of 11:59 on 23rd SEPTEMBER 2016. Remember, members of the British Trauma Society get discounted fees BECOME A MEMBER NOW!

Registration link:

25th Magill Symposium

To be be be held on Wednesday 16th November 2016 and organised by the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital & Imperial College, London.

The scientific programme will be delivered by an international multidisciplinary delegation,covering hot and controversial topics surrounding burn injuries and the scientific rationale behind our therapeutic approach.

Cost:  £120 (free for Imperial School of Anaesthsia trainees).  Register at  Deta.ils are available from Faruq at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The conference flyer and programme are available below:

CW Imperial College 25th Magill Symposium Flyer - 16.11.16.pdf
25th Magill Symposium Programme - 16.11.16.pdf

BAPRAS Winter Scientific Meeting 2016

To be held at the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, London on 23 - 25 November 2016

Registration is now open at

A 10% discount is available on registrations made before 14 October.

As well as talks from prominent international speakers, including Dr Scott Levin, Professor Simon Kay, Professor Phillip Blondeel, Dr Foad Nahai and Dr Eric Arnaud, BAPRAS is also pleased to welcome colleagues from the Korean Association of Plastic Surgeons who will be giving a masterclass on rhinoplasty, plus a fascinating session from the BAPRAS Innovation Special Interest Group and an update session from the Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network
For more information, visit

The BAPRAS 70th Anniversary will be celebrated on Thursday 24 November, at a masked ball, raising funds for BFIRST. 

Further information on registration, guest speakers and more, is available at

Society of Academic and Research Surgery (SARS):  BBA Session


The SARS Annual Meeting will be held at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin on 18th - 19th January 2017 and the BBA joint meeting / section will be held on the second day, Thursday19th January 2017.

Abstracts can be submitted online now at

CLOSING DATE for submission is 4.00pm, 9th SEPTEMBER 2016

All abstracts must be submitted online and the Jackson Prize and Gibson Prize will be awarded at the meeting.

Further details on the meeting together with the abstract submission guidelines are available at.

A conference flyer is available below:

SARS BBA Flyer 2017 updated.pdf

Study Days

BBA Education Day 2016: Making Simulation Stimulating - How to Set Up a Simulation Workshop in Burns

3rd November 2016


Topics to include:

- An Introduction to Simulation
- Planning Simulation Activities
- Faculty Development
- Simulation / Workshops
    - Workshop 1:  Utilising Effective Debriefing Techniques
    - Workshop 2:  Designing and Delivering a Successful Scenario

The Education Day has been awarded 5 CPD credits

Registration fees:  £45 for BBA Members;    £75 for non-BBA Members

The Education Day flyer and application form are availabe below:

BBA Education Day Programme flyer - 3.11.16.pdf
BBA Education Day Application Form - 3.11.16.doc

Early Management of Children with Burns:  A Study Day for Anaesthetists

7th November 2016

To be held on 7 November 2016 at UH Bristol Education Centre

The programme includes:

- National Organisation of Burns Services in the UK
- Burns - Aetiology, Pathophysiology
- What is the Burns Surgeon Trying to Achieve?
- Initial Management of the Severely Burned Child - Who to Intubate, Fluid Management, Lines and Monitoring
- Transfer to the Tertiary Centre
- Anaesthetic and Surgical Management at the Burns Centre
- Healing and Outcomes from Severe Burns
- Top Tips and Tricks; Pitfalls to Avoid

Cost:  £60 to inlcude refreshments and lunch.  CPD approval applied for

To secure a place on the course contact:  Holly Notta at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Tel:  0117 342 7008

A Study Day flyer is available below:

Early Mngt of Children with Burns for Anaesthetists, Bristol - 7.11.16.pdf

Minor Burns Injury Management

14th November 2016

To be held at the Broomfield Hospital, Medical Academic Unit on Monday 14 November 2016

Who is it for?
•      A&E Department staff
•      Walk-in-Centre staff
•      Minor Injury Unit staff
•      GP practice staff
•      Staff who have an interest in minor burn wounds

•      First Aid
•      Definition and assessment of burn injury
•      Referral guidelines & Telemedicine
•      Management of the burn injury
•      Management of blisters
•      Potential complications plus more

The Study Day is free of charge.  To secure a place or for further Information please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

A Study Day flyer is available below:

Minor Burns Injury Mngt Broomfield - 14.11.16.doc