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.
News & Events
Congratulations to Winthrop Professor Fiona M Wood who gave the A B Wallace Memorial Lecture 2016 entitled “Striving for Excellence in Burn Care” at the BBA Annual Conference in Newcastle.
A short biography for Professor Wood is available below:
Congratulations to Ruth Tevlin, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cork University Hospital for her Essay entitled “Education in Burns: Lessons from the Past and Objectives for the Future”.
Congratulations to Hendrik Hoeksema for his presentation of a paper entitled “Burn Depth Assessment: Laser Doppler Imaging (LDI) vs Enzymatic Debridement” at the BBA Annual Conference on 11 - 13 May 2016 in Newcastle.
Congratulations to the two runner ups: Michael Serghiou for his presentation of a paper entitled “Novel Use of a Self-Adhesive Silicone Fabric Sheeting for Managing Difficult Eye Contractions” and Julia Sarginson for her presentation of a paper entitled “The Inflammatory Response to Small Burns in Young Children”.
Meetings and Conferences
BAPRAS Summer Scientific Meeting 2016
To be held on 29 June - 1 July 2016 at the Marriott City Centre Hotel, Bristol
BAPRAS is pleased to announce that the programme for the forthcoming Scientific Meeting is now available and registration is open. Registration is available at: http://www.bapras.org.uk/professionals/training-and-education/bapras-events/summer-scientific-meeting-2016/registration .
As well as the usual free papers on a range of topics, this year’s programme includes guest lectures on stem cell science, applications and principles; building efficient microsurgery services and burn care priorities plus a debate on sentinel lymph node biopsy. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons will be hosting a dedicated session on aesthetic surgery. BAPRAS is pleased to welcome Dr Raja Sabapathy and Professor David David, who will be giving the Sushruta Guha and John Potter lectures respectively.
A copy of the programme is available at: http://bapras.meeting.org.uk/programme/index.php/home
BAPRAS trainee members may register at a reduced rate of £59 for the whole meeting for either this meeting or this year’s winter meeting.
Further information on the meeting is available at: http://www.bapras.org.uk/professionals/training-and-education/bapras-events/summer-scientific-meeting-2016
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 http://www.cpd.utoronto.ca/cdnburnsymposium/
A Conference flyer is available below:
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.
The conference flyer is available below:
BAPRAS Winter Scientific Meeting 2016
To be held at the Park Plaza Hotel, London on 13 - 15 November 2016
Abstracts may be submitted at http://www.bapras.org.uk/professionals/training-and-education/bapras-events/winter-scientific-meeting-2016
Online submissions close on 13 July at 12:00 noon and submitters will be informed if they have been successful by mid-September.
Further information on registration, guest speakers and more, will be available on http://www.bapras.org.uk in due course.
To be held at Broomfield Hospital, Medical Academic Unit, Chelmsford on Friday 15th July 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
Please click to download the Study Day Flyer: Minor Burns Injury Day Chelmsford - 15.7.16.doc
To be held on 21st September 2016 at 10am to 4pm at the Nottingham City Hospital Campus
Topics to include:
- Theories of self-harm & injury
- Existing burns-specific research
- Risk assessment
- Treatment decision-making
- Working with individuals who self-harm/injure (inpatients & outpatients)
- Community interventions
There will be a practical focus, alongside a small number of presentations. The day will address issues for children/young people & adults
The Study Day is of interest to all members of the burns MDT including surgeons, AHPs and nurses, as well as the psychosocial team
Cost: £45 for BBA Members; £75 for non-BBA Members.
A flyer and application form are available below:
BBA Education Day 2016: Making Simulation Stimulating - How to Set Up a Simulation Workshop in Burns3rd November 2016
To be held on Thursday 3rd November 2016 at the Education & Research Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester.
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:
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
A Study Day flyer is available below: