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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

Royal College of Emergency Medicine Annual CPD Conference 2017

To be held on 3 - 5 April 2017

Venue:  etc.venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London - #RCEMCPD17

Join the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) in the heart of London at their Annual CPD Conference 2017. This conference covers a number of key themes including trauma, acute on chronic disease and frailty, pregnancy related problems, paediatric EM, critical care and the resus room plus education and sustainability. In addition to all this, relax and unwind with your peers at our complimentary drinks reception at the end of day 1.

For further information and booking details, please go to:

European Club for Paediatric Burns:  8th World Congress

To be held at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham on 21 - 23 June 2017.

On behalf of the European Club for Paediatric Burns we would like to invite you to participate in the 8th World Congress, to be held in Birmingham on 21-23 June 2017.

We are very pleased that the Congress is coming to the UK this year, having previously been held in a number of faraway destinations including Australia and South Africa.

This is an ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in all things paediatric and to interact with worldwide experts including paediatric surgeons, anaesthetists and intensivists along with the rest of the multi-professional burn team.
This will be an interactive event with new features and ideas that you can take back to your own services, which will be all the better for your contributions.

Abstract submission is open and abstracts are welcome for both posters and oral presentations.

We look forward to welcoming you to Birmingham in June!

A conference flyer is available here:  ECPB Birmingham 2017 flyer.pdf

Yvonne Wilson
On behalf of the organising committee

Study Days

The Burns Collective:  NCPHWR Knowledge Exchange Workshop:  The Safe-Tea Campaign

27th February 2017

To be held in the Sue McMulen Room, Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Bristol, BS16 2QQ at 9.30 - 4.30pm on 27 February 2017.

Having recently conducted a feasibility study in the most deprived areas of Cardiff, which was delivered by Flying Start, we are now looking at ways of adapting the intervention for roll out across the UK. We are keen to involve Health Visitors, Parents, Children’s Centre staff and other community practitioners working with families of children most at risk from hot drink burns together with IT specialists, media advisors and public health practitioners. 

The workshop aims to:

• Provide a sound scientific evidence from Welsh settings to inform and develop an effective UK wide intervention
• Build working relationships and information sharing between Cardiff University researchers and community practitioners to facilitate effective communication and co-production in the future
• Improve bi-directional understanding of existing Welsh and English early years injury prevention work, increasing experience sharing and learning opportunities.
• Enhance co-production of the future research direction and intervention design
• Inform a UK wide multimedia campaign design

The workshop will cover:

1. An introduction to the Safe-Tea Campaign rationale, design and development.
2. A summary of the research findings from the Safe-Tea Campaign.
3. A personal account of being involved in the Safe-Tea Campaign from a member of Cardiff Flying Start staff. What worked, what didn’t and why.
4. Group discussion covering how the Safe-Tea Campaign could work when expanded to a UK setting.
1. How suitable the campaign would be to roll out across the UK
2. How practical it would be to roll out the campaign across UK

This workshop is funded by the National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on the day. Please note that places are limited so if you are interested in attending please contact Verity Bennett via .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

A Study Day Invitation Flyer is available below:

NCPHWR Knowledge Exchange Workshop INVITATION - 27.2.17.pdf

Burns Management Study Days

3rd March 2017

To be held at the Education Centre, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead at 9 - 5pm on the following dates:

3rd March 2017
19th May 2017
23rd June 2017
6th October 2017
24th November 2017

The study day will cover: causes and types of burns, burn size and depth assessment, emergency management of severe burns, burns first aid, burns fluid resuscitation, burns referral, minor burns assessment and management, toxic shock syndrome, non-accidental burn injuries. This course will involve a practical session to enable active learning of theory covered on the day.

To book a place on the course please send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the following information:

•        Candidate’s preferred course date
•        Candidate’s Full Name
•        Candidate’s Trust Name and Work Address
•        Candidate’s Job Title
•        Candidate’s preferred email address
•        Candidate’s work and mobile contact numbers

You place will be confirmed via e-mail once we have received the requested information.

A Study Day flyer is available below:

Burns Management Study Day - EG 2017.pdf

Changing Faces:  The Psychological and Social Aspects of Disfigurement

30th March 2017

To be held in London on Thursday 30 March 2017.  The Study Day is aimed at Health Care Professionals

Gain an understanding of the psychological and social effects of disfigurement and the impact on patients. To include:

-  Myths and misconceptions around disfigurement and impact of patients and families
-  Factors predicting ‘adjustment’
-  Perceptions of ‘severity’
-  Interventions and approaches to support patients and families
-  What Changing Faces can do to help you, patients and families
-  Importance of assessing a patient’s information needs
-  Processes for coping strategies
-  Specific techniques in supporting patients and families in managing social interactions
-  Integrating new techniques into work with patients

Cost to include resources & refreshments:  £95 (early booking rate 1 month in advance);  £125 standard rate;  £65 (NFP / charitable organisations or students with valid student card)

For further information and to book:  Email:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address);  Tel:  0345 450 0275

A Study Day Flyer is available below:

Changing Faces 30.3.17 Study Day.pdf