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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

British Association of Dermatologists 97th Annual Meeting

To be held on 4 - 6 July 2017 at the ACC, Liverpool.

The Programme and Overview is available below:

BAD Programme Overview Registration 4-6.7.17.pdf

A reduced registration fee applies for BBA Members. 

For further details and to register, please go to:

1st Gulf Burn Management Conference 2017

To be held on 22 - 23 September 2017 at the Metropolitan Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The 1st Gulf Burn Management Conference serves as a premier event on the International calendar to facilitate the development of Burn Injures, providing opportunities for physicians, nurses, healthcare executives, physiotherapists, dieticians, researchers and clinical professionals to share clinical experiences, the latest cutting-edge research results, and technological innovations for clinical management.

This event will serve as a great platform to create meaningful opportunities for continued interaction among surgeons from different parts of the world and promote productive information exchanges and stimulate interesting and pertinent discussions. The networking opportunity that this combination will provide is tremendous.

We will continue building on these important relationships and partnerships that will strengthen the vision and mission of the Gulf Burn Management Academy and its future in the region.

Lastly, we hope that all our attendees will share a memorable experience and enjoy their time in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Dr. Marwan Al Zarouni
Conference Chairman

A programme and further information is available at :

Please click for the conference flyer:  GBM Conference Sept 17.pdf

4th Annual Canadian Burn Symposium

To be held on Sunday 24 to Tuesday 26 September 2017 in Winnipeg. 

This is a joint collaboration between the University of Toronto Department of Surgery and The Canadian Association of Burn Nurses. 

Topics will include:-

- Burn Disaster Management
- Ethics in Burn Care
- Resuscitation and Emergency Burn Care Management (new ATLS/ABLS Guidelines)
- Burn Nursing Competencies.

Plastic Surgeons, Trauma Surgeons, Nurses, Researchers, Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Nutritionists, First Responders, Occupational Therapists and Intensivists are encouraged to attend.

The symposium is currently accepting abstracts for posters and presentations.  Details and submission instructions can be reviewed at .

The deadline for submissions is Monday 3 July 2017.

A Call for abstracts with further information is available:  Canadian Burn Symposium 2017 Call for Abstracts.pdf


BAPRAS Winter Scientific Meeting 2017

To be held in Victoria Park Plaza, London on 29 - 1 December 2017.

The abstract submission system is open!  To make a submission, please click:

Abstract submissions close on Thursday 27 July at 12:00 noon.

The programme committee is meeting in early September and will be in contact with authors in mid-September with confirmation of the committee’s decision.

Study Days

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

Psychosocial SIG:  Self Harm in Burns Study Day

20th September 2017

To be held at the University of Nottingham at 10am - 4pm on Wednesday 20 September 2017

The day will cover:

- Definition and theories of self-harm
- Burns-specific research literature
- The patient’s experience
- How to assess risk
- Surgical decision-making
- Therapeutic interventions with individuals who self-harm

The day will aim to address issues for both adults & young people and is designed for all members of the burns MDT including surgeons, AHPs and nurses, as well as the psychosocial team.  CPD points are being applied for.

Cost (including refreshments and lunch): £50 (BBA members); £80 (non-members)

For more information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The Study Day flyer and booking form are available below. The deadline for applications is midday on 5th September 2016.  Early booking is recommended.
Self Harm in Burns Study Day flier - 20.9.17_2017.pdf
Application Form - Self Harm - 20. 9.17.doc

BBA BTIG SIG:  Therapy Management of Neck Burns Training Day

2nd October 2017

Organised by the British Burn Association Burns Therapy Interest Group on 2 October 2017 at 9am - 4pm.

Venue:  Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Content to include: 
ITU Management (including tracheostomy management)
Mobilisation of the Neck
Scar Management for Neck Contractures
Splinting of the Neck

Maximum 20 participants.

Registration:  £10 for BBA Members;  £20 for non-Members;  Refreshments included

To register contact Vicky Dudman at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Please click to download the Study Day flyer:  BBA BTIG Neck Training Day 2.10.17.pptx

2nd Management of Children with Burns:  A Study Day for Anaesthetists

6th November 2017

To be held at the Clifton Pavilion Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol on 6 November 2017


Case Based Discussions
Initial Management of the Severely Burned Child - Who to Intubate, Fluid Management, Lines and Monitoring
In Theatre Anaesthetic Management during Debridement and Grafting
Burns and Burns Surgery
The Multidisciplinary Team
Transfer to Tertiary Centre
High Dependency and PICU Management

The Study Day has been awarded 5 CPD points for the 2016 meeting

Contact:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  Tel:  0117 342 7008

Cost £60 to include Refreshments and Lunch

A Study Day flyer is available below:

2nd Mngt of Children with Burns - Anaesthetist Study Day.pdf