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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

17th Congress of the International Society for Burn Injuries (ISBI)

The 17th Congress of the International Society for Burn Injuries (ISBI) will take place at the Hilton Sydney Hotel in Sydney, Australia from 12 to 16 October 2014. For more information and registration, please visit

BBA Education Day:  Emergency and Pre-Hospital Care

To be held at the Birmingham Motorcycle Museum on 6th November 2014.

Further details and a registration form will be available shortly.

BAPRAS Winter Scientific Meeting

To be held at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, London

Registration is open at

Guest speakers are being confirmed and the programme will be available in early September. All abstract submitters will be notified whether their papers have been accepted at this time.
Guest lecture sessions are planned on microsurgery, patient outcomes, rhinoplasty and craniofacial surgery, plus a ‘Dragon’s Den’ session from the Reconstructive Surgery Trials Network.

Society of Academic & Research Surgery (SARS) Annual Meeting:  BBA Section


Following the success of the BBA Section of the SARS Meeting held at Robinson College, University of Cambridge in January 2014, we are pleased to announce that the BBA Section of the 2015 SARS meeting will be held at Durham University on Thursday 8th January 2015.

Abstracts can be submitted online now at

CLOSING DATE for submission is 9.00am, 9th SEPTEMBER 2014

All abstracts must be submitted online.  The top abstract selected will be invited to compete for the highly prestigious Patey Prize, with the remainder of those selected invited to present as an Oral Presentation in the Jackson Prize or Gibson Prize sessions.

Further details are on the abstract guidelines below.

SARS: Durham 8.1.15 - Guidelines for Abstract Preparation.pdf

Further queries should be addressed to Sarah .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Study Days

Minor Burns Study Days at Broomfield Hospital

23rd June 2014

Minor Burns Study Days at Broomfield Hospital will be held on the following dates:

23 June 2014
26 September 2014
21 November 2014

For further information, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Burns Management Study Days - Stoke Mandeville Hospital

1st July 2014

This is a one day interactive course, free of charge for any healthcare professional expected to manage the care of the burn injured patient in either pre-hospital, hospital or emergency context.

Study Days in 2014 will be held on:

25th February
1st April
6th May
3rd June
1st July
30th September
11th November

Venue:  Sir Henry Floyd Auditorium, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, HP21 8AL.
Lunch and Refreshment provided

The study day will cover:

Causes and Types of Burns
First Aid & Pre—hospital Care
Emergency Assessment and Management
Burns Fluid Resuscitation
Burn Size and Depth Assessment
Minor Burns Management
Burns Referral and TRIPS (Telemedicine)
And much more…

To secure a place on the course, please book via Buckinghamshire NHS Trust intranet or by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
For further information please call Suzie Whiting on 07768 038 923

Burns & ICU Teaching Programme:  Management of the Critically Ill Patient

15th September 2014

Venue:  Magill Anaesthetic Library, Level 5, Lift Bank B, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
Time:  9am - 5pm
Chaired by Dr Marcela P Vizcaychipi and Ms Joanne Atkins
Supported by Professor Masao Takata, Imperial College London
This is a Study Day aimed at those training in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine and Burns but welcome to all.  The emphasis will be to cover the key areas in the management of the critically ill burns patient.
Cost:  £60 for doctors and £30 for nurses

Please complete registration form and make cheque payable to:
“Chelsea & Westminster Health Charity, Fund 556” and send to:  Dr Marcela P Vizcaychipi, Magill Department of Anaesthetics, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, London SW10 9NH
CW Management of Critically Ill Patient - Programme.pdf
CW Management of Critically Ill Patient - Flyer.pdf
CW Management of Critically Ill Patient - Registration Form.docx

Burn Care & Rehabilitation Specialist Course

1st October 2014

North Bristol NHS Trust in partnership with the University of West of England Specialist Module

October 2014 - March 2015

this 30 credit Level 3 / Level M module is for Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Dietitians, Psychologists, Counsellors, Theatre staff and other professions allied to medicine working in a Burn Care or relevant practice setting.
On successful completion the 30 credits can be used towards a Degree or Masters programme.

Further details are available in the pdf document below:

North Bristol & West of England Burn Care and Rehab course - Oct 14 - Mar 15.pdf

Nursing and Therapy of the Burn Injured Patient

11th November 2014

To be held at the Burns Centre, Morriston Hospital, Swansea at 8.45 am to 4.00pm

This Study Day offers an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in this specialist field and establish links with the Burns Centre Team

The day will incorporate both taught and interactive workshop based components

Cost:  FREE OF CHARGE.  Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

A Study Day flyer may be downloaded at:  Study Day:  Nursing and Therapy Management of the Burn Injured Patient - Morriston Hospital.pdf

For further information and application forms please contact: 

Janine Evan - tel:  01792 703980; Email:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  or Liz Brown - tel:  01792 703628;  Email:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)