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
Sian Falder, Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital together with Tom Potokar, Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Morriston Hospital, have undertaken a sponsored motorbike ride from Kathmandu to Dhaka to raise funds for Interburns, working with burn professionals in low income countries to improve burn care.
Sian and Tom left on 17th October and their progress can be seen on http://www.interburns.org
Many BBA Members have been supportive of the initiative, donating individually or carrying out fundraising events.
To sponsor Sian and Tom, please go to the just giving site (link as above) or via text. Text KTOD99 £x to 70070 where x is any amount between £1 and £10.
The British Burn Association is promoting a Burns Awareness Day on 22nd October 2014.
Please find below a letter from Ken Dunn, Chair of the Prevention Sub-Group together with a Burns Awareness Poster and the BBA’s First Aid Position Statement. Please disseminate the information amongst your colleagues and display the Burns Awareness Day Poster and the First Aid Position Statement on your hospital notice boards.
Congratulations to Pat Wade MBE who gave the AB Wallace Memorial Lecture 2014 at the BBA Annual Conference in Chelmford
Meetings and Conferences
2nd Annual Canadian Burn Symposium
To be held in Toronto, Canada on May 25-26, 2015
Challenging Paradigms in Burn Care is the main theme for 2015!
Abstracts for poster and oral presentations are welcome.
Program highlights include updates in all aspects of clinical care and education research.
For more information: http://www.cpd.utoronto.ca/cdnburnsymposium/
Continuing Professional Development
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Tel: +1 416 978-2719
BAPRAS & RBSPS Combined Summer Scientific Meeting
To be held in Concertgebouw, Bruge, Belgium on 25-27 June 2015
Abstract Submission system for the combined BAPRAS / RBSPS Summer Scientific Meeting is open. The deadline for submission is 12 noon (GMT) on Friday 30 January 2015.
The link to submit your abstract online is: http://bapras.meeting.org.uk/?open=yes
For more information on the meeting, visit http://bapras.meeting.org.uk
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:
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 2015:
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…
For further information please call Suzie Whiting on 07768 038 923
For a flyer of the Study Day on 10.3.15, Please click on the following pdf document: Burns Management Study Days 2015 - Stoke Mandeville Hospital.pdf
To be held at the Broomfield Hospital Medical Academic Unit on 18th - 20th March 2015
A three day course to enhance your skills and knowledge in all aspects of burns nursing care from assessment to rehabilitation.
Presentations by experts on a wide range of topics including :
• Fluid management and wound assessment
• Pain Management
• Infection prevention and sepsis
• Scar management & Camouflage
Please click below for the Study Day flyer:
To be held on 25th March 2015 at 9 - 1pm at Broomfield Hospital, Medical Academic Unit
Topics to include:
Aspects of History Taking
Transferring the Patient and Dressings
To download the Study Day flyer, please click on the pdf below:
To be held on 16th April 2015 at Peterborough Hospital
Suitability: All nursing staff, HCAs, minor injury units and walk-in centre staff, GPs and all healthcare staff
Cost: Free of charge
A study day flyer may be downloaded below: