The BBA is committed to providing education to its members at all levels in a variety of ways. This is led by the BBA Education Committee which is a multidisciplinary committee made up of Association members who have an interest in the education of those involved with burn injured individuals. The current core Committee are:
Clare McGrory (Chair) (Burns AHP)
Dr Rebecca Martin (Burns Anaesthetist)
Ms Joanne Atkins (Burns Surgeon)
Mary Kennedy (Burns Nurse)
Mr Sameer Gujral (Burns Trainee)
The Education Committee meet at the Annual BBA Scientific Meeting (an open meeting for all with an interest in burns-related education to attend) and then at other times during the year as necessary to arrange educational matters, such as BBA Study Days and communication of other educational information via this website. The Committee are contactable via the BBA Secretariat if you would like to assist with BBA educational activities.
The Annual Scientific Meeting is an opportunity to acquire new knowledge of what is currently happening in burn care in the UK and abroad. The next meeting is a joint meeting with the ISBI on 10th-13th September 2012 in Edinburgh. ‘click here for further info’ (link to ISBI page?)
The next BBA Study Day topic is Burn Pain, and will be on 8th November 2012 at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. The programme for the day will be available soon.
The BBA co-ordinate the Emergency Management of Severe Burns (EMSB) course, which has been adapted from the original Australia and New Zealand (ANZBA) course to provide training on the pre-hospital care of the major burn patient. These courses are run throughout the year at various centres and more information can be obtained through the EMSB section of the website.
Various Burns Services and Networks now offer Burns Study Days and Courses – please see these sections of the website to see what is available in your area. (Please note that these are not endorsed by the BBA unless specifically mentioned.)