News & Events
The BBA National Burns Awareness Day was held on 19 October 2016. Mr Ken Dunn, Chair of the BBA Prevention Sub-Committee reported a hugely successful 3rd National Burn Awareness Day.
This year the British Burn Association’s Twitter account (@BritishBurn ) was updated with custom infographics and used to increase our social media presence to reach more people, offering advice on burn prevention and First Aid.
There was increased media coverage with radio and TV interviews, You Tube videos and local radio and newspapers reporting on burn awareness. Charities displayed information links on their websites and used social media to raise awareness.
Burn services displayed information in their local hospitals offering advice on burn prevention and First Aid. Other activities included cake sales, quizzes, fridge magnets and retail park hopping. The National Burn Awareness Card highlighting the “Three C’s” Burn First Aid Message was distributed.
The Fire Service supported the awareness day offering advice about home and firework safety, smoke alarm checks as well as advice on fancy dress costumes.
The Prevention Sub-Committee would like to applaud the efforts of all those involved in making the 2016 Burn Awareness Day a huge success, and look forward to next year’s campaign.
A full report on the activities held on the day is available here: 2016 National Prevention Report for BBA.pdf
On 19 July 2016, at an event at The Royal College of Surgeons of England, the charity published its Scar Free Strategy and formally changed its name.
Congratulations to Winthrop Professor Fiona M Wood who gave the A B Wallace Memorial Lecture 2016 entitled “Striving for Excellence in Burn Care” at the BBA Annual Conference in Newcastle.
A short biography for Professor Wood is available below:
Congratulations to Ruth Tevlin, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cork University Hospital for her Essay entitled “Education in Burns: Lessons from the Past and Objectives for the Future”.
Congratulations to Hendrik Hoeksema for his presentation of a paper entitled “Burn Depth Assessment: Laser Doppler Imaging (LDI) vs Enzymatic Debridement” at the BBA Annual Conference on 11 - 13 May 2016 in Newcastle.
Congratulations to the two runner ups: Michael Serghiou for his presentation of a paper entitled “Novel Use of a Self-Adhesive Silicone Fabric Sheeting for Managing Difficult Eye Contractions” and Julia Sarginson for her presentation of a paper entitled “The Inflammatory Response to Small Burns in Young Children”.