NABS NEWS (Winter 2021)

Happy New Year NABS Members, Sponsors and Attendees!

I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season. While it was certainly a year to remember (or forget), I’m excited to report that our LIVE 2021 NABS Conference is less than 3 months away! Therefore, it’s time for some NABS Updates and Reminders, along with some helpful links. 

  • Thank you everyone for submitting your Abstracts and Disclosure Forms in a timely manner. It looks like we almost have a full schedule, but there’s still room for a few more talks. Abstracts can still be submitted on the NABS website over the next 6 weeks, but please remember that they will not be eligible for CME/CEU credits.

  • To our valued sponsors, please email us with the title of your talk, presenter’s name along with your preferred day and time slot that you would like to present. While we will do our best to accommodate your request, we cannot guarantee that it will be fulfilled.

  • Regarding the meeting space: To maintain compliance with the current Montana Board of Health during the Covid-19 pandemic, our meeting will be held in 2 separate meeting rooms. Both meeting rooms are in the same building as the Huntley Lodge Hotel and are a 1 minute walk apart. Each room is allowed a maximum of 25 people at one time and normally hold over 100 people. Hence, there will be plenty of safe distance between all attendees. Masks are required for all indoor activities.

  • Many people have asked what’s the difference between the two host hotels. The Summit hotel is a much newer property, while the Huntley Lodge hotel is older and was not able to undergo the renovations scheduled last year due to Covid. Huntley Lodge is still clean and nice – it’s just older. The Summit Hotel is very close to the Huntley Lodge and is less than a 5 minute walk. Both properties are available to book online or by calling and referencing North American Burn Society. Our room block is held until 2/24/21. After this date, the discount will still be available, but there are no guarantees that your desired room type will be available. Book soon!

  • Lift Tickets: All discounted lift tickets must be purchased online and a MINIMUM of 24-hours in advance! They are available for purchase now through the end of the meeting and include a 30% discount for our group. To purchase, please click on this link: NABS Discounted Lift Tickets

  • Ski and Snowboard Rentals: All information (including pricing) can be found by clicking on this link: NABS Discounted Ski/Snowboard Rentals

  • Other Activities: Big Sky offers multiple activities that are fun for everyone! Only certain activities will receive a NABS discount. Please click on one of the following links below for more information.NABS Discounted ActivitiesOther Big Sky Resort Winter Activities (Non-Discounted)

  • There are other helpful links and videos on the NABS website that will give you everything you need to know about Big Sky. Click on the link below:Other Helpful Links

That’s all for now, but be sure to email us if you have any questions or concerns. Until next time, WEAR YOUR MASK, SOCIAL DISTANCE and STAY HEALTHY!
Courtney Hymel

North American Burn Society

To Be or Not To Be – THAT Is The Question
Many people have asked what led to the decision to keep the 2021 NABS Conference a LIVE meeting as opposed to a virtual one. The answer turned out to be relatively simple. We are all healthcare professionals. We know how to be responsible and conduct ourselves during a pandemic. Even though COVID-19 is still currently a threat to the world, the NABS Executive Board is confident that this pandemic will be under safe and acceptable control levels by the end of March 2021. NABS and the Big Sky Resort are both committed to having a safe conference by following health & safety standards put in place by the CDC, NIH and state/local governments. Rest assured, you can attend NABS worry-free! …And don’t forget to bring your entire family. Kids are always welcome at NABS!

Is It Time To Switch Masks?
That’s a big YES! Why? Because the only fun mask to wear is your ski mask. This is especially true when fresh powdery snow washes over you while downhill skiing or riding through beautiful mountain terrain on a snowmobile. Or, perhaps you’re snow-shoeing through the woods, ice skating at the local outdoor rink or maybe feeling like a kid again and riding an innertube down one of the big hills nearby. These are just some of the fun things to do with your family and friends while attending the 2021 NABS Conference. Do yourself a favor, give yourself something to look forward to and come to NABS at Big Sky Resort in Montana!

2020 NABS Annual Conference: The Calm Before The Storm
Those who attended the 38th Annual NABS Conference have a least one good memory for 2020. Held February 15-20 in Sun Valley, Idaho, NABS attendees were some of the last participants of any medical conference as the world began shutting down. Over 65 attendees and 16 vendors enjoyed a variety of highly informative burn-related presentations, along with great skiing conditions that included many memorable runs. Non-skiing participants enjoyed other outings such as snowmobiling, snowshoeing and tubing. Attendees were also treated to a free concert by LC Roots featuring NABS’ own Preston Demeritt! Pictures and video to be posted soon!

Encore! Past links to fun and inspiration…

Burn Education + Fun = 2019 NABS Annual Conference
The North American Burn Society’s 37th Annual Conference was held January 19-24 in Park City, UT. Over 65 attendees and 15 vendors enjoyed a variety of highly informative burn-related presentations, along with fantastic skiing conditions that included many memorable runs. Non-skiing participants enjoyed other outings such as bobsledding, snowmobiling, and even an old-fashioned Toga party! Click on the links below to see all the fun!

2019 NABS Slideshow                      The Great NABS Bobsled Race

NABS Keynote Address
Burn Survivor John O’Leary delivered the Keynote address for the 2019 NABS Conference. Mixing humor, positive energy, and plenty of inspiration, John gives you a new appreciation on life and challenges you to ask yourself, “What more can I do?”

Click here to watch this timeless and inspiring video


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