Annual Conference

PURPOSE

The North American Burn Society (NABS) is a multidisciplinary professional society in which physicians, scientists, burn care practitioners, and other allied health professionals meet in an atmosphere that encourages interchange of ideas and promotes friendships.  NABS provides an intimate and relaxed forum for the presentation of topics pertinent to all members of the burn and wound care team.  NABS is the ideal forum for the young investigator.  Educational sessions are conducted early in the morning and reconvene in late afternoon to allow ample time for learning, skiing, and other recreational activities.

TOPICS

All members attending the annual conference are expected to present on a topic relevant to burn care.* Presentations should last 15 minutes each and will be followed by a robust question and answer session. The following topics of burn care are encouraged:

                     •  Critical Care                                           •  Wound

                     •  Nursing                                                   •  Reconstruction

                     •  Nutrition                                                  •  Rehabilitation

                     •  Outpatient Burn Management               •  After care

                     •  Pain, Agitation, Delirium and Itch         •  Psychosocial

First-time attendees are not required to present, but are encouraged to do so.  Abstracts for oral presentation are to be submitted on line by October 15, 2017.  In order to receive registration and a discount on lodging for the 2018 conference, individuals and corporate members must register by October 15, 2017.

*All attendees are expected to present a 15 minute presentation appropriate for a multidisciplinary audience. (Optional for first time attendees)

SCHOLARSHIPS

Two scholarships are available to any member of a burn team who is a non-physician. However, Res”physician–in–training” members of a burn team who wish to present on a burn or wound care related topic.  Scholarship applications may be downloaded from the web site by using one of the menu choices on this page, or by clicking hereApplications and Abstracts must be received by October 15, 2017.  Winners will be notified at least 30 days prior to the annual meeting.

CME/CEU CREDITS

Portions of this activity have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  For more detailed information, please click here.

*ALL DEADLINES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED – NO EXCEPTIONS

TYPICAL ANNUAL MEETING FORMAT
Saturday Evening:  Registration and Welcome Reception
Sun-Wed Mornings: Professional Presentations (7:30 – 10:00 AM)
Sun-Wed Afternoons: Industry Presentations+ (4:30 – 6:30 PM)

Daily activities can include: Ski/Snowboarding, Adaptive Skiing, Tubing, Snowmobiling and other alternatives. Some of these activities may enjoy a discounted rate that is yet to be negotiated. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

The Annual NABS Dinner will be held Monday or Tuesday evening.

Other social activities may include:
Wine tasting event
Ski race event

For a look at last year’s meeting agenda, click here

** Bring your kids – NABS is family-friendly! **


FOR MORE INFORMATION, CLICK ON ONE OF THESE HELPFUL LINKS:

Steamboat Grand: The official hotel of NABS 2018

TRANSPORTATION: TBA

SKI/SNOWBOARD INFORMATION: TBA

Don’t let Altitude Sickness ruin your trip to Colorado!

More links coming soon!

 

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