Dear friends and colleagues,
In 1991, the 4th congress of the European Burns Association was held in Barcelona, Spain. Twenty-six years later the EBA returns to Barcelona, a cosmopolitan city with mediterranean culture open to every visitor. It is my honour to invite all colleagues from Europe and the World to come to my home city to participate and celebrate the 17th congress of the European Burns Association from Wednesday 6th of September to Saturday 9th of September 2017. During this part of the year the city flourishes with culture, sports, concerts and active day and night life. The temperate climate of this month permits strolling in the gothic quarter, visiting art nouveau buildings, a good bath at the beach and tracking in the nearby natural parks.
We intend to organize a challenging and exciting programme, both scientifically and socially, that will inspire all multidisciplinary workers in burn centres throughout Europe.
Our aim is to provide a true interactive forum where new ideas, current outcomes and future perspective can be exchanged and explored. A 360º vision of burn care provision, from the patient journey to the interaction of all team members will be the main theme and focus of the congress, with an emphasis of current evidence based delivery of care, quality of care, and outcome measurement.All aspects of burn care will find room in the scientific program although the following aspects will be highlighted:
- Patient journey and team approach
- Psychological and functional outcomes, rehabilitation, reintegration and quality of life
- Golden standards, protocolization, accreditation, and quality improvement
- Infection control
- Nutrition and metabolic support
- New developments in surgical treatment and wound care
- Regenerative medicine in burns
We hope to welcome you all in Barcelona, September 2017!
Juan P. Barret