Dear friends and colleagues
I’d like to welcome you all to the combined 20th congress of the International Society for Burn Injury (ISBI) and 53rd meeting of the British Burn Association (BBA) on 23-27 August 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. This will be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) at the heart of Birmingham city centre.
“Sharing Knowledge”, is the theme of the congress. This is a great opportunity to meet and share knowledge with other burn professionals, survivors, representatives from burns foundations and Non-Government Organisations from across the globe. The congress programme is truly multidisciplinary, and the organising team is endeavouring to include speakers equally from both resource rich and limited settings.
A pre-congress course “Caring for the Burn-Injured Patient in Resource Limited Settings: Beyond 48 Hours”, will run on Sunday 23 August at the Hyatt hotel, linked to the ICC, from 9am. This course is primarily designed to address the needs of the multidisciplinary team, especially in Resource Limited Settings. This pre-congress course is very popular, and spaces will be allocated on a first- come first -served basis.
This congress marks the first gathering of the ISBI without Dr Basil Pruitt, one of the founding members of our society. We are celebrating his legacy with The Pruitt Memorial Lecture and we are honoured that Dr. Naoki Aikawa, MD, DMSc, FACS. Professor Emeritus, Keio University, Japan, a close friend and colleague of Dr Pruitt, will give the Inaugural lecture.
The programme includes 5 plenaries, 13 symposia covering various aspects of burn care and forty (40) free paper sessions including the Young Investigators Award and the Zagame Rehabilitation Prize. In addition, there will be several E-Poster sessions.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Birmingham in August 2020.
1 November 2019 Abstract submission opens
1 March 2020 Abstract deadline
1 April 2020 Confirmation of abstract acceptance
30 April 2020 Deadline early bird registration rate