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2nd European Burns Association educational course

28 & 29 September 2018

De Doelen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The heat is on, innovations in Burn Care! Are you ready for the new era?

The world is chancing faster than ever before. And all people have the right to get the best treatments on a global scale. That’s why we are teaming up at the Burn Care Summit…. On behalf of the local organizing committee, I am delighted to announce that the EBA educational course will be held in the beautiful city of Rotterdam, The Netherlands on September 28-29, 2018. This will be the 2nd Educational Course of the European Burn Association.

The leading theme of this course is ‘Innovations in Burn Care’. We are all smart,  so we know all the innovations. But why don ’t we adapt them?  It is all  to do with our brain position. The biggest obstacle is not to get the innovations in but to get rid of the old habits in burn care! And how we communicate with our clients (we call them patients!)

The EBA Educational Course is scheduled in the even years between the bi-annual EBA congresses to provide practical education & guidelines to EBA members. We expect around 300 delegates; (plastic)surgeons, anaesthesiologists, nurse specialists and other burn team members (including those who are in training) from all over Europe and beyond.

The scientific programme will be totally plenary (no parallel sessions) except 1hr hands-on workshops per day and a few sponsored sessions and posters from submitted abstracts. All aspects of burn care will find room in the scientific program although the following aspects will be highlighted: Patient reported outcomes, telemedicine, virtual reality and other bedside strategies, (paediatric) intensive care treatment, wound debridement and reconstructive surgery.

The course will be held in the congress center De Doelen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Rotterdam offers unique accessibility as the recently-renovated Rotterdam Central station (a sight worth seeing in itself) has frequent high-speed (inter)national train connections. Also, you can fly to The Rotterdam Airport or Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, one of Europe’s major transport hubs, which is only 25 minutes away by high-speed train. Rotterdam is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city featuring world class architecture, an innovative dining scene, and top-class art museums. In 2016, Lonely Planet declared Rotterdam as one of the top cities in the world for travellers.

We intend to organize a challenging and exciting programme, both scientifically and socially, that will inspire all multidisciplinary workers in burn centres throughout Europe and even the world!

Are you ready ? Please join us to start a new era in Burn Care.

On behalf of the local organizing committee,
Kees van der Vlies, Course President

Make It Happen!