Dear friends and colleagues,

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, 2017. This will be the 2nd Educational Course of the European Burn Association. 

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 leading theme of this course is ‘Innovations in Burn Care’. 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. 
On behalf of the local organizing committee,

Kees van der Vlies, 
Course President