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Burns Care Online Symposium

Improving Outcomes of Burns Care in LMICs

RFind out more about the faculty here

View part 1 on Acute Care here

Access the Acetic acid dressings guidance discussed in the acute care session here

Click here to view the Burn Blister Management guide

Click here to view the Burn Blister Deroofing guide

Click here to view the Burns Contracture Surgery guide

The BFIRST / BBA Burns Care online symposium aims to provide high quality online instructional burns education relevant to low and middle-income countries (LMICs)/ limited resource settings. The symposium series has been designed by an international steering committee. We hope the symposium will help to bring together the global community of burn care providers in LMIC by being easily accessible and freely available.

The emphasis of the first webinar series will be to cover the scope of burns care provision in LMICs. This will be achieved in 3 main sections:

  1. Overview of acute burn care in LMIC, the challenges faced.
  2. The multidisciplinary team approach to burn care
  3. COVID-19 and implications for burn care in LMICs

We hope to gain insight into the challenges that burn injury can present and some approaches and solutions that have proved successful in these settings.

These webinars are aimed at all healthcare professionals from LMICs with an interest and involvement in the provision of burn care. This broad global audience will include established members of the burn multidisciplinary team (most likely based in urban areas), healthcare professionals with a more generalised practice (may be based in a rural locations) and trainees/residents with an interest in burn care.

Introduction from Organising Committee Chair Nadeem Khwaja

As the chair of the organising committee, I would like to extend to you our warmest welcome to the joint BFIRST / BBA / BAPRAS online symposia, ‘Improving outcomes of Burn Care in LMICs’.

These three organisations have a long tradition of education and training, both in the UK and overseas, in the fields of burn care and plastic and reconstructive surgery.  

The purpose of the symposia is to provide an overview of burn care from prevention, through acute and later care to reconstruction and rehabilitation with specific focus on resource limited settings.

In putting together the faculty and the programme, our aim was to harness surgical and multidisciplinary expertise and experience from both the UK and a wide range of countries where the burden of burn injury is high but the resources and healthcare systems are variable which inevitably result in sub-optimal outcomes for patients and families.

Over the last few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought new and unexpected challenges as well as for some, great personal difficulties and hardship. We hope that where ever you are joining us from you remain safe and any hardship is short lived.

An environment of learning and sharing together now and in the future may be one way to help us all move forward in a meaningful way.

This is the first event of this type for us and we would be most grateful of you could complete the survey with registration to help us plan the next steps for online education events. 

We hope these two events with be both enjoyable and provoke thoughts for all of us on how to share learning and experience. Most importantly perhaps, as we begin this new journey together of on line learning we can still foster and develop collaborations, partnerships and perhaps most of all, friendships, as we all strive for the same goal, to help in all aspects of caring for those who suffer burn injuries.

Nadeem Khwaja

Consultant Burns & Plastic Surgeon,
Manchester, UK