State of the Science in Burn Research 2016

The 2016 American Burn Association State of the Science in Burn Injury Conference is taking place February 22nd and 23rd here in Washington, DC. Co-sponsored by NIDILRR, the conference will define the goals, priorities, and needs for burn research for the next 10 years. It will feature both formal presentations and focused discussions with invited burn care experts, burn survivors and consumer advocates, including NIDILRR staff and grantees.

Conference goals include:

  • Review progress made in the last 10 years for both acute and rehabilitative burn care;
  • Review how interventions in acute burn treatment affect late outcomes in rehabilitative care;
  • Define the goals, priorities and needs for burn research for the next 10 years;
  • Establish stakeholders’ priorities for ongoing research efforts; and
  • Create a special, full length supplement in the Journal of Burn Care & Research (JBCR) on relevant late outcomes as they relate to acute interventions. Metrics will include Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) measures and additional metrics as recommended.

Registration is required and there are registration fees. Full agenda and registration are available at

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