European Burns Association (EBA)

Session objectives:
Burns represent a public health problem and are an important cause of mortality and morbidity around the World. Most of these injuries occur in low- and middle-income countries. According to WHO it is estimated that 265 000 deaths occur every year from burn injuries,
mainly due to infectious complications. Moreover, burns are one of the major causes of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost in these countries. Burns have also a significant impact the healthcare-related costs, in particular concerning prolonged hospitalization periods,
burn management, and care for disfigurement and emotional trauma. This session, sponsored by the European Burns Association, will focus in three points: burn prevention in Europe; infection control in burn patients and on its surgical treatment.

About EBA:

The European Burns Association was founded in 1981 by leading burn specialists in Europe, in order to encourage co-operation in the field of burn care throughout the continent. The EBA serves as a forum through which medical specialists, researchers, professions allied to medicine (PAM), and other workers come together to discuss aspects of burn treatment and research.
In this way, expertise and knowledge are spread throughout the countries of Europe.

The EBA has been established as a non-profit making organisation for the benefit of the public, to promote burn prevention, to study the prevention of burn injury and all other aspects of burn treatment, and, in particular:
• To disseminate knowledge of and to stimulate prevention in the field of burn injury
• To encourage and co-ordinate research into the scientific, clinical, and social aspects of burn injury
• To promote education in all aspects of burns, including first aid, nursing, and rehabilitation
• To co-operate in international disaster planning
• To facilitate the exchange of personnel
• To co-ordinate and to publicise congresses relating to burn care throughout Europe

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