NRBC Conference Agenda (subject to modification)
Thursday, October 26, 2023: Convention Center
7:30 am – 5:00 pm      ABLS Instructor Course Rooms to be determined

NOTE:  Consult for a list of scheduled courses.
8:00 am – 4:00 pm      Rehabilitation Conference Rooms to be determined

Rehab and Nursing: Working Together for Best Patient Outcomes
This session will expose participants to the importance of multidisciplinary care for the burn survivor, with a focus on rehabilitation and nursing collaboration.  Sessions will cover basic burn care (dressings & surgical care) and the importance of aftercare to maximize outcomes and facilitate reintegration into a burn survivors’ community.  Practical sessions will facilitate collaboration between rehabilitation and nursing for cutaneous functional unit measuring, functional dressing application and splinting, and optimal positioning utilizing materials readily available in any hospital setting.  All sessions will focus on the importance of collaboration between rehabilitation and nursing to optimize the burn survivor’s functional outcomes.​

Objectives of this session include

1.  Understanding the importance of collaboration between rehabilitation and nursing to optimize patient outcomes.

2.  Understanding the concept of cutaneous functional units and how these apply to treatment plan development, positioning and splinting.

3.  Demonstrate knowledge of functional dressing application for upper and lower extremities.

Rehabilitation Conference Schedule

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Exhibitor Set-up
11:00 AM-12:00 PM Lunch with Exhibitors

Convention Center, Room TBD

12:00 PM-  12:15 PM Welcome & Honor Guard

Alisa Savetamal; MD, FACS

David Harrington, MD, FACS

12:15 PM-1:15 PM Plenary I: ABA Presidential Address

Compassion Driven Burn Care: Stories, Reminders And Lessons”

Robert Cartotto, MD, FRCS(C)

1:15 PM      2:45 PM Correlative Sessions
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM Break with Exhibitors
3:15 PM – 3:45 PM ERBDC/ NRBC Updates
3:45 PM – 5:15 PM
Plenary II “Every scar tells a different story: management of burn scars using a multimodal, patient-specific approach”
Betsey Ferreira, PT, MSPT

Sigrid Blome-Eberwein, MD

5:15 PM – 7:00 PM Welcome Reception
7:00am – 7:55am Breakfast with the Exhibitors
7:55am – 8:00am Welcome: David Harrington, MD
8:00am – 9:30am Plenary III: The Impact of Lithium Battery Fires on the Public, the 1st Responders, & the Burn Team

Shaun DeCrane, Firefighter

Philip Chang, MD, FACS

Jamie Heffernan, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, NE-BC

9:30am – 10:30am Correlative Sessions
10:30am – 11:00am Break with Exhibitors
11:00am-12:30 pm Challenging Cases
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch with Exhibitors
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Plenary IV:Station Nightclub Fire, 20 years later

David Harrington, MD, FACS

Peter Gianaitt,

David Harrington, MD, FACS

Audrey Leboissiere

Betsey Ferreira, PT, MSPT

Casey O’Roarke

Gina Russo

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Correlative Sessions
4:00pm – 5:00pm Pro/Con: “Blisters: Break or Keep Intact?”

Rosemary Paine, RN

Stefan Strojwas


Pro/Con: “Alternative Therapy vs Traditional Medications”

China Myee Patel & Wendy Dargay

Derek Hursey

5:00 PM – 5:15PM Closing: Alisa Savetamal/Derek Bell