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“Excellence is not a singular act, it’s a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.”
– Aristotle

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), of the Australian & New Zealand Burn Association (ANZBA) – the peak body for health professionals responsible for the care of the burn injured in Australia and New Zealand.

Over four inspirational days in Melbourne, 20 – 23rd October 2015, this international forum will connect over 300 burn care leaders and practitioners and provide a setting to meet, learn, share knowledge and experience, and recognise accomplishments in improving burn care.

The theme of this year’s meeting “Quality burn care: The Art and the Science” has led to the development of an innovative program that explores many of the contemporary challenges and advances in burn care. We increasingly recognize the importance of the structures and systems within which we practice in influencing how we practice – what we do – and the outcomes of our treatments; and the Conference programme features keynote speakers who will showcase the best of thinking and practice in burn care, quality improvement and registry science. High quality burn care is quintessentially a team endeavour, and this conference will include the broad range of multidisciplinary sessions which the ANZBA membership has come to appreciate at our previous meetings. The scientific program will be complemented by high quality poster presentations and a trade exhibition promoting the latest in burns pharmaceuticals, medical, diagnostic and therapeutic equipment and developments.

We encourage you to make this significant event part of your professional development for 2015 and look forward to welcoming you to the ANZBA ASM in stunning Melbourne this October.

Russell Taylor
Director, Burn Unit, Royal Childrens Hospital

Heather Cleland
Director, Victorian Adult Burn Service
Past President, ANZBA

Venue: Crown Promenade, Crown Convention Centre, Melbourne

The venue for the 2015 ASM is the Crown Promenade of the Crown Complex Melbourne.
8 Whiteman St, Southbank, Melbourne. (03) 9292 668

Organising Committee

Heather Cleland (Co-chair)
Russell Taylor (Co-chair)
Nicole Alexander
Kathy Bicknell
Rachel Charlton
Zoe Devenish
Andrew Ives
Ashlea Ladd
Anna Lucia
Hana Menezes
Nadine Sexton
Yvonne Singer
Ellen Wilson

Who Should Attend

The ASM is open to all whom would like to gain or share their experience and knowledge in burn injury management, rehabilitation and research:

  • Medical staff
  • Nursing staff
  • Allied health staff
  • Research scientists
  • Emergency and retrieval services staff
  • Rehabilitation and support groups
  • Critical care staff


ANZBA is a not for profit organisation and the peak body for health professionals responsible for the care of the burn injured in Australia and New Zealand. ANZBA encourages higher standards of care through education, performance monitoring and research.



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Call for

The call for abstracts is now open online.



Abstracts will be due in May 2015. Don’t count on an extension, so submit early!


Early-bird Registration

Early-bird discounts end, so book early.



A number of pre-ASM forums will be held on Tuesday, including a Nursing Forum, Allied Health Forum and Scientific Forum


Welcome Reception

A welcome function will be held on Tuesday evening.



The ASM dinner will be another great night. Watch out for the announcement of the 2015 dinner theme .
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