Phoenix Society to attend 54th ABA Annual Meeting

Written on March 25, 2022

Amy Acton, R.N., B.S.N., CEO, and Pam Peterson R.N., B.S.N, Program Manager - Hospital Service Delivery, are among the Phoenix Society staff set to attend American Burn Association (ABA)’s 54th Annual Meeting. The three-day event brings together more than 2,000 multi-disciplinary burn care professionals from across the globe.

About ABA's Annual Meeting

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: April 5 - 8,2022
Staff Attending: Amy Acton, Deb Minton, Michael Gantt, Megan Tinney, Pam Peterson

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Exhibitor Booth + Posters

  • Tuesday, April 5, 2022 | 3 - 7 pm

  • Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | 9:30 - 10 am, 12 - 2 pm, 5:30 - 7 pm

  • Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 9:30 - 10 am, 12 - 2 pm

Visit our exhibitor booth (#610) to get a sneak peek of the Journey Forward kit and explore our two poster presentations on the successful digitalization of Phoenix SOAR. We're also excited to be 'booth neighbors' with AlloSource (#511)!

Amy Acton Receives ABA Award

  • Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | 8 - 9:30 am

Amy Acton will be receiving the ABA Special Achievement Award, which is awarded periodically to members of the burn community, acknowledging her stellar contribution to the field of thermal and non-thermal injuries.

Burn Survivor Reintegration/Psychosocial Special Interest Group

  • Tuesday, April 5, 2022 | 1 - 2 PM

Pam Peterson is the Co-Chair of the Burn Survivor and Reintegration/Psychosocial SIG, a forum for reintegration and behavioral health professionals to network, exchange ideas and practices, and promote professional growth.

DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Panel

  • Thursday, April 7, 2022 | Time TBD

Amy Acton will be participating and joined by other burn survivors for a panel discussing diversity, equity, and inclusion in burn care. Check back soon for more information!

Long-term Burn Care: What We Know, Where Are the Gaps and How to Bridge Them?

  • Friday, April 8, 2022 | 2 - 4 pm

Speakers + Panelists: Karen Badger, PhD, MSW, Gretchen Carrougher, MN, RN , Pam Peterson, RN, BSN, Jeffrey Schneider, MD , Diana Tenney, Burn Survivor

As burn care and general medicine continue to advance, individuals live longer with injuries previously considered life-threatening. These individuals often face long-term functional and psychological sequelae associated with an injury that persist throughout their lives. This paradigm, the chronic nature of burn injury, is relatively new. This educational session aims to bring experts (clinicians, researchers, and burn survivors) together to bridge this knowledge and practice gap. For us to advance the quality of care, it is necessary to understand the long-term recovery process and consider burn injury as a chronic medical condition.