Southern Region Burn Conference - SMA
2018 Southern Region Burn Conference

Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel

Mobile, AL

November 8-11, 2018

31st Annual Southern Region Burn CME Conference 2018

Hosted by: Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center

An informative and energizing learning resource for all burn care disciplines, at all career stages.  The curriculum focuses on evidence-based practice, treatment modalities, rehabilitation, prevention, research, outreach programs, and burn units’ work in progress.

This conference provides an informed vision of current practices and emerging advances in rehabilitation, research, prevention education, outreach programs, evidence-based medicine, and burn units' work-in-progress.

Abstract Opportunities

You are cordially invited to contribute abstracts to our region's premier educational event. We encourage you to participate in this unparalleled platform for oral and poster presentations designed to promote dialogue within all burn care disciplines, at all career stages.

Abstract Submission Deadline: JUNE 11, 2018
[Submit an Abstract]

2018 Southern Region Burn Conference in Mobile, AL

ACCME Accredited




  • Advances in burn care research
  • Evidence-based wound management
  • Surgical interventions
  • Scar and pain management
  • Infection control
  • Nutritional support
  • Rehabilitation strategies
  • Prevention programs

"The Southern Region Burn" conference is currently in the planning stages.

Update me as new information comes available for the Southern Region Burn Conference.

"The Southern Region Burn" conference is currently in the planning stages.

Update me as new information comes available for the Southern Region Burn Conference.

Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel

SMA Group Rate:
$149 Single/Double per room per night plus applicable taxes (currently 14%, subject to change)​

Reservation Deadline:
October 14, 2018

To Book Your Reservation:
Call the Marriott at 1-800-922-3298 reference the group as "Southern Region Burn Conference".

Book your group rate for Southern Medical Association's 31st Regional Burn Conference

Travel Assistance:
Call Fadwa at (800)423-4992 Ext. 109.

November 7-11, 2018
Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel
64 South Water Street
Mobile, AL  36602

Call (800)423-4992 Ext. 620 for assistance.

Rising majestically over the sparkling waters of Mobile Bay, the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel provides a setting that blends Southern charm with elegance. Visit historic destinations such as the USS Alabama, and enjoy the exciting nightlife around the hotel. Following an action-packed day of work, retire to elegant rooms and suites featuring unforgettable views and an array of amenities to help you achieve a successful stay. When it's time to refuel, treat your taste buds to a mouthwatering meal at The Harbor Room. For a relaxing environment with signature cocktails, live music, and outdoor seating, visit Fathoms Lounge.

A deposit equal to one-night room and tax will be charged for each reservation.

Deposit is refundable if the hotel receives notice of cancellation 72 hours prior to arrival.

Check-in: 3:00 pm / Check-out: 12:00 noon

Current daily parking rates are $18 self-parking / $23 valet (subject to change)

Cancellation Policy:  All conferences are subject to cancellation. SMA will not refund travel costs if the meeting is cancelled. Refunds are not given for inclement weather. Registration fee refund requests must be submitted in writing to the SMA. A refund of your registration fee, minus a $50 administration processing fee, will be granted if notice is received by November 1, 2018. After this time, SMA will have incurred all related costs regarding your planned registration, therefore, no refunds will be granted. We urge you to register and book early because rooms often sell out prior to the cutoff date.

ACCME Accredited

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Other Healthcare Professionals

Continuing education requirements vary from state to state. Many national accrediting organizations, such as AAPA, ANCC, AANPCP, as well as state boards, recognize ACCME-approved AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and these credits may be used as such toward continuing education requirements. Upon completion of attendance attestation and evaluation, all non-physician professional attendees will receive a certificate of attendance stating that the conference is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. It is the responsibility of each professional attendee to understand the requirements for license renewal.  SMA encourages all attendees to contact their state or national licensing board(s) and/or professional organization(s) to become familiar with their policies for acceptable continuing education credit.

This activity has been submitted to Alabama State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Alabama State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

October 15, 2018

October 15, 2018







Healthcare Professionals



Military Physicians and Military Healthcare Professionals






Medical, Nursing and Rehabilitation Students



One Day Only



Thursday Rehabilitation Workshop 8:00 am – 5:00 pm



Thursday Pediatric Burns Session 2:00 – 5:00 pm



Poster abstract submissions open until June 11, 2018. [Submit an Abstract]

"The Southern Region Burn" conference is currently in the planning stages.

Update me as new information comes available for the Southern Region Burn Conference.

Update me as new information comes available for the Southern Region Burn Conference.


William L. Hickerson, MD, FACS
The one meeting a year that allows direct information among all the burn team members. The design provides an opportunity for team members to obtain ABLS certification, for young therapists to learn from the masters in their field, and for all attendees to gain knowledge from the Leadership in a unique, low-pressure environment. A very well organized, highly efficient meeting that is always a – ‘must’ – on my list.
2017 Conference Attendee
My first burn conference and really enjoyed seeing presentations from different departments at other facilities. It was really eye opening and inspiring to see how we all are keeping medicine moving forward.
2017 Conference Attendee
Enjoyed the content of this burn conference. It increased my knowledge on new treatments for burns and gave me a new perspective on how other burn nurses care for their patients.
2017 Abstract Competition Winners
Mobile, AL
Mobile, AL
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Assessments & Their Use With The Burn Population In Rehabilitation - Resource for Sale

Reference to assist with Burn Therapist Certification from the 2016 Southern Region Burn Conference.

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