Southern Medical Association congratulates the following Abstract Competition winners during the Southern Region Burn Conference held November 4-6, 2016 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia:

Fellow/Resident Oral Presentation Awards

1st PlaceFirst-in-Human Use of a Novel Photoplethysmography Imaging Device to Investigate Blood Flow in the Microcirculation of Burn Wounds
Konstantinos Chouliaras, MD, Resident, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

2nd PlaceDetermining the Role of Nasolaryngoscopy in the Initial Evaluation for Upper Airway Injury in Patients with Facial Burns
Daniel Freno, MD, Resident, University of South Alabama Medical Center, Mobile, AL

3rd PlaceThe Duration of Effectiveness of Mafenide Acetate Solution after Reconstitution
Ashkan Afshari, MD, Resident, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Non-Physician Oral Presentation Awards

1st PlaceElectronic Cigarettes - A Public Health Threat
Susan L. Smith, ARNP, Orlando Health Burn Center, Orlando, FL

2nd PlaceA Collaboration of Disciplines Creates a Customized, Reproducible Neck Collar for the Treatment of Burn Scar Contractures and Accompanying Electronic Applications for Measuring Outcomes
Katherine Bale, OTA, North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, UNC Health Care, Chapel Hill, NC

3rd PlaceEarly Mobility in the Burn and Trauma ICU
Greta M. Rucks, OTR/L, Orlando Health Burn Center, Orlando, FL

Student Oral Presentation Awards

1st Place
Comparison of Outcomes between Allograft vs. Xenograft Use in Full-thickness Burn Injuries
Megan Pencek, BS, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

2nd PlaceChild Life Specialists & Music Therapists: Vital Members of the Interdisciplinary Burn Team
Beda Willis, MS, CCLS, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Burn Center, Miami, FL

3rd PlaceThe Use of Methadone Plus Gabapentin as a Multimodal Pain Regimen Compared with Traditional Pain Management Protocols in Burn Patients: A Retrospective Study
Elmira Ahnood, BS, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX

Poster Presentation Awards

1st PlacePrehospital Management of Patients Burned While Smoking on Oxygen: Intubation Rates, Outcomes, and Associated Factors
Crystal H. Bennett, RN, BSN, Vanderbilt Burn Center, Nashville, TN

2nd PlaceEarly Sepsis Warning Investigation in the Burn Population
Laura Roberson, MSN, RN, CCRN, University of Florida Health Burn Center, Gainesville, FL

3rd PlaceThe Development of a Multidisciplinary Algorithm for Mobilization of the Vented Burn Patient
Audrey M. O’Neil, DPT, Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center at Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis, IN

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