Southern Region Burn Conference - SMA

December 5-8, 2019

Marriott Rivercenter Hotel

San Antonio, Texas

ACCME Accredited

32nd Annual Southern Region Burn CME Conference 2019

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.

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Tuesday, December 3

7:30 am – 3:00 pm ABLS:  Advanced Burn Life Support Provider Course

Separate fee and online registration.

Wednesday, December 4

7:30 am – 2:00 pm ABLS:  Advanced Burn Life Support Instructor Course

Separate fee and online registration.

Thursday, December 5

7:30 am – 5:00 pm Acute Burn Care Course
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Rehabilitation Workshop
2:00 – 5:00 pm Pediatric Burns session
3:00 – 7:00 pm Early Registration and Poster/Exhibit Set-Up
5:00 – 7:00 pm Welcome to San Antonio Reception

Thursday, December 5
Advanced Burn Care Course
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Registration fee:  $299

The Advanced Burn Care Course is targeted to early career providers.  It is a hands-on, simulation course introducing the clinical skills required to assess and manage common complications in adult and pediatric patients with burn injuries.  Skills such as wound management, skin substitute selection and placement and escharotomy will be taught. The goal of the course is to improve the standard of burn care by educating providers with a need-driven curriculum that addresses common deficiencies in burn care as identified in a national multidisciplinary needs assessment. The course is not intended to serve as a substitute for burn fellowship training or situations that require clinical reasoning beyond the scope of today’s content.


Understand the clinical skills required to assess and manage common complications in adult and pediatric patients with burn injuries.

Prepare providers through case scenarios, didactic content, and biomimetic models to properly assess, resuscitate, and manage common complications in adult and pediatric patients.

​CEU’s ​and ​CME’s ​awarded.

Southern Region Burn Therapist Workshop
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Measuring Movement Following Burn Injury

7:30 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:30 am Introductions, Workshop Objectives and Documentation Tips for Elongation
Sandy Fletchall OTR/L, CHT, MPA, FAOTA
8:30 – 9:15 am Movement
Scott Dewey, PT, CHT
*Explain rehabilitation evaluation components for hand burns;
*Demonstrate the figure of eight technique for measuring hand edema;
*Explain the process of tissue differentiation in regards to ROM loss;
*Describe the anatomical considerations that commonly influence ROM;
*Describe signs of motor loss for commonly affected nerve distributions..

Breakouts:  Participates will be assigned to a group and rotate through each of the five following breakout sessions.

    • Face, Neck and Mouth
    • Wrist and Elbow
    • Shoulder and Trunk
    • Ankle and Knee
    • Hand and Figure 8
  • Develop an understanding of how cutaneous functional units
  • (CFU)influence movement/elongation
  • Learn how to position to enhance CFU elongation
  • Learn how to document movement
9:15 – 10:15 Breakout Session #1 Rotation
10:15 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:45 Breakout Session #2 Rotation
11:45 am – 12:45 pm Lunch provided
12:45 – 1:45 Breakout Session #3 Rotation
1:45 – 2:45 Breakout Session #4 Rotation
2:45 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:15 Session #5  Rotation
4:15 – 5:00 Review, wrap up, evaluation
5:00 Adjourn

Friday, December 6

7:00 am Registration, View Posters, Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
7:30 Welcome & Announcements
Leopoldo C. Cancio, MD, FACS, FCCM, Director, U.S. Army Burn Center, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX
Location:  Salon G and M
7:45-8:30 Educational Sessions
8:45 Alan R. Dimick, MD Guest Lecture
Operations Management in a Burn Center
Steven E. Wolf, MD, Division Chief, Burn, Trauma, and Acute Care Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Chief of Staff, Shriners’ Hospital for Children, Galveston, TX
9:15 am Break, View Posters, Visit with Exhibitors
10:00-11:30 Educational Sessions
11:45 am – 1:45 pm Lunch with Exhibitors
11:45 – 1:30 Nurses’ Networking Luncheon - TENTATIVE
1:45-3:15 Educational Sessions
3:15 pm Break, View Posters, Visit with Exhibitors
4:00 – 5:30 pm Educational Sessions
5:30 – 7:30 pm Reception in Exhibit Hall
Sponsor:  Southern Medical Association
5:45 – 6:45 pm Moderated Poster Rounds during the Reception

Saturday, December 7

7:00 – 7:30 am Registration, View Posters, Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
7:30-9:30 Educational Sessions
9:30 am Break, View Posters, Visit with Exhibitors – Prize Drawing
10:15 am– 12:15 pm Educational Sessions includes the
American Burn Association Presidential Address
12:30 – 2:00 pm Director’s Luncheon and Business Meeting (by invitation only)
2:00 – 4:00 pm Burn Center Tour (Ticketed Event)  Buses will load at 1:30 pm
7:00 – 10:00 pm Farewell Reception

Sunday, December 8

7:00 – 7:30 am Registration, Continental Breakfast
7:30 – 9:30 am Educational Sessions
9:30 am Break
10:00 am –12:00 pm Educational Sessions
12:00 pm Adjourn

SMA Group Rate:
$189 Single/Double per room, per night plus applicable taxes (currently 16.75%, subject to change). All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit with a major credit card.

Reservation Deadline:
November 13, 2019

To Book Your Reservation:
Reservations Toll Free: 877-622-3056
Reservations Local Phone: 877-622-3056
Reference the group as "SMA 2019 Burn Conference.”

Book your reservation online:

The San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter is the only hotel associated with the Southern Region Burn Conference and the SMA.

Hotel Cancellation:
Hotel requires a 72-hour cancellation notice prior to arrival.
Check-in: 4:00 pm / Check-out: 11:00 am

Current daily parking rates including tax are $40.05 self-parking / $46.55 valet. Both include in-out option. Prices are subject to change.

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

December 5-8, 2019
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205-3901

Call (800)423-4992 Ext. 620 for assistance. We urge you to book early as our room block often sells out prior to the cut-off date.

Deep in the heart of Texas, San Antonio’s bold spirit and historic legacies make it an ideal gateway to the region’s culture, scenic beauty and restful retreats.

The rolling terrain of the Texas Hill Country bordering San Antonio has drawn charming vineyards, hillside bed and breakfasts and nationally acclaimed resorts that offer rustic refinement in the most pampering of ways, from championship golf courses to fireside spas and delectable restaurants. As you delve deeper into San Antonio, the essence of the city’s rich culture grows stronger. Varied cuisines, including famed Tex-Mex, fill the air with aromas of spices and fresh cilantro. Music flourishes: country-western bands, mariachis, folk singers—all singing the song of the city. Art comes alive with outdoor murals, gardens, architecture and museums including a distinguished and recently renovated Smithsonian affiliate. But nothing is as grand or as deep as the people of San Antonio. Influenced by the cultures of Spain, Germany and Mexico; among others, San Antonio is home to a welcoming people—the most artful product of this culture.

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

ACCME Accredited
SMA Member Physician $480
SMA Joining Member Physician

(Includes $320 membership and $480 conference fee)

Non-member Physician $1,000
Military Physician $600
Nurses $400
Healthcare Professionals $400
Non-Healthcare Professionals $400
Resident/Fellow Physician $200
Medical, Nursing and Rehabilitation Students $100
One Day Only ___Fri ___Sat ___Sun $250
Thursday Rehabilitation Workshop  8:00 am – 5:00 pm $250
Thursday Pediatric Burns Session  2:00 – 5:00 pm $75
Thursday Advanced Burn Provider Course 8:00am-5:00pm

(This is not Advanced Burn Life Support)



Exsurco Medical

Excision and skin grafting devices

Gold Level Exhibitor

Avita Medical

Regenerative medicine company with a technology platform positioned to address unmet medical needs in burns, chronic wounds, and aesthetics indications.

Milliken Healthcare Products, LLC

Milliken Healthcare Products, a wholly owned subsidiary of Milliken & Company, is a leader in the science behind moisture management. Milliken has created Active Fluid Management® technology as an innovative way to manage exudate and offer a new solution for wound care. This patented technology keeps the periwound skin dry, the wound bed moist, and harmful exudate away from a healing wound.

Silver Level Exhibitor

Argentum Medical

Silverlon’s family of advanced 7 day use silver plated antimicrobial dressing have long been considered the “Gold Standard” to the military over the last two wars to treat blast injuries, massive complex wounds and burn injuries.  Silverlon dressings are effective against a broad spectrum of wounds.

Exsurco Medical

Excision and skin grafting devices

PolyMedics Innovations, Inc.

PolyMedics Innovations (PMI) is an R&D-driven specialist in innovative biomaterials for the effective treatment of wounds. Headquartered in Denkendorf, Germany with a subsidiary in Atlanta, USA, PMI is distributing its products in over 39 markets globally. SUPRATHEL® is a synthetic, one-time application.

Vericel Corporation

Vericel develops, manufactures, and markets autologous cell-based therapies for patients with serious diseases and conditions. Epicel is a cultured epidermal autograft (CEA) — a skin graft grown from a patient’s own skin. These grafts provide skin replacement for patients who have deep dermal or full thickness burns comprising a total body surface area of greater than or equal to 30%.

Bronze Level Exhibtor


Arcos is dedicated to improving the care, recovery and survivability of critical injuries. Burn Navigator is a clinical decision support app developed by the U.S Army Burn Center that guides fluids for severe burns. Tablet app available on Apple App Store and Google Play. Phone app coming soon!

Humeca, Inc.

Humeca, Inc. markets and supplies innovative skin grafting products in the field of burns and plastic surgery. We currently provide a selection of cordless, battery operated dermatomes, a wide range of dermatome blades, skin meshers and mesh graft carriers. We are also proud to be able to offer the revolutionary MEEK Micrografting machine. Humeca is now doing business successfully in over 70 countries worldwide and work closely with both local agents and burn centers directly.

MPM Medical, Inc.

MPM Medical is an Advanced Wound and Surgical Care company specializing in Burn/Surgical Dressings.

Puracyn Plus

Puracyn Plus Professional Formula products are next-generation super-oxygenated hypochlorous solutions. Both the Wound Irrigation Solution and the Antimicrobial Hydrogel are FDA-cleared for use by healthcare professionals for irrigating, debriding, cleansing, and moistening wounds.

Stellen Medical

Stellen Medical, LLC is the manufacturer and distributor of GlucanPro 3000, GlucanPro Cream, Glucan II Burn and Wound Dressing and NovaGel.

Urgo Medical North America 

Urgo Medical provides medical devices and products to hospitals, nursing homes and home health agencies – and the patients they treat – with a focus on acute, chronic, and surgical wounds, and additionally skin moisturization.

Non-Profit Level Exhibtor


As the world’s leading manufacturer of fresh cartilage tissue used for joint repair and skin allografts to heal severe burns, AlloSource has grown into one of the largest tissue networks in the country.

Exhibits and Sponsorships are now being accepted for the 2019 Southern Region Burn Conference.
Visit the exhibit/sponsor page or call Kendra Blackmon at 800-423-4992, ext. 164.

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 SMA at on or before November 27, 2019. A refund of your registration fee, minus a $50 administration processing fee, will be granted if notice is received by this date. After this time, SMA will have incurred all related costs regarding your planned registration, therefore, no refunds will be granted.

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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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