Southern Region Burn Conference - SMA
2018 Southern Region Burn Conference

Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel

Mobile, AL

November 8-11, 2018

ACCME Accredited



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.


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2018 Southern Region Burn Conference in Mobile, AL

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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.


  • 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.

ABLS:  Advanced Burn Life Support Courses
Separate fee and online registration

Provider ​Course: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
7:30 am – 4:30 pm

​This ​is ​an ​eight-hour ​course ​for ​physicians, ​nurses, ​PA’s, ​NP’s, ​and ​Paramedics. ​ ​The ​course ​provides ​guidelines ​in ​the ​assessment ​and ​management ​of ​the ​burn ​patient ​during ​the ​first ​24-hours ​post ​injury. ​ ​Following ​a ​series ​of ​lectures, ​case ​studies ​are ​presented ​for ​group ​discussion. ​ ​As ​opportunity ​to ​work ​with ​a ​simulated ​burn ​patient ​to ​reinforce ​the ​assessment, ​stabilization ​and ​the ​American ​Burn ​Association ​transfer ​criteria ​to ​a ​burn ​center ​will ​be ​given. ​ ​Final ​testing ​consists ​of ​a ​written ​exam ​and ​practical ​assessment ​return ​demonstration. ​ ​CEU’s ​and ​CME’s ​awarded.

Instructor Course:
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
8:00 am – 1:30 pm

This course ​is ​designed ​for ​those ​physicians, ​nurses, ​nurse ​practitioners, ​physician ​assistants, ​and ​paramedics ​who ​have ​experience ​in ​daily ​patient ​management ​of ​burn ​injuries. ​ ​THe ​American ​Burn ​Association ​maintains ​the ​records ​that ​identify ​all ​persons ​who ​participated ​in ​the ​ABLS ​Instructor's ​Course ​and ​also ​those ​given ​a ​certificate ​of ​completion ​for ​the ​ABLS ​Instructor's ​Course ​and ​thus ​authorized ​as ​ABLS ​Instructors. ​ ​ ​CEU’s ​and ​CME’s ​awarded.

For more information contact Dr. Ernest Grant at or Chris Craig, PA-C at

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".

The Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel is the only hotel associated with the Southern Region Burn Conference and the SMA.

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.

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.
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



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.

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

2017 Abstract Competition Winners

Exhibiting at the Southern Region Burn conference provides your company access to a diverse group of physicians, health care professionals, first responders, hospital administrators, and other professionals dedicated to burn care. [Learn More]

2018 Exhibitor Listing


Bio-Concepts, Inc.

Rehab Luncheon Sponsor

Bio-Concepts, Inc. is the largest manufacturer and worldwide distributor of handcrafted custom and ready-made compression garments for vascular assist and burn scar management in North America. With Silon-TEX, silicone-bonded textile and multiple colors and fabrics choices, Bio-Concepts can provide comfortable and therapeutic pressure garments for your patients.

Spectral MD

Break Sponsor

The Spectral MD DeepView Wound Imaging System uses a non-invasive digital approach to deliver images of blood flow and tissue composition under the skin's surface that allows clinicians to look deep into the body--without ever touching the patient.

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Bio-Concepts, Inc.

Bio-Concepts, Inc. is the largest manufacturer and worldwide distributor of handcrafted custom and ready-made compression garments for vascular assist and burn scar management in North America. With Silon-TEX, silicone-bonded textile and multiple colors and fabrics choices, Bio-Concepts can provide comfortable and therapeutic pressure garments for your patients.

Exsurco Medical

Exsurco engineers high precision products for burn and trauma professionals for skin grafting and wound debridement.

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.

Milliken Healthcare Products, LLC

Mölnlycke Healthcare

Mölnlycke Health Care is a world-leading provider of single-use surgical and wound care products for customers, healthcare professionals and patients. Our products provide value to our customers and are supported by clinical and health economic evidence. And we strive to find new ways to minimize community and hospital-acquired conditions.


Argentum Medical

Argentum Medical will be presenting a complete line of our proprietary advanced 7 day silver plated antimicrobial dressings.


AnaCapa Technologies

Developer and manufacturer of skin, wound & burn products.


Burn Navigator guides and monitors fluid resuscitation for severe burn patients.

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Crawford Medical

Crawford Healthcare is a rapidly growing international company dedicated to developing innovative wound and skin treatments that advance clinical practice while being gentle on budgets. We’ve worked closely with healthcare professionals for more than 15 years and currently supply treatment solutions to over 15 countries.

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Humeca, Inc.

Humeca (est. 1981, Netherlands) is the innovative specialist in the field of burn surgery, in particular skin grafting technology. Our revolutionary products provide medical experts with materials & equipment for optimum treatment of their patients & offer the highest level of support & service.


Medical laser management.

PolyMedics Innovations (PMI)

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 skin substitute for the treatment of epidermal and dermal wounds. Successful use of the product has been demonstrated in the management of burns, abrasions, STSG donor sites and wounds caused by TEN.

KERECIS® Omega3 Burn is the first intact fish skin used as a dermal matrix for tissue repair. The porous microstructure provides the basis for efficient in-growth of dermal and epidermal cells as well as capillaries. Additionally, the graft is rich both in EPA and DHA Omega3 fatty acids.


Puracyn Plus products are the next generation of wound and burn management solutions. Our family of products were formulated to be as safe as they are powerful.

SteadMed Medical, LLC

SteadMed provides innovative solutions to optimize skin health, wound bed preparation, and autologous wound closure. Our portfolio consists of leading brands such as Drawtex® Hydroconductive Wound Dressing with LevaFiber™ Technology, Resta® Skin and Wound Care, Vashe® Hypochlorous Acid Solution, and Xpansion® Micro-Autografting Kit. Please visit our website at

Stellen Medical, LLC

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

Torbot Jobskin

Manufacturers of Custom Burn & Vascular Garments


Vericel is committed to improving the lives of patients with serious medical conditions by developing and manufacturing unique cell therapies and specialty biologics.


Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

Founded in 1977, the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering anyone affected by a burn injury. Building a Community for Transformational Healing.

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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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