Southern Region Burn Conference - SMA

December 5-8, 2019

Marriott Rivercenter Hotel

San Antonio, Texas

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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
Location:  Salon G and M
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Rehabilitation Workshop
Lecture location:  Conference room 13/14
Breakout location:  Conference room 11
1:00 – 4:30 pm Burn Care Quality Program Meeting
Training (1:00 - 3:00 pm)
Presentation (3:30 - 4:30 pm)
Quality Committee Co-Chair, Palmer Bessey, MD, FACS;
BData, Inc., President, Bart Phillips
ABA Executive Director, Kim Hoarle, MBA, CAE
Location:  Rio Vista 2
2:00 - 5:00 pm Pediatric Burns Session (Click Here for Full Schedule)
Location:  Conference Room 12
3:00 – 7:00 pm Early Registration and Poster/Exhibit Set-Up
Location:  Salon H, I, J, K, L
5:00 – 7:30 pm Welcome to San Antonio Reception
Location: Salon D

Thursday, December 5
Acute 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 Conference
Pediatric Session
December 5, 2019
Marriott Rivercenter Hotel  ▪   San Antonio, Texas
2:00 – 5:00 pm

2:00 – 2:45 pm
Sedating Children:  Too Much vs. Too Little
Patricia Tenner MD, Methodist Children's Hospital, San Antonio, TX

  • Understand the different sedation needs in children vs adults;

  • Recognize the different options for sedating children and their side effects.

2:45 – 3:30 pm
Pediatric Ethics:  Priorities and Dilemmas
Caroline Jones MD, Methodist Children's Hospital, San Antonio, TX

  • Explain some of the current ethical dilemmas in pediatric care;

  • Develop their own mindsets with regard to processing ethical debates in children.

3:30 – 4:15 pm
Pediatric Equipment:  What Do You Need To Have?
Richard Cartie MD, Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc., Augusta, GA

  • Describe the current options for the various sized pediatric equipment that may be needed for children;

  • Discuss a "shopping list" for their institution for pediatric equipment that they need.

4:15 – 5:00 pm
Pediatric SvO2 Catheter:  Revisiting an Old Friend
Richard Cartie MD, Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc., Augusta, GA

  • Recognize what a mixed venous oxygen saturation measures and tells us;

  • Determine if the mixed venous oxygen saturation measurement can be beneficial to know in burn resuscitation.

5:00 pm

Southern Region Rehabilitation 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
Lunch sponsor:  Bio-Concepts, Inc.
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

Registration, View Posters, Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
Location: Salon H, I, J, K, L
7:00 - 7:30 am

7:30 am
Welcome and 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 am
A Tribute to Basil A. Pruitt, Jr., MD, FACS, FCCM
Leopoldo C. Cancio, MD, FACS, FCCM, Director, U.S. Army Burn Center, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX

8:00 am
Successful Treatment of Sulfur Mustard Burns with Silver-nylon Dressings
David J. Barillo, MD, Critical Care Consultants, LLC, Mount Pleasant, SC

8:15 am
When a Large Building is Impacted by an Airplane, the Making of a Burn Mass Casualty Incident
Randy D. Kearns, DHA, MSA, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

8:30 am
The Advanced Burn Provider Course: Results From an Evidenced-Based Curriculum Design with Innovative Simulators to Prepare Providers in Caring for Those with Burn Injuries
Christopher K. Craig, DMSc, MMS, PA-C, Wake Forest Baptist Health Burn Center, Winston-Salem, NC

8:45-9:15 am
ABA President’s Address
William G. Cioffi, Jr. MD, Surgeon-in-Chief, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI

9:15-10:00 am
Break, View Posters, Visit with Exhibitors
Location:  Exhibit hall

10:00 am
Outcomes after the Administration of Hydroxocobalamin
Kaitlin A Pruskowski, PharmD, United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Burn Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX

10:15 am
Association Between Hyperoxia and Mortality in Severely Burned Patients
Barret Halgas, MD, PGY-4, Arizona Burn Center, Maricopa Integrated Health System, Phoenix, AZ

10:30 am
Evaluation of Pain Management Practices in Adults with Small Burns Admitted to a Large, ABA Verified Burn Center
Rita Gayed, PharmD, Grady Burn Center, Grady Health System, Atlanta, GA

10:45 am
Inter-hospital Variation of Inpatient versus Outpatient Pediatric Burn Treatment
Heather R. Howard, RN, Medical University of South Carolina, Children's Health, Charleston, SC

11:00 am
The Use of High-Frequency Ultrasound as an Objective Assessment of Hypertrophic Burn-Scar Thickness During Fractionated Ablative CO2 Laser Therapy
Victoria D. Hatem, RN, United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Burn Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX

11:15 am
Burn Sepsis: Does the initial Vitamin C Level Matter
Jeffrey W. Williams, PA-C, Wake Forest Baptist Health Burn Center, Winston-Salem, NC

11:30 am
Mitochondrial Respiration and Circulating mtDNA Levels may help Improve Early Diagnosis of Sepsis in Burn Patients
Brenda I. Gomez, PhD, United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Burn Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX

11:45 am-1:45 pm
Lunch with Exhibitors
Location:  Exhibit hall

11:45 am-1:45 pm
Nurses’ Networking Luncheon
Facilitator:  Amber Thompson, BSN, RN
Location:  Salon G and M

1:45-2:15 pm
Alan R. Dimick, MD 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

2:15 pm
Reducing Burnout Related to Night Shift Calls to Physicians – A Process Improvement Project
Kristy D. Hemingway, MS, BSN, RN, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, FL

2:30 pm
Transition to Meaningful Care of Burn Nurses Experiencing Compassion Fatigue
Shirley J. Conrad, MSN, RN, CCRN, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, FL

2:45 pm
Opportunities for Palliative Care in Patients with Burn Injury – A Systematic Review
Allyson C. Cook, MD, PGY-7 Fellow, Stanford University, Stanford, CT

3:00 pm
Enteral Nutrition Initiation during Periods of Vasopressor Requirements and Elevated Lactate Levels
Beth A. Shields, MS, RDN, United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Burn Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX

3:15-4:00 pm
Break, View Posters, Visit with Exhibitors

4:00 pm
Catastrophic Pediatric Burns: A Regionalization Model
Richard J. Cartie, MD, Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Doctors Hospital, Augusta, GA

4:15 pm
The Challenges and Opportunities of Virtual Burn Wound Care in a Rural Setting
Michael R. Rowland, MD, United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Burn Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX

4:30 pm
Optimizing Infection Control Practices Through a Multidisciplinary Approach to Implementing an Antibiotic Stewardship Program in a Regional Referral Burn Center
Shawn Fagan, MD, Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Doctors Hospital, Augusta, GA

4:45 pm
No Narcotic Left Behind: Managing Pain in Burn Patients in the Era of an Opioid Crisis
Tracee C. Short, MD, Baton Rouge General Burn Center, Baton Rouge, LA

5:00 pm
Highlights From a 5-decade Career --  A Plastic Surgeon's Perspective on the Evolution of Burn Care and the Growth of a Large Burn Center
Herman K. Orlet, MD, Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Doctors Hospital, Augusta, GA

5:15 pm
Evaluating Real World National and Regional Definitive Closure Trends in Burn Care, including Health Economic Outcomes with Autologous Skin Cell Suspension Use
William L. Hickerson, MD, Firefighters Burn Center, Regional One Health, University of Tennessee Healh Science, Memphis, TN

5:45-6:45 pm
Moderated Poster Rounds during the Reception  
Location:  Exhibit hall

5:30-7:30 pm
Reception in Exhibit Hall
Sponsor:  Southern Medical Association
Location:  Exhibit hall

Saturday, December 7

Registration, View Posters, Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
Location: Exhibit hall
7:00 - 7:30 am

Correlation of frozen section diagnosis and final diagnosis in patients with suspected Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) / Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Syndrome (TENS)
Luke Burnet, Medical Student, Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Merit Health Central, Jackson, MS

Application of TENOs (Topical Exogenous Nutrient and Oxygen supplementation) to Improve Skin Graft Survival Ex vivo
Sean E. Christy, Medical Student, United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Dental Craniofacial Trauma Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX

Burn Disaster Preparedness - How It Changes for a Hurricane
Roshanara Diaz, Medical Student, The Burn Center at HIMA-San Pablo, San Juan, PR

Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Burn Patients: Analyzing the Effectiveness of a Standardized Protocol
Jared L. Gabbert, PharmD Resident, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Burn Center, Nashville, TN

Tube Feeding Through Surgery, Impact on Glucose Control in Burn Patients
Andrea L. Hess, Medical Student, Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX

Retrospective Review of Single Center Experience Utilizing a Lactic-acid-based Copolymer for Reinforcement of Split-Thickness Skin Grafts
Eduardo Navarro, Medical Student, Shands Burn Center, University of Florida Health, Gainesville, FL

The Impact of Financial Reward on Opioid Consumption in the Treatment of Thermal Injury to the Upper Extremity
Kathryn Schubauer, BS, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Post Resuscitative Cerebral Edema Mortalities in Severe Burns: Case Reviews
Ana R. Segura, MD, PGY-1, Orlando Health, Orlando, F

Break, View Posters, Visit with Exhibitors – Prize Drawing
Location:  Exhibit hall

Work Related vs Non-Work-Related Injuries: Is There an Outcome Difference
Salomon Puyana, MD, PGY-5, Kendall Regional Medical Center, Miami, FL

Indocyanine Green Fluorescence Angiography to Determine Adequacy of Burn Wound Excision
Paul F. Sauer, Jr., PGY-4, University of Kentucky, Burn Unit, Lexington, KY

Application of a Histological Determination System to Evaluate Burn Assessment Accuracy
Ronald D. Baxter, MD, PGY-4, Wake Forest Baptist Health Burn Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Retrospective Review of UF Health Burn Center Readmissions
Dijoia Darden, MD, PGY-2, Shands Burn Center, University of Florida Health, Gainesville, FL

Nosocomial Burn Wound Infections are Eliminated with Daily Wound Care
Kathryn EH Skibba, MD, PGY-3, Kessler Burn Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Heparin Induced Fever: A Case Report and Literature Review
Jake C. Laun, MD, PGY-4, Tampa General Hospital, Regional Burn Center, Tampa, FL

Population-based One-year Mortality for Stevens-Johnson/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Spectrum Disorders is Greater at Burn Facilities than Other Facilities in New York: Expected Based on Treated Disease Severity or Sobering Wake-up Call?
Philip D. Hewes, MD, Resident, MPH, Kessler Burn Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

12:00 pm
Hyaluronic Acid Based Skin Substitutes in Complex Wound Reconstruction
Steven D. Kozusko, MD, PGY-3, Firefighters Burn Center, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

12:15 pm

12:30-2:00 pm
Directors’ Luncheon and Business Meeting
(by invitation only to GOLD level sponsors)

Southern Region Burn Disaster Drill

2:00-4:00 pm
Burn Center Tour

Buses will load at 1:30 pm
(Ticketed event)

Tentative - Resident/Fellow Networking

7:00-10:00 pm
Farewell Reception

Location: Biga on The Banks

Sunday, December 8

Registration, Continental Breakfast
Location: Salon M Foyer
7:00 - 7:30 am

7:30 am
Silver Impregnated Absorbent Pads can be a Cost Effective Strategy in the Care of Steven Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Nercosis Patients as Compared to Nonadherent Silver Impregnated Silicone Foam Dressings
Danielle K. Bennett, NP, Baton Rouge General Burn Center, Baton Rouge, LA

7:45 am
Use of Tailored Feedback Improves Accuracy of Delirium Documentaton in the BICU:  Results of a PI Initiative
Amy Gloger, MSN, RN, CCRN, Parkland Hospital, Regional Burn Center, Dallas, TX

8:00 am
Wound Improvement Project: Improving Skill Sustainment and Confidence
Sarah K. Shingleton, MS, APRN, United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Burn Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX

8:15 am
From Trial to Policy: Decreasing CLABSI Rates with Ag Oxysalts (TM) Dressings
Amber B. Thompson, BSN, RN, North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, University of North Carolina Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC

8:30 am
The Exploration of Burn Care Partners and Their Role within the Multidisciplinary Burn Team
Stephanie R. Townsend, BSN program, Evans-Haynes Burn Center, VCU Health, Richmond, VA

8:45 am
R.I.S.E. (Resources Inspiration Support Experiences) Program for Burn Survivors and Their Families
Stephanie Campbell, MS, RN, CCRN, Parkland Hospital, Regional Burn Center, Dallas, TX

9:00 am
Early Donor Site Harvesting in Burn Patients
David Roggy, RN, Richard M. Fairbanks Burn Center, Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis, IN

9:15 am
Cerium (III) Nitrate Containing Electrospun Dressing for Mitigating Infection and Burn Severity
Cortes Williams, PhD, United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Craniofacial Health and Regenerative Medicine, Fort Sam Houston, TX

9:30-10:00 am

10:00 am
Preventing Axilla Contractures
Mamie G. Clark, OTR/L, Firefighters Burn Center, Regional One Health, Memphis, TN

10:15 am
Safety of Early Post-Operative Range of Motion and Effects on Functional Outcomes in Burn Patients with Newly Placed Hand Autografts
Kyle B. Cunningham, PT, DPT, United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Burn Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX

10:30 am
Survey of National Practice of Prevention, Diagnostic Tool(s), and Treatment of Heterotopic Ossification for Burn Patients in the United States
Emma C. DeJournette, MSOT, OTR/L, Occupational Therapy Burn Fellow, North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, University of North Carolina Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC

10:45 am
Casting for Soft Tissue Elongation and Prevention of Surgical Intervention in Burn Care
Kerry L. Mikolaj, DPT, Children's Hospital Burn Center, Aurora, CO

11:00 am
An Algorithm for Rehabilitation Following Autologous Skin Cell Suspension Grafting
Dana Y. Nakamura, OTR/L, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Burn Center,
Winston-Salem, NC

11:15 am
One Burn Centers Eperience with Implementing Use 3D Laser Scanner and Outcomes
Greta M. Rucks, OTR/L, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, FL

11:30 am
Establishing the Role of Speech Pathology Amid Growth and Change of a Larger Regional Referral Burn Center
Janet C. Shaw, MHA, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Doctors Hospital, Augusta, GA

11:45 am
The Effect of Splinting of Metacarpophalangeal Joints after Skin Grafting – A Review of the ACT Database
Ashley M. Welsh, DSc, OTR/L, United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Burn Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX

12:00 pm

The Southern Region thanks you for your participation at the burn conference. Our room block at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter has sold out and due to another conference overlapping with ours, we are unable to add additional rooms.

Following is a list of hotels within walking distance or a short drive from the Marriott Rivercenter. There is not a room block for this meeting at any of the hotels. Nor is there an agreement with any of the hotels to honor the rate at the Marriott. SMA has no affiliations with any of the hotels and cannot attest to the service provided. This list is provided as a courtesy.

Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk 207 N. St. Mary's St. 210-223-8888
Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk 201 N. St. Mary's St. 210-212-5200
Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk 105 S. St. Mary's St. 210-270-7799
Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk 125 E. Houston St. 210-226-9000
Emily Morgan Hotel - A Doubletree by Hilton 705 E. Houston St. 210-225-5100
Fairfield Inn & Suites San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza 422 Bonham St. 210-212-6262
Grand Hyatt San Antonio 600 E. Market St. 210-224-1234
Hampton Inn San Antonio Downtown Riverwalk 414 Bowie St. 210-225-8500
Holiday Inn Riverwalk 217 N. St. Mary's St. 210-224-2500

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. 

American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award

The Southern Medical Association designates this Live activity for a maximum of 25.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

32nd Annual Southern Region Burn Conference (only) – 17.0 hours


  • Rehabilitation Workshop – 7.0 hours
  • Acute Burn Care Course – 8.0
  • Pediatric Burn Session – 3.0 hours

Nurse Contact Hours

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.

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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
Acute Burn Care Course 8:00am-5:00pm
(This is not Advanced Burn Life Support)


Exsurco Medical
Lanyard Sponsor

Excision and skin grafting devices

Spectral MD, Inc.
Friday Lunch Sponsor

The Spectral MD DeepView Wound Imaging System uses a non-invasive digital approach to deliver images of AI-predicted healing and non-healing wound areas to clinicians by analyzing  blood flow and tissue composition - without ever touching the patient.

Gold Level Exhibitor

Avita Medical

AVITA Medical is a publicly listed, global regenerative medicine company that provides a novel approach to skin regeneration. Our RECELL® System is a device that enables healthcare professionals to produce a suspension of Spray-On Skin™ Cells using a small sample of the patient’s own skin. This suspension contains the cells necessary to regenerate the outer layer of natural, healthy skin and is prepared and applied at the point-of-care in as little as 30 minutes. The RECELL® System is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat severe thermal burns in patients 18 years and older.

Bio-Concepts, Inc.

Bio-Concepts has been handcrafting quality wearable and functional pressure garments since 1980. Our designers are the most innovative in the industry. We can make a therapeutic, comfortable, even fashionable pressure garment for any patient from head-to-toe to deliver any range of pressures in any one of 30 colors and six different fabrics.

Bio-Concepts custom-made pressure garments are ideal for treatment of a wide variety of medical conditions including burn scar management, long-term management of primary and secondary lymphedema, and Sensory Processing Disorders

Community Tissue

Community Tissue Services offers physicians and their patients’ biologic allograft solutions. Our goal is to provide safe and efficacious allografts while seeking innovative biologic solutions for patients.  Our state of the art Center for Tissue, Innovation and Research works to develop technologies to stimulate the biologic properties of allografts.


KCI, an Acelity Company, is a trusted brand in advanced wound care. We are a leader in negative pressure wound therapy and advanced wound dressings.  Our product offerings are available in more than 90 countries. KCI is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, KCI employs over 4,500 people worldwide.

Medline Industries, Inc.

Medline is a global manufacturer and distributor of medical products with patient-centered solutions, services and expertise across the continuum of care. Medline’s Advanced Wound Care and Tissue Regeneration Division provides a wide variety of innovative solutions for the burn market, including products that assist with wound bed preparation and tissue regeneration.

Milliken Healthcare Products, LLC

Milliken Healthcare Products help you achieve optimal patient care through advanced wound and burn dressings that compliment your existing patient treatment tools and processes.


MiMedx® is a biopharmaceutical company developing, manufacturing and marketing regenerative biologics utilizing human placental allografts for multiple sectors of healthcare. “Innovations in Regenerative Medicine” is the framework behind our mission to provide physicians with products and tissues to help the body heal itself.

Silver Level Exhibitor

Argentum Medical LLC

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 wound pathogens, easy to use (particularly by inexperienced personnel), easy to store and easy for patient transport.  Silverlon can be used for multiple indications and is considered a true force multiplier and an ideal product for both military and civilian (disaster response) applications.

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 uses a proprietary cell-processing technology to expand naturally occurring populations of cells derived from the patient’s own tissue. Specific to the type of therapy needed, a small sample of tissue is taken from the patient.

Bronze Level Exhibtor

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for use in medically supervised settings.

Applied Medical Technologies, Inc. AMT

Applied Medical Technology (AMT) is a global leader and manufacturer of Enteral Feeding Devices, Accessories, Cecostomy and Surgical. GI Products: MiniONE®, G-JET®, Capsule Monarch®, AMT Bridle™, CINCH®and MiniACE®. All AMT products are proudly made in the USA! Innovating. Educating. Changing Lives.

Arcos Medical

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!

Baxter Healthcare Corporation

Baxter is Advancing the Art of Healing through its portfolio of products and programs which are foundational to the cadence of surgery, just as surgeons, nurses, and administrators are essential to the art of healing.  Clinically-proven products allow surgical teams freedom to innovate and think creatively without restraint in the operating room. Best-in-class programs provide a holistic approach to optimizing patient care.

Every specialty requires effective utilization of the right product at the right time. Our products include: hemostats, sealants, tissue repair, and bone repair technologies to offer support to a wide range of surgical needs.

  • Tissue Repair Technologies: PERI-STRIPS and TISSUE-GUARD
  • Bone Repair Technologies: ALTAPORE and ACTIFUSE

Bio Med Sciences, Inc.

Bio Med Sciences is dedicated to providing the widest possible range of options to the medical professional dealing with hypertrophic scar and keloids. The Silon® family of  products does this by offering a comprehensive, innovative approach to the ever-challenging field of scar management and wound care.

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 and equipment for optimum treatment of their patients and offer the highest level of support and service.

Integra LifeSciences

Integra LifeSciences is a global leader in regenerative technologies, neurosurgical and extremity orthopedic solutions dedicated to limiting uncertainty for clinicians, so they can focus on providing the best patient care. Integra offers a comprehensive portfolio of high quality, leadership brands.

MediWound, Ltd.

MediWound Ltd. is a biotechnology niche specialty company. Established in 2001, MediWound is focused on developing, manufacturing and globally commercializing innovative products that address unmet needs in the fields of severe burn and chronic wound management.

MPM Medical, Inc.

Advanced Wound, Burn and Surgical Care

PolyNovo North America LLC

PolyNovo is the developer of unique, patented, biodegradable polymers for use in medical devices. Novosorb ® BTM was developed with our innovative technology providing physicians a clinically proven matrix for partial and full thickness wounds.

Puracyn Plus by Innovacyn

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, NovaGel, and the Brennen Skin Graft Mesher.

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. Our extensive portfolio of products establishes proven protocols for the care and management of wounds, skin, and skin breakdown.

By listening to clinicians’ concerns, Urgo has been able to provide the highest-quality and most innovative products available, while keeping our costs competitive. Our dedicated account managers and customer service department, as well as clinical personnel on staff, are committed to supporting the needs of the clinician. These professionals enable us to bring comprehensive solutions to those with wound and skin care complications.

Non-Profit Level Exhibtor


AlloSource®, a leading non-profit national supplier of burn skin allografts, processes and distributes a full line of human tissue products for diverse applications. AlloSource® will be highlighting their skin graft products for burn reconstruction, including biologically active PureSkin™ human allograft skin. PureSkin is available in cryopreserved and fresh varieties and in meshed and unmeshed formats, offering critical treatment solutions for burn management.

American Burn Association (ABA)

The American Burn Association and its members dedicate their efforts and resources to promoting and supporting burn-related research, education, care, rehabilitation, and prevention.

Metis Foundation

The Metis Foundation strives to advance military medicine through providing scientific, education, financial and project management support in the conduct of federally and privately sponsored research, clinical trials and education. We owe many breakthroughs in healthcare to people dedicated to research. We were created on behalf of researchers, and it is our mission to see these researchers flourish and advance military medicine.

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

Uniting the voice of the burn community across the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

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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