Southern Region Burn Conference - SMA
Southern Region Burn Conference

30th Annual Southern Region Burn Conference

Miami, Florida
Hosted by University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Burn Center
November 2-5, 2017 - Hilton Miami Downtown

Join us for the premier educational event of the Southern Region.

This will be an exciting time to collectively discuss and influence the direction of future burn care.

Conference Registration

Take advantage of our early Registration Discount 50.00 Off Until October 3, 2017

Oral abstract submissions must be received by 6/23 (4:30 pm Central Time).
Poster abstract submissions must be received by 7/10 (4:30 pm Central Time).

Choose Full Days or Individual Day Options
Pricing for Nurses, Physicians, Healthcare Professionals & Military
Continental breakfast; breaks, lunch Friday with exhibitors
Collaborate with attendees: Welcome Reception, breakfasts, breaks, and dedicated lunch in the exhibit hall on Friday
Trade display area and program recognition
Access to attendee /membership list
Includes registration of up to 6 attendees with Gold Sponsor Level

30th Annual Southern Region Burn CME Conference 2017

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.

William L. Hickerson, MD, FACS

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.

Conference Details

Exceptional Education
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.

Exhibitor Interaction
The exhibit hall promises to be another key resource to broaden your knowledge beyond the classroom.

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.

Details coming soon.

  • Pre-conferences
  • Registration information
  • Hotel reservation information
  • Schedule of events
  • Burn center tour
  • Invited speakers
  • Social Events
ACCME Commendation

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

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

The Southern Medical Association has been resurveyed by the ACCME and awarded accreditation with commendation for 6 years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians.  SMA’s accreditation period is valid through November 2017.  ACCME accreditation “seeks to assure the medical community and the public that Southern Medical Association provides physicians with relevant, effective, practice-based continuing medical education that supports US health care quality improvement.”

Southern Medical Association designates this Live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM - Maintenance of Certification

MOC - Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 21 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Learning Gap/Needs

Burn care necessitates multiple treatment modalities, each with varying sequencing, for different parts of a burn wound depending on the burn depth. Treating burn and wound patients requires comprehension and application of critical care guidelines from the acute onset of injury through discharge and rehabilitation. The incidence of injuries requiring medical treatment was estimated to be 450,000 in 2013. This educational intervention will bring the latest research findings and best practices of treatment to this specialized team approach care system. Current policies, guidelines, scientific literature, and centralized communication among burn experts are crucial components to address gaps in knowledge and competence unique to burn care and recovery.

Target Audience

General surgeons, plastic surgeons, emergency physicians, surgical residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, social workers, case managers, psychologists, nutritionists, rehabilitation personnel, prevention educators, burn technicians, pharmacists and other personnel involved in burn care.

Learning Objectives

A multidisciplinary, systematic approach to burn care assessment, management and rehabilitation is essential for improving patient outcomes and enhancing quality of life. After participating in this peer-reviewed conference, attendees should be better prepared to implement current treatments, apply evidence-based practices, and execute burn prevention strategies and community outreach programs. After participating in this activity, participants should have increased knowledge and be more competent to:

  • Discuss advances in burn care research
  • Implement an evidence-based wound management program
  • Describe surgical interventions, scar and pain management
  • Explain infection control, nutritional support and rehabilitation strategies
  • Understand clinical studies
  • Comprehend positive effects of prevention programs, rehabilitative camps and community re-integration

Attendee Information

Abstracts – Prior to the conference, abstracts will be posted on-line.  Registrants may choose to either print the PDF files, if you prefer a paper copy on-site, or download them to your mobile device for viewing at no charge.

Credit and Conference Evaluation – CME/CNE credit is handled through an on-line process.  The credit and evaluation link will be provided in your meeting materials and in a post-meeting email. Your CME/CNE credit is determined from your completion of an on-line form.  Certificates will be e-mailed to the address you indicate on your submission within two weeks of the meeting.

Disclaimer – The primary purpose of this CME/CNE conference is education.  Information presented and techniques discussed are intended to inform physicians and the healthcare team of medical knowledge, clinical procedures, and experiences of presenters willing to share such information with colleagues.  It is recognized that a diversity of professional opinions exists in the contemporary practice of medicine, which influence the selection of methods and procedures.  The views and approaches of faculty are offered solely for educational purposes.  The Southern Medical Association disclaims any and all liability for injury or other damages to any individual attending this CME/CNE conference and for all claims, which may result from the use of the information presented at this conference.

ADA Statement – Contact SMA at 1-800-423-4992, ext. 620 to request assistance for special needs in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

CONTACT INFORMATION – Southern Medical Association is the sponsor for this activity.  For questions or to request assistance for ADA special needs, contact SMA at 800-423-4992, ext. 620; by fax to 205-945-1830; by mail, SMA, 3500 Blue Lake Drive, Suite 360, Birmingham, Alabama 35243; website:

Registration Fees

Physician $550 (before 10/3) $600 (on or after 10/3)

Nurses $370 (before 10/3) $420 (on or after 10/3)

Healthcare Professional $370 (before 10/3) $420 (on or after 10/3)

Active Military Physician / Healthcare Professional $185

Resident / Fellow $150 (before 10/3) $200 (on or after 10/3)

Medical / Nursing / Rehabilitation Students $75 (before 10/3) $125 (on or after 10/3)

One Day ONLY $225

Thursday Rehabilitation Symposium $230 (before 10/3) $280 (on or after 10/3)

Thursday Pediatric Burns Session $60

Payment Method Options

By Credit Card – Click here to submit your registration on-line – it is safe, secure, fast, and easy!  You may also call our meeting services division – 800.423.4992, ext. 620, for personal registration assistance when paying with a credit card.  SMA accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

By CheckDownload, print and complete the registration form and mail along with a check for the appropriate registration fee.  Checks should be made payable to Southern Medical Association.  Mail to Southern Medical Association at the address below.

By Purchase Order – SMA realizes that in some instances, a Purchase Order (PO) process may be required by your institution.  If you are registering with a PO, you can complete the on-line registration process and include the PO number or you can mail the conference registration form with a PO form.  Check payments must include the PO number and the registrant name or a list of names if more than one name is associated with the PO.  Mail to Southern Medical Association at the address below or listed on the form.

Late or On-Site Registrations:  Although in most instances SMA will accommodate last-minute or on-site registrations (space permitting), we encourage you to register prior to the meeting so that materials can be prepared and made ready for you.  There is the risk that materials could run short without an advance registration and preparation.

Incomplete Registrations: Conference registrations submitted that are incomplete or without a form of payment will not be processed.

Confirmation E-mail: You will receive an email confirmation of your registration.  Please check the information carefully to confirm that your registration was processed correctly.  If you have any questions or need assistance, call our office – 800.423.4992, ext. 620.

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 October 26, 2017. After this time, SMA will have incurred all related costs regarding your planned registration, therefore, no refunds will be granted.

SMA Address:  Mail Registrations to: Southern Medical Association, Attn.: Registration, 3500 Blue Lake Drive, Suite 360, Birmingham, AL 35243.  The SMA office is not open on the weekends to accept express packages.  Contact SMA with questions or if you need assistance – 800.423.4992, ext. 620.

Location & Accommodations

SMA Group Discounts:
Deadline: October 11, 2017

To Book Your Reservation:
Call 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667) and reference Group Code "SMAB" or [Click Here] to Book Online Directly with Hotel.

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

November 2-5, 2017
Hilton Miami Downtown
Miami, Florida
Call (800)423-4992 Ext. 620 for assistance.

Hilton Miami Downtown - Booking Instructions

Hilton Miami Downtown

Welcome to the Hilton Miami Downtown, where you will enjoy sophisticated accommodations, first-class leisure facilities, and stunning panoramic views of Biscayne Bay.

  • Conveniently located only a 15-minute drive from Miami International Airport (MIA)
  • Situated next to Miami's own complimentary Metro Mover light rail system
  • Explore nearby Coconut Grove and the famous Miracle Mile, as well as Bayside Marketplace and South Beach
  • Relax by the sparkling outdoor pool and terrace on the 7th floor featuring stunning sunset views over the Bay
  • Modern equipment and delightful marina and Biscayne Bay views make exercising in the fitness center a joy
  • Discover miles of white sandy beaches and South Beach entertainment just minutes away.

SMA's Group Rate:

$189 Single/Double per room per night plus applicable taxes (currently 13%).

Reservation Deadline: October 11, 2017

After this date, reservations will be accepted by the hotel on a space-and-rate available basis.  You are encouraged to book as early as possible, as room availability and/or the group rate may be sold out prior to the reservation deadline.

Reservation Method:

Call 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667) and reference Group Code "SMAB"
Click Here to Book Online Directly with Hotel.

Deposit/Cancellation/Early Checkout:

A deposit equal to one night room and tax will be required for each reservation.  Deposits are refundable if notice of cancellation is received by Hotel at least 24 hours prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.

Check-in:  4:00 pm / Check-out:  12:00 pm


Current daily parking rates are $25 Self-parking / $28 Valet (subject to change)

Miami Skyline

Miami is one of the state's – and the world’s – most popular vacation spots. Though destinations often are said to offer something for everyone, the Miami area offers multiple enticements for everyone: The trendy nightlife of South Beach, bejeweled by the eye candy of the Art Deco district. The bustle of Calle Ocho and the highly caffeinated energy of Little Havana. The plush hotels of Miami Beach and the historic hideaways of Coral Gables. Seemingly endless shopping opportunities in modern, sprawling malls and the quiet, personal attention offered by the family-owned shops of Coconut Grove and many other corners of the region. The lures of deep-sea fishing and golf and tennis. Miami's major league football, basketball, hockey and baseball. Boat shows and auto racing. Art festivals and outdoor food and wine extravaganzas. An international airport and the world’s busiest cruise port. The Miami area offers all of this – and so much more.

Miami offers every activity imaginable; from exploring historic architecture, unlimited outdoor recreation, a thriving arts and design community, sightseeing tours and award-winning restaurants, you’re sure to find a host of things to entertain and inspire. With 35-miles of incredible beaches, countless parks and gardens, and endless opportunities for pampering at one of the areas many spas and resorts, Miami is an excellent destination and has evolved into the world’s premier playground. -Miami.Guide

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