Kerecis is attending Scars A-Z, a 2-day focused conference organized by the International Society for Burn Injuries (ISBI). The conference will be held live in Birmingham, UK on February 23 / 24, 2023, from 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM. This 2-day conference will exclusively focus on the comprehensive management of scars from the time of injury until the completion of care. Come by Kerecis booth number S15 and learn more about our burn products.
The International Society for Burn Injuries (ISBI) had its beginnings at the First International Congress on Research in Burns in September 1960. That congress was considered such a success by its participants that a Second Congress was scheduled in 1965. This Second Congress generated as great, if not greater, enthusiasm among the participants for subsequent International Congresses. Additionally, the participants decided to establish a permanent organization. Mr. A.B. Wallace orchestrated the birth of the ISBI and became the Secretary General. As the ISBI’s first Secretary General he said, “The delegates of the Edinburgh Congress aim to set up a permanent organization in the hope of reducing the incidence of this major scourge, as well as improving patient care, especially in developing countries.”
Since the Society was founded, the total medical care of burn patients has improved considerably. This is not only because medical science has improved but also because there is also a better understanding of the need for a team of professionals of different specialties such as surgeons, anesthetists, bacteriologists, critical care physicians, nurses, dietitians, physiotherapists, etc. Each and every one of these specialists plays a very important role.
The ISBI society acknowledges the importance of the specialists in burn care and has intelligently admitted those professionals as members since its foundation. There are very few, in fact almost no other medical societies like ISBI which bring together such a number of different specialists. One of the main purposes and aims of this society is to disseminate knowledge and to stimulate prevention in the field of burns. The society now has over 1000 members representing 95 countries on all continents.