2016 Annual Meeting of Chinese Burn Association successfully held in Kunming

November 4, 2016

During October 26-29th 2016, the Annual Meeting of Chinese Burn Association (CBA) was held in Kunming. It was a high-profile, multi-disciplinary congress on burn surgery, with more than 1,000 delegates attended the meeting. Experts from domestic and abroad of different research interests, i.e., burn surgery, plastic surgery, trauma, regenerative medicine and critical care, were invited to give keynote presentations on the meeting, including four academicians from Chinese Academy of Engineering, Prof. FAN Daiming, Prof. ZHONG Shizhen, Prof. WANG Zhengguo and Prof. FU Xiaobing. The past president of CBA, Prof. XIA Zhaofan was the honorary chairman of the meeting. Prof. HU Dahai, the president of CBA, was the chairman of this meeting. Prof. WU Jun, the president-elect of CBA, was the co-chairman of the meeting. Prof. FU Jinfeng from the Department of Burn and Plastics, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University was the executive chairman.

The meeting is themed with “Integrated treatment for burns in modern times: Exploration, innovation and evolution”, with four parallel sessions on “Wound Repair, Reconstruction and Tissue Engineering”, “Severe Burns and Mass Burn Casualty”, “Infection, Shock, Metabolism and Nutrition”, and “Rehabilitation and Burn Care”, respectively. More than 200 presentations were given during the meeting, reporting the latest development of basic and clinical research in burn surgery. Integrated treatment for burn injury was emphasized, aimed at a goal of functional and psychological recovery.

As the official English journal of CBA, Burns & Trauma actively participated in the meeting, and provide much support to the Youth Forum. The journal also took this chance to call for papers and answer inquiries from readers and delegates.

On the closing ceremony, prizes were awarded to winners of Youth Forum and Best Posters. Prof. SUN Yonghua from Jishuitan Hospital (Beijing) , Prof. CHEN Bi and Prof. TAO Ke from the Fourth Military Medical University (Xi’an), Prof. GUO Guanghua from The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University (Nanchang) and Prof. FU Jinfeng from the Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University (Kunming) won the Special Contribution Award of CBA. Then, Prof. HUAN Jingning delivered the concluding address. He said the 2016 Annual Meeting was a high-level and the largest academic feast on burn surgery in China. As the most important academic event, the CBA Annual Meeting provides a platform of sharing ideas and advanced techniques, and discussing frontier issues of burn surgery, which would contribute to the development of burn medicine in China. At the end, the Third People’s Hospital of Wuxi was announced to be the host of the CBA 2017 Annual Meeting.