Invitation to Attend

Join us over 4 days, 24-27 October 2017, at the magnificent Adelaide Oval for the 41st Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), of the Australian & New Zealand Burn Association (ANZBA) – the peak body for health professionals responsible for the care of the burn injured in Australia and New Zealand.

This premier venue in Adelaide will host over 300 Burns care professionals to meet and provide an Update on latest Research, New technology and Standardisation of care.

South Australia has some of the best food, wine and ecotourism experiences in Australia. Enjoy the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Kangaroo Island, Adelaide Central Market and we also have giant pandas.

ANZBA 2017 ASM Committee

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Getting to the Adelaide Oval

Please click here to download a handy map showing you how to access the Adelaide oval.  A great app is also available for download – visit

ANZBA 2017 is being held in the meeting rooms located on Level 3 of the Riverbank Stand.  Access to the Riverbank Stand is through the South Gate at the Adelaide Oval, off War Memorial Drive.

Please click here to download a venue map.


Abstracts Submission

Early June 2017

Abstract Notifications Released


Early Bird

24-27 October 2017

ASM Dates


Sponsors will be recognised as keen and vital supporters of the field. Visit the sponsors page for more information.

Who Should Attend

The ASM is open to all whom would like to gain or share their experience and knowledge in burn injury management, rehabilitation and research:

  • Medical staff
  • Nursing staff
  • Allied health staff
  • Research scientists
  • Emergency and retrieval services staff
  • Rehabilitation and support groups
  • Critical care staff

2016 Keynote Videos

2017 Venue

Midnight Oil Concert
Thursday 26 October 2017
The Village Green at Adelaide Oval
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Plenary Speakers & Committee Members

Plenary Speakers

We are pleased to announce the following plenary speakers have been confirmed for the meeting.

Professor Steven Boyce
Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati

Dr William Norbury MBBS, MMS, FRCS (Plast)
Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery – Dept. of Surgery
The University of Texas Medical Branch
Staff Surgeon, Shriners Hospital for Children

Mr Peter Dziewulski FFICM, FRCS, FRCS (Plast)
Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, St Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery & Burns, Broomfield Hospital

Dr Warren Garner
Medical School: University of Kansas General Surgery Residency: Ohio State University Plastic Surgery Residency: Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis
Fellowship(s): Burn Surgery – Ohio State University

Professor Nichola Rumsey OBE
Co-Director, Centre for Appearance Research, Professor of Appearance Psychology, Dept of Health & Social Sciences, UWE Bristol

Associate Professor Brett Aimers
College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Division of Tropical Health Medicine, James Cook University

Allan Carrington
Learning Designer, eLearning Team, University of Adelaide (retired)

Professor Allison Cowin
Senior Research Fellow and Professor or Regenerative Medicine, University of South Australia

Dr Allan M Cyna
Senior Specialist Anaesthetist at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide and Nepean Hospital Sydney

Dr Daniel Harvie
Pain Scientists & Clinical Physiotherapist, Recover Injury Research Centre, Griffith University

Planning Committee Chair

  • Ms Natalia Adanichkin
    Advanced Clinical Service Coordinator, Adult Burns Service, Royal Adelaide Hospital, ANZBA Nursing Chair,
    ANZBA SA Representative

Social Chair

  • Ms Linda Quinn
    Burns – Advanced Nurse Consultant, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide

ASM Co-Convenors

  • Dr Marcus Wagstaff
    Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Royal Adelaide Hospital  Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Adult Burns Service
  • Mr Bernard Carney
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Medical Unit Head of Burns, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide

Planning Committee

  • Ms Kathryn Heath
    Planning Committee Secretary, Allied Health Project Manager, Adult Burns Service, Royal Adelaide Hospital,
    ANZBA AH Executive SA Representative
  • Ms Sheila Kavanagh
    Burn Education Project Manager, Adult Burns Service,
    Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Mr Stuart Harper
    Clinical Practice Consultant, Adult Burns Service,
    Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Mr Brad Schmitt
    Senior Physiotherapist, Adult Burns Service,
    Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Ms Tanja Klotz
    Senior Occupational Therapist, Adult Burns Service,
    Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Ms Rochelle Kurmis
    Allied Health Project Manager, Adult Burns Service,
    Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Dr Anne Gannoni
    Advanced Practitioner- Clinical Psychology,
    Women’s and Children’s Hospital


ANZBA is a not for profit organisation and the peak body for health professionals responsible for the care of the burn injured in Australia and New Zealand. ANZBA encourages higher standards of care through education, performance monitoring and research.

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