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

3 May 2017

Abstracts Due

End May 2017

Abstract Notifications Released

23 August 2017

Early Bird Closes

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

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We have almost reached capacity for the upcoming ANZBA Burn Nursing Seminar in Fremantle (March 10 & 11). Visit the ANZBA website to register and secure your place.

This will be invaluable opportunity to learn, benchmark, build relationships with interstate colleagues and also see the beautiful West coast!
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Abstracts are open for the 6th Annual ANZBA Burn Nursing seminar which will be held at the Esplanade Hotel in picturesque Fremantle, Western Australia. The seminar will be held on Friday & Saturday March 10 & 11 2017, the east coast Labour Day long weekend so you can stay a while, and make the most of the trek west.

The seminar is aimed at nurses working regularly with burn injured patients and will include case scenarios, interactive discussions, skill stations and lectures.

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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.

Watch this space.  Speakers will be added as planning proceeds.

Planning Committee Chair

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

Social Chair

  • Ms Linda Quinn
    Burns – Advanced Clinical Practice Consultant, Women’s and Children’s Hospital Campus, Children, Youth and Women’s Health Service

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
  • Dr Bernard Carney
    Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Royal Adelaide Hospital and Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Planning Committee

  • Dr Anne Gannoni
    Psychologist, Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Ms Sara Giuliani
    Dietition, Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Ms Kathryn Heath
    Paediatric Physiotherapist, Allied Health Project Manager, Adult Burns Service
  • Mr Stuart Harper
    Clinical Practice Consultant, SA Health
  • Ms Sheila Kavanagh
    Advanced Clinical Service Coordinator Adult Burns Service at Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Ms Tanja Klotz
    Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia
  • Ms Andrea Parker
    Senior Clinical Psychologist at Burns Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Mr Brad Schmitt
    Senior Physiotherapist, Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Ms Vanessa Timbrell
    Occupational Therapist, Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Mr Chris MacFarlane


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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