Then and Now: Newer Approaches in Modern Burn Care

4th Annual Burn Symposium

Improvements in therapeutics, surgical approaches and critical care of burn injuries since the 1960s has led to dramatic improvements in morbidity and mortality. It would have been common for people to die from a burn covering 20 percent of their total body surface area (TBSA). In 1950, a 21-year-old man who suffered burns over 45 percent of TBSA would have a 50 percent chance of survival. Today, we see similar mortality rates for individuals with burns covering 80 percent TBSA.

Furthermore, with today’s overall survival rate of 97 percent, issues of burn survivorship and quality of life have become priorities. In this live course, we will build upon the cornerstones of modern burn care and introduce newer concepts that are advancing burn care in the 21st century.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (registration begins at 9:30 a.m.)

Student Center, UCI campus
311 W. Peltason Drive
Irvine, CA 92697


  • UCI Health faculty and staff: $35
  • Non-UCI Health faculty and staff: $45
  • Prehospital providers (fire/EMS): Free for first 25 registrants; $35 thereafter

Registration fees include parking, lunch and afternoon snacks.

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