Preliminary Announcement


It is a pleasure to welcome you to the upcoming 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), of the Australia and New Zealand Burn Association (ANZBA) – the peak body for health professionals responsible for the care of the burn injured in Australia and New Zealand.

Join us over 4 days, 16-19 October 2018, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre where over 300 Burn care professionals will meet to share knowledge and provide an update on the latest research, new technology and accomplishments in improving burn care.

The meeting theme of “Scar Wars” will stimulate and challenge each individual to improve their clinical practice and research in burn care as we all strive to achieve the best scar outcomes for our patients.  The meeting will focus on scar symptoms such as itch, the mechanisms of burn scarring and innovative scar treatments that patients and health professionals have identified as top priorities in burn care.  The multi-disciplinary approach to burn and scar management, from emergency and acute management through to the long term functioning, will also be a focus as it is often regarded as the key to successful outcomes for burn injuries of all sizes and severities.   With international and local speakers who are world leaders in their fields, the program will present the latest research, innovations and emerging technologies, with topics to interest every professional who is associated with, or a member of a burn care team.

The gateway to the picturesque Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, with some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia, Brisbane is the perfect destination to come to for the ASM.  You can also stay on to enjoy the beautiful Queensland hospitality.

We look forward to welcoming you to the ANZBA ASM in Brisbane next October.

ANZBA 2018 ASM Committee


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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

Conference Managers

For all enquiries please contact the team at Conference Design:
+61 3 6231 2999


Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Merivale Street & Glenelg Street
Brisbane QLD

Plenary Speakers & Committee Members

Plenary Speakers

We are pleased to announce the following plenary speakers have been confirmed for the Symposium. Click here for biographies of the speakers and their topics.

  • Associate Professor Dr Matthias Aust
    Plastic Surgeon, Germany
  • Professor Cecilia Li
    Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Professor Steven Jeffery
    Consultant Burns and Plastic Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham UK and the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine
  • Peter Moortgat
    Physiotherapy coordinator, Research & innovation manager, Scar Academy coordinator
  • Kristine Stiles
    Head of Clinical Services at the Katie Piper Foundation

ANZBA 2018 ASM Committee


  • Roy Kimble
    Director of the Pegg Leditschke Children’s Burn Centre, Burn Surgeon & Director of Centre for Children’s Burns and Trauma Research, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital
  • Dr Jason Miller
    Burn Surgeon & General Surgeon, Professor Stuart Pegg
    Adult Burn Centre, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Social Committee:  

  • Amber Jones
    Occupational Therapy Team Leader,Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Professor Stuart Pegg Adult Burn Centre, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Scientific Committee:

  • Zephanie Tyack
    Research Fellow Centre for Children’s Burns and Trauma Research, Children’s Health Research Centre and Metro South Health

Marketing and Media:

  • Angela Thynne
    Credentialed Private Occupational Therapist, Professor Stuart Pegg
    Adult Burn Centre, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
  • Kristen Storey
    Clinical Nurse Consultant Burns, Pegg Leditschke Children’s Burns Centre,Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital

Rural and Remote:

  • Dr Megan Simons
    Occupational Therapy Consultant, Department of Occupational Therapy, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital
  • Kristy Gerlach
    Advanced Occupational Therapist, Rockhampton Hospital