Perth Venue: The University Club, University of Western Australia

Seminar Room 4

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2021 ANZBA Annual Scientific Meeting Program

Wednesday 13th – Friday 15th October (all times in AWST) 

Registration to the online ASM includes access to the full program below, networking via the Meeting Hub, engaging with industry in the Online Exhibition and viewing posters in the Resource Gallery.

Please note when logging into the online platform, your timezone will automatically convert to your browser timezone. 

Please join 30 minutes before the start of each day to engage with sponsors and fellow delegates via the meeting hub and online exhibition.

The ASM aims to provide all sessions on-demand to registered delegates for 3 months post event, subject to speaker consent.  

Please click on the presentation titles to view the abstracts.

Program times are listed in AWST. To convert program times to your time zone, CLICK HERE

Wednesday 13 October 2021

0700- Onsite Registration Opens
0700-0730 Online Delegate Networking and Exhibition
Take this opportunity to connect in the online portal with colleagues and sponsors via the Meeting Hub or Exhibition.
0730 – 0820 Opening Plenary Session
Chair: Jeremy Rawlins & Sharon Rowe
0730-0740 Welcome to ANZBA 2021
0740-0745 Welcome to Country: Ron Gidgup
0745-0750 Platinum Sponsor Address: Denis Pathmatheva

0750-0820 Murray Clarke Oration: Dr Mark Duncan-Smith
0820 – 0930 PLENARY #2: Human Factors I
Chair: Jeremy Rawlins & Sharon Rowe

0820-0835 Keynote Speaker: Anthony Lock

Human Factors

0835-0850 Keynote Speaker: Peter Brennan

A brief overview of human factors application to improve patient safety

0850-0930 Oral Presentations
Improving patient safety during admission of severe burns patients at the Victorian Adult Burns
Dane Holden
Safer Pathways Cultural Safety and Capability Training for Clinical Burns Teams
Dr Courtney Ryder
Iatrogenic burns: How do we prevent them?
Dr Henry Li
Iatrogenic burn injuries in hospital, a preventable and costly hazard
Dr Dylan Prunster
Q & A
0930-1000 Refreshment Break & Exhibition
1000 – 1200 PLENARY #3: Pain / Anaesthesia / Critical Care
Chair: Dale Edgar & Kim Bowen

1000-1015 Keynote Speaker: Dr Allan Cyna

Hypnotic communication: Staying cool and comfortable when managing burns! 

1015-1030 Keynote Speaker: Dr Hunter Hoffman 

Immersive virtual reality analgesia for pediatric burn patients with large severe burn wounds during wound debridement in the ICU.  


1030-1200 Oral Presentations
Intravenous Lignocaine Infusion: A useful adjunct in the management of background and procedural burns pain
Dr Tim Wang
Characterising changes to the brain following a burn injury
Rebecca Ong
Chronic stress response to a burn injury: Current understanding and therapies
Tyler Osborne
Case Study: Pilot Testing of Local Acupuncture Intervention Protocol for burn scars
Catherine Tuckey
Q & A
Long-term laryngotracheal complications after inhalation injury: A scoping review
Dr Yue (Emily) Zhen
Laryngotrachael stenosis post mechanical ventilation in paediatric burns patients
Dr Daniel Ricciardello
Intubation and extubation criteria of patients with burn injury at the Royal Adelaide Hospital
Dr Lachlan Kerr
Clinical profile and recovery pattern of dysphonia following inhalation injury: A 10 year review
Dr Nicola Clayton
My journey in burns anaesthesia
Dr Nigel Hamilton
Q & A
1200-1245 Refreshment Break & Exhibition
1245-1330 Sponsor Presentation – Molnlycke

The 1st 24 hours in the Management of Small to Medium Sized Paediatric Burns

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Prof. Roy Kimble

1335 – 1435 PLENARY #4: Rural / Remote
Chair: Bec Schrale & Andrew Castley
1335-1350 Keynote Speaker: Dr Jim Gallagher

Five points on improving burn care in rural, remote, and resource poor health centers

1350-1435 Oral Presentations
Factors increasing burns hospital length of stay for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
Dr Courtney Ryder
Yarning Up on burns out-of-pocket healthcare expenditure with Aboriginal families
Dr Courtney Ryder
The impact of delay to operation as a prediction for graft failure requiring unplanned second surgery
Dr Doran Kalmin
Burn injury in recent arrivals to Tasmania
Sarah Sproule
Q & A
1435-1505 Refreshment Break & Exhibition
1505 – 1600 PLENARY #5: Burns Surgery I
Chair: Jeremy Rawlins & Dale Edwick
1505-1520 Keynote Speaker: Paul van Zuijlen

The next best thing in burn surgery

1520-1600 Oral Presentations
The morbidity associated with paediatric burn wound escharotomies
Dr Lisa Davenport
Use of tranexamic acid in burns surgery: A systematic review
Dr Tim Wang
Perioperative hypothermia is associated with reduced morbidity after acute burn surgery
Dr Linda Mai
Burns treatment in classical times
Brandon Meikle
Q & A
1600-1700 Welcome Drinks & Exhibition (WA)


Thursday 14 October 2021

0700- Onsite Registration Opens
0700-0730 Online Delegate Networking and Exhibition
Take this opportunity to connect in the online portal with colleagues and sponsors via the Meeting Hub or Exhibition.

0730 – 0930 PLENARY #6: Technological Advances
Chair: Fiona Wood & Mark Fear

0730-0745 Keynote Speaker: Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood

The future of burn surgery-what is on the horizon

0745-0825 Oral Presentations
Platelet lysate can support development of a 3D skin organ culture for clinical application
Dr Ilia Banakh
The effect of non-severe burn injuries on the brain and behaviour
Amira Allahham
Investigating the link between burn injury, immune dysfunction and secondary disease
Dr Lucy Barrett
The use of Infrared Thermography (IRT) in burns depth assessment: A diagnostic accuracy meta-analysis
Dr Djamila Rojoa

Q & A
0825-0840 Keynote Speaker: Dr Ed Raby

The non-surgeon’s perspective of 21st Century Burns

0840-0930 Oral Presentations
Elucidating collagen turnover rate in scar skin using heavy water
Dr Andrew Stevenson
Bioimpedance spectroscopy is a valid and reliable measure of oedema in hand burn injury
Dale Edwick
Randomised control trial of compression interventions for managing hand burn oedema, as measured by bioimpedance spectroscopy
Dale Edwick
Paediatric, partial thickness burns managed with Spray-On Skin®: Preliminary findings of the BRACS Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial
Dr Anjana Bairagi
Q & A 
0930-1000 Refreshment Break & Exhibition
1000 – 1200 PLENARY #7: Scar Management / Surgery 
Chair: Andrew Stevenson & Rosemary Kendell

1000-1015 Keynote Speaker: Dr Lisa Macintyre

Making pressure therapy consistent

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1015-1055 Oral Presentations
Sensory over-responsiveness in burn-injured patients: A cross-sectional study and secondary analysis
Erin Crofton
Changing the focus using implementation science: A new frontier for burn scar management and research
Dr Zephanie Tyack
Using compression to enhance outcomes of free flap reconstruction following major burn injury – a case study
Rosemary Kendell
The importance of biomechanics and the kinetic chains of human movement in the development and treatment of burn scars
Dr Andrea Issler-Fisher
Q & A
1055-1110 Keynote Speaker: Paul van Zuijlen

Scars: the good, the bad and the ugly
1110-1200 Oral Presentations
Reliability of a novel technique to assess palmar contracture in young children with unilateral hand burns
Rhianydd Thomas
Paediatric burn patients with hypertrophic scarring show elevated monocyte M1/M2 profile
Dr Helen Williams
Strength, motor proficiency and quality of life in children after burn injury
Dr Treya Long
Sternotomy through anterior chest wall burns temporised with an implanted synthetic dermal matrix
Dr Elizabeth Concannon
Role of synthetic dermal matrix for reconstruction of complex ‘un-graftable’ wound defects
Dr Elizabeth Concannon
Q & A
1200-1245 Refreshment Break & Exhibition
1245-1330 Sponsor Presentation – Smith & Nephew

Innovation in wound care: The role of single use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy, what is the future?
Winthrop Prof. Fiona Wood & Sharon Rowe (Invited Speaker)

1335 – 1440 PLENARY #8: Human Factors II
Chair: Ed Raby & Dale Edwick
1335-1440 Oral Presentations 
A catastrophic hairdryer burn in a child
Dr Rebecca Heah
Bystander rescue – victims of thermal injury
Professor John Pearn
Paramedic attitudes to burn first aid in the prehospital setting: A qualitative investigation amongst Queensland Paramedics
Maleea Holbert
Q & A
Burns in trauma patients at a tertiary pediatric centre
Dr Jikol Friend
An International review of petrol burns in Australia and New Zealand
Dr Nicholas Savage
Sprinkler systems – a missed opportunity for fire protection in social housing
Nargess Ghassempour
Q &A 
1440-1510 Refreshment Break & Exhibition
1510 – 1600 PLENARY #9: Burns Surgery II
Chair: Fiona Wood & Ed Raby 
1510-1525 Keynote Speaker: Dr Jim Gallagher

“Burn Surgery II”: look into the future 10 years

1525-1600 Oral Presentations
Results of the DETECT enzymatic debridement multicenter randomized controlled trial
Dr Yaron Shoham
Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in Australian burns patients
Dr Patrick Lu
Wound healing and dermal regeneration in severe burn patients treated with NovoSorb® Biodegradable Temporising Matrix: a prospective clinical study
Cheng Hean Lo
Q & A


Friday 15 October 2021

0700- Onsite Registration Opens
0700-0730 Online Delegate Networking and Exhibition
Take this opportunity to connect in the online portal with colleagues and sponsors via the Meeting Hub or Exhibition.

0730-0800 ANZBA AGM
0815 – 0845 PLENARY #10 
Chair: Kim Bowen & Sharon Rowe
0815 – 0845 Associate Professor Heather Cleland & Dr Lincoln Tracy
The Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand
0845 – 0930 PLENARY #11 Burns in the Bariatric Patient
Chair: Kim Bowen & Sharon Rowe
0845-0900 Keynote Speaker: Dr Andrew Kiyingi

Obesity & Bariatric Surgery in 2021

0900-0930 Oral Presentations
The implications of bariatric surgery in the burns patient
Dr Samuel Chu 
Cold burns as a result of cosmetic cryolipolysis: a case series from the NSW statewide burn injury service
Dr Nick Barry
Burns secondary to cosmetic laser, an increasing problem in Australia. A case series
Dr Dylan Prunster
Q & A
0930-1000 Refreshment Break & Exhibition
1000 – 1230 PLENARY #12: Human Factors III
Chair: Heather Cleland & Lincoln Tracy
1000-1230 Oral Presentations 
A systematic review of the risk factors and outcomes for delirium in acute burns
Dr Guy Stanley
Retrospective study of delirium in patients with major burn injuries at the Victorian Adult Burns Service
Dr Nupur Shukla
Prevalence of psychiatric, addiction and forensic pathology resulting in burn injury: Treating the ‘mad, bad and sad’
Florencia Moraga Masson 
A single centre retrospective cohort study of paediatric hand and feet burns
Dr Emma Lumsden
Prevalence of Traumatic Heterotopic Ossification and its impact on length of stay in West Australian tertiary Hospitals
Nichola Foster
Q & A
An evaluation of self-inflicted burns since COVID-19 pandemic
Dr Sarah Huang
Palliative Care following non-survivable burn injury in Australia and New Zealand: A Registry-based Study
Dr Lincoln Tracy
Variation in patient profile, management, and in-hospital outcomes for Australian adult burns patients
Dr Lincoln Tracy
Understanding burn injury among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: baseline results from the Coolamon Study
Dr Catherine (Kate) Hunter
Q & A
“The home, the bathroom, the taps, and hot water”: The contextual characteristics of tap water scalds in Australia and New Zealand
Hana Menezes
Lower limb burns in diabetic patients: An update on implications, outcomes and management
Dr Jessica Ibbeson
A new initiative for burn rehabilitation – a purpose-built functional training unit on the Burns Ward
Rosemary Kendell
The association between out of hours burn centre admission and in-hospital outcomes in patients with severe burns
Dane Holden
A review of burn presentations to the Waikato Regional Burns Unit
Dr Kristy Toy
Q & A
1230-1315 Refreshment Break & Exhibition
1315-1400 Sponsor Presentation – PolyNovo

Burn Care: Changes Over Time
Prof. Bill Hickerson

1405 – 1530 PLENARY #13: Surgery
Chair: Mark Fear & Dale Edwick
1405-1420 Keynote Speaker: Jeremy Rawlins
Artificial Dermis (AD), an alternative to flaps
1420-1530 Oral Presentations
Microvascular Free Tissue Transfer in the Management of tissue defects in Burned patients: The Western Australian Adult Burns Unit Experience
Dr Kiran Narula
Evolution of BTM Utilisation in burns surgery – The Game Changer
Dr Justine O’Hara
High Voltage Electrical Burn to Robotic Arms – What could the future hold?
Dr Justine O’Hara
Rapid Evaporative Ionisation- Mass Spectrometry (REIMS) may provide a real-time dataset to support more accurate surgical debridement
Andrew Yau
Q & A
Organ protection after severe thermal burns with adenosine, lidocaine, and magnesium (ALM) resuscitation in a rat model
Dr Lisa Davenport
Content evaluation of burns centre websites in Australia and New Zealand
Dr Patrick (Paddy) Daly
Posttraumatic growth, depression and coping after adult burn
Dr Lisa Martin
Q & A
1530 – 1600 Closing Plenary Session
Chair: Jeremy Rawlins & Sharon Rowe
ASM Close 
Handover to 2022


For those attending the ASM in Perth, the University hosts (weather permitting) Friday alfresco sundowners on the lawn next to the Club.  You will be able to purchase drinks, snacks, pizzas, listen to the music and join in numerous lawn games with your colleagues.