2022 ANZBA Annual Scientific Meeting Program

Luna Park Sydney, New South Wales | 13-16 September 2022
Please see full program below
Please note this program is subject to change

Please note if attending on the online platform, your timezone will automatically convert to your browser timezone. If you can please join 30 minutes before the start of each day to engage with sponsors and fellow delegates via the meeting hub.

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

Tuesday 13 September

0740 – 0825 Scientific Forum Registration
Sunset Room Foyer
0825 – 1200 Scientific Forum
Room: Ted Hopkins
A/Prof. Leila Cuttle & Prof. Andrew Holland
0825 – 0830 Welcome
0830 – 0840 Trends in mechanism of Queensland burn injuries 2018-2021
Jack Mackenzie
0840 – 0850 Investigating the link between childhood burn injury, immune dysfunction and secondary disease
Lucy Barrett
0850 – 0900 Measurement of hair cortisol in burn patients, their parents and controls
Eva Kierath
0900 – 0910 An updated view on the “Hand Surface Method” for estimating burn size
Gareth Crouch
0910 – 0920 Better understanding the impact of wound cleansing solutions on skin cells and wound epithelization
Zhe Li
0920 – 0930 PXS-6302 for the amelioration of scarring
Nutan Chaudhari
0930 – 0940 Gene expression associated with scarring outcome post-burn
Man Ching Siu
0940 – 0950 Comparative study of Striped Catfish (Pangasius Hypopthalmus) skin to Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus) skin and porcine skin as a potential  xenograft material for burn wound
Amila Tikyayala Purnomo
0950 – 1000 Controlled dual release of dihydrotestosterone and flutamide from polycaprolactone (PCL) electrospun scaffolds accelerate burn wound healing
Huaikai Shi
1000 – 1020 Morning Tea
(served in the room)
1020 – 1030 Introducing a biosafe thermo-responsive hydrogel in burn injury and reconstructive surgery
Joanneke Maitz
1030 – 1040 Bioabsorbable staples for skin grafts
Yan Fang
1040 – 1050 Dose-adjusted enoxaparin for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in burns injured patients
Edward Stanley
1050 – 1100 VTE prophylaxis: A new guideline
Dane Holden
1100 – 1110 Understanding neural factors in burn-related pruritus and neuropathic pain
Dulan Gunawardena
1110 – 1120 Hypothermia in severe burns
Morgan Haines
1120 – 1130 Mapping models of acute paediatric burn care in Australia
Bronwyn Griffin
1130 – 1140 Management of intraoperative ambient temperature involving patients with 20% TBSA burns in a state adult burns centre
Dangyi Peng
1140 – 1200 Discussion & Scientific Forum close
1200 – 1310 Lunch
Sunset Room
1200 – 1330 Allied Health and Nursing Forum Registration
1210 – 1310 Research Committee Meeting
Room: Ted Hopkins
1210 – 1310 Nursing Executive Meeting
Room: Palais
1330 – 1700 Allied Health Forum
Room: Sunset
1330 – 1655 Nursing Forum
Room: Ted Hopkins
  Chairs: Anne Darton and Andrea McKittrick    Chair: Louise Higgins
1330 – 1400 Allied Health Business Meeting
Andrea McKittrick
1330 – 1350 Welcome and acknowledgement of country
1400 – 1430 Trauma informed care
Julia Kwiet
 1350 – 1420 My Journey: Clinical care to clinical research
Gretchen Carrougher
1430 – 1450 Guided exploration of our sensory system
Klara Glaw
1420 – 1435 Q & A
1450 – 1505 Afternoon Tea
(served in the room)
1435 – 1450 Afternoon Tea
(served in the room)
1505 – 1535 Trauma informed sensory modulation
Klara Glaw
1450 – 1540 Members Stories
1535 – 1605 Sensory modulation in practice
Sarah Scott, Teneile Gray and Claire Toose
1540 – 1610 ANZBA Nursing survey: Findings and discussion
1605 – 1620 Role Play
Akane Katsu, Tanya Iddamalgoda, Julie Bricknell, Rachel Edmondson, Klara Glaw and Laura Ianni
1610 – 1655 
Self care / stress management
Emma Woodhouse (ACN) 
1620 – 1635 Case Study
Claire Toose
 1655 – 1700  Nursing Forum Close
1635 – 1645 Patient Experience
1645 – 1700 Four Corners
Julia Kwiet and Klara Glaw
1630 – 1900 ASM Registration
Crystal Ballroom Foyer
1700 – 1900 Welcome Reception
Crystal Ballroom Foyer

Wednesday 14 September

0730 – 1730 ANZBA ASM Registration
Crystal Ballroom Foyer
0830 – 0940 ASM Session 1 Opening
Room: Ted Hopkins
Diane Elfleet & Dr Justine O’Hara
0830 – 0840 Welcome to ANZBA 2022 
Co-Convenors: Diane Elfleet and Justine O’Hara
0840 – 0845 Welcome to Country
Michael West
0845 – 0855 Official Opening
Commissioner Paul Baxter, Fire and Rescue NSW
0855 – 0900 Platinum Sponsor Presentation
Grant Monaghan, Smith & Nephew                   
0900 – 0940 Murray Clarke Oration
Harnessing art and science in burns care

Dr John Harvey, Paediatric Burn Surgeon, Past ANZBA President
0940 – 1010 Morning Tea & Exhibition
Room: Crystal Ballroom
1010 – 1200 ASM Session 2 | EXTRA-ORDINARY OPERATIVE OUTCOMES (Surgical)
Room: Ted Hopkins
Prof. Peter Maitz & Dr Jeremy Rawlins
1010 – 1040 Plenary Address
Telemedicine: Outreach and In-reach in the PMB Burn Service
Dr Nikki Allorto
Sponsored by Smith+Nephew
1040 – 1050 Optimizing highly specialised burn care, education & research in the Netherlands  
Inge Spronk
1050 – 1100 In-hospital outcomes of paediatric burn injuries managed in children’s hospitals compared to general hospitals
Cheng Hean Lo
1100 – 1110 “A Wanderer’s Tale”: The development of a virtual reality application for pain and quality of life in Australian burns and oncology patients
Mathilde Desselle
1110 – 1120 An assessment of pressure delivery beneath negative pressure wound therapy utilising a cadaveric porcine model
Emma Lumsden
1120 – 1130 Effect of central line duration and other risk factors on central line-associated bloodstream infection in severe adult burns patients at a large tertiary referral burns centre: A 5-year retrospective study
Alexandra Miller
1130 – 1140 Skin glucocorticoid metabolism in burn injury: Novel approaches to reduce scarring
Kevin Hung-Yueh Tsai
1140 – 1150 Discussion
1150 – 1200
Impact Presentations
The impact of COVID-19 on adult burns in New South Wales, Australia: A statewide review of epidemiology and clinical outcomes
Jason Diab
A 3d bioprinting platform enhances In vivo wound healing in a porcine model
Leah Mackie
Stretching silver: An in vitro investigation of antimicrobial silver dressings used over multiple weeks
Andrew May
Cleaning of burns – what is the solution?
Malcolm Franke
1200 – 1300 Lunch and Exhibition
Room: Crystal Ballroom
1200 – 1300 BRANZ Meeting
Room: Ted Hopkins
1300 – 1420 ASM Session 3 | EXTRA-ORDINARY OPERATIVE OUTCOMES (Surgical)
Room: Ted Hopkins
Prof. Andrew Holland & Prof. Peter Maitz 
1300 – 1310 Energy requirements following Biodegradable Temporizing Matrix (BTM) application after severe burn injuries
Sara Dowling
1310 – 1320 Fast and furious rapid vascularized dermal matrix MatriDerm offers multiple new surgical options in burns
Markus Öehlbauer
Impact presentation
Paediatric experience with Novosorb® BTM (Biodegradable Temporising Matrix) in the management of acute burns
Monique Bertinetti
1325 – 1420 Dermal Substitute Panel

Panel Members:
Prof . Peter Maitz

Prof. Roy Kimble
Dr Helen Douglas
Dr Markus Öehlbauer
Monique Bertinetti
Paul Baker

Sponsored by PolyNovo

1420 – 1450 Afternoon Tea and Exhibition
Room: Crystal Ballroom
Room: Ted Hopkins
Akane Katsu & Dr Zephanie Tyack 
1450 – 1510 “Sleeper”… A reflection upon modern burn care before and after a seven year career detour
James Jeng
1510 – 1520 Surveying burn care specialists’ views toward end-of-life decision-making
Lincoln Tracy
1520 – 1530 Exploring clinicians’ decision-making processes about end of life care after burns: A qualitative interview study
Lincoln Tracy
1530 – 1540 Predictors of the long-term quality of life of paediatric patients after non-severe burn injuries
Amira Allahham
1540 – 1545 Discussion
1545 – 1600
Impact Presentations
Burn prevention story books for the young child
Lisa Martin
Burn therapist certification – an opportunity worth investigating!
Claire Toose
Motivating patients towards better postburn recovery
Lisa Martin
Sensory care for individuals with burn injury: A pilot project in the acute burn unit
Akane Katsu
Evaluating the “standard” outpatient journey for patients with burn injuries accessing the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Burns Physiotherapy Outpatient Service: A retrospective audit
Marnie Macfie
The importance of teamwork: A multidisciplinary team approach to the management of axilla burns
Liz Capell
Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST): A novel method to facilitate pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with Inhalation burn injury
Vincent Constanzo
1600 – 1615 ANZBA Research Committee update – ANZBA Early Career Researcher Seed Grant Award
Lincoln Tracy & Leila Cuttle
1615 – 1630 BRANZ Update
Lincoln Tracy
1630 – 1730 ANZBA Annual General Meeting
1900 – 2200 PolyNovo Dinner Event
Dinner Cruise on the Blue Room
Departing from Eastern Pontoon, Circular Quay
  “Into the BTM-verse: The Superheroes’ Tool in Burns Care”

If you book to attend the dinner you will need to visit PolyNovo at booths #18 & #19 collect your “boarding ticket”!

Thursday 15 September

0800 – 1630 ANZBA ASM Registration
Crystal Ballroom Foyer
0715 – 0815 Smith & Nephew Sponsored Breakfast Session

Transforming challenges to Victories – During and Post COVID
Dr Nikki Allorto
A presentation followed by a panel discussion with local Faculty
Room: Sunset 

0830 – 1010 ASM Session 5 | AVENGING DISASTERS (Disaster)
Room: Ted Hopkins
Miranda Pye & A/Prof. Dale Edgar
0830 – 0900 Plenary Address
Mass casualties involving burns injury: Can we learn the lessons and save more lives?
Professor Ian Norton
0900 – 0910 A therapy response to a multi-casualty burn disaster. Victories and challenges
Julie Bricknell
0910 – 1010 Panel discussion – Too many burn patients… What are we going to do?

Facilitator: Justine O’Hara

Panel Members:
Dr Richard Wong She
Dr Jeremy Rawlins
Dr Ian Norton
Siobhan Connolly
Susan Taggart
Dr Mark Kol
Suzanne Le
Julie Bricknell
Dr Jeon Cha
Tracey Perrett

1010 – 1040 Morning Tea & Exhibition
Room: Crystal Ballroom
1040 – 1230 ASM Session 6 | LASERS, LEAPS AND BOUNDS (Scar Management)
Room: Ted Hopkins
Torey Lawrence & Prof. Fiona Wood
1040 – 1110 Plenary Address
Outcomes that matter: Starting with the patient and the end in mind
Dr Zephanie Tyack
1110 – 1120 An international survey on perspectives and practices in laser
Maria Shilova
1120 – 1130 Use of cutaneous functional units by burn therapists to predict scarring. How well do we know our nemesis?
Rhianydd Thomas
1130 – 1140 Early and Intensive use of a novel splint to conquer the challenge of paediatric palmar burns
Rhianydd Thomas
1140 – 1150  What are the scar outcomes for children who have had a burn injury, are not grafted and heal >14 days?
Stephanie Wicks
1150 – 1200 Development and evaluation of a clinical framework for the delivery of occupational therapy burn care via telehealth
Amber Jones
1200 – 1210 Ultrasound measurement of scar thickness – a scoping review
Brandon Meikle
1210 – 1220 Discussion
1220 – 1230
Impact Presentations

Implementing 3D technology using a multidisciplinary approach in the treatment of facial burns
Akane Katsu
3D printed transparent facial orthosis – a patient’s experience
Andrea McKittrick
Microneedling as an adjunct in burns scar management: A systematic review
Tim Wang
We all know burn scars suck! Acceptability & clinical utility of vacuum massage therapy in children with burn scars
Kate Miller
1230 – 1330 Lunch and Exhibition
Room: Crystal Ballroom
1230 – 1330 Prevention Meeting
Room: Sunset
Room: Ted Hopkins
Dr Nicola Clayton & Tracey Perrett
1330 – 1400 Plenary Address
Employment after injury: Challenges, barriers and success
Gretchen Carrougher
1400 – 1410 Evaluation of carer satisfaction with preparation for burns surgery in a paediatric inpatient setting
Deborah Maze
1410 – 1420 Online learning tool for rural and remote therapists in the management of paediatric patients with burn injuries
Crystle Gambetta
1420 – 1430 Virtual reality- fun and games in challenging paediatric burn pain
Bronwyn Griffin
1430 – 1440 Examining the feasibility of implementing a web-based trauma-informed care education package in paediatric burns: What matters?
Megan Simons
1440 – 1450 Burns dressings; a review of ANZBA centres
Malcolm Franke
1450 – 1500 Traumatic heterotopic ossification: Epidemiology, characteristics and risk factors
Nichola Foster
1500 – 1530 Afternoon Tea and Exhibition
Room: Crystal Ballroom
1530 – 1630
Room: Ted Hopkins
Diane Elfleet & Dr Andrew Castley 
1530 – 1540 Vitamin D insufficiencies in paediatric burn patients
Donna Langley
1540 – 1550 Early acute kidney injury in adult patients with burns in Australia & New Zealand: Findings from the BRANZ
Samuel Sharp
1550 – 1600 Investigating the molecular and cellular pathophysiology of Heterotopic Ossification after burn injury
Nichola Foster
1600- 1610 NexoBrid enzymatic burn debridement: Lessons learned after the first decade of clinical experience
Yaron Shoham
1610 – 1620 NexoBrid enzymatic burn debridement in children: Results of the CIDS multicenter RCT
Yaron Shoham
1620 – 1630
Impact Presentations
A pilot study assessing the feasibility of NexoBrid versus the current standard of care of isolated upper limb burns: A solution to “the perfect crime”?
Elena Blyth
Burns resuscitation in the obese patient – challenges in TBSA estimation and determination of body weight to use in fluid resuscitation calculation
Tim Wang
The epidemiology of paediatric burns in North Queensland: A five-year retrospective review
Kyle Crowley
Free evening to enjoy beautiful Sydney or one of the following activities recommended by the committeeTHURSDAY ACTIVITIES
1700 – 1830 Coolamon Study Meeting (by invitation)
Room: Ted Hopkins

Friday 16 September

0800 – 1600 ANZBA ASM Registration
Crystal Ballroom Foyer
0715 – 0815 Device Technologies Sponsored Breakfast Session

Dermal matrix MatriDerm for defect coverage in exposed bradytrophic tissue
Dr Markus Öhlbauer
Room: Sunset

  “Dermal matrix Matriderm for defect coverage in exposed bradytrophic tissue”
Room: Ted Hopkins
Claire Toose & Gretchen Carrougher 
0830 – 0900 Plenary Address
What does the patient think? Developing and using patient reported outcome measures to understand their concerns
Dr Anne Klassen
0900 – 0910 Home-based telerehabilitation is comparable to in-person physiotherapy exercise programs for patients with burn injuries: A randomized, controlled, non-inferiority clinical pilot trial
Anita Plaza
0910 – 0920 Outcomes post axilla burns from the consumer and clinician perspectives
Andrea McKittrick
0920 – 0930 Increased cardiovascular mortality in young males post burn injury
Jennifer Paratz
0930 – 0940 Randomized controlled trial of 2nd degree burns treatment: Silver sulfadiazine versus Natural Silk
Eric Dantzer
0940 – 0950 ‘Love them up’: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parenting during paediatric burns care
Hayley Williams
0950 – 1000 A world of strength: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families’ resilience in the face of paediatric burn injuries and care
Hayley Williams
1000 – 1010 Parent perception of intensive splinting to prevent palmar contracture. Does the end justify the means?
Rhianydd Thomas
1010 – 1020 NSW Teleburns – enhancing burns telehealth at concord burns unit
Miranda Pye
1020 – 1025 Discussion
1025 – 1035
Impact Presentations
Hydrofera Blue: A promising new dressing solution for cavities and tunnels
Miranda Pye
Identifying evidence based treatment strategies to improve burn care by the development of a value-based healthcare framework
Dale Edgar
Patient experience of handheld calorimetry
Caroline Nicholls
1035 – 1105 Morning Tea and Exhibition
Room: Crystal Ballroom
1105 – 1230 ASM Session 10 | HEROING PREVENTION ADVANCES (Prevention)
Room: Ted Hopkins
Rebecca Schrale & Dr Nikki Allorto 
1105 – 1125 The COVID pandemic – experience and lessons from a UK burn service
Dr Andrew Williams
1125 – 1145 The something that gets in the way: Considering the way complex attachment and trauma affects psychiatric and psychological outcomes in severe burns Injury
Dr Loyola McLean
1145 – 1205 Not all heroes wear capes
Dale Forbes
1205 – 1215 Too hot to handle? Deep glue burns in children – mechanism, classification and prevention
Madeleine Jacques
1215 – 1225 Treadmill burns: a step in the right direction…. until COVID!
Siobhan Connolly
1225 – 1230
Impact Presentations
Sparkler burns – a case series and tips on prevention
Dinushka De Silva
Trauma informed care: How can we improve care to significant others of patients with severe burn injury?
Elizabeth Flannery
1230 – 1330 Lunch and Exhibition
Room: Crystal Ballroom
1330 – 1600 ASM Session 11 | LESSONS LEARNT
Room: Ted Hopkins
Chairs: Siobhan Connolly & Dr Jeremy Rawlins
1330 – 1350 Plenary Address
The circle of life: Lessons in a developing burn service
Nikki Allorto
Sponsored by Smith+Nephew
1350 – 1410 Plenary Address
Burn nursing: Our path forward
Gretchen Carrougher
1410 – 1430 Plenary Address
Three lessons learned from scar research: Potential to transform practice but are we ready for the challenge?
Dr Zephanie Tyack
1430 – 1530 ‘State’ CHALLENGE – Best new technique or best tip team event

Facilitator: Justine O’Hara

1530 – 1600 Closing and Handover to ANZBA 2023 
1900 – 2330 Dinner – Luna Park
“Everyone is a Superhero”