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Bangladesh_45ANZBA is committed to providing and disseminating expert advice and education for health professionals involved in the care of the burn injured, both locally and internationally. Informed care will improve patient outcomes. Using our expert clinical network, over 20 Emergency Management of Severe Burns (EMSB) courses are held each year throughout Australia and New Zealand. EMSB which was developed by ANZBA in  is now available in 17 countries worldwide.

In addition we provide on line educational opportunities and a Journal Club in collaboration with the Joanna Briggs Institute. ANZBA is happy to work with clinicians/organisations to tailor educational needs. Contact ANZBA for further information.

The ANZBA Board met today (17th March) to address the current situation regarding the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

We have decided to cancel all Australian & New Zealand EMSB courses, events, workshops and face-to-face meetings for March, April, May and June.

Cancellations will occur for:
EMSB Darwin – 21st March
EMSB Adelaide – 28th March
EMSB Melbourne – 4th April
EMSB Auckland – 4th April
EMSB Perth – 6th June
ANZBA Nursing Seminar, Darwin – 11/12 June
EMSB Brisbane – 20th June
EMSB Sydney (RNSH) – 20th June
We will reassess the situation for our programmes for July onwards at our Board meeting scheduled for 29th May.

The ANZBA Conference in Perth (13-16 October) is currently proceeding until further information comes to hand. A final decision regarding this conference will be made at the May Board meeting.
If it continues, there will be an extension of the early-bird registration rate, and acceptance of abstracts, etc.

We felt it necessary to take this step given the unfolding situation in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our priority is the health and safety of our Burns staff.

We are complying with advice and instruction from our governments and local hospital protocols restricting flights and meetings.
We face challenging times ahead, but we are doing everything we can to ensure that we keep the welfare of our many stakeholders at the forefront of what we do. We will keep you updated as we find out more.
For more information:
• Australian Department of Health website
• New Zealand Ministry of Health website

Keep safe and thank you for your patience and understanding.
ANZBA President & Board

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