NZ First National Burn Education Grant

The National Burn Service, New Zealand invites interested parties to apply for a First National Education Grant.

Applications will be considered by representatives from the National Burn Centre, Middlemore Foundation and First National Group NZ Limited. Closing date: May 16, 2014

Applications must include a letter of support from their line manager indicating they support the application, and that study leave, additional travel costs and accommodation will need to be approved by the employer.

Applicants must be willing to attend First National events to publicise the grant, and comply with media requests from First National promoting their sponsorship of the scheme. This may include photographs, quotes and attendance at a local functions, newsletter, and social media or media stories. Applicants must agree to have their telephone number released to the media.

Successful applicants will receive confirmation via the Middlemore Foundation (which will reimburse the appropriate fee after evidence of successful completion of the course is presented). The applicant must make and fund their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Please be aware there is a cancellation fee for not attending the course.

For more information:First_National_Grant_NZ


Annual Burn Nursing Seminar, May 23 & 24. Registrations now open

On behalf of the  Burns Trust and ANZBA, and proudly supported by Smith & Nephew, we are pleased to invite you to register for the fourth Burns Nursing Seminar which will be held in the beautiful city of Melbourne on May 23rd and 24th.

This two day seminar will be of value to nurses with 2 to  years of clinical experience wanting to further their knowledge, professional development and ability to provide the best possible care to burn patients. Those who attend will be able to more critically reflect on current clinical practices.

Senior clinicians from Paediatric and Adult Burn Services  throughout Australia and New Zealand will present this comprehensive and clinically based program and will provide opportunities for discussion and sharing successes and challenges of burn care. Expect alot of case scenarios, simulations and practical skill sessions

Why not spend the weekend in Melbourne whilst you are here and see why it is regularly nominated as the World Most Liveable City? (Sorry Sydney!) We have football, food, shopping, food, bars, and hidden laneways with even more food! And of course you can stock up on those essential black wardrobe items! We will keep you abreast of whats on in Melbourne that weekend so you can maximise your time there

Numbers are limited so please register early (registration form is attached).

Information regarding accommodation options will be forthcoming in April.

On behalf of the organising committee, we look foward to seeing you in May

Please contact Yvonne Singer with any queries at:

For more information click here:  jbbt nursing seminar 2014


ISBI Abstract Submission Deadline looming

A reminder for ANZBA members and other burn professionals; the deadline for Abstract submissions for the upcoming 17th Congress of International Society for Burn Injuries is March 1st 2014.

ANZBA is proud to be hosting the ISBI Congress on October 12th to 16th in Sydney.

For more information about the Congress and abstract submission, visit the ISBI website


2014 JBI Clinical Fellowships now open

The Joanna Briggs Institute has now opened applications for their Evidence Based Clinical Fellowship program. This program enables participants to explore strategies to promote evidence utilisation and to collaboratively develop understandings related to clinical leadership and change management in health care.

This is an invaluable opportunity for anyone integrating evidence at the bedside of burns care.

If you are interested in particpating in the program, contact Zac Munn for more information:

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SA Government commits $1million over 4 years to the Burns Trust

The South Australian State Government has committed $1 million over the next four years to the Julian Burton Burns Trust for various statewide burn prevention initiatives. This includes their BurnSafe school and community programs and their important work in remote Aboriginal communities through the Nationally Accredited Burns Units of Competencies.

More work for Kurt and Bethany! Congratulations to all involved. 

For more information visit the Burns Trust website 



2014 NHMRC Grant

On behalf of ANZBA, congratulations to Professor Rebecca Ivers, Prof Andrew Holland, Prof Roy Kimble, Prof Kathleen Clapham, Serigne Lo, John Daniels and Delia Hendrie for recieving a 2014 National Health & Medical Council Grant (NHMRC) for the project Understanding burn injuries in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: treatment, access to services and outcomes.

The project is being administered through the University of Sydney and should serve to better understand the impact of burn injury and care in this high risk population to improve patient outcomes.


ANZBA On Line kicks off for 2014

ANZBA On line kicks off on February 4th @ 2.30pm (Australian East Coast time)
Sarah Mc Garry from the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in WA and the Edith Cowan University will present an encore performance of her two papers from the recent ANZBA conference:

  • Paediatric Medical Trauma: the impact on parents of burn survivors

  • Paediatric health care professionals: relationships between psychological distress, resilience & coping skills
Further information can be found on the attached flyer: anzba on line feb 4 2014

For an invite to join the virtual classroom,  contact Yvonne Singer at


Requesting your input into the 2014 Nursing seminar

The 4th Burn Nursing Seminar wil be held in fabulous Melbourne on May 23 and 24, 2014.

To assist us in preparing a valuable and informative seminar, we would appreciate – from those of you who are nurses, if you could spare 5 minutes of your time to complete this survey so we can better tailor the seminar to your needs.

You can complete it using survey monkey here:


The closing date for the survey is February 7th. Thank you for assisting us in developing a burn nursing seminar program which will have value to your practice and patients.





Master of Nursing Science (Burns) Scholarships

The Julian Burton Burns Trust with support from Smith & Nephew is offering Financial Scholarships for nurses to undertake study for the University of Adelaide”s Master of Nursing Science (Burns Nursing) Stages 1 or 2 in 2014-2015.

Scholarships covering 100%* of course fees are casino online being offered for nurses wishing to undertake the study program in 2014-15.

Click here for more information regarding the Masters of Nursing Science (Burn Nursing) course:

For further information regarding the scholarships visit the JBBT website:


2014 JBBT Clipsal Community Grant applications are open

The Julian Burton Burns Trust in collaboration with Clipsal Schneider Electric are pleased to announce Round 1, 2014 Community Grants Program is now open for applications.

The Community Grants Program is a national initiative between the Julian Burton Burns Trust and Clipsal by Schneider Electric with the aim of advancing local prevention and care projects associated with burn injury across Australia and New Zealand.

Applications are invited from those working in the field of burns with a focus on prevention or care projects or programs.

Funding is available for grants up to $15,000.

Visit the JBBT website for more information: