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Sunnybrook hosts first burn symposium

June 11, 2013

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For the first time, a group of more than 170 burn care specialists from across the country and the United States came together at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre to learn about the future of burn care in Ontario.

Presentations were made by a variety of burn surgeons, researchers and specialists, including keynote speaker Dr. Richard L. Gamelli from the Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. Speakers covered a wide range of topics such as the latest advancements in burn treatment, surgery, medication and post-operative care.

"The Symposium is an important step toward addressing the needs and challenges facing burn care providers in this province," says Dr. Marc Jeschke, Director of the Ross Tilley Burn Centre at Sunnybrook. "When we bring together like-minded individuals who are working toward shared goals, we are making strides toward finding new ways to deliver effective and compassionate care."

The Symposium will be an annual event, and due to the large amount of interest this year the organizing committee will work to accommodate over 200 attendees next year.

Symposium attendees