World Burn Congress Success!

October 31st, 2014

Walk of Remembrance

Opening Ceremony – Walk of Remembrance

We just got back in the office from a few days in sunny Anaheim, CA attending the Phoenix World Burn Congress (WBC).  We’re still exhausted from an exhilarating few days meeting burn survivors, hearing amazing survivor stories, conducting surveys, and grabbing some California sun.

This conference marked the official beginning of the second phase of the LIBRE project! During this phase, burn survivors are filling out an early version of the LIBRE survey.  The positive response we received from burn survivors at Phoenix WBC concerning the LIBRE project absolutely floored us.

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$417 Raised for the Phoneix Society through Completed Surveys

We completed more surveys in 2 days at Phoenix WBC than we ever felt possible –  70 surveys were completed by burn survivors! Additionally, we made countless contacts with people willing to fill in the surveys from home.

For each survey completed and contact obtained during Phoenix WBC, money was donated to the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors. We’re proud to announce that in total, $417 was donated to the Phoenix Society! Who knew so much could be accomplished in such a short period of time?


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LIBRE Investigators: Lewis Kazis, ScD; Amy Acton, RN, BSN; Colleen Ryan, MD, FACS

In addition to completing surveys, we had some amazing moments connecting with burn survivors at the conference. We all left the congress with the deeply felt belief that Phoenix WBC is really a very special event filled with amazing, loving, passionate people. We can’t wait to go back next year!

Now we’re back to Fall and back to Boston, where we’ll be following up with the amazing contacts we made in Anaheim. We’ll also be continuing to conduct surveys for the next year, so if you’re interested in participating in a survey, feel free to contact us.

Oh and don’t worry, we did manage to bring a little Californian sun back with us.