WHAT: More than 800 burn survivors, their families, caregivers, burn care professionals and firefighters will share experiences with other survivors, increase their knowledge about recovery and learn about support networks during the annual World Burn Congress.
During the four-day conference, sessions will cover topics ranging from social challenges such as dealing with anxiety and psychological pain after hospital discharge to a young adult program to help survivors from ages 18-25 build confidence, foster personal growth and enhance communication skills. A special youth and family program for children from seven to 17 years old will help family members learn how a burn injury impacts the overall family structure. Burn survivors can also attend a private creative cosmetics and color analysis consultation and gain knowledge about advocacy roles they can play to raise awareness about burn prevention programs.
To see the list of interview opportunities with local and national burn survivors, including J.R. Martinez, winner of last season’s Dancing with the Stars television show and Iraqi War burn survivor, please see the following link: www.phoenix-society.org/downloads/wbc/2012_wbc_individual_features_20120906_141821_4.pdf
WHEN: September 12 - 15, 2012:
WHERE: Frontier Airlines Center, Milwaukee
WHY: A severe burn can be one of the most painful injuries that a human body can suffer physically and emotionally. Every year, more than 500,000 people receive medical treatment for a burn injury, 83,300 are under the age of 14, 46% of burn injuries are caused by fire/flame.