2020 Regional Burn Care Conference

Doctors, nurses, firefighters and paramedics from throughout California and the Western United States are invited to the 2020 Regional Burn Conference at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California.

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Friday, February 28, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Shriners Hospitals for Children
2425 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA
Free parking is available in the Shriners Hospital garage.


The $95 registration fee includes all continuing education credits, presentations, conference materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. Please visit this webpage to register. Space is limited.


Presentations and discussions will be facilitated by internationally noted burn surgeons who lead the burn program at the Shriners regional pediatric burn center in Sacramento. Presenters include David Greenhalgh, M.D., chief of burns, Tina Palmieri, M.D., assistant chief of burns, Kathleen Romanowski, M.D., burn surgeon and Soman Sen, M.D., burn surgeon. They will address the following topics:

  • Burn Basics – With a Pediatric Perspective
  • Triage & Transport
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • Outpatient Pediatric Burn Management
  • Signs of Child Abuse

Conference Agenda

Friday, February 28, 2020

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
Tina Palmieri, M.D.
Introduction of the SHCNC Burn Team
8:45 a.m. Burn Basics – With a Pediatric Perspective
Kathleen Romanowski, M.D.
9:45 a.m. Triage and Transport
Soman Sen, M.D.
10:45 a.m. BREAK
11 a.m. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN)
Tina Palmieri, M.D.
12 Noon LUNCH
12:30 p.m. Optional Hospital Tour
1:15 p.m. Outpatient Pediatric Burn Management: What Every Provider Needs to Know
Tina Palmieri, M.D.
2:15 p.m. BREAK
2:30 p.m. Signs of Child Abuse / Long-Term Outcomes
David Greenhalgh, M.D.
3:30 p.m. Pediatric Burn Critical Care Panel


Continuing Education

Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality and the California Medication Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

Board of Registered Nursing
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 04148, for 6 contact hours.


For further information, please contact the Staff Development Office at (916) 453-2041 or via email at ncal.education@shrinenet.org.

The Northern California Shriners Hospital is distinguished by the American Burn Association (ABA) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a verified pediatric burn center. From massive life-threatening burns to the smallest fingertip burn, the internationally noted team of burn surgeons and specialists at Shriners Hospital give children the care and rehabilitation they need to lead active, productive lives. The comprehensive program covers all aspects of burn care – from initial management, critical care and wound coverage to rehabilitation, inpatient care, and reconstruction. Care is provided by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals that works in concert to maximize the cosmetic and functional outcomes of any child with burn injuries. All care includes aggressive therapy and emotional support. Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California is located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is devoted to transforming the lives of children through excellence in treatment, teaching and research. Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California provides care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis. Care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For further information call (916) 453-2000 or go visit here.

Make an Appointment

Please call our Referral Center to schedule an appointment, call (916) 453-2191 or via email at ncal.info@shrinenet.org. A Referral Coordinator will partner with you to gather the necessary information to allow our physician leadership to evaluate the best path for your child.
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