Shriners Hospitals for Children Hosts Regional Burn Conference on April 1

a sick child with tubes in his nose laying in a hospital bed with his mother sitting behind him

Doctors, nurses, firefighters and paramedics from throughout California and the Western United States are invited to the 2016 Regional Burn Conference at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California on Friday, April 1. 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, 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
• When Lightning Strikes
• Signs of Child Abuse

The program will conclude with a critical care panel discussion. The seminar, which begins at 8:30 a.m., is approved for 6 hours of continuing medical education credit. The $75 registration fee includes all continuing education credits, presentations, conference materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. To request further information or register for the conference, please call the Staff Development Office at (916) 453-2041 or send email to

2016 Burn Conference Registration Form

2016 Regional Burn Conference Brochure

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.

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  1. Interpersonal. Inspirational. Faith-Building. Life Empowering. Keynote Speaker for Fundraiser and Burn Camps.

    Bob Streater, III, MA will connect with the audience by sharing his journey of burn trauma recovery starting at the young age of eight. Bob is convinced that by introducing powerful life skills, tips, and personal motivation, we can make a positive difference in a burn trauma survivor’s life.

    Believing that “we all are on the same team,” Bob shares step-by-step teachable actions to set and achieve goals by learning to F.O.C.U.S. (Follow-On-Course-Until-Successful). Such goals help to resolve conflicts of negative thoughts and overcome shame and guilt as a burn survivor. It has become abundantly clear that burn trauma affects the entire family and community.

    Life does not come to a standstill with burn injury. Bob advocates building bonds for a greater tomorrow through faith, and by fostering collaborations to create a team for support and compassion in the quest for total healing.

    Bob shares about the turning point in his life when he became determined never to quit. Bob put his faith in God and in the process of learning to walk again and resuming a full life. He did so with the aid of nurses, surgeons, and academic tutors. As he began to exercise his faith, he found himself gravitating toward positive things and people. He started thinking that he was really capable of following his dream despite the physical and emotional challenges he experienced.

    The audience will take away from the presentation that all things are possible through faith and that enduring hardship is a prerequisite for becoming a champion who is willing to serve humanity. Bob issues this challenge, “Let today be the day you give up who you’ve been for who you can become.”

    ​Bob was the closing keynote speaker for the Phoenix Society World Burn Congress in October. By the way, “Bobby” will be delighted to speak at your conference or burn camps in your region.​ See presentation on YouTube: Bob Streater III World Burn Congress

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