From the President
Dear colleagues and friends,
It is a great honour to be president of your Association. Above all I must thank Professor Peter Vogt, our immediate past president, for his vision and prudence in the last two years. His term of office was crowned by the fantastic biannual congress in Hannover, with record numbers of delegates, which he organised. He also established a strong relationship with the Euro-Mediterranean Council for Burns and Fire Disasters and adopted the Annals of Burns and Fire disasters as the EBA journal. Furthermore, under his leadership the first European burn accreditation programme for burn centres started with two centres in Zurich and Lausanne, successfully accredited.
It is my pledge to continue with these initiatives and also to support education and research. The first European Education Course will be held in Birmingham in September 2016, the first in a series that will further burn education for the multidisciplinary team. The European Research Network has now been established with two successful workshops in 2015. I hope that this will lead to collaborative research and ultimately to successful multicentre EU grants. Our Association, working in partnership with other sister organisations such as the International Society for Burn Injuries (ISBI), can move more quickly towards achieving our goals. I would also endeavour to achieve financial stability and a safe reserve policy.
I sincerely welcome your views and suggestions related to the EBA’s strategic direction.