From the President

Dear friends and colleagues,

It is a great honour to become the EBA president for the next two years (2017-2019).

Our Association faces important challenges that need to be addressed during this period. 

More than ever, in a multicultural and united Europe, we must work together to strengthen the Association and the programs that our past presidents (Gerard Beerthuizen, Peter Vogt, and Naiem Moiemen) have developed. 

In order to produce continuity for our Association and in the spirit of the European Burn Institute devised by Dr Beerthuizen we have made the necessary amendments to co-opt our last two immediate past presidents in the executive committee to allow for stability and efficacy.

Similarly, the Nominating Committee shall help for the proposal of officers that are eager to continue this task in the future aligned in the mission and vision of EBA.
All of us should be involved in the Accreditation Process. It is EBA responsibility and each center in the EBA area to work in this direction. The current executive committee shall make also the necessary actions to negotiate European recognition for this program.

The EBA disaster planning is another area of focus for the next two years. With the help and advice of the Disaster Committee it is our duty to continue working with the European Commission to see this program put into practice as a real European directive.

I encourage you all to work and get involved in EBA either as committee members, in the accreditation process, providing your feedback through our website.

Yours sincerely,

Juan P. Barret, MD, PhD
EBA President