Galactic Greetings!

The European Club for Paediatric Burns was founded in 1991 by four pediatric surgeons, passionate about providing the best possible care for burned children. The concept was first proposed by Martin Meuli from Zurich, and presented in the heart of the Swiss mountains to Anna Maria Tamisani from Genova, Giovanni Grisolia from Florence, and Helmut Lochbuehler from Munich. The idea was to avoid forming a new “Association” with an administration structure and complicated formalities, and that is why it was called a “Club.”

Conceived in the heart of Europe, and originating from three different European countries, it was decided that the “European Club for Paediatric Burns” was the perfect name for this brainchild. Since then, the Club has grown to include a worldwide membership, but the goals remain the same: intimate, honest, and stimulating, exchange of information that will result in providing “the best possible care for burned children around the world.”

We have the honor and privilege of inviting you to the 7th World Congress on Pediatric Burns in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Two of the previous six Congresses have been held in Hong Kong, China, and Cape Town, South Africa, and this is the first Congress to be held in the United States. Boston is a perfect venue, as the Shriners Burns Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital have been major contributors to the advancement of burn care over the past one hundred years.

Join us as we discuss Scar Wars: the future of excellence in Pediatric Burn Care! The focus of this Congress will be integrating modern advances in diagnosis, rehabilitation, and regeneration with an emphasis on post burn scarring. We hope you will join us, August 29 – September 1, 2014.

Matthias B. Donelan, M.D.
Secretary, European Club for Paediatric Burns
Chief of Staff
Shriners Hospital for Children – Boston

William G. Austen Jr., M.D.
Chief, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital