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Global perspectives: Dysphagia research over the past decades

Session outline

Based on the Global Health Data Exchange there are more than 8 million new cases of burn injury worldwide with just over 100,000 deaths. This leaves a very large population with significant complications including contractures, neuropathy, heterotopic ossification and amputations. In addition, burn injury and scarring causes significant psychosocial impairment.  The number of areas of conflict around the world are also resulting in a large number of burn injuries with a significant burden in overloaded health systems.

This session will discuss cutting edge interventions for improving outcome after burn injury as well as rehabilitation and psychosocial interventions to maximize functional outcome. Perspectives from around the world will compare and contrast strategies that may be required in austere conditions. Simple patient and family education materials, basic orthotics and other interventions will be reviewed.

Learning outcomes

  • Attendees will have an increased awareness of cutting edge interventions for care of acute burns
  • Attendees will  gain an understanding of the rehabilitation needs of burn survivors
  • Attendees will have an improved understanding of the variation in etiology and resource availability worldwide
  • Attendees will be able to discuss austere approaches available in times of duress
  • Attendees will discuss options for patient and family training to facilitate rehabilitation interventions

Target audience

We expect that this short workshop will be attractive to

  • Administrators
  • Policy makers
  • Rehabilitation Physicians
  • Allied health
  • Medical practitioners
  • Students
  • Trainees
  • Nursing staff

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