Shriners Hospitals for Children Hosts Regional Burn Conference on November 2


Young Burn Patient in a hospital bed

Doctors, nurses, firefighters and paramedics from throughout California and the Western United States are invited to the 2018 Regional Burn Conference at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California on Friday, November 2.  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 burn surgeons Soman Sen, M.D., and Kathleen Romanowski, M.D.  They will address the following topics:

  • Burn Basics – With a Pediatric Perspective
  • Triage & Transport
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • Outpatient Pediatric Burn Management
  • 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 $95 registration fee includes all continuing education credits, presentations, conference materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Participants may register online here. If you have questions, please call the Staff Development Office at (916) 453-2041 or send email to

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. For information call (916) 453-2000.

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 online to

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