Firefighters Regional Burn Center Hosts Annual Conference

More than 200 burn care specialists attended a valuable educational event while enjoying a little Memphis-style hospitality at the 23rd Annual Southern Region Burn Conference in November. The conference was hosted by the Firefighters Regional Burn Center and its medical director, William Hickerson, MD. 

The conference curriculum focused on evidence-based medicine, treatment modalities, rehabilitation advances, disaster planning, prevention education, research, outreach programs and paricipating burn units’ works in progress during more than 50 presentations made by national and international burn specialists. Approximately 125 conference participants learned more about the life-saving work inside the wall of the Regional Medical Center at Memphis on a tour of the Firefighters Regional Burn Center. burn staff at conference


Burn Center staff took part in a dinner at the Peabody Hotel during the conference.  Front row: Peggy Simpson, Barbara Birmingham, Heather Colley, Dr. Keerapat Bhiromekraibhak and Frank Benedetti.  Back row: Dr. William Hickerson, Catresa Jackson, Denise Harrison, Kelly Chambers, Dr. Aaron Wolfe and Manisha Gonsalves.