Don T Call Me Freakace Campaign

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None..........................The BBA is a non-profit making organisation whose membership is made up of those people interested in taking forward the Aims of the Association which are burn prevention, and the propagation of knowledge on the best treatment and rehabilitation following a burn injury.

The Association organises educational events and an annual scientific meeting to provide a forum for both members and non-members.

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BBA supports Changing Faces “Don’t call me freakface” campaign

The British Burn Association, together with the Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health, the British Association of Dermatologists, the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, the Cranio-Facial Society of Great Britain and Ireland and the British Association of Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgeons has written a joint letter to Mind Candy, the creators of Moshi Monsters, to stop naming “bad” characters with derogatory words such as “Freakface” which are common terms of abuse towards children with disfigurements. Spots, scars and missing eyes should also stop being used to suggest a character is “evil”.

This is a one day interactive course, free of charge for any healthcare professional expected to manage the care of the burn injured patient in either pre-hospital, hospital or emergency context.

Study Days in 2014 will be held on:

25th February
1st April
6th May
3rd June
1st July
30th September
11th November

Venue: Sir Henry Floyd Auditorium, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, HP21 8AL.
Lunch and Refreshment provided

The study day will cover:

Causes and Types of Burns
First Aid & Pre—hospital Care
Emergency Assessment and Management
Burns Fluid Resuscitation
Burn Size and Depth Assessment
Minor Burns Management
Burns Referral and TRIPS (Telemedicine)
And much more…

To secure a place on the course, please