Lauren Backstrom

Phoenix Society for burn survivors releases new PSA about upcoming World Burn Congress

Blog Post created by Lauren Backstrom Employee on Sep 27, 2013


The Phoenix Society has recently released this new PSA, featuring Joe Kinan, a Station Nightclub Fire survivor. Joe was assisted through the recovery process, after being badly burned in the Station Nightclub fire, by the Phoenix Society. 

The PSA lets all burn survivors know about the World Burn Congress, an annual international conference that brings together more than 800 burn survivors, their families, care givers, burn care professionals and firefighters. It is a forum in which stories are shared, support is provided and knowledge of burn recovery is increased. For many it is the first opportunity to meet and share with others who have experienced a burn trauma.

The conference also serves as a wonderful learning experience for burn care professionals to better understand the issues that impact burn survivors' lives. Many firefighters that have attended discuss the closure it brings for them as they witness burn survivors and their families living meaningful lives.

This year's World Burn Congress is being held in Providence, Rhode Island from October 9-12. Please visit the Phoenix Society website for more information and to register