A severe burn can be one of the most complex injuries that a family can experience both physically and emotionally. With improved medical care provided by burn centers over the last 20 or 30 years, people suffering from burns can now survive. They can now also find a growing support community to help with the emotional recovery.
From October 22-25, 2014, more than 900 burn survivors, their families, burn care professionals and firefighters will attend the Phoenix World Burn Congress held at the Hilton Anaheim to share experiences with other survivors, increase their knowledge about recovery, and learn about support networks.
During the four-day conference, sessions will cover topics ranging from social challenges such as dealing with anxiety and psychological pain after hospital discharge, a young adult program to help survivors ages 18-25 build confidence, fostering personal growth and enhancing communication skills. A special youth and family program for children from 7 to 17 years old will help family members learn how a burn injury impacts the overall family structure. Burn survivors can also attend a private creative cosmetics and color analysis consultation. In addition, survivors can gain knowledge about advocacy roles they can play to raise awareness about burn prevention programs. A special Walk of Remembrance is also planned during the conference to pay tribute to the lives lost to burn injury.
For more information about attending the Phoenix World Burn Congress or if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or supporting the attendee scholarship fund, contact the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors at 800-888-2876 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.