Affiliated Society


The American Burn Association and its members dedicate their efforts and resources to promoting and supporting burn-related research, education, care, rehabilitation, and prevention. The ABA has more than 3,500 members in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Members include physicians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, researchers, social workers, firefighters, and hospitals with burn centers. Our multidisciplinary membership enhances our ability to work toward common goals with other organizations on educational/prevention programs.

History & Governance
The American Burn Association was founded in 1967, following a series of national burn seminars sponsored by leading institutions in the field of burn treatment. Since its inception, the Association has been dedicated to stimulating and supporting burn-related research, education, care, rehabilitation, and prevention. To advance these goals, the ABA sponsors educational programs, fellowships, research, teaching and publications, including the leading peer-reviewed, scientific journal in the burn field, the Journal of Burn Care and Research.

The Association is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of 14 members who are elected by the general membership of the ABA.

ABA members include burn care physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists, nutritionists, rehabilitation experts, and research personnel. Firefighters, attorneys, administrators, prevention educators, and burn patients also comprise the ABA membership. Membership is open to health care professionals and others with a demonstrated interest/accomplishment in the field of burns.

Contact Information
ABA Central Office - Chicago
311 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 3150
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Phone: 312-642-9260
Fax: 312-642-9130