Midwest Region Burn Conference - The Ethics of Burn Care: Navigating moral and clinical ambiguity in the face of complex injury

  • Oct. 8, 2020 - Oct. 9, 2020
  • Hilton Garden Inn Columbia
    3300 Vandiver Drive
    Columbia, MO 65202-2308 directions to this event


Burn faculty, fellows, residents, ARNPs/PAs, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Registered Nurses and Social Workers.
This conference will provide additional information and updates for the current understanding of team formation & team dynamics, give an understanding of the opioid abuse epidemic, palliative care role in burn care and review current problems and practices on other burn related topics. The Friday portion of the conference will focus specifically on the ethical delivery of care when dealing with complex trauma and burn. In addition to clinicians, the conference will appeal to those who sit on ethics committees or want to engage in case-based ethical discourse.
Trauma that is likely to result in disability, disfigurement, or loss of function long after the acute condition has been treated, can pose significant ethical questions, especially as they relate to initial care planning. Specifically, these cases highlight difficult ethical questions related to pain management, decision-making capacity, personhood, and resource allocation. This conference will not only specifically address the ethics of burn care, but also explore the clinical and policy dimensions of caring for patients who have experienced severe trauma which will likely result in significant, long-lasting social and physical limitations.

Registration instructions:

  • Activity approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • CE Credit awarded by the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing

Additional CE(s) may be available as the program develops, please check our website for updates.

Fee info:

  • $350.00 – physicians (October 8 & 9)
  • $225.00 – other health professionals (October 8 & 9)
  • $100.00 – Friday, October 9 ONLY (Ethics case presentations and discussion)


  • University of Missouri Health Care - Burn and Wound Program
  • MU Center for Health Ethics
  • MU School of Medicine
  • MU Center for Continuing Medical Education & Physician Lifelong Learning
  • MU Sinclair School of Nursing

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