ANZ Virtual Burns Symposium - Part 2 - 2019/2020 Summer Bushfires

The Smith+Nephew Virtual Burns Symposium brings together physicians, nurses, physiotherapists and other specialities devoted to burn care from across Australia and New Zealand. The theme is: 2020- Year of Learnings. Presentations will focus on key significant events including:  

•        White Island Volcanos

•        2019/2020 Summer Bushfires

•        Managing burns during the pandemic.

Smith+Nephew provides a comprehensive platform for the preparation, protection and progression towards healing of complex burns and other soft tissue injuries, helping clinicians at every stage of burn treatment deliver the best possible care. The website may contain information and discussion (including the promotion of) methods, procedures or products that may not be available in certain countries or regions, or may be available under various other trade or service marks, names or brands.

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Dr Jeremy Rawlins

RCS(Plast) FRACS(Plast) Consultant in Burns & Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic Surgery President, Australian & New Zealand Burn Association

Jeremy Rawlins is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon from Perth Western Australia. He is Head of the Plastic Surgery Department at Royal Perth Hospital where he has an interest in complex trauma and reconstructive microsurgery. He is Burns Consultant at the State Adult Burns Unit, Fiona Stanley Hospital where he provides acute and reconstructive burn surgery and complex wound & scar management. Jeremy has been involved in the development of the Burns Unit in Moshi, Tanzania for the past 10years. He is currently President of the Australia and New Zealand Burn Association (ANZBA).

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Justine O'Hara

Dr O’Hara is a fully qualified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with experience nationally and internationally with interests in burns surgery, facial aesthetics, body contouring, breast surgery, microsurgery, reconstruction and skin cancer. She attended University of Sydney attaining an MBBS with Honours in 1999, after a Science Degree at University of Queensland. She then completed 8 years of rigorous training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training under the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons across Sydney and New South Wales tertiary hospitals. Dr O’Hara was awarded her Fellowship in 2013, training across all aspects of Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery. She was appointed as a Consultant in 2013 at the esteemed Royal North Shore Hospital and Concord Hospitals. She is a member of the governing bodies RACS, ASPS, ASAPS and is active in governance and patient outcomes.
Dr O’Hara further travelled to gain super-specialist training in the United Kingdom with Fellowships in Burns Surgery at St Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery, Aesthetic Surgery with Mr Barry Jones, in Craniofacial Surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children and in Microsurgery at Cambridge University Hospital. After this vast and detailed greater experience in Plastic Surgery she was invited to be a Craniofacial Consultant at the outstanding Great Ormond Street Hospital. There she was privileged, inspired and challenged in her Consultant role operating on special children, challenging the norm, innovating, researching and achieving fantastic outcomes. Dr O’Hara sits as a co-chair for the NSW Severe burns injury service for ACI as well as operating as a burns surgeon at Concord Hospital. As a female surgeon and a mother with a busy life to juggle, Dr O’Hara understands and would enjoy helping you be the very best version of you.

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Stuart Harper

Nurse Consultant

Stuart has worked in the Adult Burn Service at the Royal Adelaide Hospital for 21 years and currently his responsibilities involve the clinical management of complicated burn injuries, supervision of the out-patient activities, state-wide liaison for advice on adult burn injury management and the provision of clinical support for the Rural Burns Link Nurse Network. Stuart has a keen interest in major incident response and the provision of education on all aspects of burn injury management, the scope of education delivery ranges from emergency assessment through to community care and treatment.

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