Current articles, research papers and news focused on improving burn care, preventing burn injuries and fostering multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary support.

Mark your Calendar: Canadian Burn Symposium 2021

The Burn Symposium will take place in Montréal, Québec on December 4 & 5, 2021. More information online soon!

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Canadian Burn Association Town Hall Meeting

The town hall meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. The Agenda will include a discussion of: Association Updates and a 2021 webinar sneak peak.

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Handheld 3D skin printer helps heal large, severe burns

U of T researchers' handheld 3D skin printer helps heal large, severe burns, study finds. A handheld 3D skin printer developed by researchers at the University of Toronto and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre can deposit sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds – and its “bio ink” can accelerate the healing process.

Article on utoronto.ca

The Ford Fallout

The Ford Fallout: “We discovered a way to grow skin for burn victims. Now our research is in jeopardy” Marc Jeschke, a surgeon and director of the Ross Tilley Burn Centre at Sunnybrook, on the provincial funding cuts.

Article on torontolife.com

Testing a new ‘recipe’ for regenerating skin

One of the grim realities of treating a complex burn is that doctors must harvest healthy skin from the patient in order to cover the wound, thereby creating another injury. Dr. Marc Jeschke, a senior scientist in Biological Sciences at Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) and director of the Ross Tilley Burn Centre at Sunnybrook, is determined to find a better way.

Article on sunnybrook.ca

7 dangerous things that could lead to house fires, serious burns

With a recent cold snap and a number of reported house fires across the country, some health experts are warning Canadians to be extra cautious about fire and burn safety inside and outside the home.

Article on globalnews.ca