2022 IABC Workshop

15th International Association of Burn Camps Workshop

2022 IABC Workshop – Registration

Book all flights into ORD – Chicago O’Hare Airport

$500 per person/double occupancy

2022 Workshop COVID-19 Statement from Board of Directors

Dear IABC Community,

As the Board continues to plan for the 2022 IABC Workshop, we want to address the continuing pandemic and how it is affecting our workshop planning.

The IABC cares deeply about the health and safety of every individual associated with our member camps.  We recognize the benefits that come from gathering in person need to be balanced with the risks posed by the ongoing pandemic.  At this time, it is the position of the IABC Board that the Workshop will move forward with an in-person event barring any state, federal, or county-based public health guidance that severely limits the number of people who can gather in-person.  We will continue to pay close attention to the restrictions in the state of Illinois and specifically in DuPage County, where the event is located.  

We feel confident that we can host a safe and effective in-person event and will follow the latest recommendations from the CDC when planning and implementing our workshop.  Some interventions you should be prepared for include:

  • Vaccination requirements
  • Testing prior to coming to the workshop
  • Masking while indoors

The IABC will make a formal decision by July 1st of whether to move the conference to a virtual format if the 

current COVID situation requires it.  In the meantime, we highly encourage our member camps who are planning travel to the workshop to find travel accommodations that you can either modify or cancel after July 1st.  The IABC is not able to cover the cost of canceled flights.

If you have any questions, concerns, or need clarification on the status of the IABC workshop, do not hesitate to contact us at iaburncamps@gmail.com.  We look forward to connecting with our community later this year!

Yours in Service,

The IABC Board of Directors

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2022 Keynote Speaker

Ruth Rimmer, PhD, CLCP
President, Care Plans for Life

Dr. Rimmer has been working in the field of burn injury for 26 years. During her tenure at the Arizona Burn Center, a verified US Burn Center of Excellence, she served as the Family Service Director and also as the Director of Psycho/Social/Prevention Research. The Arizona Burn Center is one of the busiest burn centers in the nation. Dr. Rimmer was responsible for assisting victims and their families with the rehabilitative needs. She also developed research protocols and published and lectured regarding the psycho/social and pain management issues on a national and international level. She has been providing life care plans for burn, electrical, amputation, trauma, and spinal cord injured individuals for over 15 years. She has also authored and lectured extensively on the important aspects of burn and electrical injury-related life care plans. Rimmer is also fluent in Spanish.