The task force group burn disasters in Europe was formed in 2009 at the EBA Conference in Lausanne to clarify the current European structures for cross border transfer of burn patients in disaster situations.
The following fields of activity for the EBA were identified:
The initial work of the group showed that in Europe a functioning system of disaster management without a specific focus on burns has been established already. Also cross border financial coverage is working according to European legalization. National maps of risk regions are established and shared between authorities. The further task of the EBA will be to look into the specific aspects of these standards in relation to the needs of burn therapy.