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Burn Support Resources

Links of Hope Burn Support Group

This group is designed for burn survivors and their families. The meetings will have open discussion and social activities.

Meeting Times: 
Every second Tuesday (even-numbered months) from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Burn Unit Conference Room, seventh floor

Contact Person: 
Kelly McElligott
(708) 216-8739

Burn Community Support

With one of the busiest burn centers in the Midwest, Loyola Medicine's specialists have vast experience providing medical and surgical treatments for burns and trauma. However, for many, healing after a burn injury can be a lifelong journey, which does not need to be faced alone. Loyola Medicine proudly partners with the Phoenix Society to provide ongoing to support to burn survivors, their families and healthcare professionals. 

Phoenix Society World Burn Congress

The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering anyone affected by a burn injury. Each year, the World Burn Congress, which is the world's largest gathering of the burn community, connects attendees with support, resources, and each other. For many, it is the first chance to connect with others on the journey of recovery from a burn injury. This year’s conference is October 2-5, 2019 at the Hilton Anaheim and Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Learn more about the Phoenix World Burn Congress.

Scholarship Opportunity

Due to the generosity of individuals and businesses who support the Burn Awareness Golf Outing, now on its 14th year and hosted by burn survivors Tony Gonzalez and Jamie Nieto, Loyola Medicine is able to offer scholarships of assistance to help burn survivors and medical professionals (staff, nurses, therapists, respiratory therapists) attend Phoenix World Burn Congress.

Scholarship Application Guidelines

The application deadline is August 1, 2019 at 11:59pm EST. All applications must be complete and submitted by this date for consideration. Please review the application guidelines prior to applying. All applications will be reviewed following the August 1 deadline and you will be notified as soon as possible after that date regarding the status of your application.

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Readiness Guidelines

To fully participate in and benefit from Phoenix World Burn Congress, readiness guidelines were developed to help you better understand your readiness to attend. Review and assess your readiness. 

Not able to attend the Phoenix World Burn Congress but interested in getting more information or support? The Phoenix Society offers a weekly Peer Support Chat hosted on Facebook.