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President's Message

Dear Members and Friends of the ISBI, 

I want to reach out to give you an update on current activities withing the society in preparation for the upcoming 21st Congress of the ISBI in Guadalajara, Mexico.

  • At this time, we have launched both the Public and the Membership platforms of our new website. As we move forward, we will make the website more interactive, begin to upload educational materials, and organize virtual learning experiences. 
  • The membership platform was launched on 1/24/22 and has been functioning well. Please login to check the new website out, update your profile, pay your dues, register for the 2022 Congress in Guadalajara, and submit your abstracts for the scientific program of the congress. If you are new to the ISBI please login to the website to apply for membership. We would love to have you join the ISBI Family.
  • The Program Committee is finalizing a very robust scientific program that is tailored to the needs of all disciplines within the ISBI family. The program will include 2 pre-congress workshops this year: 1) Management of the Burn Survivor in Recourse Limited Environments Beyond 48 hours and 2) Surviving Sepsis. The Pre-Congress workshops will occur on Sunday, August 28th so please plan accordingly when you make your travel plans.       
  • Our Industry Partners have already began reserving their booth space for the exhibit show. We have made special arrangements for the exhibit hall to remain open throughout the congress to give industry and sponsors enough time to showcase their technologies.
  • Reserve your hotel rooms for the meeting in Guadalajara now. We have been able to negotiate special pricing with a variety of Hotels around the EXPO Center in addition to Hilton Guadalajara which will serve as the ISBI Headquarters for the congress.
  • The Social Committee has put together an exciting program full of fun activities, tours and events for you and your families in and around the historic city of Guadalajara.
  • Please contact us at  or visit us at to inquire more about the upcoming congress in Guadalajara Mexico.

I also want to update everyone on the current COVID-19 situation in Guadalajara.  Currently, the city is in the “green” level and COVID-19 cases continue to decrease. Guadalajara is a beautiful and vibrant city that is safe for visitors, and we hope that you can join us for what promises to be a memorable congress.   

 Best wishes,

David G. Greenhalgh, MD

President of the ISBI