The National Academy of Burns India (NABI), established in 1993, is the pioneer organization in India integrating health care providers who render services to burn victims. The more than 1000 strong member team constitutes Plastic surgeons, General surgeons, Nursing staff, physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and others involved in burn care. NABI represents India at the International level and is the face of burn care in middle and low income countries. It aims to promote dissemination of knowledge of Burn Management and Prevention amongst general surgeons, plastic surgeons, paramedical personnel and members of the medical profession in general. Patron and founder member of NABI is Padmashree Prof. J.L. Gupta, (MS, FRCS, FICS, FAMS), formerly, Professor University of Delhi and Consultant and Head, Dept. of Burns, Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery at Safdrajung Hospital, New Delhi.
The Official publication of NABI is the Indian Journal of Burns (IJB), an annual journal that showcases pioneering work in burn care, publishes research articles and encourages the concept of setting standards of care based on evidence based medicine. Burn care is an evolving subject and the journal serves to keep members updated with the latest protocols and burn care products available in the market. Dr. Rajeev Ahuja who was the brain child behind the journal was also the founder editor of the Indian Journal of Burns and the 1st issue was released in April of 1993.
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The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of Burn - Acute care, Surgery, Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy, Social rehabilitation, psychiatric/psychological care, nursing care, intensive care etc. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.