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Date:8/20/2009

after a burn injury. In addition, firefighters and former military personnel will discuss their personal experiences with burn injury in the line of duty. Additional speakers include CBS News Correspondent Kimberly Dozier, who will discuss her recovery from injuries sustained while on assignment in Baghdad, and J.R. Martinez, an actor on the long-running ABC soap opera "All My Children" and Iraq War veteran.

"When burn patients arrive on our unit they are victims, but as they receive treatment and understand the resources and community available to them, they become survivors. We are proud to sponsor an event that supports our patients' life-long healing process," says Dr. Roger Yurt, director of the Hearst Burn Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and professor of surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.

"We are committed to ensuring that every burn survivor and their loved ones have the necessary support and resources they need to recover and live their lives," says Amy Acton, executive director of the Phoenix Society.

World Burn Congress Speakers and Workshops

Thursday, August 27

Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Report and Survive the War in Iraq
10:00 a.m. -- CBS News Correspondent Kimberly Dozier discusses being injured while reporting from the Middle East

Creative Cosmetics and Color Analysis Consultations
1:45 p.m. -- Survivors with facial burns learn how to enhance their appearance with creative make-up techniques

Bringing Out the Best in Our Children and Ourselves
1:45 p.m. -- Parents of burn victims guide their peers to gain a better understanding of how burn injury can impact a family

In the Line of Duty: Stories of Those Who Serve
3:15 p.m. -- Panel of firefighters and an American soldier will discuss the impact of their injury on career and family
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Contact: Kathleen Robinson
krobinso@med.cornell.edu
212-821-0560
New York- Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center/Weill Cornell Medical College
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