It's Our 15th Anniversary

3 October 2019

It was 15 years ago when Prof Jeffrey Lipman set out to form a research centre that would focus on life-saving treatments for burns patients and critically-ill patients.

The Burns Trauma & Critical Care Research Centre (BTCCRC) was established in direct response to the Bali bombings. The devastation and tragedy of this event focused national and international attention on burns victims and emphasized that there was a critical need to improve the early and on-going treatment and outcomes of burns and critically ill patients. The outstanding response from the critical care, burns, anaesthetics and emergency medicine teams of the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital (RBWH) back in 2002 highlighted the skill and expertise we possess in this area and the need to maintain this expertise. Thus, the BTCCRC was established in 2004, beginning with 3 staff members and no Higher Degree Research (HDR) students to 60 staff members and 30 HDR students in 2019.

Happy 15th Anniversary BTCCRC!