Dear friends and colleagues, In 2019 the 19th European Burn Association´s congress will be held in Helsinki, Finland. The 2003 congress was hosted by Bergen, Norway and now we have the privilege to host the meeting for the second time in the Nordic countries. Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a popular congress city situated by the sea with very good flight connections from everywhere in Europe. The Marina Congress Center is located in the very centre of the Helsinki City, right next to the sea and within easy walking distance from most central hotels. The city offers a variety of interesting tourist attractions, architecture, museums, beautiful nature and, of course, the Finnish sauna, an essential experience for the adventurous!