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Congratulations to the 2013 Certified Tissue Bank Specialists!
A message from AATB CEO, Frank Wilton: On behalf of the AATB Board of Governors, I wish to congratulate the 2013 class of Certified Tissue Bank Specialists on achieving this significant professional milestone. This designation demonstrates outstanding expertise in the tissue banking profession. Further, it shows a commitment to excellence on the part of your organizations for supporting and encouraging staff to strive for this level of accomplishment. We look forward to your contributions to the profession of promoting the safety, quality, and availability of donated cells and tissue.
For a list of the 2013 Certified Tissue Banks Specialists, click here.
We are excited to announce that registration for The Inaugural Donor Risk Assessment (DRAI) Workshop* is now open!
This event is a full, two-day interactive workshop for organ, tissue and ocular donation professionals that will analyze the process surrounding the Donor Risk Assessment Interview (aka the “DRAI"; previously called the "Med/Soc History Questionnaire"). Open discussion is planned regarding successes and difficulties encountered by interviewers as well as interviewees. Presentations will divulge the history of, and the necessary screening rationale for, each interview question. The DRAI for a donor >12 years old will be highlighted but the DRAI for a donor ≤12 years old (child) will also be evaluated. Attendees to this inaugural workshop will have the unique opportunity to provide input to finalize supporting documents to these forms, specifically, User Instructions and flowcharts for each question. Don't miss this inaugural workshop and the opportunity to influence guidelines by sharing your distinct experiences and knowledge, and to discuss this critical function that effectively touches the lives of numerous bereaved persons. Optimization of this process to benefit all stakeholders has been a long-time coming. The Inaugural DRAI Workshop must be included in your 2014 budget plans so don't be left out!
When: January 14-15, 2014
Where: The Westin Tysons Corner, Falls Church, Virginia
*Registration will be limited to 200 attendees. This workshop is expected to sell out.
CLICK HERE for more information and to register now!