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AATB President and CEO, Frank S. Wilton, provides AATB members with a bimonthly overview of the Association’s activities, initiatives, and accomplishments in the AATB e-newsletter, Tissue Times.


Letter from the CEO - April 2019

 
Dear AATB Members,
Spring is the perfect season to reenergize and begin new initiatives, and that's exactly what we’re doing here at the AATB home office.

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Letter from the CEO - February 2019

Dear AATB Members,
I hope that everyone entered the new year feeling happy, healthy, and refreshed. Here at the AATB home office, the holiday season already seems so far behind us as we busily work on a host of new projects. I would encourage you to first reflect back on the past year of work in our recently released 2018 Year in Review, and then get excited for all of the new projects to come in 2019.

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Letter from the CEO - December

 
Dear AATB Members,
As I reflect back on the past year's activities and accomplishments, I’m once again amazed at the incredible progress that we've been able to achieve. From the introduction of new educational programming, to the addition of two new AATB Councils, it's been an exciting year of progress and improvement.
In the past few months alone we've hosted our 42nd Annual Meeting, certified 282 new Tissue Bank Specialists, and guided 29 tissue banking professionals through our third annual Emerging Leaders Program.

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Letter from the CEO - October 2018

 
Dear AATB Members,
For me, as is likely the case for many of you, the fall has already been a blur of activity. My schedule has been packed with conference travel, trips to several tissue banks, and preparations for our Annual Meeting, in addition to the launch of several new AATB resources and the introduction of a few new faces around the office.
2018 AATB Annual Meeting

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Letter from the CEO - August 2018

Dear AATB Members,
I hope your summer is going well and you are finding some time to relax and recharge your batteries. It’s been an exciting summer of change here at AATB. We recently announced the results of the recent AATB Council Officer elections, launched the CTBS Exam Question Writing Contest to assist us in our transition to an electronic exam format, and welcomed two new staff members to the AATB team. In addition, preparations are ramping up for several upcoming educational programs, including the 42nd AATB Annual Meeting, our third annual Emerging Leaders Program, as well as our first ever Quality Auditor Training Program.

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Letter from the CEO - June 2018

Dear AATB Members,
I hope that everyone is having a great start to their new year. Here at the AATB office, we've already begun work on several new projects to ensure that 2018 is another successful year. We have revamped our webinar series structure and made some major improvements to our CTBS Prep Program.
 

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Letter from the CEO - April 2018

Dear AATB Members,
I hope that everyone is having a great start to their new year. Here at the AATB office, we've already begun work on several new projects to ensure that 2018 is another successful year. We have revamped our webinar series structure and made some major improvements to our CTBS Prep Program.

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Letter from the CEO - February 2018

 
Dear AATB Members,
I hope that everyone is having a great start to their new year. Here at the AATB office, we've already begun work on several new projects to ensure that 2018 is another successful year. We have revamped our webinar series structure and made some major improvements to our CTBS Prep Program. We have also launched a brand-new page on our website which details the advocacy initiatives of the AATB Tissue Policy Group (TPG).​
Rose Parade

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Letter from the CEO - December 2017

 
Dear AATB members,
This fall was a busy time for us here at the AATB home office. In addition to our regular activities and continued work to implement our three-year strategic plan, we also hosted our 41st Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, and our second annual Emerging Leaders Program in Alexandria, Virginia.
2017 Annual Meeting
I would like to thank everyone who joined us in Orlando for the Annual Meeting. We had more than 700 attendees participate in this year’s meeting and the overall “buzz” was terrific.

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Letter from the CEO - September 2017

 
Dear AATB members,
A lot has transpired here at the home office since the last issue of Tissue Times, and I wanted to provide an update on what the AATB has been up to this summer. Below, you will find information about NTRUS, our latest advocacy work in Brussels, and our newest employees — Ashley Milligan, Deanna Puglia, and Dr. Roman Hitchev.

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