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2018 Webinars:

The AATB Webinar Topic of the Month Series

Registration includes organizational access to each presentation in the topic series and complementary access to the recording.

March Webinar Series: Funeral Home Development & Practices

Presentations:

The Embalming Process 101
March 14, 2018 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST

In this presentation, we will review the embalming process from start to finish. We hope to provide understanding and basic knowledge of the needs, process and exactions of the funeral home professional when embalming. This presentation will establish the foundation for the two following presentations, in order to enable the donation community to understand their role in the embalming and preparation process. 

Learning Objectives:
1. Define the embalming process.
2. Outline the basic steps of embalming.
3. Generate basic knowledge of the impact donation may have on the embalming process.

Funeral Home Friendly Recovery & Reconstruction Techniques
March 21, 2018 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST

Recovery and dissection of deep musculoskeletal and cardiovascular tissue has historically been done with the intent of maintaining the integrity of the remaining cardiovascular system, intact, for embalming purposes. Current dissection training across the United States may not include the “vessel sparing” techniques once employed as common practice. This presentation highlights surgical approaches that minimize cardiovascular trauma while maintaining an efficient recovery of tissue for transplantation. 

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the location of critical vessels used for embalming as they relate to tissues being recovered for transplant.
2. Identify at least three techniques that allow a dissector to avoid damaging vessels around the shoulder, hip, thigh, and knee.
3. Describe at least three ways to identify and “tag” vessels to be later identified by the embalmer chosen by the family to prepare their loved one. 

Full Thickness Skin Reconstruction & Challenges
March 28, 2018 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST

In this session, we will explore best practices and various procedures in reconstruction and restorative measures on full thickness skin donation cases.

Learning Objectives:
1. Explain challenges in reconstruction.
2. Define current solutions to facilitate the success of viewing or embalming after donation.

Educational Credits:

AATB CTBS & CRCS: 3.6 CEUs

American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigation (ABMDI): 3 Contact Hours

American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC): 3 CEPTC (CCTC, CPTC, CCTB/CTP)

ASQ: .3 non-college credits

Continued Medical Education (CME): 3 Contact Hours

EBAA CEBT: 3 CEU

RN/Nursing Contact Hours: 3 CE - California Board of Registered Nurses

CRST/CER/CIS/CHL & CCSVP: 3 Continuing Education Credits

Fees:

AATB Member: $179
Non-Member: $309

Register Here


February Webinar Series: Skin Banking

  

Presentations:

 

The History of Skin Banking

February 14, 2018 2:00 -3:00 p.m. EST

 

This presentation will provide a detail, comprehensive review of the history of skin banking and the evolution of this process over the years.

 

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the changes which skin banking has undergone

2. Understand challenges faced in the premier field of skin banking

3. Understand historical changes which have impacted current best practices

 

Full Thickness Skin Banking 

February 21, 2018 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST

 

In this presentation we will review eligibility, recovery challenges, processing and distribution challenges and clinical applications of full thickness skin or dermal grafts.

 

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand basic best practices in determining eligibility and completing recovery

2. Identify critical challenges in recovery, processing and distribution

3. Identify frequent clinical applications

 

Split & Partial Thickness Skin Banking
February 28, 2018 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST

In this presentation we will review eligibility, recovery challenges, processing and distribution challenges and clinical applications of split of partial thickness skin grafts.

 

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand basic best practices in determining eligibility and completing recovery

2. Identify critical challenges in recovery, processing and distribution

3. Identify frequent clinical applications

 

Fees:

AATB Member: $179

Non-Member: $309

 

Register Here

 

 


January Webinar Series: Medical Examiner & Coroner Case Series: What you need to know and how donation impacts death investigations

Presentations:

Autopsy 101: At the Table
January 16, 2018 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST

This presentation will introduce the audience to the many purposes for performing an autopsy beyond determining cause and manner of death. The autopsy procedure with gross dissection will take the viewer through the main steps of the gross postmortem examination. The importance of ancillary studies and proper procurement of specimens for such studies will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the routine procedure for an autopsy, the gross examination.
  2. Realize the importance of evidence collection for ancillary studies.
  3. Understand the goals of performing an autopsy.

Speaker: Kim A. Collins, MD. 

Dr. Collins, serves as a forensic pathologist with Newberry Pathology Associates and is a Medical Director for SharingHope SC, the Organ and Tissue Donation Services for South Carolina. After receiving her BS in microbiology, magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Georgia, Athens, Dr. Collins earned her MD from the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta. Following medical school, Dr. Collins completed an anatomic and clinical pathology residency at Wake Forest University/Bowman Gray School of Medicine. After residency, she completed a forensic fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina where she remained on faculty as a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Director of Forensic and Autopsy Pathology, and Chief Medical Examiner. Dr. Collins is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pathology, board certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and forensic pathology. She is a member of the College of American Pathologists and past Chair of the Autopsy Committee. She is past President of the South Carolina Society of Pathologists, and past Chair for the Pathology/Biology section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. She serves on the Board of Directors and is President-elect for the National Association of Medical Examiners. 

Diagnosing Cardiac Disease & Abnormalities After Valvectomy
January 24, 2018 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST

This lecture will focus on critical roles surrounding the diagnosis of cardiac diseases and abnormalities on forensic cases when the hart is examined after the valvectomy. This lecture will explore the process in which diagnosis can be made utilizing spec sheets and anatomical identifiers provided by processing technicians to the forensic cardiac pathologists’ to enable their ability to diagnose disease and abnormalities on hearts follow dissection and how the recovery can impact this examination. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Know about the destination of heart remnants
  2. Understand the importance of pathologic examination of heart tissue
  3. Recognize the limitations created by donation
  4. Recognize the connection between procurement, patient history and pathologic diagnoses on heart remnants
  5. Review interesting diagnoses found in post-valve recovery donor hearts

Speaker: Dr. Emily Duncanson, Cardiovascular Pathologist: The Jesse E. Edwards Registry of Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Emily Duncanson is a cardiovascular and forensic pathologist. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. She completed an anatomic pathology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan and a two-year forensic pathology fellowship at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York, including a year of forensic cardiovascular pathology. She has been a cardiovascular pathologist at the Jesse E Edwards Registry of Cardiovascular Disease since 2008 along with Dr. Shannon Mackey-Bojack. The Registry pathologists examine almost 2000 postmortem cardiac specimens per year, including over 1500 post-valve recovery donor hearts.

Forensic Toxicology 101
January 31, 2018 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

This presentation will elaborate upon the general principles of forensic toxicology, how it it different from a hospital drug screening and other concepts which connect with donation. We will review the benefits in various samples for toxicology screening, peripheral v. central blood sample collection and the impact variables in time, collection and sample integrity have on the outcome of toxicology screening. 

Learning Objectives

1. Attendees will understand the difference in drug screening and forensic toxicology
2. Outline the methods of substance identification and quantification 
3. Identify the impact and benefit of various toxicology samples

Speaker: Demi Jones Garvin, B.S., Pharm. D., R. Ph., F-ABFT 

Dr. Garvin is the Co-founder and Director of Forensic Sciences Network in Columbia, South Carolina, a firm which provides expert forensic consultation to the medicolegal, legal and law enforcement communities. In addition, Dr. Garvin supports the Richland County Sheriff’s Department as a consultant and is the Quality/Business Development Manager for DPX Technologies.

Dr. Garvin has functioned in multiple capacities in the forensic community for over 33 years and has served in related roles as a pharmacology preceptor/instructor and laboratory inspector. Dr. Garvin received her Bachelor of Science from Furman University and her Doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Garvin is an active member of multiple organizations including the Society of Forensic Toxicology (SOFT), Forensic Toxicologist Certification Board (FTCB) and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AFS.)
 

Educational Credits:

AATB CTBS & CRCS. 3.6 CEUs

EBAA CEBT: 3 CEU

RN/Nursing Contact Hours: 3 CE - California Board of Registered Nurses

American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC): 3 CEPTC (CCTC, CPTC, CCTB/CTP)

Fees:

AATB Member: $179
Non-Member: $309