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2018 Webinars

Topic of the Month Series

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

May Series

Organ Donation 101

Presentation 1

Everything You Wanted to Know About Organ (but did not know who to ask…)
Day: May 16, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

Speaker: Heather Phillips

Presentation Summary
This presentation will provide an overview of organ donation and how it connects to the other side, tissue donation. We will explore the differences in brain death and circulatory death and how approach and authorization takes place. This session will go in to further detail about HLA, the criteria of hemodilution, organ allocation, preservation goals, how conversations go with recovering surgeons and how all of these factors impact OR times and shift tissue recovery times.

Presentation 2

Brain Death Primer
Day:
 May 23, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

SpeakerDr. Patrick Wood

Presentation Summary
Death may be declared by cardiac criteria as well as by neurologic criteria. We examine historical and legal perspectives surrounding the subject of brain death. Causes of brain injuries are discussed. Recommendations from the American Academy of Neurology and the American Academy of Pediatrics are discussed and compared. This includes discussion of a neurologic exam designed to determine the diagnosis of brain death. Also discussed are ancillary tests that are used to support the diagnosis of brain death.

Presentation 3

Organs & Tissue: Suitability Differences & Similarities
Day: May 30, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

Speaker: Dr. Ginger DeLario

Presentation Summary
Many of us in the tissue banking side of the transplant community share cases with our counterparts on the organ donation side of the transplant world. Medical records, assessments and even NAT testing samples are shared. However, many things are different when determining donation eligibility. Through this presentation, we will highlight various tissue deferrals which are acceptable for organ donation and some scenarios which tissue may be acceptable but organs are not.

Educational Credits

American Association of Tissue Banks  1.2 credits per session (CTBS & CRCS)
American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigation 1 credit per session
American Board of Transplant Certification 1 Contact hour per session

(CEPTC, CCTC, CPTC, CCTB & CTP)
American Society of Quality 0.4 non-college credits
California Board of Registered Nurses 1 nursing credit per session
Eye Banking Association of America 1 credit per session (CEBT)
IAHCSMM 1 credit per session
The University of Cincinnati 1 credit per session (Continued Medical Education)

 

Fees

AATB Member $179
Non-Member $309

 


April Series

Quality Assurance

Presentation 1

Statistics for Non-Statisticians
Day:
 April 4, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

Speaker: Jim Johnstone

Presentation Summary
Think statistics are not intuitive? We all use statistics to make decisions every day without even thinking about it. Attend this webinar and learn how to collect, present, and use statistical data in a way that is so intuitive, everyone will understand it whether or not they understand statistics.

Learning Objectives
1. Understand what statistics are and what they are used for.
2. Explain how statistics can be used in a way that is intuitive for others, who are not statisticians, to understand.
3. Outline seven different statistical analysis methods that are easy to use with pencil and paper or spreadsheets.

Presentation 2

Environmental Controls & Monitoring
Day:
 April 11, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

Speaker: Kelly Patrick

Presentation Summary
This session addresses ways to control your recovery or processing environment (i.e. temp/humidity control, cleaning protocols and validations, use of PPE, use of sterile supplies/equipment, etc.), as well as ways to monitor the environments (i.e. recovery site assessment, periodic culturing, passive and active monitoring, etc.)

Learning Objectives
1. Summarize the regulatory requirements and definitions for tissue environmental controls and monitoring.
2. Understand how environments can be controlled.
3. Explain routine environmental monitoring methods and periodic requalification methods of tissue recovery and processing environments.
4. Recognize some “best practices” for ensuring a robust Tissue Environmental Monitoring Program.

Presentation 3

The Fundamentals of Quality & Auditing
Day:
 April 18, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

Speaker: Laurie Agle

Presentation Summary
This session will provide a high-level summary of good practices in internal auditing and quality assurance programs and will lead in to the interactive session held in-person at the AATB Quality and Donor Eligibility Workshop in Baltimore, MD!

Learning Objectives
1. Outline internal and external audit expectations.
2. Define basic quality assurance requirements.

Presentation 4

LEAN Initiatives & Supply Chain Control

Day: April 25, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

Speaker: Uzair Rajput

Presentation Summary
This session will outline basic principles of LEAN and six-sigma, and provide connectivity with supply and resources control in an effective, efficient manner. 

Learning Objectives
1. Understand basic LEAN principles.
2. Outline best practices for a LEAN supply chain.

Educational Credits

AATB CTBS & CRCS  4.8 CEUs
American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigation (ABMDI) 4 Contact Hours
American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) 4 CEPTC (CCTC, CPTC, CCTB/CTP)
ASQ .4 non-college credits
Continued Medical Education (CME)  4 Contact Hours
EBAA CEBT 4 CEU
RN/Nursing Contact Hours 4 CE - California Board of Registered Nurses
IAHCSMM 4

Fees

AATB Member $179
Non-Member $309

 


March Series

Funeral Home Development & Practices

Presentation 1

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

Presentation Summary
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.

Presentation 2

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

Presentation Summary
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. 

Presentation 3

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

Presentation Summary
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

   


Past Topics

February Series

Skin Banking

Presentation 1

The History of Skin Banking

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

Presentation Summary
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.

Presentation 2

Full Thickness Skin Banking 
Day: February 21, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

Presentation Summary
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.

Presentation 3

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

Presentation Summary
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

January Series

Medical Examiner & Coroner Case Series

What you need to know and how donation impacts death investigations

Presentation 1

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

Speaker: Kim A. Collins, M.D. 

About Dr. Collins
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. 

Presentation Summary
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.

Presentation 2

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

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

About Dr. Duncanson
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.

Presentation Summary
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.

Presentation 3

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

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

About Dr. Garvin
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.)

Presentation Summary
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.

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