During this session, we will evaluate challenging and complex cases for screening and eligibility in medical records findings. This session will focus on real cases and will involve discussion about the best course of action to take from an AOC perspective. Throughout each case, the audience will get to engage with presenters by participating in interactive polls.
Speakers: Irma Sison, MD, CTBS, Ed Ferreol, MD, CTBS, Jonathan Boyd, CTBS, and Patrick Countryman, CTBS
Date: June 12, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
Irma Sison, MD, CTBS, is the Manager of the Donor Center at LifeNet Health. Irma began her career in organ and tissue donation as a Donor Center Coordinator at LifeNet Health in 2008. In addition to seven years of tissue banking experience at LifeNet Health, Irma has also held the positions of Manager of Hospital Services and Manager of Donation Services at Nevada Donor Network, Inc. Irma has a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry from Old Dominion University and received her MD from De La Salle University College of Medicine.
Dr. Ferreol completed his anatomic and clinical pathology training at Wright State University in Dayton, OH and Neuropathology fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. He was a blood banker in Central Indiana and was responsible for collecting 120,000 units of blood with 200 employees. He helped start a tissue bank, which was the 16th certified by the AATB. He became certified as a Tissue Bank Specialist in 1991, and his certification remains current today. He has worked with LifeNet Health for 24 yrs., where his main role is providing technical recovery training and education for LifeNet Health tissue recovery partners.
Over the past decade, Jonathan Boyd has worked in multiple roles within the tissue banking industry including surgical tissue procurement, leadership roles and eligibility evaluation. Jonathan is now the Director of Certification & Online Learning at the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) where he oversees the development of online educational programming and the certification program. Jonathan is a Certified Tissue Bank Specialist, the AATB Liaison to several AATB committees, and the winner of the 2018 AATB Outstanding Professional Education Award.
Jonathan is an active member of the International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners, an Affiliate Member of the National Association of Medical Examiners, a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), and is an active committee member with IACME, NAME & ASAE.
Patrick began his career in tissue banking in 2004 as a per-diem tissue recovery technician at Central Florida Tissue Bank. During his tenure at the Central Florida Tissue Bank, he assumed many roles which included taking referrals, evaluating potential donors, obtaining authorization and tissue processing. In 2007, Patrick joined New England Organ Bank as a full time Tissue Surgical Recovery Coordinator and moved quickly into a supervisory role within the next year. Currently, Patrick is a Manager of Tissue Recovery. In his current role, he has been instrumental in improving training procedures and standards of practice, working diligently to retain staff and build strong cohesive teams.