During this session, we will evaluate challenging and complex cases for screening and eligibility on the physical assessment. 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: Ed Ferreol, MD, CTBS, Jonathan Boyd, CTBS, Patrick Countryman, CTBS, Greg Slawski, Ph.D., CTBS, and Jami Otis, CTBS
Date: June 5, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
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.
Mr. Slawski is from Gift of Hope in Itasca, Illinois. He is a Clinical Trainer at The Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network. He has over 18 years of experience within the organization encompassing tissue recovery, quality assurance and training. Most recently in 2014, Gregory joined the newly instituted Research & Development Department within Gift of Hope. Gregory received his doctorate from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago and his bachelor's degree in biology from Loyola University in Chicago.
Jami Otis joined AlloSource in May 2007 and is the Training Manager of Donor Records. She brings more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry with 15 years focusing on training/education. Jami received her education from the University of Colorado Boulder in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. Prior to joining AlloSource, Jami spent 13 years in the blood banking industry as a Training Coordinator, Cord Blood Educator, and Collections Supervisor. Jami also has recovery experience as a recovery tech for Donor Alliance and past experience as an EMT-Intermediate for a rural ambulance service.