During this session, we will evaluate challenging and complex cases in the recovery of tissue and aseptic recovery. 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 and Patrick Countryman, CTBS
Date: June 19, 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.
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.