Free Standards Update Webinar Series (2018)

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Free Standards Update Webinar Series

Each webinar in this series is 1.2 CTBS/CRCS CEUs.​

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Presentation 1

Presentation Summary:

This presentation will summarize AATB Guidance Document #9, Qualification of Packaging & Validation of Shipping/Transport Procedures. We will review the recommendations, changes and rationale behind the guidance. We will further evaluate the development of this document and the impact or implications it may have in day-to-day tissue banking activities.

AATB Guidance Document #9

Speaker: Uzair Rajput
Day: October 24, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

 

Uzair Rajput

Uzair Rajput

Uzair is the Executive Vice President at Instant Systems. In his current role, among other responsibilities, Uzair leads the effort in driving the implementation of LEAN thinking throughout the organization. Prior to this Uzair worked in the Tissue Banking and Automotive industries. Automotive is where Uzair was immersed in LEAN Thinking, implementing LEAN tools and principles in four automotive plants. Later, Uzair continued to partake in LEAN based transformation within the Tissue Banking Industry, working with and training all types of groups within the tissue donation continuum. Uzair has over ten thousand hours of LEAN, Quality and Engineering Management experience.

Presentation 2

Presentation Summary:

Through this presentation we will review the changes made to various NADO Standards, forms and the development of a Donor Risk Assessment Interview (DRAI) specific to Non-transplant Anatomical Donation.

NADO Updates & Changes

Speaker: Alyssa Harrison
Day: October 31, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

 

Alyssa Harrison

Alyssa Harrison

Alyssa Harrison has been in the donation industry for over 6 years and has over 10 years management experience. She has earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Adult Education from the University of Central Oklahoma, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Washington State University.

In her previous role, Alyssa was the Executive Director of United Tissue Network. She oversaw and lead all operations while also developing and managing strategic plans and annual operative and capital budgets. She drove tactical business growth through the development of strategic partnerships while ensuring the vision and mission of United Tissue Network remain the key focus of all business activities. Alyssa has gained extensive knowledge of the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, funeral home rules and regulations and all state and federal regulations revolving around NADOs to ensure and drive the protection of all donors and donor families choosing whole body donation.

Alyssa currently sits as the Chairperson of the Non-Anatomical Donation Organization (NADO) Council for AATB and is very active in the NADO industry, including helping improve regulation standards, legislation activities and educational objectives.

Presentation 3

Presentation Summary:

This presentation will review changes, updates and revisions made to the AATB Standards for Tissue Banking over the last year. The program will provide a summary and rational for the changes released in AATB Bulletins #17-14, #18-4 and #18-8.

Bulletins, Terms & Standards: Updates and Revisions

Speakers: Louis Jares, BS, CEBT, CTBS & Uzair Rajput
Day: December 5, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

 

Uzair Rajput

Uzair Rajput

Uzair is the Executive Vice President at Instant Systems. In his current role, among other responsibilities, Uzair leads the effort in driving the implementation of LEAN thinking throughout the organization. Prior to this Uzair worked in the Tissue Banking and Automotive industries. Automotive is where Uzair was immersed in LEAN Thinking, implementing LEAN tools and principles in four automotive plants. Later, Uzair continued to partake in LEAN based transformation within the Tissue Banking Industry, working with and training all types of groups within the tissue donation continuum. Uzair has over ten thousand hours of LEAN, Quality and Engineering Management experience.

Louis Jares

Louis Jares

Louis Jares is an Education Director with the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) since 2002 and has worked in tissue banking for over 22 years. He began his work in the field of donation at the Mile High Transplant Bank in Denver, and has since also worked for Donor Alliance and The Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank. Louis has a Bachelor of Science in biology and is also a Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (1998), a Certified Eye Bank Technician (2003), a Registered Diplomate with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (2006), and an affiliate member of the National Association of Medical Examiners (2009). Louis was a co-founder of the MTF Medical Examiner and Coroner Advisory Committee in 2006 through its cessation in late 2017. He is also a member of the NAME Ad Hoc Organ and Tissue Committee since 2015. Louis' personal interests in research and Forensic Anthropology came together with a recently published journal article entitled “Transplanted Allograft Bone in Forensic Anthropology,” published in the Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging in March 2017. He is currently the Chair of the AATB Education Committee and Vice Chair of the AATB RADS (Recovery & Donor Suitability Council). Louis hails from Denver, Colorado but currently resides in South Texas, between San Antonio and Austin.