November Series - Birth Tissue (2018)

Home » Events/Calendar » Monthly Webinars » November Series - Birth Tissue (2018)

November Series - Birth Tissue

Through this series, we will discuss and elaborate upon many practices and procedures within the arena of birth tissue banking.

We begin by providing a historical perspective on the evolution of birth tissue practices, regulations and standards.

The second presentation in this series will focus on comparing and contrasting the similarities and differences in traditional allografts and donation and birth tissues.

The third and final session will be dedicated to covering various aspects of research and development, tissue processing from the receipt of unprocessed tissue to the final stages when it is ready for distribution and clinical application.

Fees

Member Fee Non-Member Fee
$179 $309

Register

User instructions: Hover over the speaker's image to reveal his or her biography. If using a mobile device, tap the speaker's image to reveal his or her biography.

Presentation 1

Presentation Summary:

This presentation will highlight crucial areas in the development and evolution of birth tissue.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline the development of scientific perspectives and clinical applications.
  2. Summarize the development of regulation and classification of birth tissues.
  3. Outline common practices in community and hospital development.

Holly Hewitt

Holly Hewitt

Holly has been in the tissue banking industry for 23 years and throughout that time has had the opportunity to work with many tissue recovery and processing organizations across the country. While the majority of her background is in cadaveric tissue banking, for the last 7 years she has been working with tissue banks that recover and process birth tissue from living donors. Holly currently lives in Sebastian, FL consulting for several tissue banking organizations that specialize in tissue from living and deceased donors. She is currently the chair of the Birth Tissue workgroup, has served on several AATB committees, and is a member of different organ and tissue donation organizations in the U.S. and Internationally.

The History & Evolution of Birth Tissue

Speaker: Holly Hewitt, CTBS
Day: November 7, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

Presentation 2

Presentation Summary:

This session will focus on educating the tissue community on various differences and similarities in screening, eligibility and terminology between birth tissues and deceased tissue donation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize common difference in terminology.
  2. Summarize differences and similarities between living and deceased donation.
  3. Review challenges and polarities between consent and authorization.
  4. Outline requirement differences between Physical Assessment and Physical Examination .

Compare & Contrast

Speakers: Anna Tirrell, CTBS and Holly Hewitt, CTBS
Day: November 14, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

 

Anna Tirrell

Anna Tirrell

Anna Tirrell is the Vice President of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs at Birth Tissue Recovery, LLC in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She began her tissue banking career more than ten years ago processing amniotic membrane allografts. Since then, she has expanded her roles and responsibilities to include successfully guiding 510k medical device clearance, CE mark, and quality system design. She has extensive experience with FDA and ISO, quality system build-up, and industry knowledge. She is an AATB Certified Tissue Bank Specialist and serves the Association as a member of the Standards Committee, Program Committee and the Quality Council. Anna is dedicated to, and passionate about, educating others about the benefits of human tissue donation.

Holly Hewitt

Holly Hewitt

Holly has been in the tissue banking industry for 23 years and throughout that time has had the opportunity to work with many tissue recovery and processing organizations across the country. While the majority of her background is in cadaveric tissue banking, for the last 7 years she has been working with tissue banks that recover and process birth tissue from living donors. Holly currently lives in Sebastian, FL consulting for several tissue banking organizations that specialize in tissue from living and deceased donors. She is currently the chair of the Birth Tissue workgroup, has served on several AATB committees, and is a member of different organ and tissue donation organizations in the U.S. and Internationally.

 

Presentation 3

Presentation Summary:

The final program will focus on scientific perspectives, research and development and various forms of birth tissue clinical application.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline scientific perspectives in cellular viability and bioactivity.
  2. Summarize clarifications and perspectives in homologous use.
  3. Review ongoing research and development initiatives.
  4. Summarize common clinical applications.

Dr. Namin

Dr. Namin

Dr. Namin is the Vice President of Research and Development for UMTB Biomedical, Inc. She is responsible for leading product development of all cell and tissue-based products for the company. In addition, Dr. Namin is an important member of the commercialization team. Her main interest is the development of regenerative therapies focused around amniotic derived tissue products. As such, Dr. Namin has played an integral role in developing and commercializing the company’s amniotic tissue offerings. Dr. Namin received her bachelors and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Florida International University. She also received an MBA and MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami. During her studies, Dr. Namin spent several years working in many different facets of the tissue engineering realm, with a focus on the commercialization of cell and tissue-based products. She has multiple publications and patents for her work on the development of these therapies. She is currently an active member of the Scientific & Technical Affairs Committee (STAC) for the American Association of Tissue Banks.

Processing and Clinical Application

Speaker: Shabnam M. Namin, Ph.D., MBA, CTBS
Day: November 28, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST