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All About Quality

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Presentation 1

Presentation Summary:

Environmental monitoring plays an essential role in assuring tissue safety and quality. In the modern age, the opportunity to remotely monitor and control multiple applications establishes more accurate, reliable and traceable points of assurance and compliance. This session will evaluate such practices and methods of implementation.

Michael Rusnack

Michael Rusnack

Michael's diverse background ranges from electronics to wastewater/alternative energy solutions to video signal capture and distribution. As comfortable with a start-up as he is with a Fortune 500 conglomerate, he owns twelve patent awards across multiple disciplines. Michael excels in the development of business-client interfaces and the kind of technical team management that builds communication between key stakeholders. A leader in technology-based design and analytics, he has headed countless product development initiatives from the conceptual stage to final market delivery and continues to orchestrate cost-efficient systems that drive reliability, capability and continuous innovation to meet contemporary needs.

Environmental Monitoring in the Digital Age

 

Speaker: Michael Rusnack
Date: August 14, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

Presentation 2

Presentation Summary:

Are you interested in creating a learning environment with a quality mindset? In this session, we learn how to apply human factors and systems safety concepts in order to understand the true hazards in your organization. This session will shift one’s perspective from just looking at the error or event, to instead looking more critically at the system design and the influences driving employees' behavioral choices.

Larry Sussman

Larry Sussman

Larry has been with New England Donor Services (formally New England Organ Bank) for 30 years and now serves as VP of Quality Systems. He has served the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) as Secretary of the Accredited Tissue Banks Council and is a member of the AATB Quality Council. He is also a member of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and has served as Vice-Chair and Chair of both the Standards and Accreditation Committee and the Quality Improvement Committee. Larry is certified as a Quality Auditor and a Six Sigma Green Belt by the American Society of Quality, and is a Certified Tissue Bank Specialist.

Just Culture: Thinking Differently About Human Error

 

Speaker: Larry Sussman, CTBS
Date: August 21, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

 

Presentation 3

Presentation Summary:

Most organizations have a major focus on quality, but most inherited a quality system. What would it be like to develop a quality management system from the ground up? During this session, we will learn about the journey in building a tissue recovery quality management program from scratch.

Tiffany Meredith

Tiffany Meredith

Tiffany has been in the organ and tissue donation field for more than 10 years. She is currently the Manager of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs at the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research. Her quality background began at LifeLink Foundation in 2011 as a Quality Assurance Review Coordinator. Tiffany is an active member of the EBAA Quality Assurance Committee. Recently, LEITR acquired the Tissue Bank Division of RTI, in which Tiffany completed a tremendous amount of work on bridging the regulatory requirements between EBAA and AATB.

Building a Quality Management System

 

Speaker: Tiffany Meredith, MBA, CTBS
Date: August 28, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST