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 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 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.