Learning Center

Your central location for online learning and education surrounding all aspects of tissue donation, tissue banking, research and transplantation.

Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting Registration is Open!

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Free Webinar

  • Includes a Live Web Event on 12/15/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Sharon O’Callaghan, FDA CBER Consumer Safety Officer, will present the regulatory requirements for reporting adverse reactions and HCT/P deviations to the FDA. Kip Hanks, AATB Director of Regulatory and Governmental Affairs, will present the Standards requirements for notifying AATB of reportable events. Questions will be submitted by attendees prior to the webinar.

The 2022 Webinar Series is Open for Registration!

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Welcome to the AATB Learning Center

The AATB Learning Center allows you to register and attend live and on-demand sessions and earn educational credits all on one platform.

The Global Impact of Tissue Donation

  • In this session, we will explore practices in distribution and logistics of fresh osteochondral allografts. The speakers will review the use of allograft tissue in the United Kingdom. Dr. Spalding, a surgeon in the UK, will present the impact and challenges procedures requiring imported allografts in various procedures.

    In this session, we will explore practices in distribution and logistics of fresh osteochondral allografts. 

    Christian Bezenar, CTBS

    Christian has been in the tissue banking industry for over 17 years, eight of which were at AlloSource, in various roles including National Allograft Manager. Christian possesses a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science and German from California Lutheran University and Bowling Green State University, respectively. He recently finished his Executive M.B.A. program from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.

    Tim Spalding, MD

    CONSULTANT ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON – AT THE WARWICKSHIRE NUFFIELD HOSPITAL

    Dr. Spalding's specialist interests are reconstructive knee surgery including; meniscal transplantation, articular cartilage repair, ligament reconstruction including multi-ligament injuries, and osteotomy. Dr. Spalding trained at Oxford and at Royal Hospital Haslar, prior to a specialist arthroscopy and knee surgery fellowship in Toronto.

    He qualified in 1982 from Charing Cross Hospital, London and spent the first part of his medical career with the Royal Marines and the Royal Navy.

    He joined Coventry in 2000 after five years as a Consultant in the Armed Forces. He has a busy sports knee surgery practice, runs a knee fellowship program and continues to be very active in teaching and research, pioneering several new techniques. His hobbies are his family and his competitive sailing.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this session, we will review practices in 3D printing for reconstructive procedures from the perspective of an orthopedic surgeon.

    In this session, we will review practices in 3D printing for reconstructive procedures from the perspective of an orthopedic surgeon. 

    Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA, FAOA

    Co-Chief Foot and Ankle Division Professor at Duke University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Partner, North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic Adjunct Faculty, Fuqua Business School

    Dr. Parekh’s research and clinical interests include 3D printing of bones, total ankle replacements, foot and ankle injuries of athletes, minimally invasive foot and ankle trauma surgery, tendon injuries of the foot and ankle, and the adoption and development of novel technologies in foot and ankle surgery. He has been an active speaker at regional, national, and international meetings, helping to teach other orthopaedic surgeons about best practices and novel techniques for the care of foot and ankle patients.

    In January of 2010, Dr. Parekh and his wife organized and established the only orthopaedic foot and ankle conference dedicated to foot and ankle surgery in India. The meeting was held in Mumbai. An international faculty, including four US surgeons, accompanied Dr. Parekh. These US surgeons were able to operate on needy patients in India while teaching over 100 Indian orthopaedic surgeons different techniques in foot and ankle surgery. This has become an annual tradition for the Parekhs in India.

    Dr. Parekh’s personal website is www.seleneparekhmd.com. At this website, you will find patient friendly animations and educational materials. Dr. Parekh blogs on orthopaedic injuries of high profile athletes. You can read this on his website and follow his blog on @seleneparekhmd.

    Dr. Parekh has worked closely with industry partners to develop and improve many innovative products, instruments, and devices currently used in orthopaedics.

    Dr. Parekh has been recognized as one of North Carolina’s Best Doctors annually since 2009. 

Tissue Recipient to Orthopedic Surgeon

  • This presentation will cover tissue transplantation, specifically fresh cartilage and meniscus allograft, from both the patient and physician perspective. Having been on both sides of the knife, the presenter has a unique perspective on the trials and tribulations of tissue transplantation, and how special this gift truly is.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Upon completion, participant will be able to understand the benefit of allograft transplantation from the patient's perspective.
    2. Upon completion, participant will be able to understand the benefit of allograft transplantation from the surgeon's perspective.
    3. Upon completion, participant will be able to understand the difficulties of achieving a meniscus/fresh cartilage match from both the patient and surgeon perspective.