Learning Center

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

The 2020 AATB Webinar Series includes over 40 60-minutes programs addressing key areas such as FDA inspections, surgical application, marketing trends and regulatory pathways. This content has been developed to support the diverse roles and experience levels of this tissue community. 

We now offer organizational registration and individual options for both single sessions and annual subscriptions which includes on-demand access to for one year. 


2020 Webinar Series Organizational Subscription

  • Annual Subscription Group

    Contains 46 Product(s)

    Annual Subscription Group

    Take advantage of the AATB Annual Organization Subscription providing unlimited access to all staff for the entire year of educational programming

    With the Webinar Subscription Program, you and your staff can now have year-round access to subject matter experts and industry-leading education delivered right to your desk, conference room or smart phone. 

    Start Learning More Throughout the Year. The Webinar Subscription Program gives you and your entire company access to more than 40 60-minute webinars a year and addresses key areas such as FDA inspection, surgical application, marketing trends and regulatory pathways. This content has been developed to support the diverse roles and experiences levels of this tissue community. 

    What's Included in the Subscription

    • Company-wide access to 40+ live presentation
    • Recorded, on-demand access to each program
    • Educational credits including CTBS, CEBT, RN and more!

Organizational Single Session Registration

  • Do We Believe in That? Religious Attitudes Towards Anatomical Gift Donation (C)

    This presentation will strive to examine current official statements by various religious bodies and/or religious leaders regarding anatomical gift donation and discuss the disparity between corporately held beliefs and personal ones. In addition, this presentation will examine the challenges associated with interfacing with various religious bodies, such as language and symbolism and offer some suggestions moving forward.

    Charles White, CTBS

    Hospital Development Specialist

    Charles is a graduate of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary with a Master of Arts in Religion and a Master of Sacred Theology where he focused on American Religion and Culture. He has previously served as a Family Advocate and the Religious Affairs Coordinator for Southeast Tissue Alliance. Charles currently serves as a Hospital Development Coordinator for Carolina Donor Services where he focuses on rural and smaller urban hospitals. Charles has worked in the tissue banking and OPO industries for 19 years.

    On a more personal note, Charles' mother was a tissue donor early in his tissue banking career. Charles serves as a chaplain for his local Cub Scout pack and is a published fiction author.

  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Risk of False Negative Donor Screening for HIV Infection (C)

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe the principals of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
    • Describe current U.S. government objectives related to PrEP and the “Ending the HIV Epidemic” initiative.
    • Describe at least three scenarios in which PrEP use may complicate assessment of potential donors’ risk for HIV infection.
    • Summarize considerations in donor screening and risk assessment.

    Eduard Grebe, Ph.D

    Staff Scientist

    Eduard Grebe is a Staff Scientist in the Epidemiology Core group at Vitalant Research Institute, San Francisco, CA, and a Research Associate at the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA), Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He works primarily on HIV incidence surveillance and was the principal analyst for the CEPHIA collaboration, an international consortium established to independently evaluate biomarkers of ‘recent’ HIV infection used in cross-sectional incidence estimation. He serves on the World Health Organisation Working Group on HIV Incidence Measurement and Data Use, is the maintainer of the open source inctools R package (which implements methods for incidence estimation and for characterizing recent infection tests) and works on several projects related to blood product safety. He obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Cape Town in 2012 for work on public health policy in Sub-Saharan Africa.

    John T. Brooks, MD

    Senior Medical Advisor, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Dr. John T. Brooks currently serves as the Senior Medical Advisor to the CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention and leads the CDC team responsible for the new national initiative “Ending the HIV Epidemic – A Plan for America”. His primary area of expertise is the prevention and treatment of HIV infection. Dr. Brooks came to CDC as an EIS officer in 1998 after completing medical school, residency in internal medicine, and a fellowship in infectious diseases through Harvard Medical School. He continues to see patients at the Atlanta Veterans Administration Hospital’s HIV clinic.

    Jonathan Boyd, BA, CTBS

    Director of Certification and Online Learning

    Jonathan has worked in multiple roles within the tissue banking and transplant industry including surgical tissue recovery, in leadership roles and eligibility evaluation at Carolina Donor Services. Jonathan is now the Director of Certification & Online Learning at the American Association of Tissue Banks where he oversees the development of online educational programming and the certification program. Jonathan earned his undergraduate degree in business communications, is a Certified Tissue Bank Specialist and is currently pursing a Master's Degree in management. 

    Jonathan is an active member of the International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners, an Affiliate Member of the National Association of Medical Examiners, a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), an Adjunct Biologics Instructor at the Medical Sales College and an active committee member of IACME, NAME, ASAE and Donate Life America. 

  • Medicolegal Death Investigation 101 (C)

    Join us as Jennifer Winner presents on the basics of medicolegal death investigation to define when a death is under ME or coroner jurisdiction, how the investigation is completed from physical exams to toxicology sample collection. 

    Jennifer Winner, D-ABMDI

    Medicolegal Death Investigations Supervisor

    Jennifer Winner began her career as a medicolegal death investigator in 2007 at The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia.  She continued her career as an investigator at the Wayne County Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Detroit, Michigan and currently at The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Raleigh, North Carolina.  

    Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Ohio University in 2004.  She has also achieved her registry certification with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators and has maintained it since 2010.  She has participated in multiple forensic training opportunities in the areas of forensic anthropology, medicolegal death investigation, death scene management, missing persons, unidentified persons and clandestine grave recovery.  Jennifer has also provided trainings on the role of the North Carolina medical examiner and medicolegal death investigator.

    Throughout her career as an investigator, Jennifer has worked with multiple tissue and organ procurement agencies, including LifeNet Health, Carolina Donor Services and Gift of Life Michigan.  While in Virginia, she worked closely with LifeNet Health to assist in the initiation of a referral system which involved the medical examiner’s office.

    Jennifer is currently the Medicolegal Death Investigations Supervisor in Raleigh and works with state investigators as well as grant funded investigators to improve the medicolegal death investigations services in North Carolina.  She is a co-investigator on the NIJ grant, Strengthening the Medical Examiner System in North Carolina, which was awarded to the office in 2018.  She has been with the Raleigh office since 2016.  

  • Cord Blood Overview (C)

    This session will walk attendees through the basics of cord blood donation, collection, research and more!

    Haywood L. Brown, MD, FACOG

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Dean, Diversity

    Dr. Haywood Brown received his undergraduate degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical (A&T) State University in Greensboro and his Medical Degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  He completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Knoxville, Tennessee, followed by subspecialty fellowship training in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Dr. Brown has a distinguished career as an academic leader in education, clinical care and  research for three decades.  Dr. Brown served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina from 2002-2016; a position that he held for nearly 14 years. Most notable during his tenure as Chair Dr. Brown established a Global Women’s Health Program as a component of the Duke Global Health Institute.

    Dr. Brown has served in numerous local and national leadership positions including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.   In 2017-2018, Dr. Brown served as the 68th President of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

    In addition, he has served in leadership as Chair of Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG), the Board of Directors for the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and  past President of SMFM.  He is past President of the American Gynecological Obstetrical Society (AGOS).  He has also served as a Director of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Brown leadership extends further and includes the NIH DC Initiative on Infant Mortality and the HSRA Perinatal and Patient Safety Collaboration. He is the Past President of the North Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecologic Society.

    Dr. Brown is especially committed to the care of women at high risk for adverse pregnancy outcome, particularly those disadvantaged which includes disparity in maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. His ACOG Presidency focused on disparity and women health equity.

    In July 2018, Dr. Brown was named the Vice President for Institutional Equity at the University of South Florida and the Associate Dean in the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

  • Developing and Validating Processing Equipment (C)

    In this session, we will review the process for developing and validating tissue processing equipment. 

    Don Melnikoff, CTBS

    President

    Don Melnikoff is the President of BioCut Systems and has a wide-ranging background as a Biomedical Engineer.  His passion is to lead companies and teams focused on solution innovations by collaborating directly with clients.  Don has managed and cultivated several businesses from small startup companies to mid-market companies by combining both organic and inorganic growth strategies.

     

    Product innovation is the core skill set Don has built his career on by using his natural abilities to extract the best out of a team.  Don has a talent for generating highly functional groups who have an internal desire for developing advancements that help customers who are aligned in our mission to aid in human recovery.

    John Reimer

    VP of Business Development

    VP of Business Development, John Reimer is responsible for driving global sales for BioCut Systems.  John brings to the position a successful track record of more than 20 years that includes leadership positions and recognized sales achievements in the bioscience and healthcare industries.  John specializes in forming strategic alliances and programs that add value to the customer relationship.

     

    John's passion and focus to BioCut’s corporate strategy makes him an integral part of the team.  Through his strong  leadership, knowledge and interpersonal skill, John is able to analyze and implement complex projects involving systems and people.  He excels in the areas of task accomplishment, negotiations, problem solving, communication and teamwork while working tirelessly to ensure he meets customer expectations.

    Jared Koch

    VP of Product Innovation

    Jared Koch is a mechanical engineer with over 10 years of experience in the automation, robotic, and medical industries. His varied background designing for the medical space gives him an intuitive understanding of what is required to provide products and solutions for the most demanding medical environments.  Jared has a passion for using creative design skills to provide robust and unique solutions to help solve customer’s challenges.

    Jared founded and operated a company called KB Design to Manufacture, Inc. which was acquired by BioCut Systems in 2017 to expand its product offerings and capabilities. Jared was hired as VP of Product Innovation at that time to add his experience and skillset to the BioCut team. Jared has a Bachelor’s of Science from Kansas State University.

2020 Webinar Series Individual Subscription

  • Individual Annual Subscription

    Contains 46 Product(s)

    Take advantage of the AATB Annual Subscription providing individual access to the entire year of educational programming

    With the Webinar Subscription Program, you can now have year-round access to subject matter experts and industry-leading education delivered right to your desk, conference room or smart phone. 

    Start Learning More Throughout the Year. The Webinar Subscription Program gives you and your entire company access to more than 40 60-minute webinars a year and addresses key areas such as FDA inspections, surgical application, marketing trends and regulatory pathways. This content has been developed to support the diverse roles and experiences levels of this tissue community. 

    What's Included in the Subscription

    • Access to 40+ live presentation
    • Recorded, on-demand access to each program
    • Educational credits including CTBS, CEBT, RN and more!

Individual Single Session Registration

  • Do We Believe in That? Religious Attitudes Towards Anatomical Gift Donation

    This presentation will strive to examine current official statements by various religious bodies and/or religious leaders regarding anatomical gift donation and discuss the disparity between corporately held beliefs and personal ones. In addition, this presentation will examine the challenges associated with interfacing with various religious bodies, such as language and symbolism and offer some suggestions moving forward.

    Charles White, CTBS

    Hospital Development Specialist

    Charles is a graduate of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary with a Master of Arts in Religion and a Master of Sacred Theology where he focused on American Religion and Culture. He has previously served as a Family Advocate and the Religious Affairs Coordinator for Southeast Tissue Alliance. Charles currently serves as a Hospital Development Coordinator for Carolina Donor Services where he focuses on rural and smaller urban hospitals. Charles has worked in the tissue banking and OPO industries for 19 years.

    On a more personal note, Charles' mother was a tissue donor early in his tissue banking career. Charles serves as a chaplain for his local Cub Scout pack and is a published fiction author.

  • Medicolegal Death Investigation 101

    Join us as Jennifer Winner presents on the basics of medicolegal death investigation to define when a death is under ME or coroner jurisdiction, how the investigation is completed from physical exams to toxicology sample collection. 

  • Cord Blood Overview

    This session will walk attendees through the basics of cord blood donation, collection, research and more!

    Haywood L. Brown, MD, FACOG

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Dean, Diversity

    Dr. Haywood Brown received his undergraduate degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical (A&T) State University in Greensboro and his Medical Degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  He completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Knoxville, Tennessee, followed by subspecialty fellowship training in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Dr. Brown has a distinguished career as an academic leader in education, clinical care and  research for three decades.  Dr. Brown served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina from 2002-2016; a position that he held for nearly 14 years. Most notable during his tenure as Chair Dr. Brown established a Global Women’s Health Program as a component of the Duke Global Health Institute.

    Dr. Brown has served in numerous local and national leadership positions including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.   In 2017-2018, Dr. Brown served as the 68th President of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

    In addition, he has served in leadership as Chair of Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG), the Board of Directors for the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and  past President of SMFM.  He is past President of the American Gynecological Obstetrical Society (AGOS).  He has also served as a Director of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Brown leadership extends further and includes the NIH DC Initiative on Infant Mortality and the HSRA Perinatal and Patient Safety Collaboration. He is the Past President of the North Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecologic Society.

    Dr. Brown is especially committed to the care of women at high risk for adverse pregnancy outcome, particularly those disadvantaged which includes disparity in maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. His ACOG Presidency focused on disparity and women health equity.

    In July 2018, Dr. Brown was named the Vice President for Institutional Equity at the University of South Florida and the Associate Dean in the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Risk of False Negative Donor Screening for HIV Infection

    HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a highly effective means for persons without HIV to prevent acquisition of the infection. PrEP is a key intervention under the U.S. government’s new national initiative to reduce to new HIV infections to fewer than 3,000 (<1.0 per 100,000 population) by 2030 under the “Ending the HIV Epidemic”. Under this initiative efforts to scale up PrEP in the U.S. are increasing. Within the blood and tissue donation communities, concerns are being raised that PrEP use may complicate assessment of potential donors’ risk for HIV infection that could lead to inadvertent HIV transmission. In this session, we will evaluate these considerations and how we evaluate potential donors.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe the principals of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
    • Describe current U.S. government objectives related to PrEP and the “Ending the HIV Epidemic” initiative.
    • Describe at least three scenarios in which PrEP use may complicate assessment of potential donors’ risk for HIV infection.
    • Summarize considerations in donor screening and risk assessment.
  • Developing and Validating Processing Equipment

    In this session, we will review the process for developing and validating tissue processing equipment. 

    John Reimer

    VP of Business Development

    VP of Business Development, John Reimer is responsible for driving global sales for BioCut Systems.  John brings to the position a successful track record of more than 20 years that includes leadership positions and recognized sales achievements in the bioscience and healthcare industries.  John specializes in forming strategic alliances and programs that add value to the customer relationship.

     

    John's passion and focus to BioCut’s corporate strategy makes him an integral part of the team.  Through his strong  leadership, knowledge and interpersonal skill, John is able to analyze and implement complex projects involving systems and people.  He excels in the areas of task accomplishment, negotiations, problem solving, communication and teamwork while working tirelessly to ensure he meets customer expectations.

    Jared Koch

    VP of Product Innovation

    Jared Koch is a mechanical engineer with over 10 years of experience in the automation, robotic, and medical industries. His varied background designing for the medical space gives him an intuitive understanding of what is required to provide products and solutions for the most demanding medical environments.  Jared has a passion for using creative design skills to provide robust and unique solutions to help solve customer’s challenges.

    Jared founded and operated a company called KB Design to Manufacture, Inc. which was acquired by BioCut Systems in 2017 to expand its product offerings and capabilities. Jared was hired as VP of Product Innovation at that time to add his experience and skillset to the BioCut team. Jared has a Bachelor’s of Science from Kansas State University.

    Don Melnikoff, CTBS

    President

    Don Melnikoff is the President of BioCut Systems and has a wide-ranging background as a Biomedical Engineer.  His passion is to lead companies and teams focused on solution innovations by collaborating directly with clients.  Don has managed and cultivated several businesses from small startup companies to mid-market companies by combining both organic and inorganic growth strategies.

     

    Product innovation is the core skill set Don has built his career on by using his natural abilities to extract the best out of a team.  Don has a talent for generating highly functional groups who have an internal desire for developing advancements that help customers who are aligned in our mission to aid in human recovery.