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

The 2021 AATB Webinar Series includes over 40 60-minutes programs addressing key areas such as regulatory updates, surgical application, donor screening, and regulatory pathways. This content has been developed to support the diverse roles and experience levels of the 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. 


2021 Webinar Series Organizational Subscription

  • 2021 Group Webinar Subscription

    Contains 41 Product(s)

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

    With the Webinar Subscription Program, you and your staff will 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 40 60-minute webinars a year and addresses key areas such as regulatory updates, surgical application, donor screening, and regulatory pathways. This content has been developed to support the diverse roles, and experience levels of the tissue community. 

    What's Included in the Subscription

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

Organizational Single Session Registration

  • Bioprinting for COVID Research (Group)

    Includes a Live Web Event on 01/13/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Join Bioprinting Field Application Specialist Nicole Diamantides for a webinar on using 3D Bioprinting for COVID-19 research.

    Sign-up to learn more about:

    ·       The COVID-19 global pandemic

    ·       Study of lung or any lung-related diseases using 3D Bioprinting.

    ·       Drug screening application of 3D Bioprinting.

    ·       How we can apply 3D Bioprinting technology for COVID-19 study or research.

    Nicole Diamantide, Ph.D.

    Nicole Diamantides is a Bioprinting Field Application Scientist at CELLINK, a leading bioprinting company. She joined CELLINK in 2019 after completing her PhD at Cornell University. At Cornell, Nicole worked on the development of novel collagen bioink formulations for bioprinting cartilage and collaborated with Histogenics Corp. to mechanically characterize their investigational cartilage tissue implant. Nicole received her BS in Biomedical Engineering from Bucknell University and her MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University.

  • Forensic Photography (Group)

    Includes a Live Web Event on 01/20/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This presentation will provide a greater understanding of the importance of photographic documentation beneficial to the medical examiner and coroner systems. It will also offer best practices for photographic documentation of decedents before organ and/or tissue donation through hands-on demonstration and application of the photographic methodology, full-body photography, photo scaling, photography of injuries, and more.

    Learning Objectives: 

    • Outline the importance of photographic documentation
    • Summarize best practices in forensic photography 
    • Apply photographic methods to mock cases
    • Provide interactive feedback of applied photography methodology

    Jennifer Snippen, BSN, RN, MA, F-ABMDI

    Jennifer is a Board Certified Fellow with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators and past Chief Deputy Medical Examiner for Linn and Benton Counties in Oregon. She is an American Association of Forensic Sciences Fellow and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners. Jennifer is also a registered nurse with extensive critical care/neurotrauma experience. She is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Lane Community College Science Department where she teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology.  She has instructed for the Linn Benton CC Criminal Justice program, Lane CC Criminal Justice Program, UC Riverside Forensic Nursing Program, Oregon State Medicolegal Death Investigator Program & the Oregon State University eCampus Anthropology program.   She received a Master’s in Applied Biomedical Anthropology from Oregon State University with a minor focus on Physiology. Her thesis research project was a multijurisdictional study of law enforcement experiences related to infant death investigations.  Jennifer is currently a PhD Student at Oregon State University studying the process of death investigation as a scientific endeavor.

    Jennifer began her medical training as an EMT in Kenai, Alaska in 1991.  She then earned an RN BSN in Bismarck, ND and worked for years in neurotrauma critical care before receiving Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training and eventually moving full time into death investigation.  She is the past Chief Deputy Medical Examiner for two Oregon counties and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners. Jennifer has earned Board Certified Fellow status from the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators and is an American Academy of Forensic Sciences Fellow.  She holds a masters in Medical Anthropology from Oregon State University and is currently a PhD student in their Comparative Health Sciences program.  She is a regularly invited speaker and on the topics of strangulation investigation, infant death investigation, and forensic photography.

    Jennifer is an experienced critical care nurse and medicolegal death investigator with decades of experience in photography. She is a regularly invited speaker on the subject of practical forensic photography and enjoys helping non-photographers obtain the best possible photographs using the (often) limited resources and time available to them.

  • Performing Risk Assessment to Establish Inspection Methodology (Group)

    Includes a Live Web Event on 01/27/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This presentation will provide a detailed review in the evaluation of tissue bank risk assessments in regard to auditing and inspection.

    Sabrina Qualley, BA, MLT(ASCP), CTBS, CQA (ASQ)

    Sabrina has 30 years of experience in blood and tissue banking.  She is a Certified Quality Auditor, a Certified Tissue Banking Specialist and has a Medical Laboratory Technician degree.  Sabrina has been performing accreditation inspections as an independent contractor for AATB for 9 years.  Prior to that, she was the Quality Program Manager for the tissue program at LifeCenter Northwest, the QC Specialist at Northwest Tissue Center, the Lead Operational Tech for the Islet and Cell Processing Laboratory at Puget Sound Blood Center, and started her career in the transfusion service (cross-match and red cell reference laboratories) of Puget Sound Blood Center.   

    Michelle Lewis, BA, ASQ CBA, RAC, CTBS

    • Michelle has 20+ years in biologics, drugs, medical devices, and HCT/P’s.  Currently she is the Accreditation Assessment Manager for AATB providing post inspection support for CAPA responses and inspection reports; serves as the primary liaison with the Accreditation Committee and the NonTransplant Anatomical Donation Council; a key member of Standards committee and helps drive policy changes within the Accreditation and Standards department. Michelle came to the association after many years building her expertise in the field of regulatory compliance and auditing. 

  • Honoring the Donor Family: When Meaning Making Goes Virtual (Group)

    Includes a Live Web Event on 02/03/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic honoring our donors and donor families has never been more challenging. This session highlights meaningful online tributes and key takeaways.

    Kristen Tomlinson, BA, CTBS, GC-C

    Kristen Tomlinson has worked in the Organ and Tissue donation field for the last five years, predominantly working in the Donor Referral Center, taking referrals and working with families. For the last year, she has been a Team Lead and assisted with the Donor Family Aftercare Program. Kristen is a member of the AATB Donor Family Services Council and is also a Certified Grief Counselor. She is working on her Master's Degree in Counseling and Human Development. 

    Christina Godfrey

    Christina Godfrey is the Life Anew Program Coordinator for Carolina Donor Services, providing aftercare to organ and tissue donor families. She has been with Carolina Donor Services for over six years, following time spent in the fields of Clinical Research and Event Planning. Christina works with donor families to provide donation outcomes, grief resources, facilitate communication between donor families and recipients, and plans annual donor remembrance events. She is a University of Florida graduate and lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband and two young boys.

    Lisa A. Colaianni

    Lisa has served as WRTC’s Donor Family Advocate since 1990. She has developed an aftercare bereavement program for families of all tissue and organ donors in the Washington metropolitan area. Lisa provides bereavement support and advocacy services to donor families. She is Past Chair of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) Donor Family Services Council. Lisa served as a Professional Editor for the National Donor Family Council newsletter and was a member of the National Donor Family Council’s Executive Committee. She received a Death and Dying Certificate through Colorado State University and the Center for Loss and Dying in 2009. Lisa became a non-directed kidney donor in 2011, resulting in an eight recipient chain.

     Lisa came to the DC area in 1977 to work for her congressman from Vermont, James Jeffords. She spent 15 years as a Congressional Aide to various Congressmen and Senators. Lisa resides in McLean, VA.

    Allison Coleman, MA

    Allison Coleman is the public relations and media coordinator at The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland (The LLF). Allison has over ten years of experience in public relations, communications, and social media. She joined The LLF team in 2015 and works to support organ, eye, and tissue donation through news coverage, social media, educational and promotional materials, special events, and awareness campaigns. Allison is passionate about remembering the “donor” in donation and works closely with donor families and recipients to share their stories.

    Erin Bauer, MA

    Erin Bauer is the events coordinator at The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland (The LLF). Erin joined The LLF team in 2013 and supports the organization’s community outreach and public education efforts by planning mission-driven events to celebrate the lives of donors and recipients. Her versatile range of planning experience includes conferences, galas, 5K races, fundraisers, and specialized donor memorial services. She is dedicated to creating unique and meaningful experiences that inspire Marylanders to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors. Erin additionally shares her event expertise with other Baltimore based non-profit organizations, dedicating over 100 hours of volunteer time annually to TRIO Maryland (Transplant Recipients International Organization) and the Junior League of Baltimore.

  • Liquid Handling Technology Towards a More Efficient qPCR Preparation for COVID-19 Testing (Group)

    Includes a Live Web Event on 02/10/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    •                COVID-19 and the global need for efficient testing

    •                Using the I-DOT for noncontact low-volume liquid handling

    •                How the I-DOT can help with COVID-19 qPCR testing?

    •                Other I-DOT application

    Indira V. Chivukula, Ph.D.

    Indira V. Chivukula is a liquid handling/bioprocessing Field Application Scientist at CELLINK, a leading bio-convergence company. She joined CELLINK in 2020 after completing her post-doctoral research using single-cell RNA-sequencing at the Karolinska Institutet/AstraZeneca Integrated Cardio Metabolic Centre. Indira has worked in academia and industry on 3 continents, investigating breast cancer biology, 3D organoid models, and cell-based assay development. She received her BS in Biology from The Ohio State University and her PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from Karolinska Institutet.

2021 Webinar Series Individual Subscription

  • 2021 Individual Webinar Subscription

    Contains 40 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. 

    The Webinar Subscription Program gives you and your entire company access to 40 60-minute webinars a year and addresses key areas such as regulatory updates, surgical application, donor screening, and regulatory pathways. This content has been developed to support the diverse roles, and experience levels of thr 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

  • Bioprinting for COVID Research

    Includes a Live Web Event on 01/13/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Join Bioprinting Field Application Specialist Nicole Diamantides for a webinar on using 3D Bioprinting for COVID-19 research.

    Sign-up to learn more about:

    ·       The COVID-19 global pandemic

    ·       Study of lung or any lung-related diseases using 3D Bioprinting.

    ·       Drug screening application of 3D Bioprinting.

    ·       How we can apply 3D Bioprinting technology for COVID-19 study or research.

    Nicole Diamantide, Ph.D.

    Nicole Diamantides is a Bioprinting Field Application Scientist at CELLINK, a leading bioprinting company. She joined CELLINK in 2019 after completing her PhD at Cornell University. At Cornell, Nicole worked on the development of novel collagen bioink formulations for bioprinting cartilage and collaborated with Histogenics Corp. to mechanically characterize their investigational cartilage tissue implant. Nicole received her BS in Biomedical Engineering from Bucknell University and her MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University.

  • Forensic Photography

    Includes a Live Web Event on 01/20/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This presentation will provide a greater understanding of the importance of photographic documentation beneficial to the medical examiner and coroner systems. It will also offer best practices for photographic documentation of decedents before organ and/or tissue donation through hands-on demonstration and application of the photographic methodology, full-body photography, photo scaling, photography of injuries, and more.

    Jennifer Snippen, BSN, RN, MA, F-ABMDI

    Jennifer is a Board Certified Fellow with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators and past Chief Deputy Medical Examiner for Linn and Benton Counties in Oregon. She is an American Association of Forensic Sciences Fellow and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners. Jennifer is also a registered nurse with extensive critical care/neurotrauma experience. She is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Lane Community College Science Department where she teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology.  She has instructed for the Linn Benton CC Criminal Justice program, Lane CC Criminal Justice Program, UC Riverside Forensic Nursing Program, Oregon State Medicolegal Death Investigator Program & the Oregon State University eCampus Anthropology program.   She received a Master’s in Applied Biomedical Anthropology from Oregon State University with a minor focus on Physiology. Her thesis research project was a multijurisdictional study of law enforcement experiences related to infant death investigations.  Jennifer is currently a PhD Student at Oregon State University studying the process of death investigation as a scientific endeavor.

    Jennifer began her medical training as an EMT in Kenai, Alaska in 1991.  She then earned an RN BSN in Bismarck, ND and worked for years in neurotrauma critical care before receiving Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training and eventually moving full time into death investigation.  She is the past Chief Deputy Medical Examiner for two Oregon counties and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners. Jennifer has earned Board Certified Fellow status from the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators and is an American Academy of Forensic Sciences Fellow.  She holds a masters in Medical Anthropology from Oregon State University and is currently a PhD student in their Comparative Health Sciences program.  She is a regularly invited speaker and on the topics of strangulation investigation, infant death investigation, and forensic photography.

    Jennifer is an experienced critical care nurse and medicolegal death investigator with decades of experience in photography. She is a regularly invited speaker on the subject of practical forensic photography and enjoys helping non-photographers obtain the best possible photographs using the (often) limited resources and time available to them.

  • Performing Risk Assessment to Establish Inspection Methodology

    Includes a Live Web Event on 01/27/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This presentation will provide a detailed review in the evaluation of tissue bank risk assessments in regard to auditing and inspection.

    Jennifer Snippen, BSN, RN, MA, F-ABMDI

    Jennifer is a Board Certified Fellow with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators and past Chief Deputy Medical Examiner for Linn and Benton Counties in Oregon. She is an American Association of Forensic Sciences Fellow and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners. Jennifer is also a registered nurse with extensive critical care/neurotrauma experience. She is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Lane Community College Science Department where she teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology.  She has instructed for the Linn Benton CC Criminal Justice program, Lane CC Criminal Justice Program, UC Riverside Forensic Nursing Program, Oregon State Medicolegal Death Investigator Program & the Oregon State University eCampus Anthropology program.   She received a Master’s in Applied Biomedical Anthropology from Oregon State University with a minor focus on Physiology. Her thesis research project was a multijurisdictional study of law enforcement experiences related to infant death investigations.  Jennifer is currently a PhD Student at Oregon State University studying the process of death investigation as a scientific endeavor.

    Jennifer began her medical training as an EMT in Kenai, Alaska in 1991.  She then earned an RN BSN in Bismarck, ND and worked for years in neurotrauma critical care before receiving Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training and eventually moving full time into death investigation.  She is the past Chief Deputy Medical Examiner for two Oregon counties and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners. Jennifer has earned Board Certified Fellow status from the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators and is an American Academy of Forensic Sciences Fellow.  She holds a masters in Medical Anthropology from Oregon State University and is currently a PhD student in their Comparative Health Sciences program.  She is a regularly invited speaker and on the topics of strangulation investigation, infant death investigation, and forensic photography.

    Jennifer is an experienced critical care nurse and medicolegal death investigator with decades of experience in photography. She is a regularly invited speaker on the subject of practical forensic photography and enjoys helping non-photographers obtain the best possible photographs using the (often) limited resources and time available to them.

  • Honoring the Donor Family: When Meaning Making Goes Virtual

    Includes a Live Web Event on 02/03/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic honoring our donors and donor families has never been more challenging. This session highlights meaningful online tributes and key takeaways.

    Kristen Tomlinson, BA, CTBS, GC-C

    Kristen Tomlinson has worked in the Organ and Tissue donation field for the last five years, predominantly working in the Donor Referral Center, taking referrals and working with families. For the last year, she has been a Team Lead and assisted with the Donor Family Aftercare Program. Kristen is a member of the AATB Donor Family Services Council and is also a Certified Grief Counselor. She is working on her Master's Degree in Counseling and Human Development. 

    Christina Godfrey

    Christina Godfrey is the Life Anew Program Coordinator for Carolina Donor Services, providing aftercare to organ and tissue donor families. She has been with Carolina Donor Services for over six years, following time spent in the fields of Clinical Research and Event Planning. Christina works with donor families to provide donation outcomes, grief resources, facilitate communication between donor families and recipients, and plans annual donor remembrance events. She is a University of Florida graduate and lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband and two young boys.

    Lisa A. Colaianni

    Lisa has served as WRTC’s Donor Family Advocate since 1990. She has developed an aftercare bereavement program for families of all tissue and organ donors in the Washington metropolitan area. Lisa provides bereavement support and advocacy services to donor families. She is Past Chair of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) Donor Family Services Council. Lisa served as a Professional Editor for the National Donor Family Council newsletter and was a member of the National Donor Family Council’s Executive Committee. She received a Death and Dying Certificate through Colorado State University and the Center for Loss and Dying in 2009. Lisa became a non-directed kidney donor in 2011, resulting in an eight recipient chain.

     Lisa came to the DC area in 1977 to work for her congressman from Vermont, James Jeffords. She spent 15 years as a Congressional Aide to various Congressmen and Senators. Lisa resides in McLean, VA.

    Erin Bauer, MA

    Erin Bauer is the events coordinator at The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland (The LLF). Erin joined The LLF team in 2013 and supports the organization’s community outreach and public education efforts by planning mission-driven events to celebrate the lives of donors and recipients. Her versatile range of planning experience includes conferences, galas, 5K races, fundraisers, and specialized donor memorial services. She is dedicated to creating unique and meaningful experiences that inspire Marylanders to register as organ, eye, and tissue donors. Erin additionally shares her event expertise with other Baltimore based non-profit organizations, dedicating over 100 hours of volunteer time annually to TRIO Maryland (Transplant Recipients International Organization) and the Junior League of Baltimore.

    Allison Coleman, MA

    Allison Coleman is the public relations and media coordinator at The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland (The LLF). Allison has over ten years of experience in public relations, communications, and social media. She joined The LLF team in 2015 and works to support organ, eye, and tissue donation through news coverage, social media, educational and promotional materials, special events, and awareness campaigns. Allison is passionate about remembering the “donor” in donation and works closely with donor families and recipients to share their stories.

  • Liquid Handling Technology Towards a More Efficient qPCR Preparation for COVID-19 Testing

    Includes a Live Web Event on 02/10/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    •                COVID-19 and the global need for efficient testing

    •                Using the I-DOT for noncontact low-volume liquid handling

    •                How the I-DOT can help with COVID-19 qPCR testing?

    •                Other I-DOT application

    Indira V. Chivukula, Ph.D.

    Indira V. Chivukula is a liquid handling/bioprocessing Field Application Scientist at CELLINK, a leading bio-convergence company. She joined CELLINK in 2020 after completing her post-doctoral research using single-cell RNA-sequencing at the Karolinska Institutet/AstraZeneca Integrated Cardio Metabolic Centre. Indira has worked in academia and industry on 3 continents, investigating breast cancer biology, 3D organoid models, and cell-based assay development. She received her BS in Biology from The Ohio State University and her PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from Karolinska Institutet.