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  • Spine Allograft Application (C)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/09/2020 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This webinar will review current trends in surgical use and clinical application of allografts in spinal procedures.

    This webinar will review current trends in surgical use and clinical application of allografts in spinal procedures. 

    Bianca Sirbu, Phd

  • Spine Allograft Application

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/09/2020 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This webinar will review current trends in surgical use and clinical application of allografts in spinal procedures.

    This webinar will review current trends in surgical use and clinical application of allografts in spinal procedures. 

  • Clinical Application of Cardiac & Vascular Grafts

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/18/2020 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This webinar will review current trends in surgical use and clinical application of cardiac and vascular allografts.

    This webinar will review current trends in surgical use and clinical application of cardiac and vascular allografts. 

  • Clinical Application of Cardiac & Vascular Grafts (C)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/18/2020 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This webinar will review current trends in surgical use and clinical application of cardiac and vascular allografts.

    This webinar will review current trends in surgical use and clinical application of cardiac and vascular allografts. 

    ​William F. Northrup III. MD

    William F. Northrup III received his M.D. from the University of Southern California in 1966. He was a practicing cardiac surgeon in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnestoa for 30 years with a major focus on mitral valve repair and complex aortic valve and root surgery. He received several medical device patents and commercialized a vascular connector and a heart valve annuloplasty device. He joined CryoLife in 2008 as Vice President of Physician Relations & Education where he developed a high-fidelity biological simulation model to teach cardiac surgeons the skill-sets required for complex aortic valve and root surgery, including the pulmonary autograft (Ross) procedure. He has trained 536 surgeons during these 2-day Aortic Allograft Workshops, many of which are now done in OPOs. He has been invited to 8 consecutive Thoracic Surgery Program Director (TSDA) Boot Camps to teach the anatomy of the aortic valve and root to cardiac surgery residents. He borrowed the template for the TSDA Boot Camp to create a more focused Aortic Valve and Root Boot Camp at CryoLife for 32 cardiac surgery residents over each of the past 6 years, populated by TSDA University Faculty. The 7th Boot Camp is scheduled for 48 residents in October, 2019. Through his relationships with the TSDA Program Directors, he has presented mini-Aortic Allograft Workshops in 2/3 of the Programs and has begun similar Workshops in the Canadian Academic Programs. He and his mentor, Professor, Sir Magdi Yacoub from the UK, co-directed 5 consecutive Ross Summits at CryoLife from 2008-2012. We recently changed the venue to Montreal under the direction of Professor Ismail El-Hamamsy, where live cases have been successfully added to the Program and approximately 200 cardiac surgeons have been impacted. Dr. Northrup and his wife, Joey, have been married 55 years, have 5 children and 14 grandchildren and continue to enjoy traveling extensively together.

  • Microbiological Elements of an Effective Aseptic Processing Program

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/11/2020 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This webinar will review microbiology from the lab perspective. We will cover environmental monitoring, the microbiology process and laboratory functions connecting this to donor screening.

    This webinar will review microbiology from the lab perspective. We will cover environmental monitoring, the microbiology process and laboratory functions connecting this to donor screening. 

  • Microbiological Elements of an Effective Aseptic Processing Program (C)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/11/2020 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This webinar will review microbiology from the lab perspective. We will cover environmental monitoring, the microbiology process and laboratory functions connecting this to donor screening.

    This webinar will review microbiology from the lab perspective. We will cover environmental monitoring, the microbiology process and laboratory functions connecting this to donor screening. 

    Jan Zajdowicz, MS, CTBS

    Jan Zajdowicz is the Director, Product Safety at AlloSource where he specializes in the field of microbiology.  He holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Virginia Tech and a Master's degree in Biotechnology from Old Dominion University where he trained under Dr. Wayne Hynes and Dr. Lloyd Wolfinbarger.  Jan has over 18 years of tissue banking industry experience and has worked in research positions at both LifeNet Health and AlloSource.

    Jan currently leads a research microbiology team at AlloSource and has responsibilities with system operations around new product development.

  • Regulatory Pathways: 361, Biologic, or Device? (C)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/04/2020 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    The regulatory pathway for tissues is changing. What pathway is right for your allograft?

    The regulatory pathway for tissues is changing. What pathway is right for your allograft? In this session, we will review the pathway, limitations, criteria and process for reaching various regulatory classifications. 

    Melissa Greenwald, MD

    Melissa Greenwald, MD is an internationally recognized expert in cell, organ and tissue safety and policy. Dr. Greenwald is a graduate of the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine who spent 25 years on active duty in the US Public Health Service with over 14 years at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulating human tissues for transplantation. Dr. Greenwald also spent four years at the Health Resources and Services Administration where she retired as the Director of the Division of Transplantation. Dr. Greenwald now directs her own consulting business specializing on safety management and regulatory affairs for cell, organ and tissue products. Dr. Greenwald serves the tissue banking industry in various roles, including Medical Director, Scientific Advisor, and Regulatory Affairs. She serves on the AATB standards committee as a representative of the Physicians Council.

  • Regulatory Pathways: 361, Biologic, or Device?

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/04/2020 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    The regulatory pathway for tissues is changing. What pathway is right for your allograft?

    The regulatory pathway for tissues is changing. What pathway is right for your allograft? In this session, we will review the pathway, limitations, criteria and process for reaching various regulatory classifications. 

    Melissa Greenwald, MD

    Melissa Greenwald, MD is an internationally recognized expert in cell, organ and tissue safety and policy. Dr. Greenwald is a graduate of the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine who spent 25 years on active duty in the US Public Health Service with over 14 years at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulating human tissues for transplantation. Dr. Greenwald also spent four years at the Health Resources and Services Administration where she retired as the Director of the Division of Transplantation. Dr. Greenwald now directs her own consulting business specializing on safety management and regulatory affairs for cell, organ and tissue products. Dr. Greenwald serves the tissue banking industry in various roles, including Medical Director, Scientific Advisor, and Regulatory Affairs. She serves on the AATB standards committee as a representative of the Physicians Council.

  • Bench and Anatomic Pathology (C)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/28/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this session, we will review the role of an anatomic pathologist including practices in histology.

    In this session, we will review the role of an anatomic pathologist including practices in histology. 

    Kim A. Collins, MD, FCAP

    Forensic Pathologist, Fulton County ME, Medical Director

    Dr. Collins, serves as a forensic pathologist with Newberry Pathology Associates and is a Medical Director for SharingHope SC, the Organ and Tissue Donation Services for South Carolina. After receiving her BS in microbiology, magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Georgia, Athens, Dr. Collins earned her MD from the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta. Following medical school, Dr. Collins completed an anatomic and clinical pathology residency at Wake Forest University/Bowman Gray School of Medicine. After residency, she completed a forensic fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina where she remained on faculty as a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Director of Forensic and Autopsy Pathology, and Chief Medical Examiner. Dr. Collins is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pathology, board certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and forensic pathology. She is a member of the College of American Pathologists and past Chair of the Autopsy Committee. She is past President of the South Carolina Society of Pathologists, and past Chair for the Pathology/Biology section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. She serves on the Board of Directors and is past-President for the National Association of Medical Examiners.

  • Bench and Anatomic Pathology

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/28/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this session, we will review the role of an anatomic pathologist including practices in histology.

    In this session, we will review the role of an anatomic pathologist including practices in histology.