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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 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 experience levels of this 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!

Purchase an Annual Group Subscription

  • Annual Subscription Group

    Contains 48 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!
  • 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!

    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!
  • Hospital Storage and Inventory (C)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 08/12/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this session, we will explore practice in the storage and management of allografts from the perspective of the end user in a clinical setting.

    In this session, we will explore practice in the storage and management of allografts from the perspective of the end user in a clinical setting. 

    Keith Byers

    Director of Distribution & Marketing

    Keith’s prior experience includes tissue recovery and donor suitability review roles with several organizations. He has been with JRF Ortho for 10 years where he’s the Director of Distribution and Marketing interfacing with surgeons and medical device sales reps throughout the central and western US.

    Andy Tomin

    Quality Assurance Officer, HHS New York City, New York

  • Birth Tissue Screening and Considerations (C)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 08/19/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this session, we will review current trends in birth tissue donor screening.

    In this session, we will review current trends in birth tissue donor screening. 

    Faith Case, BS, CTBS

    Faith Case has served in the tissue bank industry for the past ten years with a primary focus on quality systems. She is the Director of Quality Assurance, Risk & Safety at Regenerative Biologics, Inc. (formerly known as Southeast Tissue Alliance, SETA) a tissue recovery and acquisition agency in Gainesville Florida. Faith has committed her career to continuous improvement, challenging the fundamental quality of people, processes, and products to achieve superior performance outcomes. She advocates creating cultures that promote continuous learning and process improvement. Recognizing and honoring the gift of donation, Faith is committed to maintaining the integrity of donors and raising awareness of the importance and benefit of donation. 

  • Good Documentation Practices, AI, and the Future of Electronic Records

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 08/26/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Technology is advancing at an increasingly rapid pace. In this session, we will review best practices in documentation and what the future may look like for electronic records.

    Technology is advancing at an increasingly rapid pace. In this session, we will review best practices in documentation and what the future may look like for electronic records. 

    Aditi Srinivasan

    Manager at Transplant Connect

    Over the past 8 years at Transplant Connect, Aditi Srinivasan has helped lead key innovations and expansions to the iTransplant System, including integrating modern, cutting-edge technologies to the critical space of tissue banking. She remains in awe of the healing that this industry provides; both medically - for recipients who receive these gifts - as well as emotionally - allowing a family to honor a loved one and help them live on in someone else. In addition to her accomplishments at Transplant Connect, she has also completed 5 marathons, is learning how to box, and just received her PADI Open Water scuba certification.

  • Good Documentation Practices, AI, and the Future of Electronic Records (C)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 08/26/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Technology is advancing at an increasingly rapid pace. In this session, we will review best practices in documentation and what the future may look like for electronic records.

    Technology is advancing at an increasingly rapid pace. In this session, we will review best practices in documentation and what the future may look like for electronic records. 

    Aditi Srinivasan

    Manager at Transplant Connect

    Over the past 8 years at Transplant Connect, Aditi Srinivasan has helped lead key innovations and expansions to the iTransplant System, including integrating modern, cutting-edge technologies to the critical space of tissue banking. She remains in awe of the healing that this industry provides; both medically - for recipients who receive these gifts - as well as emotionally - allowing a family to honor a loved one and help them live on in someone else. In addition to her accomplishments at Transplant Connect, she has also completed 5 marathons, is learning how to box, and just received her PADI Open Water scuba certification.

    Ryan Nelson, BS, CTBS

    Tissue Recovery Supervisor and Medical Examiner Liaison

    Ryan received his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from Grand Canyon University. He has worked for the Donor Network of Arizona for 12 years, the last 8 as the Tissue Recovery Supervisor and Medical Examiner Liaison.  In his role he supervises and oversees the day to day operations of the recovery teams. Ryan has worked tirelessly to establish referral programs with county  medical examiners throughout the state of Arizona. Due to this partnership Donor Network has seen an increase in non-hospital death referrals by 7,500 / year in Arizona which account for approximately 300 tissue recoveries each year. He is a member of the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), an active participant on the Recovery and Donor Eligibility Council and the AATB Education Committee.

  • Distribution and Global Tissue Demand (C)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 09/02/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

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

    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.

  • Continued Education and Competency Programs (C)

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

    In this session, we will review concepts of competency programs focusing on applied learning and measurable outcomes of training and education.

    In this session, we will review concepts of competency programs focusing on applied learning and measurable outcomes of training and education. 

    Laura Walling-Sotolongo, CTBS

    Sr. Director, Employee Learning & Advancement

    As a dynamic executive coach, educator, and transformational change catalyst, Laura Walling-Sotolongo uses her +14 years of experience in various aspects of Tissue Banking including leadership development, employee training, donor screening, tissue authorization, recovery, processing, distribution, and quality systems to produce impactful bottom-line results.

    She graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Molecular Biology and is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, and CTBS certified.  

    She serves the AATB as the Vice Chair of the Education Committee and in her current role as the Senior Director of Employee Learning & Advancement at New England Donor Services, Laura brings high energy, positivity, and consistent results to organizational & talent development, leadership coaching, and learning design.  

    She is driven by operationalizing strategies with tactics that engage, align, empower, and develop NEDS' employees and leadership team to help them cultivate their strengths and support positive change that maximizes their potential.

  • NADO Acquisition (C)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 09/16/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this session, we will review concepts in NADO acquisition, transport, logistics and end user requests.

    In this session, we will review concepts in NADO acquisition, transport, logistics and end user requests. 

    Amanda Rodgers

    Director of Operations Research For Life

  • The Impact of Instrumentation on Donated Allograft Skin

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 09/23/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this session, we will review the impact of skin recovery outcomes based on instrumentation and surgical applications.

    Treating acute burn injuries typically involves early excising of the eschar and covering of the wound. Non-viable tissue is removed by initial surgical debridement.   Many surgical options for covering the wound bed are available throughout the world, although split-thickness skin grafts remain the standard for the closure of full-thickness burns.  Also, one of the standards in temporary wound covering is the use of Allograft tissue

    In 2013 a circular instrument for tissue recovery was launched for the tissue banks and tissue processors across the US.  Since launch, this instrument has become the standard for allograft skin recovery from donors.  The impact of it has demonstrated improved yield and consistency in donor recovery across a wide variety of donors, skin types and locations.  Due to the design and capability of recovering tissue from these wide zones the quality and amount of allograft per donor is increased, allowing more recoverable skin per donor.  This has drastically improved recovery efficiencies and time, reduced technician fatigue, and helped the increase the gift of donor skin.

    Then, in 2017 the same circular cutting technology was applied to the design and launch of a surgical device.  This product is a combination product that provides the surgeon with a single device for both excising burns and recovering skin grafts.  In our experience we have found increased fidelity of control because the blade is not restricted to pushing; it can be pulled or moved in any direction when recovering.

    The teaching and training aspect for the surgeon and surgical team is intuitive to understand due to the devices ergonomic design and balance in the hand of the surgeon.

    With the importance of value- based care in the hospital setting, the use of a circular cutting device reduces time in the OR with only one device to set-up for both excision and grafting, as well as allows more zones to be debrided during one OR visit.

    The science and technology behind the rotary blade technology has many benefits.  There are multiple cases demonstrating the yield improvement from donor allograft tissue, as well as the use of the surgical device for skin grafting and wound excision.

    To connect the use of circular cutting technology directly with patient care, input from a former burn unit nurse manager will be covered, explaining the importance of caring for the burn patient, survival rates, after care, and adjusting back to day to day activities.

     

    Amber McAfee, MBA, CTBS, CTP

    John Garrettson, CWCA, BA

    Cindy Rutter, RN, MSN