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

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Take advantage of the AATB Individual Subscription to get access to the entire year educational programming.

With the Webinar Subscription, you 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 access to more than 40 60-minute webinars 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 the tissue community. 

What's Included in the Subscription

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

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  • Hospital Storage and Inventory

    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

  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Challenging The Racialized Myth

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 08/18/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In May 2020, amid COVID-19, a major health pandemic, another critical world-changing event occurred in the tragic death of George Floyd. That moment changed the trajectory of our nation's conversation in how we potentially communicate with, value, and respect one another. It is also a moment where Black Lives Matter is the anthem of equity & justice in the collective voices of a multicultural generation. This conversation will frame this moment and deconstruct a few of the myths that continue to divide and harm black, brown, and indigenous bodies, and our collective humanity.

    In May 2020, amid COVID-19, a major health pandemic, another critical world-changing event occurred in the tragic death of George Floyd. That moment changed the trajectory of our nation's conversation in how we potentially communicate with, value, and respect one another. It is also a moment where Black Lives Matter is the anthem of equity & justice in the collective voices of a multicultural generation. 
     
    This conversation will frame this moment and deconstruct a few of the myths that continue to divide and harm black, brown, and indigenous bodies, and our collective humanity.



    Marion L. Shuck, MA, MPhil

    Director of Donor Family Services and Community Outreach

    Marion is the Director of Donor Family Services and Community Outreach for Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network, while currently serving as President for the Association of Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation. With over 11 years’ experience as a champion for community outreach and a passion for educating and engaging people on the importance of organ and tissue donation.  Her oversight includes the grassroots education and outreach to communities whether they are at work, play, school, church or home, as well as ensuring Family Services assists donor families with finding a “new normal” after the loss of a loved one.  As the former radio host of Let’s Talk Donation with Gift of Hope, Marion raised awareness on a local, regional and national platform to address and combat the myths and misconceptions about organ and tissue donation. Marion contributed and co-authored the research article “African-Americans' perceptions of organ donation: Simply boils down to mistrust”. She holds a Master’s of Philosophy in Management, from Walden University, a Master’s in Human Resource Management from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, a Bachelors in Leadership Studies from Kendall College and she is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Organizational Leadership and Change at Walden University. as well as, Chair of the Donate Life Illinois State Team, past Advisory Council Member for Donate Life America, past Healthcare Co-Chair for Rainbow/PUSH and Committee Member for the 7th Congressional District of Illinois Health Advisory Committee.  Marion is a courageous donor wife, and has one daughter and resides in Chicago, Illinois.

    Freda G. Sampson, MFA

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategist

    Freda G. Sampson is an advocate for justice and equality, entrepreneur, creative, and author. Her passion stems from observing her father, Rev. Dr. Frederick G. Sampson, II, who was a civil rights leader and pastor who fought for equality for all people. Witnessing that love in action has formed the direction of her personal and professional journey. A diversity and inclusion professional, Freda provides consulting, training and facilitation services to corporations and organizations throughout Michigan and Canada on diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency.

    Remonia A. Chapman, BS

    Community Outreach Manager and Director of the Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program

    Remonia A. Chapman is the community outreach manager and director of the Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP) Gift of Life Michigan.  She is also the past national president of the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT).  Under Chapman’s leadership, Gift of Life MOTTEP and the Detroit MOTTEP Foundation have received many national awards for increasing organ awareness and donation rates in Michigan. During Chapman’s tenure with the organization, National MOTTEP has honored the Gift of Life MOTTEP as a model program because of its community collaborations, partnerships and community empowerment.  Chapman is a devoted health advocate whose career exemplifies spirituality and service. She was recently honored by the Detroit News as one of the 2018 Michiganians of the Year.

    Chapman earned a bachelor’s of science degree in biology and psychology from Wayne State University. She has also completed post-graduate health education programs at Wayne State University and Case Western Reserve University-School of Medicine. She has also completed graduate studies at Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, Leadership Detroit’s Class XXXIII and Harvard Divinity School Summer Leadership Institute. Remonia is an associate minister at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Charles Christian Adams, and Pastor Emeritus, Rev. Dr. Charles G. Adams.  She is a life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Rho Omega Chapter, and serves on the local, regional and international levels. 

    Donyale Padgett, Ph.D

    Donyale R. Padgett is an educator and communications professional with 20 years of progressive industry experience and over 15 years of teaching experience at the college level. She currently serves as Associate Professor of Diversity, Culture, and Communication in the Department of Communication at Wayne State University (WSU), where she has worked since 2002. Professor Padgett holds a doctorate degree from Howard University in rhetoric and intercultural communication. She also holds a master’s degree in organizational communication/public relations and a bachelor’s degree in journalism – both from Wayne State University. Much of her research focuses on issues of race and culture, with particular emphasis on crises that affect marginalized and underrepresented groups. She has published numerous articles in academic journals and presents her work at regional and national conferences. She is also a very active practitioner, a sought-after speaker on topics of diversity and inclusion, and works with numerous organizations to improve communications programming and provide more inclusive workspaces.

  • Birth Tissue Screening and Considerations

    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. 

  • Distribution and Global Tissue Demand

    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

    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. 

  • NADO Acquisition

    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

  • Donor Family Services: Supportive Care after Discard

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/07/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    What does support to a family look like if tissue is not able to be used? This session will explore the elements of supportive care to a family when a donation results in discard. Consideration will be given to the language, philosophy and ethics in the reporting of test results, handling the request for return of unused gifts of tissue, and the education provided to families.

    What does support to a family look like if tissue is not able to be used? This session will explore the elements of supportive care to a family when a donation results in discard. Consideration will be given to the language, philosophy and ethics in the reporting of test results, handling the request for return of unused gifts of tissue, and the education provided to families.