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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. 

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  • Educational credits including CTBS, CEBT, RN and more!

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

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 01/21/2020 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    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. How will it impact tissue screening?

    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.
  • Medicolegal Death Investigation 101

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 01/22/2020 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This session will walk attendees through the basics of death investigation from the perspective of a medical examiner.

    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

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 01/29/2020 at 2:00 PM (EST)

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

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

  • 3D and Bio Printing

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/05/2020 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    In this session, we will review the exciting and emerging field of 3D medical device and bioprinting.

    In this session, we will review the exciting and emerging field of 3D medical device and bioprinting. 

    Matthew Shomper

  • Developing and Validating Processing Equipment

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/12/2020 at 2:00 PM (EST)

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

  • All About CAPAs

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/19/2020 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    In this session, we will review the fundamentals of CAPA.

    In this session, we will review the fundamentals of CAPA. 

  • What Is the Big Picture? Deciphering Medical Records: Radiography, Chemistry, and Cultures

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/26/2020 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    In this session, we will review key elements of medical review and donor screening.

    In this session, we will review key elements of medical review and donor screening. 

  • How Non-Transplantable Tissue Is Used: Tragedy to Triumph

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/04/2020 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    In this session, we will review how one cardiac and vascular tissue establishment uses allografts unsuitable for transplant to train surgeons.

    In this session, we will review how one cardiac and vascular tissue establishment uses allografts unsuitable for transplant to train surgeons. 

  • FDA Inspections: What to Expect, How to Prepare, and an Audit of Recent Findings

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/11/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This presentation given by FDA ORA and CBER staff will provide information on what you can expect to occur during FDA inspections and how to prepare your staff and facility to be ready for FDA inspections. It will also include discussion of common observations (findings) and resulting compliance actions from FDA inspections conducted in the past couple of years.

    This presentation given by FDA ORA and CBER staff will provide information on what you can expect to occur during FDA inspections and how to prepare your staff and facility to be ready for FDA inspections. It will also include discussion of common observations (findings) and resulting compliance actions from FDA inspections conducted in the past couple of years.

  • Interdepartmental Collaboration: Reducing Division Throughout Your Divisions

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/18/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this session, we will review ideas and concepts surrounding breaking down silos in modern tissue banking and OPO organizational structure.

    In this session, we will review ideas and concepts surrounding breaking down silos in modern tissue banking and OPO organizational structure. 

  • Conducting the DRAI with a Grieving Family: Do Your Coordinators Understand Grief Concepts?

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/25/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this session, we will review basic concepts of grief and trauma with approaches to supporting families during such difficult times.

    In this session, we will review basic concepts of grief and trauma with approaches to supporting families during such difficult times. Completing a risk assessment interview can be difficult during times of trauma, are your staff prepared?

  • Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular or Tissue-Based Products (HCT/Ps): Regulatory and Guidance Overview Update

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/01/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This presentation will provide an update on applicable FDA regulations and guidance documents for HCT/Ps, including updates on the related Agency activities.

    This presentation will provide an update on applicable FDA regulations and guidance documents for HCT/Ps, including updates on the related Agency activities.

  • NADO Storage and Distribution Webinar

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/15/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar will review some requirements for storage of non-transplant tissues, depict some storage methods and arrangements of different accredited NADOs, and provide examples of non-transplant tissue distribution and research endeavors.

    This webinar will review some requirements for storage of non-transplant tissues, depict some storage methods and arrangements of different accredited NADOs, and provide examples of non-transplant tissue distribution and research endeavors.

  • NAT & Serology Testing: A Detailed Review

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/22/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this presentation, we will build upon past AATB webinar lectures to provide an advanced review of infectious disease testing and screening methods.

    In this presentation, we will build upon past AATB webinar lectures to provide an advanced review of infectious disease testing and screening methods. 

  • Clinical Application and Marketing Trends

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/29/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this session, we will review current trends in marketing and clinical review of allografts.

    In this session, we will review current trends in marketing and clinical review of allografts. 

  • Tissue Distribution Intermediaries: What Do They Do?

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 05/06/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This presentation describes Tissue Distribution Intermediaries and the role they play in the Tissue Banking industry. It provides an overview of the benefit of partnering with a TDI and the inventory and quality management systems that must be in place to ensure successful placements of donated gifts.


    Erin Becker, BS, CTBS, CMQ/OE (ASQ)

    Director of Quality

    • Erin has been working as a Tissue Banking professional since 2001 with experience in Recovery, Processing, Distribution, and Quality Control/Quality Assurance.    Erin became a certified Tissue Banking Specialist in 2006, obtained her Bachelor of Science in 2010 while working as a fulltime Recovery Team Leader, and recently became a Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence.  Currently, she is the Director of Quality for Parametrics Medical in Leander, TX responsible for the quality management system and regulatory compliance.  Erin is an active member of the AATB Quality Council.

  • Tissue Banking in the Digital Age

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 05/13/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this session, we will review concepts in data collection, electronic records and trends surrounding modern principles in tissue banking.

    In this session, we will review concepts in data collection, electronic records and trends surrounding modern principles in tissue banking. 

  • Toxicology: FBI Perspective

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 05/20/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this session, a representative from the FBI Toxicology Lab will review key consideration in forensic toxicology.

    In this session, a representative from the FBI Toxicology Lab will review key consideration in forensic toxicology. 

  • Eye Banking 101

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 05/27/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this session, we will review the basic requirements, practices and standards of practice for eye banking.

    In this session, we will review the basic requirements, practices and standards of practice for eye banking. 

  • Allograft Skin in Burn and Reconstructive Procedures

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 05/29/2020 at 8:00 AM (EDT)

    In this session, a plastic surgeon who utilizes allograft skin in reconstructive procedures will present experiences and clinical cases which required allograft tissue.

    In this session, a plastic surgeon who utilizes allograft skin in reconstructive procedures will present experiences and clinical cases which required allograft tissue. 

  • Emergency Preparedness and Contingency Planning

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/03/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Contingency planning and emergency preparedness are critical to assuring the sustainability donation in the event of a tragedy or natural disaster. In this session, we will review organizational practices and experiences in developing a contingency or disaster plan.

    Contingency planning and emergency preparedness are critical to assuring the sustainability donation in the event of a tragedy or natural disaster. In this session, we will review organizational practices and experiences in developing a contingency or disaster plan. 

  • 510K Process Overview

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/10/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this session, a leading medical device expert will review the 510K process.

    In this session, a leading medical device expert will review the 510K process. 

  • Pre-Market Approvals: What You Need to Know

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/17/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this session, a leading medical device expert will review the pre-market approval (PMA) process.

    In this session, a leading medical device expert will review the pre-market approval (PMA) process. With the potential for many HCT/Ps to move into the biologics or medical device space, understanding clinical trials and PMAs is critical for the tissue community. 

  • Toxicology: National Statistics

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/24/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this session, will review national statistics surrounding overdoses and drug related deaths.

    In this session, will review national statistics surrounding overdoses and drug related deaths. 

  • Process Validation

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 07/08/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    The webinar will cover the key process validations that supports the regulatory requirements for aseptically processed grafts.

    The webinar will cover the key process validations that supports the regulatory requirements for aseptically processed grafts.

    Grace Bolton

    Ms. Bolton is the My title is President/Principal Consultant of QVEX Consulting, LLC. Prior to founding QVEX Consulting, LLC., she worked with LifeLink 13 years and overseeing the validation program, which includes equipment calibration/qualification, processing validation, packaging validation, sterilization validation and monitoring. Prior to LifeLink she spent 6 years at a Medical Device company as a Scientist/Performance Consultant. She holds a B.S. in Microbiology and a M.A. in Quality Assurance along with a Graduate Six Sigma Black Belt Certification. Ms. Bolton has served on two AATB Task Forces: Microbial Surveillance Program and Container and Packaging Qualification/Validation.

    QVEX Consulting, LLC. provides consulting services for equipment qualification, clean room certification, qualification, environmental monitoring, process validation, AAMI sterilization validation, development of master validation plan, product adoption for sterilization processes, dose audit and routine bioburden per AAMI guidelines. Services also includes audit of environmental monitoring, sterilization and validation programs for regulatory compliance.

  • Analytics: We Have Data, Now What?

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 07/15/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Collecting data ‘just because’ we can is okay, using the data to find value within the numbers will allow an organization to reach the ‘next level’ of service to the donor families and the recipients. Using techniques with tools that most people have there are opportunities for small changes that reward with big gains!

    Collecting data ‘just because’ we can is okay, using the data to find value within the numbers will allow an organization to reach the ‘next level’ of service to the donor families and the recipients. Using techniques with tools that most people have there are opportunities for small changes that reward with big gains!

  • Transportation, Logistics, and Storage Temps

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 08/05/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this session, monitoring and logistics experts will review container temperature monitoring practices in the transportation of sensitive materials.

    In this session, monitoring and logistics experts will review container temperature monitoring practices in the transportation of sensitive materials. 

  • Distribution and Global Tissue Demand

    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 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

    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.

  • 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. 

  • Hospital Storage and Inventory

    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 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. 

    Katie Hanzlicek, CTBS

    Katie Hanzlicek is a Senior Operations Analyst with JRF Ortho where she supports supplier relationships, balances osteochondral allograft supply and demand, and assists with company quality systems. Katie began her career in tissue banking in 2012 as an Operations Technician at AlloSource. She gained hands- on experience in allograft tissue production, cleansing, and packaging, as well as product development, quality management, and technical writing. Katie co-authored two patents (currently pending) on rapid allograft treatment. She will complete her Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Change Management the Summer of 2020, aligning her passion in science and business.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.