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2022 Group Webinar Subscription

The AATB Webinar Subscription provides your entire organization access to subject matter experts and industry-leading education delivered right to your desk, conference room, or smartphone. 

The Webinar Subscription gives you and your entire company access to 30+ live 60-minute webinars and complimentary access to all prior on-demand sessions. On-demand access includes webinars from 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 in addition to conference presentation recordings totaling over 170 hours of content. 

Presentations will address 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 over 30 live presentations
• 140+ on-demand programs
• Recorded, on-demand access to each program
• Educational credits including CTBS, CEBT, RN and more!

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The Four Tendencies model, designed by Gretchen Rubin, divides us into four groups: Upholders, Obligers, Questioners, and Rebels. Understanding this framework will bring to light why you do certain things and why your team members either do, don’t do, or constantly question what is asked of them! This session explains the 4 Tendencies Model of how we manage expectations of ourselves and others and how leaders can determine where their people fall and how to manage them.

    The Four Tendencies model, designed by Gretchen Rubin, divides us into four groups: Upholders, Obligers, Questioners, and Rebels. Understanding this framework will bring to light why you do certain things and why your team members either do, don’t do, or constantly question what is asked of them! This session explains the 4 Tendencies Model of how we manage expectations of ourselves and others and how leaders can determine where their people fall and how to manage them.

    Diane Bickford

    Diane Bickford has a master's degree in social work and has maintained her ASQ certification in Quality Management and Organizational Excellence since 2000. She received her Six Sigma Black Belt in 2010.  She has over 20 years of  quality management and operations experience in a variety of healthcare settings including adult MH/MR, skilled nursing facilities and children's psychiatric care. Diane received her training in Professional Coaching from Duquesne University and is certified through the International Coaches Federation.

    Diane's leadership experience has been in both for and non-profit organizations. At the Center for Organ Recovery and Education, Diane oversees regulatory affairs, human resources/organizational development and all process improvement functions. Diane has developed and implemented quality management and process improvement programs throughout organizations. She has designed and presented numerous training courses to include: advanced level leadership training, communication skills, time management, team building, supervision, quality management and process improvement. Diane also functions as an internal professional coach. Diane is actively involved in several quality initiatives in the OPO community and is currently serving as member of the UNOS Operations & Safety Committee.

  • Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 12/07/2022 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Pending

    Pending

    Bruce Rosenfeld, MD

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

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

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

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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. 

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Providing donor family members and recipients opportunities to communicate provides meaningful support for donor families. This session highlights successful tissue donor family and recipient correspondence programs, including process guidelines, resources, and key takeaways that are important for a writing program's success.

    Providing donor family members and recipients opportunities to communicate provides meaningful support for donor families. This session highlights successful tissue donor family and recipient correspondence programs, including process guidelines, resources, and key takeaways that are important for a writing program's success.

    ​Patricia Darrigan, CTBS

    Patricia Darrigan is the Director of Public Relations and Communications at Legacy Donor Services Foundation. Her role with the Foundation is to develop and lead a communication and relationship-building plan that supports tissue donation activities in areas served by the organization. Some examples include donor memorials, bereavement/aftercare, donor awareness events, professional education for nursing and medical examiner staff, and public & media relations. 

     Ms. Darrigan has over 27-years of tissue donation experience. Prior to her career in tissue donation, she worked in the operating room for 13 years with a specialty in Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, and Open Heart, where human tissue grafts were often used to treat patients. Her love in caring for donor families has always been held in high regard, and she does what it takes to assure that the needs of donor families are met.

    Deborah Hutt, MS

    Director, Donor Family Services

    Deborah has been with LifeNet Health since 2011 beginning her career as a Family Support Coordinator, working with families in the hospital at the time of their loved one’s death. She approached families for donation, provided education on donation, completed all necessary paperwork, and supported the family until their loved one went for procurement. In 2014 Deborah became the Manager for Donor Family Services and was promoted to Director of Donor Family Services in 2015. Prior to coming to LifeNet Health, Deborah served as Director of Children’s Ministries Family Ministries at two local churches and led a team of consultants in direct sales as an Advanced Director. Prior to that, she was an elementary guidance counselor with Norfolk Public Schools implementing the guidance program, writing curriculum, and securing grants to provide additional services to students within the school.

    Deborah earned her Master of Science in Education from Old Dominion University and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Radford University. She is an active member of the AATB Donor Family Services Council and the AOPO Donor Family Services Council. 

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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. 

  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this session, we will review practices in 3D printing for reconstructive procedures from the perspective of an orthopedic surgeon.

    In this session, we will review practices in 3D printing for reconstructive procedures from the perspective of an orthopedic surgeon. 

    Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA, FAOA

    Co-Chief Foot and Ankle Division Professor at Duke University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Partner, North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic Adjunct Faculty, Fuqua Business School

    Dr. Parekh’s research and clinical interests include 3D printing of bones, total ankle replacements, foot and ankle injuries of athletes, minimally invasive foot and ankle trauma surgery, tendon injuries of the foot and ankle, and the adoption and development of novel technologies in foot and ankle surgery. He has been an active speaker at regional, national, and international meetings, helping to teach other orthopaedic surgeons about best practices and novel techniques for the care of foot and ankle patients.

    In January of 2010, Dr. Parekh and his wife organized and established the only orthopaedic foot and ankle conference dedicated to foot and ankle surgery in India. The meeting was held in Mumbai. An international faculty, including four US surgeons, accompanied Dr. Parekh. These US surgeons were able to operate on needy patients in India while teaching over 100 Indian orthopaedic surgeons different techniques in foot and ankle surgery. This has become an annual tradition for the Parekhs in India.

    Dr. Parekh’s personal website is www.seleneparekhmd.com. At this website, you will find patient friendly animations and educational materials. Dr. Parekh blogs on orthopaedic injuries of high profile athletes. You can read this on his website and follow his blog on @seleneparekhmd.

    Dr. Parekh has worked closely with industry partners to develop and improve many innovative products, instruments, and devices currently used in orthopaedics.

    Dr. Parekh has been recognized as one of North Carolina’s Best Doctors annually since 2009. 

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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.