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2022 Individual Webinar Subscription

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

The Webinar Subscription gives you and you 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

·       Access to 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 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This presentation will strive to examine current official statements by various religious bodies and/or religious leaders regarding anatomical gift donation and discuss the disparity between corporately held beliefs and personal ones. In addition, this presentation will examine the challenges associated with interfacing with various religious bodies, such as language and symbolism and offer some suggestions moving forward.

    This presentation will strive to examine current official statements by various religious bodies and/or religious leaders regarding anatomical gift donation and discuss the disparity between corporately held beliefs and personal ones. In addition, this presentation will examine the challenges associated with interfacing with various religious bodies, such as language and symbolism and offer some suggestions moving forward.

    Charles White, CTBS

    Hospital Development Specialist

    Charles is a graduate of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary with a Master of Arts in Religion and a Master of Sacred Theology where he focused on American Religion and Culture. He has previously served as a Family Advocate and the Religious Affairs Coordinator for Southeast Tissue Alliance. Charles currently serves as a Hospital Development Coordinator for Carolina Donor Services where he focuses on rural and smaller urban hospitals. Charles has worked in the tissue banking and OPO industries for 19 years.

    On a more personal note, Charles' mother was a tissue donor early in his tissue banking career. Charles serves as a chaplain for his local Cub Scout pack and is a published fiction author.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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!

    Haywood L. Brown, MD, FACOG

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Dean, Diversity

    Dr. Haywood Brown received his undergraduate degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical (A&T) State University in Greensboro and his Medical Degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  He completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Knoxville, Tennessee, followed by subspecialty fellowship training in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Dr. Brown has a distinguished career as an academic leader in education, clinical care and  research for three decades.  Dr. Brown served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina from 2002-2016; a position that he held for nearly 14 years. Most notable during his tenure as Chair Dr. Brown established a Global Women’s Health Program as a component of the Duke Global Health Institute.

    Dr. Brown has served in numerous local and national leadership positions including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.   In 2017-2018, Dr. Brown served as the 68th President of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

    In addition, he has served in leadership as Chair of Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG), the Board of Directors for the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and  past President of SMFM.  He is past President of the American Gynecological Obstetrical Society (AGOS).  He has also served as a Director of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Brown leadership extends further and includes the NIH DC Initiative on Infant Mortality and the HSRA Perinatal and Patient Safety Collaboration. He is the Past President of the North Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecologic Society.

    Dr. Brown is especially committed to the care of women at high risk for adverse pregnancy outcome, particularly those disadvantaged which includes disparity in maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. His ACOG Presidency focused on disparity and women health equity.

    In July 2018, Dr. Brown was named the Vice President for Institutional Equity at the University of South Florida and the Associate Dean in the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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. 

    Jonathan Page, PhD

    Technical Specialists and Scheme Manager at BSI

    Dr. Jonathan Page is currently a Technical Specialist at BSI. Before this position he was a Sr. Project Engineer at NuVasive. He has worked to commercialize a novel bone graft with an international supply chain by leading the development team from ideation to launch. Additionally, he has been an acting subject matter expert in metal 3D printing, where he has assisted from idea to commercialization of spine implants. Prior to working at NuVasive Dr. Page was working in Research and Development at MicroPort, a large joint reconstruction company based in the U.S. specializing in minimally invasive surgical solutions. While at MicroPort Dr. Page primarily focused on transitioning a metal foam manufacturing line to additive manufacturing. Dr. Page has a PhD in Chemical and Molecular Engineering from Vanderbilt University, where he focused on polymer synthesis, composite development, 3D printing, and nano-particle based drug delivery. He also holds a Masters in Polymer Engineering and a Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering (with a Material Science Minor), both from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

  • 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

    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.