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  • 2018 R. Townley Paton Award Lecture: Planning for the Next Generation: The Art of Mentorship (Free)

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    If you were unable to attend the 2018 Cornea and Eye Banking Forum in Chicago, IL, where Dr. Barry Lee was awarded the R. Townley Paton Award, check out the free lecture here!

    During the 2018 Cornea and Eye Banking Forum in Chicago, IL, Dr. Barry Lee was awarded the R. Townley Paton Award and delivered the R. Towley Paton Award Lecture titled, "Planning for the Next Generation: The Art of Mentorship." Attend the complimentary lecture here!

  • Grief and Loss in the Workplace

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 12/12/2018

    Learn how to maintain your own health and provide comfort and service to others by attending this informational and mindful webinar!

    During this session, Pam Albert identifies grief and loss stressors that donation professionals face on a daily basis. She also compares the differences and similarities between personal and professional grief, describes how cumulative stress can lead to compassion fatigue, burnout and staff turnover and discusses how to best care for yourself and your staff while at work. Purchase this webinar recording today!

    Recording Length: 1 Hour

    CEU: 1

    Pam Albert, RN, BSN, CPTC, CBF

    New England Donor Services

    Pam Albert, RN, BSN, CPTC, CBF, has been with New England Donor Services (NEDS) since June 1989 and is currently the Senior Director of Tissue Donor Services Resource Development/Donor Family Services. At NEDS, she has worked as a donation coordinator, education specialist/hospital development coordinator, donor family liaison and aftercare coordinator. Her areas of interest and research involve contact between donor families and recipients as well as grief and loss issues. She has contributed to the literature in the donation field with publications in both Progress in Transplantation and the Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. She is a registered nurse and is a Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC). 

  • 2018 Cornea and Eye Banking Forum

    Contains 34 Component(s), 4.5 credits offered

    If you missed the Cornea and Eye Banking Forum in Chicago, IL on October 26, purchase the Forum package today!

    The Cornea and Eye Banking Forum is an annual event that features the research and innovations in corneal transplantation and eye banking. If you were unable to attend the much-anticipated event in person, you still have a chance to catch up on the research that was presented this Fall. Purchase the Forum package today!

    Included with purchase:

    - 2018 CEBF Program Booklet (electronic version)

    - Access to 26 scientific presentations and two invited sessions

    - Attendees will earn 4.5 CEUs for attending the sessions

    Cornea and Eye Banking Forum Recording List


    What I Learned from My First 50 Cases (Invited)

    • DALK: Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 
    • DMEK: Peter Veldman, MD, University of Chicago
    • DWEK: Mark Gorovoy, MD, Gorovoy MD Specialists


    Predictive Factors for Graft Dislocation and Outcomes After DSAEK in the Cornea Preservation Time Study

    Jonathan H. Lass, MD, University Hospitals/ Case Western Reserve University


    Donor, Recipient, and Operative Factors Associated with Increased Endothelial Cell Loss in the Cornea Preservation Time Study

    Sanjay Patel, MD, FRC Ophth, Mayo Clinic


    Factors Associated with Graft Rejection in the Cornea Preservation Time Study

    Steven Dunn, MD, Michigan Cornea Consultants


    Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty for Failed Penetrating Keratoplasty: Visual Outcomes and Graft Survival

    Anand Pasari, MD, DNB, FICO, Cornea Research Foundation of America


    Donor DMEK Tissue Characteristics and Association with Clinical Outcomes

    Michael D. Straiko, MD, Devers Eye Institute


    Graft Preparation Failure in Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK)

    Maya Tong, MD, Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery


    Optimizing Visualization of DMEK Tissue: Assessing the Duration of Trypan Blue Staining

    Jennifer Ling, MD, University of California, Davis


    Ready to Go: First Year Clinical Outcomes Using Preloaded DMEK Grafts

    Luke Potts, MD, PhD, Devers Eye Institute


    DMEK Using “Patient-Ready” Tissue:  A Comparison of the Use of Pre-Stripped vs. Fully Prepared Pre-Stripped, Pre-Stained and Pre-Loaded Donor Grafts.

    Paul Phillips, MD, Sightline Ophthalmic Associates


    Comparing Endothelial Cell Loss Between 2 DMEK Inserters

    Joanne Ho, MD, MAS,* University of Washington


    Evaluation of a New “Pull-Through” “Endo-In” Inserter for DMEK - the E-DMEK Procedure

    Donald Tan, FRCS, Singapore National Eye Centre


    International Outcomes with the Boston Type I Keratoprosthesis

    Huong Duong, MD, Stein Eye Institute

    Change in Transplant Rates for Keratoconus Treatment Since the Launch of Corneal Collagen Crosslinking in Ontario and British Columbia

    Jaime Sklar, BMSc, MSc, University of Toronto


    Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia: A Now Medically Treatable Disease Spectrum?

    Matthew Ip, MD, Prince of Wales Hospital


    Tissue Loss and Processing Time at One Eye Bank Over the Course of 3000 DMEK Grafts: What Can Others Learn From Our Experience?

    Lindsay Mandel, Weill Cornell Medicine


    Outcomes of Gamma-Irradiated Sterile Corneal Grafts

    Priya Mathews, MD MPH, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


    Efficacy of Amphotericin B Supplementation of Corneal Storage Media in Inhibiting Candida Growth Under Simulated Eye Banking Conditions

    Bennie H. Jeng, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine


    Efficacy of Varying Amphotericin-B Concentrations Against Candida albicans After Short Exposure Times in Cold Storage

    Khoa Tran, PhD, Lions VisionGift


    Efficiency Evaluation of the New Cold Cornea Storage Medium with Dissolvable Antifungal Tablet

    Eric Abdullayev, MD, MBA, CEBT, Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research


    Increasing Betadine Exposure During Cornea Tissue Preparation Decreases Positive Rim Cultures and Postoperative Infections

    Charles Salisbury, MD, Eye Consultants of Atlanta


    Controversies in Eye Banking: Postkeratoplasty Fungal Infections (Invited)

    • Antifungal Supplementation of Donor Storage Media
      • Bennie H. Jeng, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Gregory Grossman, PhD, Alabama Eye Bank
    • Donor Rim Fungal Cultures
      • Jennifer Li, MD, University of California, Davis, and Mark A. Terry, MD, Devers Eye Institute
    • Response to a Donor Rim Fungal Culture
      • Elmer Tu, MD, University of Illinois, Chicago, and Kourtney Houser, MD, Hamilton Eye Institute, University of Tennessee

    Long-Term Outcomes of Living-Related Conjunctival Limbal Allograft Compared to Keratolimbal Allograft in Patients with Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency

    Medi Eslani, MD, Cincinnati Eye Institute/ University of Cincinnati


    The Utility of Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography for the Assessment of Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency

    William Binotti, MD, Tufts Medical Center


    High Resolution Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography for the Diagnosis and Differentiation of Conjunctival Lymphoma, Conjunctival Amyloidosis and Benign Lymphoid Hyperplasia

    Nandini Venkateswaran, MD, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute


    Ex vivo Expansion of Limbal Stem Cells Using Descemet’s Membrane as a Culture Substrate

    Joshua Hou, MD, University of Minnesota


    Possible Molecular Mechanisms Explaining the Effect of ROCK Inhibitor on Corneal Endothelial Cells in Fuchs Dystrophy

    Friedrich Kruse, MD, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg


    Quarter-Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (Quarter-DMEK) for Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy: 12 Months Clinical  Outcome of the First Case Series

    Lamis Baydoun, MD, Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery

  • Saving Sepsis: How to Rule Donors In

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 10/18/2018

    Learn about the elements that make a donor eligible for donation when considering sepsis!

    Making a determination about whether or not a donor was septic at the time of death can be a difficult task, but it is an important one. During this session, Dr. Beverly Forsyth discusses sepsis and what eye banker professionals need to know and look for to determine whether or not a donor is eligible for donation. Following Dr. Forsyth’s presentation, two eye representatives discuss tools and processes for screening donors for sepsis. Learn more about sepsis and what to consider in making a donor eligibility determination. Purchase this webinar recording today!

    Recording Length: 1 Hour

    CEU: 1

    Dr. Beverly Forsyth

    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    Beverly Forsyth, MD, has a dual appointment at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Medical Education. She has an BA from Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, and received her medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. At Mount Sinai, she is a clinician-educator and she combines a clinical HIV practice with teaching and participation in scholarly work in medical education.

    Sharlepe Rupp, MPA, CEBT

    Donor Network of Arizona

    Sharlene Rupp, MPA, CEBT, has worked in the field of transplantation since 2007 at Donor Network of Arizona. She started her career in tissue recovery transferring to the Ocular Supervisor role in 2013. Sharlene completed her Bachelors of Science in Human Biology, and Master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis in Health Care management from Grand Canyon University. For the last 5 years, Sharlene has overseen the recovery, distribution, and processing at the eye bank at Donor Network of Arizona.

    Trisha Tavolazzi, CEBT

    San Diego Eye Bank

    Trisha Tavolazzi, CEBT, has worked for the San Diego Eye Bank since she first began in eye banking five years ago. Trisha obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and is currently an eye bank technician, donor eligibility coordinator, and lead research technician. Trisha loves what she does and feels very fulfilled in her job.

  • Information sharing with Your Recovery Partners

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 09/19/2018

    Learn more about information sharing and regulatory requirements!

    During this presentation, Andrea Crosson, CEBT, and Lea Gralton, discuss how to meet regulatory requirements and effectively share information with the local OPO and tissue bank. The speakers provide insight on the regulatory requirements OPOs, Tissue Banks and Eye Banks must follow as they relate to information sharing. In addition, they present best practices for information sharing to minimize operational impact and discuss how to effectively review and act on information shared in order to mitigate risk. Purchase this webinar recording today!

    Recording Length: 1 Hour

    CEU: 1

    Andrea Crosson, CEBT

    Director of Medical Review

    Andrea Crosson, CEBT, has been at SightLife for 13 years and has worked as a cornea recovery technician, transplant donor coordinator, and held several leadership roles within operations. She has guided her team through several changes in the last several years, including aiding in the development of new and successful relationships with OPOs across the country and streamlining functions to help SightLife provide thousands of corneas for transplant annually in order to support their mission to serve as a global leader and partner to eliminate corneal blindness by 2040.

    Lea Gralton, CTBS

    Donor Information Manager

    Lea Gralton, Donor Information Manager at LifeCenter Northwest, has been working in organ and tissue donation since 2003, having worked as a processing technician, production coordinator, medical review coordinator, and quality systems manager.  Most recently, Lea has collaborated with both the organ and tissue departments at LifeCenter Northwest to develop a new Donor Information Group, comprised of Quality & Regulatory Affairs staff responsible for overseeing donor chart and medical records review; tissue processor and organ transplant center communications; organ culture coverage; patient safety reporting; and adverse event follow-up.  Lea holds a mathematics degree from the University of Colorado at Denver, and has been a Certified Tissue Bank Specialist since 2005.

  • Eye Donation Month: Tools for Marketing and Media Outreach

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This complimentary webinar discusses the new tools and materials available for Eye Donation Month.

    This complimentary webinar discusses the new tools and materials available for Eye Donation Month.

    Denise Gavilan

    Owner/Marketing Strategist

    Denise Gavilan  is owner and marketing strategist of Gavilan & Associates, an award-winning consulting firm based in Annandale, VA. Denise’s firm has led successful branding, social media, membership recruitment and retention, product marketing, conference attendance-building and more for organizations throughout the country. Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Denise has a Master’s Degree in Communications from American University.

    David Harrison


    David Harrison, President, Harrison Communications, is a seasoned public relations and marketing professional with more than 20 years of experience developing and executing integrated communications campaigns. He began his career in journalism, as a real estate reporter for the Baltimore Business Journal and the American Banker. Specializing in working with professional associations, commercial real estate firms and health care organizations, David has created numerous national and regional award-winning PR and branding campaigns.

  • Raising Your CEBT Exam EyeQ: A Guide to Test Preparation (Free)

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Members of the Exam Committee share helpful facts and information about the CEBT Exam!

    During this webinar, members of the Exam Committee, share important facts about the Certified Eye Bank Technician Exam and discuss a variety of resources that are available to help candidates prepare for the exam. If you are planning on taking the CEBT exam or supervise technicians planning on taking the exam, this webinar will answer all of your questions!

    Jameson Clover, CEBT

    Rachel Peltier, CEBT, PhD

  • The Changing Paradigm of Infectious Disease Determination

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Learn about various infectious diseases and how to determine whether or not a donor is eligible for donation.

    During this webinar presentation, listeners will learn about infectious diseases and how to determine donor eligibility. Dr. Bergevin, Senior Medical Director for LifeNet Health, discusses about various diseases and the information to look for on a potential donor's medical records and during physical inspections to to help make the eligibility determination. Specific case reports are presented as examples. Learn more about this topic; purchase the recording of the webinar today!

    Length of Recording: 1 Hour

    CEU: 1 

    Michael A. Bergevin, MD, FCAP, CTBS

    Senior Medical Director, LifeNet Health

    Dr. Michael Bergevin is the Senior Medical Director for LifeNet Health in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Pediatric Pathology and has been in tissue banking for 15 years.  As a member of the AATB he presently serves on the Physician’s Council, the Tissue Transmitted Disease Sub-group and the American Board of Tissue Banking. He has also served in the past as a member of the Scientific and Technical Affairs Committee, Standards Committee, Membership Council, Planning Committee and Accreditation Committee.  

  • Insights into Nurse Education: New Tools to Increase Referrals & Build Relationships

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 07/25/2018

    Learn more about tools available to Nurses to strengthen relationships and reduce referral times!

    Nurses are on the front lines when it comes to hospital referrals for cornea donation, and educating nurses about the role that they have can help reduce referral times and create a beneficial partnership. During this webinar session planned by the Donor Development Committee, three speakers discuss new hospital development tools that they have each implemented at their eye banks to educate nurses about eye donation. These tools and methods of communication have strengthened relationships with nurses and reduced referral times.

    These tools include audio/visual education methods, poster series, specialized forms, Med Ed live session and more. If you are looking for ways to educate and communicate with nurses at your local hospitals, purchase this webinar recording today!

    Recording Length: 1 Hour

    CEU: 1

    Nancy Biagioni

    Director of Donor Development and Educations, San Diego Eye Bank

    Nancy Biagioni is the Director of Development and Education at the San Diego Eye Bank. Nancy provides hospitals, hospices and other healthcare facilities with guidance, education and support regarding eye donation. She assists healthcare facilities maintain compliance with federal and state regulations regarding anatomical donation. Nancy manages and reports referral and donor statistics to hospitals and hospices, participates in hospital donor committee meetings and is responsible for the planning of annual educational seminars on eye donation. Nancy also coordinates exhibit displays for the Gift of Sight Eye Donor Program. Nancy is the Chair for the San Diego Eye Bank Nurses' Advisory Board. Nancy designs educational brochures and quarterly education posters, developed and implemented a donor program for the local hospices and manages and executes Donor Development for Hawaii Lions Eye Bank & Makana Foundation.

    Nancy plans and executes physician continuing education including lectures, grand rounds, mini meetings and wetlabs and oversees and coordinates all continuing education for ophthalmic technicians bi-annually.

    Teresa Ham

    Chief Administrative Officer, Alabama Eye Bank

    Teresa Ham has worked at Alabama Eye Bank for the past 14 years and held many different positions within the organization. In her current role as Chief Administrative Officer, her responsibilities include general accounting, administration, marketing and hospital development for the statewide organization. Teresa also serves as the secondary team leader for Donate Life Alabama and has been a member of the EBAA Donor Development Committee for a number of years.

    Sara McFee, APR

    Donor Development/Communications, Lions Gift of Sight

    Sara McFee, APR, leads donor development and stakeholder relations at Lions Gift of Sight and serves with other donation organizations in developing donation education and promotion campaigns. An accredited public relations professional, Sara has more than 30 years of experience in non-profit and healthcare stakeholder relations, marketing and communications, and media relations. Sara is former chair, and current member, of the EBAA Donor Development Committee, and past member of the EBAA Legislative and Regulatory Committee.

  • Ophthalmic Spotlight: Descemetorhexis and Collagen Cross Linking

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 06/26/2018

    Learn more about Descemetorhexis and Corneal Collagen Cross Linking!

    The webinar presentation, “Ophthalmic Spotlight: Descemetorhexis and Corneal Collagen Cross Linking,” highlights two procedures that are currently being explored in sight restoration. The recording is comprised of two presentations. The first presentation is given by Dr. Kathy Colby, from the University of Chicago, who presents on descemetorhexis and discusses the procedure, the background of the procedure and patient outcomes. Following this presentation, Dr. Parag Majmudar, from Chicago Cornea Consultants, presents on Corneal Collagen Cross Linking and discusses the procedure, current practice and research, and patient outcomes. Purchase the recording to learn more about these two procedures!

    Recording Length: 1 Hour

    CEU: 1

    Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD

    Louis Block Professor and Chairman, University of Chicago Department of Ophthalmology

    Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD, is an internationally renowned academic corneal specialist with a longstanding interest in Fuchs dystrophy, the most common cause for corneal transplantation in the US. Dr. Colby has pioneered the use of Descemet stripping only (DSO) as a non-graft treatment for Fuchs dystrophy. Dr. Colby is a passionate educator who trained hundreds of students, residents and fellows during the two decades she spent at Harvard Medical School prior to becoming Chairman of Ophthalmology at the University of Chicago in 2015.

    Parag Majmudar, MD

    President and Chief Medical Officer of Chicago Cornea Consultants, Ltd

    Parag A. Majmudar, MD, 
    is the President and Chief Medical Officer of Chicago Cornea Consultants, Ltd. where he practices cataract, corneal and refractive surgery.  Raised primarily in New Jersey, Dr. Majmudar was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. After receiving his medical degree at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Dr. Majmudar completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Chicago, serving as chief resident in the Department of Ophthalmology. He followed his residency with a subspecialty fellowship in cornea and external diseases and refractive surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Majmudar is a highly regarded international lecturer and instructor on the subjects of corneal and refractive surgery, and currently serves as an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Rush University in Chicago.

    Dr. Majmudar is an active member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery as well as the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and he has received the Academy's Achievement Award and Senior Achievement Award. He is a member of the International Council of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and recently received an ISRS Achievement Award.  Dr. Majmudar serves on a number of scientific advisory boards. Dr. Parag Majmudar specializes in laser and non-laser vision correction procedures, cataract surgery, corneal surgery, treatment of keratoconus, and complications stemming from refractive surgery.