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  • The Opioid Epidemic and What Eye Banks Need to Know

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learn more about the opioid epidemic and how it may affect organ donation.

    During this session, listeners will learn more about the opioid epidemic and how it may affect organ donation. Lieutenant Dustin Smith, a toxicologist for the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, discusses the overall opioid epidemic, specifically the use of heroin and fentanyl/fentanyl analogues, the safety aspects related to encountering potential synthetic opioids, and the importance of vitreous fluid during a toxicological analysis. Then, Julie Plescia, Clinical Manager at Lifebanc, presents on how the increase of opioid related deaths has affected organ donation and the considerations that have to be made in regards to donor suitability. These speakers will provide insight into the opioid epidemic and provide attendees with information that may be helpful when recovering tissue or determining suitability. 

    Length of Recording: 1 Hour

    CEU: 1

    Note: If you purchase the “Group Training” option for an educational session, up to 15 individuals from your eye bank may receive CEU credit for the session. In order for those individuals to have access to the session, please send the list of names to Genevieve@restoresight.org. Please note that all individuals will need to have an eyeLEARN account in order to have access to the session. To activate and log into your eyeLEARN account, simply use your EBAA credentials that you use to log into the EBAA Member’s Section. Once Genevieve Casaceli has received the list of names, and their accounts have been activated in eyeLEARN, Genevieve will give each person access to the session, and they will be able to view the session and obtain CEU credit. If you prefer to watch as a group, please use a group signature sheet to claim credit.

    Lt. Dustin Smith

    Toxicologist, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

    Lt. Dustin Smith is the Supervisor of the Toxicology Department at the S.C. Law Enforcement Division.  With over 18 years of experience, he has worked thousands of cases involving DUI, cause of death and criminal sexual assault investigations.  As supervisor, he is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the toxicology lab, reviewing all cases requiring drug analysis prior to case completion, and providing interpretation and expert testimony when requested.

    Lt. Smith is board certified as a Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology, is an active member of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists and serves as Vice President of the Palmetto Association of Toxicologists.  He also serves on the National Institute of Justice Technology Working Group and grant review committee and as a panel member on the National Safety Council’s Alcohol, Drugs and Impairment Division (ADID) sponsored meeting regarding updating current minimum testing standards for DUID casework. He is also a member of the South Carolina Vulnerable Adults Fatality Review Committee.   

    Julia Plescia

    Director of Organ Services, Lifebanc

    Julie Plescia is the Director of Organ Services for Lifebanc. Julie has worked for many years in the field of organ donation and transplantation. Before assuming her current role, Julie was the Manager of Organ Services and before that she was the donor referral coordinator for Lifebanc for 6 years.  Prior to working at Lifebanc, she worked at the Cleveland Clinic in the roles of Family Liaison, Registered nurse in the Heart Failure Intensive Care Unit, In-House Lifebanc Coordinator, and the liver/intestine coordinator. Julie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Ohio University and has been a Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator since 2013. She is past co-chair of the Cleveland Clinic Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation Committee and past chair of the Nursing and Transplant Shared Governance Committee. 

  • It's Sensitive: Keeping Information Safe and Confidential

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/09/2017

    Learn more about electronic medical record access and the HIPAA Rule.

    The speakers discuss the challenges surrounding electronic medical record access and address the fact that not one size fits all for every organization. A representative from LifeBanc shares how her organization was able to gain access at 30 hospitals and what that transition has meant for those hospital and the eye bank staff. The session also focuses on the HIPAA rule and how to distinguish between data which may be considered "confidential" vs. data that is covered under the HIPAA Rule. 

    Length of Recording: 1 Hour

    CEU: 1

    Note: If you purchase the “Group Training” option for an educational session, up to 15 individuals from your eye bank may receive CEU credit for the session. In order for those individuals to have access to the session, please send the list of names to Genevieve@restoresight.org. Please note that all individuals will need to have an eyeLEARN account in order to have access to the session. To activate and log into your eyeLEARN account, simply use your EBAA credentials that you use to log into the EBAA Member’s Section. Once Genevieve Casaceli has received the list of names, and their accounts have been activated in eyeLEARN, Genevieve will give each person access to the session, and they will be able to view the session and obtain CEU credit. If you prefer to watch as a group, please use a group signature sheet to claim credit.

    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.

    Beth Kost, MBA, RHIA

    Wellstar Health System

    Jackie Rossi, CEBT, CTBS

    Referral Service Coordinator/Trainer, Lifebanc

  • Environmental Monitoring: Considerations for Process Implementation and Ongoing Monitoring

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/17/2017

    Learn more about setting up a clean room and the process an eye bank with through in regards to validation and environmental monitoring!

    During this webinar presentation, attendees hear from speakers on the topic of environmental monitoring. Staff from the Lions Eye Bank of West Central Ohio share their experience with setting up a clean room and the process the organization went through in regards to validation and environmental monitoring and discussed the challenges they faced and the lessons that were learned. Scott Carlisle then discusses ongoing monitoring and presents recommendations regarding ongoing environmental monitoring of the processing space, ongoing temperature monitoring of refrigerators, and maintenance of the processing space.

    Length of Recording: 1 Hour

    CEU: 1

    Note: If you purchase the “Group Training” option for an educational session, up to 15 individuals from your eye bank may receive CEU credit for the session. In order for those individuals to have access to the session, please send the list of names to Genevieve@restoresight.org. Please note that all individuals will need to have an eyeLEARN account in order to have access to the session. To activate and log into your eyeLEARN account, simply use your EBAA credentials that you use to log into the EBAA Member’s Section. Once Genevieve Casaceli has received the list of names, and their accounts have been activated in eyeLEARN, Genevieve will give each person access to the session, and they will be able to view the session and obtain CEU credit. If you prefer to watch as a group, please use a group signature sheet to claim credit.

    Andrew Officer, CEBT

    Technical Director, Lions Eye Bank of West Central Ohio


    Andrew Officer is the Technical Director at Lions Eye Bank of West Central Ohio and started in eye banking 9 years ago while pursuing his masters at Wright State University.  Andrew is currently a member of the EBAA’s scientific programs and research committees.

    Darrell Lee, CEBT

    Laboratory & Processing Manager, Lions Eye Bank of West Central Ohio


    Darrell Lee is a Laboratory & Processing Manager for Lions Eye Bank of West Central Ohio. He has worked for the eye bank for over 13 years, initially starting off as an eye tissue recovery technician. Darrell’s has BS in Chemistry and is a CEBT. Along with being a tissue coordinator, he is responsible for the processing of corneal tissue at LEBWCO. 

    Scott Carlisle

    Quality Assurance Director, CorneaGen


    Scott Carlisle is the QA/Device Director for SightLife Surgical. In this capacity he has overall responsibility for the quality management system and regulatory affairs for the tissue processing and medical device operations of the company.  Scott also directs the manufacturing and inventory management for all the medical devices produced and distributed by SightLIfe Surgical.  Scott joined the SightLife Surgical in 2010. During his 30-year career, Scott has worked in a variety of quality management positions for large multi-national medical device companies. Scott received his B.S. in Biology from Wheaton College in Wheaton Illinois.  He is an ASQ certified quality engineer, ASQ certified quality auditor, and is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

  • Wrapped in Gratitude: Caring for Donor Families

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 12/08/2016

    Learn more about aftercare programs that are currently in place at eye banks around the country!

    Eye banks hold donors and donor families in the highest regard.  In this webinar, attendees hear about some of the aftercare programs that are currently in place at eye banks around the country.  Attendees learn how to foster relationships with donor families by establishing supportive services to ensure positive outcomes for families and corneal donation. Watch the webinar to learn about how other organizations are caring for their donor families after donation!

    Length of Recording: 1 Hour

    CEU: 1

    Note: If you purchase the “Group Training” option for an educational session, up to 15 individuals from your eye bank may receive CEU credit for the session. In order for those individuals to have access to the session, please send the list of names to Genevieve@restoresight.org. Please note that all individuals will need to have an eyeLEARN account in order to have access to the session. To activate and log into your eyeLEARN account, simply use your EBAA credentials that you use to log into the EBAA Member’s Section. Once Genevieve Casaceli has received the list of names, and their accounts have been activated in eyeLEARN, Genevieve will give each person access to the session, and they will be able to view the session and obtain CEU credit. If you prefer to watch as a group, please use a group signature sheet to claim credit.

    Rebekka McCollom

    Hospital & Community Relations Coordinator, KeraLink


    Rebekka McCollom has worked passionately in the community of organ, eye and tissue donation for over 10 years. As a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Public Relations, she began working for Life Alliance Organ Procurement Organization in 2015. Rebekka has served on several committees within Donate Life Florida and AOPO before moving to Orlando, FL. She became part of the Donor Development team with the local Blood bank where she worked for 5.5 years increasing blood donations throughout Central Florida.  Rebekka has been in my position as a Hospital & Community Relations Coordinator with KeraLink for over 2.5 years.

    Debbie May-Johnson

    Eversight

    Rebecca Grossman

    Family Services Manager, SightLife

  • Writing Stronger Research Grant Proposals & Scientific Abstracts

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/26/2016

    Learn more about how to write a strong and impactful grant proposal or scientific abstract.

    Eye bankers are becoming more involved in research and are seeking financial support for that research or submitting their findings as scientific abstracts for presentation at a variety of scientific meetings. Writing a strong and impactful grant proposal or scientific abstract can be the difference of having a project receiving funding or being presented at a national meeting and never having the chance to complete or present a study. During this presentation, Dr. Dupps provides tips and tools for writing strong grant proposals and scientific abstracts, while Dr. Woodward gives information and guidance regarding the EBAA Richard Lindstrom Research Grant application process, and Dr. Jeng provides updates and tips regarding the abstract submission processes for the EBAA Scientific Symposium and Fall Educational Symposium. Purchase the recording today to learn how you can strengthen your grant proposal and abstract writing skills!

    Length of Recording: 1 Hour

    CEU: 1

    Note: If you purchase the “Group Training” option for an educational session, up to 15 individuals from your eye bank may receive CEU credit for the session. In order for those individuals to have access to the session, please send the list of names to Genevieve@restoresight.org. Please note that all individuals will need to have an eyeLEARN account in order to have access to the session. To activate and log into your eyeLEARN account, simply use your EBAA credentials that you use to log into the EBAA Member’s Section. Once Genevieve Casaceli has received the list of names, and their accounts have been activated in eyeLEARN, Genevieve will give each person access to the session, and they will be able to view the session and obtain CEU credit. If you prefer to watch as a group, please use a group signature sheet to claim credit.

    William J. (BJ) Dupps, Jr., MD, PhD

    Ophthalmologist, Cole Eye Institute


    William J. (BJ) Dupps, Jr., MD, PhD is a native of Catawba Island, Ohio. After studying Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, he earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering and an M.D. (Alpha Omega Alpha) as a Medical Scientist Training Program fellow at the Ohio State University. After an internship in Indianapolis, Dr. Dupps completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Iowa and was the inaugural fellow in a two-year Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute. 

    Dr. Dupps joined the Cole Eye Institute in 2006 with joint appointments in Ophthalmology, Biomedical Engineering and Transplantation. He has academic appointments in engineering at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University. His clinical interests include refractive surgery, intraoperative imaging in corneal transplantation, and predictive models for disease risk and treatment response in corneal ectasia. Dr. Dupps founded the Ocular Biomechanics and Imaging Laboratory, where he leads a team exploring the biomechanics of refractive surgery and corneal ectasia and developing engineering approaches to optimizing corneal therapy through biomechanical measurement and computational modeling. His work has been supported by NIH KL2 and R01 Bioengineering Research Grant awards, the National Keratoconus Foundation, an Ohio Third Frontier Innovation Platform Award and philanthropic gifts. 

    His honors include a Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award, an American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Achievement Award, the Kritzinger Award from the International Society of Refractive Surgery/AAO, and a Distinguished Alumnus Award from The Ohio State University College of Engineering. Dr. Dupps was accepted to membership in the American Ophthalmological Society in 2016. He is an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology, is Vice-Chair of the AAO Practicing Ophthalmologist Curriculum Committee, and recently completed his term on the AAO Regulatory, Research and External Affairs Committee. Dr. Dupps has been Associate Editor for the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery since 2007. He is also an Associate Editor for Translational Visual Science and Technology and an Executive Editor at Experimental Eye Research. He has published 96 journal articles, 22 book chapters, and has delivered over 130 invited presentations. He has contributed to several patents and received the Cleveland Clinic’s first Early Career Innovation Award in 2009 for founding OptoQuest, a technology spinoff company. 
    He has been married to Gretchen, a volunteer with the American Medical Association Alliance, for 24 years, and they have 3 children: Alexandra, Christian and Adrianne. They live along Lake Erie where Dr. Dupps enjoys kayaking, reading, and playing guitar.

    Bennie H. Jeng, MD

    Associate Medical Director, SightLife


    Bennie H. Jeng, MD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Jeng is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and he completed his residency training and chief residency at the Cole Eye Institute of the Cleveland Clinic, followed by a fellowship in cornea and external diseases at the Proctor Foundation/University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He was on the faculty at the Cole Eye Institute and then UCSF prior to his current position. Dr. Jeng was a past participant of the EBAA Physician Leadership Program, as well as a past member of the Board of Directors. He is currently the Chair of the Scientific Programs Committee and also serves on various EBAA committees including the Medical Advisory Board, Accreditation Board, and Research Committee.  Dr. Jeng is an Associate Medical Director of SightLife.

    Maria Woodward, MD

    Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Michigan


    Maria Woodward, MD, is a board-certified corneal specialist and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at University of Michigan. She is passionate about the gift of sight provided by deceased persons to patients requiring corneal transplantation. Her research seeks to improve eye banking tissue processes, highlighted threats to tissue supply, and established clinical correlations of tissue characteristics and patient outcomes. Since 201, Dr. Woodward has served on the Research committee for the Eye Bank Association of America and as chair from 2016-2018 and is a past participant of the Physician Leadership Program. She serves on the research committee and medical advisory board for Eversight.