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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 05/08/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    The presentation includes videos of the procedure and discussion with the speakers about their experiences with DSAEK tissue preparation. Attend this session to learn more about DSAEK tissue preparation!

    Descemet's Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty continues to be a preferred procedure for many surgeons and eye banks have risen to the challenge of preparing tissue for this procedure. Speakers discuss the basics of preparing corneal tissue for DSAEK and highlight various methods for preparing the tissue as well as the different materials and equipment that are used. The presentation includes videos of the procedure and discussion with the speakers about their experiences with DSAEK tissue preparation. 

    Participants will learn:

    • How DSAEK differs from other transplant options 
    • The procedure for preparing tissue for DSAEK
    • The regulations and standards that apply to DSAEK tissue preparation
    • Various modifications and methods that are used based on surgeon preferences
    • The materials and equipment necessary
    • The importance of tissue evaluations post tissue processing 

    Attend this session to learn more about DSAEK tissue preparation!

    Paul Graves, CEBT, CTBS

    Senior Vice President of Clinical Services

    Advancing Sight Network

    Paul Graves, CEBT, CTBS, was born and raised in Alabama. He joined Advancing Sight Network in July of 1997 as a Transplant Coordinator. Over the years, he has been involved in all aspects of clinical eye banking, from Laboratory Manager to Director of Laboratory Services. Today, as the Senior Vice President of Clinical Services, Paul oversees the clinical processing aspects of Advancing Sight Network, from performing tissue processing itself to developing new processing procedures to assist surgeons in the care of their patients. Paul is a Certified Eye Bank Technician and a Certified Tissue Banking Specialist. Paul currently serves on the EBAA Technician Education Committee.

    Chelsea Green, CEBT

    Processing Services Program Coordinator

    Iowa Lions Eye Bank

    Chelsea Green, CEBT, is the Processing Services Manager for Iowa Lions Eye Bank. Chelsea received a BA in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies as well as a BS in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois. She came to the University of Iowa in 2011 to work in medical research and worked on multiple studies before finding her way into eye banking and earning her CEBT. She has been head of the processing department at Iowa Lions Eye Bank since 2018.

    Chelsea is a member of the EBAA Technician Education Committee, the EBAA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, multiple DEI committees at the University of Iowa, and founded the DEI Committee at Iowa Lions Eye Bank.  

    Nicholas Hicks

    Director, Tissue Processing

    Eversight

    Nicholas Hicks, CEBT, is the Director of Tissue Processing at Eversight. He has been with Eversight for over 11 years, 9 of which have been focused on processing tissue. Nick currently serves on the EBAA Technician Education Committee. 

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 04/25/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    This Town Hall includes Board of Directors' Candidate Speeches and other Association updates.

    Please join us on Thursday, April  25 at 1pm  for the Spring Town Hall Meeting. Led by EBAA Speaker of the House, Shannon Schweitzer, this Town Hall includes Board of Directors' Candidate Speeches and other Association updates. All EBAA members are welcome to attend.

    EBAA Town Hall meetings are held throughout the year to share information with the members about the Board’s activity and to solicit member feedback and perspectives on the issues facing the profession. The Spring Town Hall meeting features Board of Director candidate speeches and any proposed Bylaws changes, allowing House of Delegate members the opportunity to hear speeches and proposed changes before the Annual Meeting. The meeting includes time for members to ask questions of the Board, staff and the membership; please contact Shannon by April 15 to suggest topics for discussion. 

    CEUs not awarded for this session. EBAA Members Only.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/17/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Speakers will discuss validation and verification, defining each process and highlighting how they are different from each other. Learn more about this session by registering today!

    Validation and verification of processes and products are important in the quality assurance programs of an eye bank. Speakers will discuss validation and verification, defining each process and highlighting how they are different from each other. Jerry Burkey, from San Diego Eye Bank, discusses how to write and execute an equipment qualification, providing a template. Vivian C. Lopez, from Beauty of Sight, provides information on how to conduct a process validation for a new process and will use tissue preparation for CAIRS as an example.

    Attendees will learn:

    • Templates for validation and verification of processes
    • How to write and execute an equipment qualification
    • New process validation for CAIRS tissue preparation

    Learn more about validation and verification; register for this presentation today! 



    Jennifer DeMatteo (Moderator)

    Director of Regulations and Standards

    Eye Bank Association of America

    Jennifer DeMatteo, MCM, CIC, is the Director of Regulations and Standards for the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA). She oversees the EBAA Accreditation program, Medical Standards process and serves as their regulatory liaison. She received her bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science degree in clinical microbiology from Hahnemann University (now Drexel University). She was responsible for directing the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Employee Health programs and personnel in major tertiary hospital and ambulatory care settings.  Jennifer has been a Healthcare Epidemiologist for over 20 years and is certified in Infection Control & Epidemiology (CBIC).

    Jerry Burkey, CEBT

    Quality Assurance Lead

    San Diego Eye Bank

    Jerry Burkey is a Certified Eye Bank Technician and the Quality Assurance Lead at the San Diego Eye Bank. Prior to working in Eye Banking, Jerry was a Fire Chaplain and Executive Director at FirefighterAid. He has 15 years of experience in eye banking across various disciplines, having worked in Recovery, Quality, Hospital Development, and Donor Eligibility.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 04/10/2024 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Attend this free session to learn everything you need to know about the latest Statistical Report on Eye Banking!

    The 2023 EBAA Statistical Report on Eye Banking will be released in April 2024 and there will be a lot to discuss! Join us to learn more about the report and what the data may indicate about future trends. Brian Philippy, Member of the Statistical Report Committee will discuss the report and highlight important data and trends.

    The session includes:

    • Highlights of the EBAA 2023 Statistical Report on Eye Banking (will be released April 2024)
    • Analysis of the data
    • Trends in tissue utilization, surgical indications, donation, tissue procurement, and distribution
    • Information on how to use the report to benchmark your organization

    Attend this free session to learn everything you need to know about the latest Statistical Report on Eye Banking!

    Members only. No CEUs will be awarded for this session.

    Brian Philippy, BCHE, BS, CEBT

    Director of Business Development

    Lions Gift of Sight

    Brian Philippy, BCHE, BS, CEBT, works for Lions Gift of Sight in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Brian started eye banking in 1997 at the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank (now Lions Gift of Sight), beginning as a Lab Attendant, then Procurement Technician, Distribution Coordinator, Donor Coordinator, then Lab Manager. In 2005, Brian became the Technical & Quality Assurance Director in Norfolk, then later the Director of Transplant & Research. Brian also served as a Consultant and Director at Vision Share, concurrent with time served in Norfolk. Earning CEBT in 2003, Brian began an extensive EBAA committee service history in 2006.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/06/2024 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Attend this session to learn more about working with your local funeral homes and coroners!

    Developing relationships with funeral homes and coroners is a necessity for eye banks to be able to recover tissue. During this session, Gary Watts, retired coroner who has investigated more than 50,000 deaths over more than 40 years, discusses the protocol that he helped to develop to improve the relationship tissue procurement organizations had with coroners. Staci Terrin from Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank will also discuss the efforts her team makes to strengthen their relationships with funeral homes and coroners. 

    Attendees will learn the following:

    • Tips to engage with funeral homes and coroners
    • Suggestions on how to overcome common challenges
    • The protocol that was developed to notify coroners as soon as a tissue procurement organization becomes involved in a case

    Attend this session to learn more about working with your local funeral homes and coroners. 

    Staci Terrin

    Technical Manager

    Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank

    Staci joined the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank in December 2014. Staci has held several positions at RMLEB and is currently the Technical Manager, which she has served in this position for the past four years. Staci has trained surgeons and eye bank technicians in processing tissue for DMEK and DSAEK.  Staci has served on several EBAA committees, including Constitution and Bylaws and Continuing Education.  She has co-authored several scientific publications on behalf of RMLEB relating to eye banking. What Staci enjoys most about her position is teaching and training staff and watching them grow as eye bank professionals. 

    Gary Watts

    Coroner Liaison

    Sharing Hopes Carolina

    Gary Watts has spent 40+ years in law enforcement focused in medical legal death investigation. He is a past president and board member of South Carolina's Coroners Association, and also a past president and board chair of the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners, or IACME. He is currently the coroner liaison for Sharing Hopes Carolina, an Organ Procurement Organization (OPO). 

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    This Town Hall provides highlights and updates about the Association and the current work of the EBAA Board.

    The Winter Town Hall Meeting takes place on Thursday, February 15 at 1pm Eastern. Led by EBAA Speaker of the House, Shannon Schweitzer, this Town Hall provides highlights and updates about the Association and the current work of the Board.

    EBAA Town Hall meetings are held throughout the year to share information with the members about the activity of the Board and to solicit member feedback and perspectives on the issues facing the association and profession.  The meeting includes time for members to ask questions of the Board, staff and the membership; please contact Shannon by February 1 to suggest topics for discussion. 

    CEUs not awarded for this session. EBAA Members Only.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This session highlights the importance of incorporating DEI principles into an organization’s culture, practices, and discussions.

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is a vital component to sustain a healthy and successful work environment, but what does it mean to incorporate it into an eye bank’s processes, procedures, and practices? This session highlights the importance of incorporating DEI principles into an organization’s culture, practices, and discussions. Shawn Sandford, Management Executive and DEI Practitioner, provides information about how and where to begin, highlighting areas where DEI practices can be implemented at all levels of an organization. Representatives from three different eye banks share how their organizations have cultivated a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment and discuss the various programs, initiatives and practices that have been implemented.

    Attendees will learn: 

        • The basics about DEI practices and principles
        • Best practices for increasing diversity, equity and inclusion at an organization
        • How to start a DEI program at an eye bank of all sizes
        • The benefits of a DEI program on the staff, stakeholders, and community of an eye bank
        • The areas of an organization where DEI practices can be quickly implemented

     

    Attend this session to learn how to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization and how to begin the journey! 

    Mike Tramber, MBA, CEBT, CETB (Moderator)

    Vice President of Operations

    Miracles in Sight

    As Vice President of Operations, Mike is responsible for developing long-term strategies, creating lean and efficient operational processes, improving customer relationships and monitoring the successes of each operational department.


    Mike started his career in the organ, tissue and eye donation industry more than 20 years ago as a recovery technician, where his skills and attention to detail helped him routinely win the coveted Technician of the Month award. His calm demeanor, excellent interpersonal skills and industry knowledge make him an outstanding and successful leader. He later moved to Carolina Donor Services as Tissue Recovery Manager where he led the department to win the Golden Quill and Golden Scalpel Awards for minimal errors in both documentation and surgical technique. Mike came to Miracles In Sight in 2006, where he quickly was able to use his skills to forge many process and procedural improvements and lead the company to become one of the top eye banks in the world. Mike is an advocate for donation. He is active on multiple EBAA committees, leads technician education trainings, and lectures on eye banking domestically and abroad.


    After graduating high school, Mike enlisted in the US Army as a laboratory technician and worked towards completing a diploma in surgical technology. He received his Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from Mt. Olive College and his Master of Business Administration from Winston-Salem State University.

    Chelsea Green, CEBT

    Processing Services Program Coordinator

    Iowa Lions Eye Bank

    Chelsea Green, CEBT, is the Processing Services Manager for Iowa Lions Eye Bank. Chelsea received a BA in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies as well as a BS in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois. She came to the University of Iowa in 2011 to work in medical research and worked on multiple studies before finding her way into eye banking and earning her CEBT. She has been head of the processing department at Iowa Lions Eye Bank since 2018.

    Chelsea is a member of the EBAA Technician Education Committee, the EBAA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, multiple DEI committees at the University of Iowa, and founded the DEI Committee at Iowa Lions Eye Bank.  

    Shawn Sanford, CAE

    Head of Membership and Community Engagement

    CLOC

    Shawn Sanford, CAE is an experienced membership engagement strategist who specializes in supporting associations in building and executing diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies.


    Shawn currently serves as the Head of Membership and Community Engagement at CLOC, a small association of 8,000 members where she leads membership recruitment and retention strategy and has implemented a diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging strategy for the organization. Separately, Shawn supports other associations in developing and launching a comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy. Prior to CLOC, Shawn led membership and diversity, equity and inclusion strategic initiatives and planning at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) and has supported members in industries such as legal, IT professionals, education and healthcare.


    Shawn is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and a certified DEI practitioner. Shawn is the grateful recipient of the Association Forum’s 2021 Welcoming Environment Award and the 2021 Forty Under 40 Award. She is also an active volunteer at the Association Forum and the Association of Society Association Executives (ASAE).


    Shawn is a proud alumna of the University of Notre Dame and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Saint Francis. She currently resides in the Chicagoland area with her daughter. 

    Alyssa Hernandez

    Director of Marketing and Development

    Sierra Donor Services Eye Bank

    Alyssa began her career in eye banking in 2020 at Sierra Donor Services Eye Bank. As the Director of Marketing and Development, she implements and executes branding and business development growth strategies along with executing marketing campaigns. Within her first year, she helped create a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee with the goal of educating all team members and ensuring they felt included and heard. She is also member of the EBAA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. 


    Alyssa resides in Sacramento, CA with her husband and 3 young boys. She dedicates her passion for organ, eye and tissue donation to her son who is a liver transplant recipient. 

    Haidre Williams

    Quality Program Specialist

    VisionGift

    Haidre Williams is a Quality Program Specialist at VisionGift in Portland, OR, and co-founded the VisionGift Women’s Affinity Group (WAG). While at Portland State University, she volunteered and did paid work with the Women’s Resource Center, supervising their annual mentorship program as well as facilitating weekly group meetings for women returning to college. She uses this experience, her background in women’s studies, and her own lived experience as a woman of color to hold space for important and relevant DEI conversations in the Women’s Affinity Group and the EBAA DEI committee

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Attend this session to learn about Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy and the future treatment of the disease!

    Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy (FECD) is a disorder that affects the cornea and is one of the leading indications for a corneal transplant. Almost a third of corneal transplants performed in the US are a result of the presence of FECD.  Dr. Ula Jurkunas, Associate Director of Cornea Service at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, discusses the overall disease, her related research, the current treatment options and the work that is being done to create innovative therapies in the future.  

    Attendees will learn the following:

    • An overview of Fuchs Endothelial Cornea Dystrophy
    • The treatment options available to patients
    • The research that is currently being conducted
    • Therapeutic solutions that are currently being explored

    Attend this session to learn about Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy and the future treatment of the disease! 

    Ula Jurkunas, MD

    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

    Mass Eye and Ear

    Ula Jurkunas, MD is a clinician-scientist who performs corneal and refractive surgery at Mass Eye and Ear and conducts basic science research on Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy and stem cell transplantation at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass Eye and Ear. In addition to being one of the highest volume refractive and transplant surgeons at Mass Eye and Ear, she teaches residents and fellows about corneal, cataract, and refractive surgery as well as the clinical management and diagnosis of corneal and refractive conditions. Dr. Jurkunas is the Associate Director of the Cornea Service at Mass Eye and Ear and Co-Director of the Harvard Ophthalmology Cornea Center of Excellence.

    Registration Information

    EBAA members receive complimentary registration to this session. Non-members may purchase this session for $50. To register and access the session, click on the registration button. 

    Access Information

    Once you are registered for the webinar, the session will be available through your Dashboard or on this site. Registered attendees will receive reminder emails with information for accessing the webinar and the recording.

    CEU Information

    Attendees may earn 1 CEU for attending this session. Once an individual has attended the session and completed the evaluation, they will be awarded with 1 CEU. Individuals can view their CEUs on the EBAA Member Portal under Certification/CEUs.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Participate in the discussion to learn more about the current OPO landscape and discover what eye banks need to know as OPOs navigate new regulations and guidelines.

    Join EBAA members for a Community Chat on OPOs. Members discuss how OPOs are navigating the updated CMS guidelines and performance tiers, the current challenges being navigated by OPOs, and opportunities for eye banks to work with and support their local OPOs. Participate in the discussion to learn more about the current OPO landscape and discover what eye banks need to know as OPOs navigate new regulations and guidelines.

    EBAA Community Chats are member-driven discussions on topics of importance and relevance to the eye banking community. The chats are held on the Zoom Meetings platform and provide members with the opportunity to ask questions of the community and share experiences and insights.  All EBAA Members are invited to join and are encouraged to participate in the discussion.

    Members only. No CEUs will be awarded for this session.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Attend this session to learn more about these national partners and how eye banks can better participate in their opportunities!

    Eye banks work with a variety of national partners throughout the year in an effort to raise awareness and promote donation. During this session, Ieesha Johnson from the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT), discusses the importance of reaching out to minority community, resources available from AMAT, what is being done for National Minority Donor Awareness Month, and much more. Lauren Darensbourg from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) also discusses the new Donational Campaign and how eye banks can participate.

     Attendees will learn the following:

    • How to better reach minority communities
    • Resources available from AMAT and HRSA
    • Awareness month and campaign engagement opportunities

      Attend this session to learn more about these national partners and how eye banks can better participate in their opportunities!

    Ieesha Johnson

    Director of Community Outreach

    Infinite Legacy

    As the Director of Community Outreach at Infinite Legacy, Ieesha holds a pivotal role in spearheading initiatives to raise awareness about organ, eye, and tissue donation across Maryland.  Ieesha is the founder of Infinite Legacy's "The Decision Project", a grassroots initiative that empowers socially disadvantaged communities that are affected by donation and transplantation to make an educated and inspired decision about donation.

    Presently, Ieesha serves as the President at the Association for Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT). Beyond her presidency, she contributes as a Subject Matter Expert for the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations' (AOPO) Impact committee and as a member of the DEI committee. Ieesha's diverse contributions encompass her role as an Expert Panelist for The Division of Transplantation within the Department of Health and Human Services, concentrating on donation education and outreach. Additionally, she holds a position on the Advisory Council of Donate Life America.

    Alongside her professional commitments, Ieesha holds the position of Health Chair for the Maryland State Conference at The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and actively volunteers for the Maryland Medical Reserve Corps.

    Lauren Darensbourg

    HRSA Division of Transplantation

    Lauren Darensbourg serves as Lead of the Donation Education Team in the Division of Transplantation at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, Lauren develops and coordinates public and professional education and outreach activities in support of HRSA’s mission to improve awareness about organ donation and transplantation, and to promote the need for increased donor registrations. Lauren earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry, as well as a Master of Public Health from Florida A & M University. 

    Jerilyn Giardina (Moderator)

    Director of Partner Outreach & Community Relations

    AltruVision

    Jerilyn Giardina joined AltruVision, formerly known as Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley (LEBDV), in 2014. She oversees the community relations, development, and family services programs. Some of Jerilyn’s favorite contributions to the eye bank’s mission include launching the Recipient Kit Program, hosting events that engage with cornea transplant recipients and donor families, and most recently publishing the Heartfelt Collection of Letters for donor families. She has also completed her Master's Degree in Nonprofit Leadership at LaSalle University.