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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/09/2022 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Register for the House of Delegates Town Hall to hear association updates and discuss items of relevance to the profession, led by Speaker of the House, Shannon Schwietzer.

    Register for the House of Delegates Town Hall to hear association updates and discuss items of relevance to the profession, led by Speaker of the House, Shannon Schwietzer. 

    CEUs not awarded for this session. EBAA Members Only.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/02/2022 at 8:30 PM (EDT)

    Medical Advisory Board Meeting

    The Medical Advisory Board will meet to discuss issues in eye banking and proposed changes to the Medical Standards. 

    CEUs: 2

    NOTE: This registration is only for the public. Members of the Medical Advisory Board will receive separate instructions.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/18/2022 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

    Accreditation Board Meeting

    The Accreditation Board will meet to discuss issues related to eye bank accreditation. The public portion is approximately 30 minutes, and then the meeting will move into a closed session. 

    NOTE: This registration is only for the public. Members of the Accreditation Board will receive separate instructions.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 09/07/2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Register for this member-driven conversation to gain ideas for making Eye Donation Month an even more successful commemoration for your eye bank.

    Register for this Eye Donation Month session that will include EBAA member eye bank professionals exchanging ideas, plans, and resources for the month of November. Colleen Bayus, EBAA Communications Manager, will also provide a 15 minute update regarding the new theme, materials and what to expect during this year's observance. Register to participate in this member-driven conversation to gain ideas for making Eye Donation Month an even more successful commemoration for your eye bank. 

    This session is for EBAA members only. CEUs are not awarded for this session.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 08/25/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This free session includes presentations by representatives from various racial, ethnic, and cultural groups discussing acceptance of and barriers to donation.

    Join EBAA as we recognize National Minority Donor Awareness Month (August). Different cultures have varying perspectives on eye donation. What are they, how do they differ from one another, and why? This free session includes presentations by representatives from various racial, ethnic, and cultural groups discussing acceptance of and barriers to donation. Presentations are followed by panel discussion, and a short Q&A.

    Jeff Thomas (Moderator)

    Lions Eye Institute

    Tania Llavaneras

    OneLegacy

    Mike Tramber

    Miracles in Sight

    Nocona Burgess

    Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation (AMAT) Native American Workgroup

  • Contains 47 Component(s), Includes Credits

    If you missed the 2022 Annual Meeting, or want to revisit some of the sessions you attended, check out all that this package has to offer!

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    The EBAA 2022 Annual Meeting is available on-demand. This package features select sessions from the 2022 Annual Meeting and includes over 17 hours of content. If you missed the meeting, or want to revisit some of the sessions you attended, check out all that this package has to offer. 

    This package includes:

    • Wednesday General Session - Keynote: The Inclusive Leader
    • Leading Transformation and Navigating Complex Situations
    • Thursday General Session - Featuring a Gift of Sight Personal Account by Sergeant Anita Moore and the Keynote: Mindset Matters: Cultivate a Growth Mindset
    • Eye Bank Recruitment and Hiring
    • Utilizing Environmental Monitoring to Support Microbiological Deviations & Investigations
    • Technical Skills Workshop
    • Friday General Session - Featuring the State of the Association and the Future of Eye Banking and Corneal Transplantation Panel
    • Building Strong Relationships with Donation Partners for Successful Outcomes
    • Medical Advisory Board Meeting
    • Scientific Symposium
    • Medical Directors Symposium

    View the "CEU Information" tab for important information about earning credits.

    Thank you to our meeting sponsors!

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    eyeLEARN Package Purchase Instructions
    To purchase the package on eyeLEARN, log into eyeLEARN with your EBAA credentials, click the 'register' button, and checkout. Once the package is purchased, visit the event page, and access the sessions via the contents tab.

    Package Prices:

    Member: $350   Non-Member: $650

    2022 Annual Meeting In-Person Attendees
    If you attended the EBAA 2022 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD, you have complimentary access to this package. To access the meeting, log into eyeLEARN using your EBAA credentials, visit the event page, and access the sessions via the contents tab. If you don't know your password, select the 'forgot password' link. If you still have issues, contact Herocia Hawkins.

    IMPORTANT: DO NOT complete the session evaluation for sessions you attended in person, as you have already earned CEUs for attending that session.

    Medical Directors
    Medical Directors may view the MAB Meeting and Medical Directors Symposium for accreditation purposes. Once you view the session and complete the evaluation, the certificate will be available. Please download the certificate for your proof of attendance. 


    CEUs

    The 2022 Annual Meeting package on eyeLEARN has been approved for up to 17.75 CEUs. Details for earning and tracking CEUs are listed below.

    2022 Annual Meeting In-Person Attendees
    If you attended the EBAA 2022 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD, you have complimentary access to all of the sessions available in this package. You may only earn CEUs for sessions you did not attend in person.

    IMPORTANT: DO NOT complete the session evaluation if you already completed the session evaluation for that session in the meeting app, as you have already earned CEUs for attending in-person. If you aren't sure if you already earned CEUs for a specific session, log into the Member's Portal, and click "View My Credit History" under the "Certification/CEU" menu tab. If you did not already earn CEUs for a session, view the session on eyeLEARN, complete the session evaluation, and the CEUs will populate on your member profile. Contact Genevieve Magnuson with any questions.

    2022 Annual Meeting eyeLEARN Attendees
    To earn CEUs, view the session on eyeLEARN, complete the session evaluation, and the CEUs will populate on your member profile. To view your CEUs, please log into the Member's Portal, and click "View My Credit History" under the "Certification/CEU" menu tab. To view credits earned on eyeLEARN, click "View my eyeLEARN Credits."

    Wednesday General Session

    Keynote: The Inclusive Leader
    Speaker: CJ Gross
    CEUs: 1

    Leading Transformation and Navigating Complex Situations

    Speaker: Sharon Newport, CAE
    CEUs: 1

    Thursday General Session

    Chair's Address by Noël Mick
    Gift of Sight: Personal Account by Sergeant Anita Moore
    Mindset Matters: Cultivate a Growth Mindset for Success by Laura Buckley

    CEUs: 1.25

    Eye Bank Recruitment and Hiring

    Speakers: Jamie Collier, MA, CEBT, and Molly Odorisio
    CEU: 1


    Utilizing Environmental Monitoring to Support Microbiological Deviations & Investigations

    Speaker: Marc Glogovsky, MS, S.M. (NRCM) 
    CEU: 1

    Technical Skills Workshop

    Successfully Onboarding and Vetting Technicians 
    Importance of Mental Health Resources for Eye Bankers 
    Donor Eligibility Case Studies 
    Navigating Corneal Tissue Recovery Scenarios The Silent Attack: Fungal Keratitis after Endothelial Keratoplasty
    Fighting the Never Ending Battle: Positive Fungal Cultures 
    CEUs: 2.25

    Friday General Session

    State of the Association by Kevin Corcoran, CAE
    Future of Eye Banking and Corneal Transplantation by Bennie Jeng, MD; Mark Greiner, MD; Jennifer Li, MD; M. Soledad Cortina, MD; Brian Philippy, CEBT
    CEUs: 1.5

    Building Strong Relationships with Donation Partners for Successful Outcomes

    Speakers: Jenna Dumas, MBA; TJ Roser; Sarah Czajkowski, CTBS, LFD, CEBT 
    CEU: 1

    Medical Advisory Board Meeting

    CEU: 1.75

    Scientific Symposium

    Scientific Symposium 
    Invited Session:

    Sophie Deng, MD, PhD, Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, “Management of Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency: Past, Present and Future”

    Scientific Abstracts: 
    Trends of Surgery, Patient and Surgeon Characteristics for Corneal Transplants in Medicare Population 2011 to 2020 
    Size and Shape Matters: Cell Viability of Preloaded DSAEK Grafts in Three Different Carriers 
    Accuracy of Automated Software for Assessing Endothelial Cell Loss on Trypan-Stained, Peeled DMEK 
    Low-Friction Coating of Modified Jones Tubes Significantly Improves the Post-Ejection Endothelial Cell Viability of DMEK Grafts. 
    DescePrep vs Manual Dissection for DMEK Graft Preparation: Efficacy, Efficiency, and Cell Viability in Non-Diabetic and Diabetic Corneas 
    Patient- and Surgeon-Level Factors Associated with Early Regrafts after Endothelial Keratoplasty 
    Sterile Keratolysis after Boston Type 1 Keratoprosthesis Implantation: Incidence, Risk Factors and Outcomes 
    S-Nitrosylation (SNO) Therapy to Fortify Corneal Storage Media 
    Donor Cornea Storage Temperature: Investigation of the Time Period Immediately Prior to Transplantation Surgery 
    In vitro Comparison of SARS-CoV-2 Cell-Entry Inhibitors in Donor Cornea Cells 
    CEUs: 3.25

    Medical Directors Symposium

    COVID-19 and the Cornea: Impact on Eye Banking and Keratoplasty 
    Back to Basics: Medical Director Consults 
    Corneal Surgeon Tissue Acceptance Criteria and Eye Bank Sustainability 
    Investigating Adverse Reaction Reports 
    Case Spotlight: From Transplant to Explant 
    Medical Director Dilemmas: What Would You Do?
    CEUs: 2.75

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Attend this free live webinar to hear from the CDC, and to learn more about current emerging infectious diseases that could impact donor eligibility and transplant safety.

    Join EBAA for this complimentary update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on emerging infectious diseases, donor-derived infections and transplant safety. Dr. Sridhar Basavaraju, Director of the Office of Blood, Organ, and Other Tissue Safety at CDC, will present on emerging infectious diseases and what to know regarding donor eligibility and possible transmission through cornea transplantation. 

    The 60-minute virtual session includes:

    • Overview of what is known about donor-derived infections and transplant safety
    • Emerging infectious diseases and what to be aware of regarding donor eligibility
    • The role of the CDC in donor-derived infections and when to contact them
    • A Q&A session with opportunities for participants to ask questions

    Attend this free live webinar to hear from the CDC, and to learn more about current emerging infectious diseases that could impact donor eligibility and transplant safety. 

    CEUs: 1 (if attended live)

    ​Sridhar Basavaraju, MD

    Sridhar Basavaraju, MD, is Director of the CDC Office of Blood, Organ, and Other Tissue Safety. His office coordinates investigations of infectious disease transmission through blood transfusion, organ transplantation and tissue implantation.

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

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

    EBAA has released the EBAA 2021 Statistical Report on Eye Banking and there is a lot to discuss! Join us for this complimentary webinar to learn more about the report and what the data may indicate about future trends. Brian Philippy, Chair of the Statistical Report Committee, discusses the report and highlights important data and trends. 

    The session will include:

    • Highlights of the EBAA 2021 Statistical Report on Eye Banking
    • 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!

    Brian Philippy, CEBT

    Director of Transplant and Research

    Lions Medical Eye Bank & Research Center of Eastern Virginia

    Brian Philippy, CEBT, works for the Lions Medical Eye Bank & Research Center of Eastern Virginia in Norfolk, Virginia, and lives in Gaylord, Michigan. Brian started eye banking in 1997 at the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank (now Lions Gift of Sight in Saint Paul, Minnesota), 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 1 Component(s)

    Listen to the recorded session of the House of Delegates Town Hall to hear from the Board of Directors Candidates and the latest discussions.

    Listen to the recorded session of the House of Delegates Town Hall to hear from the Board of Directors Candidates and the latest discussions.

    CEUs not awarded for this session. EBAA Members Only.

  • Contains 46 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Facilitated by members of the EEBA, this virtual course provides an overview of the technical aspects of eye banking through on-demand presentations and a live interactive workshop.

    The European Eye Bank Association (EEBA) and the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) present the European Technical Education Course. Facilitated by members of the EEBA, this virtual course provides an overview of the technical aspects of eye banking through on-demand presentations and a live interactive workshop. The on-demand sessions are available and the recording for the live session that was held on January 12 is included with the material.  

    This course is intended for beginning eye bank professionals and focuses on the practical, technical, scientific, and regulatory aspects of eye banking. 

    The course program includes: 

    • Course Introduction (Gary Jones and Andrea Gareiss-Lok) - 6 minutes
    • Corneal Anatomy and Physiology (Diego Ponzin, MD) - 18.5 minutes
    • Donor Screening (Diego Ponzin, MD) - 20.5 minutes
    • Aseptic Technique and Microbiological Testing (Eva M. Martínez-Conesa; Nausica Otero-Areitio; Andrea Gareiss-Lok and Anna Vilarrodona) - 22 minutes
    • Donor Ocular Tissue Recovery Procedures (Andrea Gareiss-Lok) - 20.5 minutes
    • Cornea Preservation Methods: Long Term Preservation and Cold Preservation (Wessel Vermeulen) 27.5 minutes
    • Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy (Eva Martínez-Conesa and Nausica Otero) - 14.5 minutes
    • Specular Microscopy (Eva Martínez-Conesa and Nausica Otero) - 13 minutes
    • Light Microscopy (Annika Hakamäki) - 17 minutes
    • Corneal Diseases and Transplant Surgery Procedures (Iva Dekaris) - 45.5 minutes
    • Quality Management (Gary Jones) - 21.5 minutes
    • Live Session: January 12, 2022 (All faculty - Recorded) 

    Registration is available at any time, but materials will only be available through July 1, 2022. Register today!

    Fees:

    Standard Registration: $200 / €175

    Payments are processed in US Dollars.

    IMPORTANT REGISTRATION NOTE:
    If you have not registered using the EBAA system before, please create an account before registering. If you have an EBAA account but don't know your login information, use the 'forgot your password' link or contact Genevieve Magnuson

    Registration is available at any time, but materials will only be available through July 1, 2022

    Diego Ponzin, MD

    Medical Director and Corneal Consultant

    Veneto Eye Bank Foundation

    Diego Ponzin, MD is Medical Director and Corneal Consultant of the Veneto Eye Bank Foundation in Venice, Italy. His clinical fields of interest include the ocular surface and corneal diseases and infections, corneal transplantation, cornea biology, storage and selection for transplantation.

    He obtained his medical degree at the University of Padua, Italy and his post-doctoral diploma in Ophthalmology at the University of Udine, Italy. He has been Research Associate at the Department of Immunology of the FIDIA Research Laboratories in Padua. Over 25 years of experience in ophthalmology and eye banking he has been: Expert for eye banking of the Consulta Nazionale Trapianti, Rome; Fellow at the Ophthalmic Division, Hospital Umberto I, Venice, Italy; Visitor at: the Bristol Eye Bank, Bristol Eye Hospital, Bristol (UK), the Manchester Eye Bank, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester (UK), the Cornea Bank, The Netherlands Ophthalmic Research Institute (The Netherlands). Lecturer in Ophthalmology, University of Padua, Italy, and he received a Fellowship in Ophthalmology granted by the Veneto Eye Bank Foundation, Ophthalmic Division, Hospital Umberto I, Venice, Italy.

    He was Research Associate in Neuroimmunology, Dept. of Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, U.S.A., and Research Associate in Immunology, Pathology Laboratory, ENEA C.R.E., Casaccia, Rome, Italy. Besides his involvement as Referee for several peer review journals (British Journal of Ophthalmology, European Journal of Ophthamology, Cornea, Journal of the American Medical Association, Expert Review of Ophthalmology, Case Reports in Ophthalmology, Clinical Ophthalmology, Regenerative Medicine, Current Medical Literature – Ophthalmology, Cell and Tissue Banking, Plos One, Journal of Current Ophthalmology) he is (co)author several papers in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and invited reviews.

    ​Andrea K. Gareiss-Lok, CEO, CEBT

    Managing Director

    Hornhautbank Muenchen gGmbH

    Andrea K. Gareiss-Lok, CEO, CEBT, is the Managing Director for Hornhautbank Muenchen gGmbH in Munich, Germany. In 1984 she graduated from High School with subsequent training as a medical assistant and MTA. Working in medical laboratories including practice management in various medical specialties, she established and started in 1991 as the principal responsible MTA in the cornea bank Munich together with her Medical Director Prof. Thomas Neuhann. Andrea Gareiss-Lok is currently the only CEBT (certified eye bank technician) in Germany and was the first one in the EU after successful undertaking training in the USA in 1993. Since 2000 she is the Managing Director and Head of the Munich Eye Bank. Since 2002 she is actively working in national and international committees (e.g. EEBA, GAEBA) for the establishment of uniform national and international standards and thus better cooperation between cornea and tissue banks in Germany and Europe. As of 2010 she is also the certified TÜV-Quality Management Officer of the Eye Bank in Munich and also successfully completed technical training courses 1 & 2 for technical sterilization assistance in 2012 and 2013.

    ​Annika Hakamäki, PhD

    Tissue Establishment Responsible Person and Development Manager

    Regea Cell and Tissue Center, Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, Tampere University, Finland

    Annika Hakamäki, PhD, is the Tissue Establishment Responsible Person and Development Manager for Regea Cell and Tissue Center, Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, Tampere University, Finland. She obtained Master’s degree in Biochemistry from University of Turku, Finland, and PhD in Cell Biology, from University of Tampere. She has been working in Regea Cell and Tissue Center since 2003. In addition to tissue bank activities, she works as a production manager in a project manufacturing tissue engineered products from adipose tissue derived stem cells for the treatment of bone defects under the EU’s hospital exemption regulation. She also participates in University’s  projects developing stem cell based tissue engineered products. 

    ​Gary L.A. Jones, BSc (Econ)

    International Relations Manager

    The Veneto Eye Bank Foundation

    Gary L.A. Jones, BSc (Econ), is the International Relations Manager for Fondazione Banca degli Occhi del Veneto Onlus (the Veneto Eye Bank Foundation) in Venice, Italy. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from University College of Swansea (Wales) and spent his early career in the UK assisting academics and researchers obtain research funding, primarily from the European Commission in Brussels. In 2000 he relocated to Italy and began working for the Veneto Eye Bank, with special responsibility for managing the bank’s international collaborative links that now encompass 25 transplant centers in 15 countries. Since 2003 he has been the Executive Officer for the European Eye Bank Association and overseas the day-to-day workings of the EEBA Secretariat. He is a founding representative of the Global Alliance of Eye Bank Associations (GAEBA) and of the Common representation of SoHO’s Associations (CoRe SoHO).

    Iva Dekaris, MD, PhD

    Eye Surgeon

    University Eye Hospital “Svjetlost” in Croatia (EU)

    President of the European Eye Bank Association (EEBA), prof. Iva Dekaris, MD, PhD works as eye surgeon at the University Eye Hospital “Svjetlost” in Croatia (EU). She also acts as surgical instructor for the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) and European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology (Swiss). She was the first surgeon in south-eastern Europe to start with lamellar corneal surgery and corneal limbal stem cell transplantation. 

    ​Nausica Otero Areitio

    Manager

    Eye Bank at Barcelona Tissue Bank

    Nausica Otero Areitio, Biochemist, she is responsible for the management of the Eye Bank at Barcelona Tissue Bank (Blood and Tissue Bank), Spain. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of the Basque Country after she relocated to Barcelona and began working for the Transplant Services Foundation at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona in 2004. She spent her early career in training in transplant coordination and getting experience in Tissue Banking to determine the suitability for transplantation of human tissues with special responsibility for ocular tissue.  She has been teaching staff from the procurement of donor ocular tissues to the corneal quality evaluation and processing.  Since 2014 she is dedicated fully to the management of the Eye Bank at Barcelona Tissue Bank, working to give responses to the emergent needs of ophthalmologists by designing procedures to prepare ready-to-use tissues adapted to the final transplant indications. In 2018 she completed a master degree in “Transfusion Medicine and Advanced Cell Therapies” at UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). She is a long serving Member of the European Eye Bank Association.

    ​Wessel Vermeulen

    Technician

    ETB-BISLIFE Cornea Department in Beverwijk

    Wessel Vermeulen: is a technician at ETB-BISLIFE Cornea Department in Beverwijk, the Netherlands. He started his working career in a Medical Hospital, where he got extensive experience in the field of medical microbiology for almost 20 years. In 2000 he made a switch to work as a technician in a corneabank.

    The corneabank in Amsterdam was a good opportunity to learn all about corneas in organ culture from Liesbeth Pels and Yvonne Schuchard. Later on the corneabank moved to Beverwijk as a department of ETB-BISLIFE. Since 2013 he is involved with the preparation of posterior lamella with a microkeratome. In 2014 he participated in a wet lab training and didactic instruction for DMEK preparation at Lions Vision Gift in Portland. After that, he was involved with the project for implementing the pre-stripped DMEK technique in Beverwijk and to deliver these tissues to the transplantation centres.

    Since 2014 Wessel is a participant of the EEBA Technical Special Interest Group. The work for that group has a lot to do with the technical guidelines of EEBA and with the EU directives. In 2018 he was voted onto the EEBA Committee as an elected Member. 

    ​Eva M. Martínez-Conesa, PhD

    Director

    Eye and Amniotic Membrane Bank for Barcelona Tissue Bank

    Eva M. Martínez-Conesa, PhD, is the Head of the Eye and Amniotic Membrane Bank for Barcelona Tissue Bank (Banc de Sang i Teixits) in Barcelona, Spain. She studied Biology and completed her PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology at University of Barcelona (Spain). She spent her early career in different public centers (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) and private (pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries). In 2010, she began working for the Barcelona Tissue Bank, with special responsibility for corneas and amniotic membranes. She also performed the development and translation of cell therapy for the ocular surface by ex vivo amplification of progenitor cells from autologous sclerocorneal limbus using a clean room environment under GMP conditions. She is an active member of EEBA

    COPYRIGHT NOTICE:

    The materials are subject to the following conditions:

    The presentations in this course are the property of The European Eye Bank Association (EEBA) and the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) and are solely for the education of attendees registered with EBAA for the European Technical Education Course. These materials are to be used only for the purposes of technician education as understood by EEBA and EBAA and are not to be shared with anyone other than the attendee of record registered for the course. The materials should not be copied or used outside of the course.

    DISCLAIMER: The on-demand presentations have been created by a range of speakers from all over Europe. As your country may have different regulations to those expressed, be sure to review your country’s specific regulations, as well as your individual eye bank’s procedures.