Environmental Monitoring Fundamentals

In this webinar, Amanda Curtis introduces the basics of designing, setting up, and maintaining an environmental monitoring (EM) program. The session addresses the questions of where, when, and how often to take routine samples from the working space and personnel, comparing the various requirements and recommendations from the applicable regulatory agencies. This webinar also introduces how and when to qualify both the EM program and the gowning of the eye bank professional.

Attendees will learn:

  • What the different regulatory agencies expect from an EM program
  • How to take a risk-based approach to designing and maintaining an EM program
  • How and when to qualify and re-qualify the EM program and personnel
  • The basics of routine sampling of the classified area and personnel

Amanda Curtis

Microbiology Consultant


Amanda Curtis is a Microbiology Consultant at ValSource with over 10 years of experience in medical and pharmaceutical microbiology. She received her bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Purdue University. Amanda started her career in clinical microbiology before moving into the pharmaceutical industry with a focus on Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products (HCT/Ps) and Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs). She is experienced in complex investigations, microbial and contamination control, risk-based approaches to environmental monitoring (EM), and EM data analysis. 

Jennifer DeMatteo, MCM, CIC (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. Ms. DeMatteo has been a Healthcare Epidemiologist for over 20 years and is certified in Infection Control & Epidemiology (CBIC).


Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin.  |  60 minutes
Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin.  |  60 minutes
3 Questions
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available