Infectious Disease: Overview and Updates

In eye, tissue and organ donation, understanding the basics of infection and infectious diseases is essential in preventing the transmission and spread of diseases. Dr. Beverly Forsyth discusses infectious diseases providing an overview, detailing the difference between viral and bacterial infections and highlighting the diseases that eye bank professionals need to be aware of regarding donation. The session includes information about the basics of infection, emerging diseases, and what eye bank professionals need to know when determining donor eligibility and tissue suitability. Following the presentation, there will be a facilitated Q&A session with Dr. Forsyth.

Attendees will learn:

  • The difference between viral, bacterial, and fungal infections
  • How vaccines work
  • Why certain diseases are of concern regarding donation
  • Important emerging diseases
  • What to look for when reviewing medical charts and conducting the physical exam

 Learn more about infectious diseases and what you need to know when it comes to transmission, donor eligibility, technician safety, and transplantation. Register today!   

Beverly Forsyth, MD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Beverly Forsyth, MD, has a dual appointment at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and the 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. Dr. Forsyth 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. She is also the Director of Education Infection Prevention and Emergency Management for the medical and graduate programs. Dr. Forsyth currently serves as a member of the Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration's Medical Advisory Board and is on the Editorial Board for the EBAA Journal, Eye Banking and Corneal Transplantation. 

Registration Information

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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.


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1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available