Information Session: Mycobacterium tuberculosis Transmission via Tissue Transplantation

Melissa Greenwald, MD discusses the recent TB outbreak linked to contaminated bone allograft products containing live cells, resulting in spinal and disseminated tuberculosis in 77% of product recipients. As a member of the AATB Physician’s Council, she will discuss the review of the science and medical literature that led to the recent guidelines released by AATB for screening potential donors for MTB.

Attend the informational session to learn about the recent outbreak and the available guidance for reducing the risk of transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis via tissue transplantation.

Note: The EBAA Policy and Position Review Subcommittee (PPRS) of the EBAA Medical Advisory Board will be developing more specific requirements for EBAA members regarding screening potential ocular donors for MTB.  Webinar will be approximately 30 minutes so .5 CEUs will be awarded. 

Melissa Greenwald, MD

Chief Medical Officer

American Association of Tissue Banks

Melissa Greenwald, MD, FAST is an internationally recognized expert in tissue, cell, and organ safety and policy. Dr. Greenwald is a graduate of the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine who spent 25 years on active duty in the US Public Health Service with over 14 years at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulating human tissues for transplantation. While at FDA, she became Chief of the Human Tissue and Reproduction branch, wrote all guidance documents related to tissue donor eligibility, and reviewed all the infectious disease assays used to test tissue, cell and organ donors. After leaving FDA in 2014, she spent four years at the Health Resources and Services Administration where she retired as the Director of the Division of Transplantation. Melissa now directs her own consulting business specializing in safety management and regulatory affairs for tissue, cell, and organ products, and serves as AATB's Chief Medical Officer.

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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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0.75 CEU credits  |  Certificate available
0.75 CEU credits  |  Certificate available