Risk Above Mission: Keeping Staff Safe
Eye banks take the mission to restore sight very seriously and often go to great lengths to facilitate donation when possible. However, eye bank staff can sometimes find themselves in situations with increased risk. Eye banks have policies and procedures for the everyday concerns that can arise when procuring human tissue, but the number of concerns and considerations has increased as eye bank staff navigate a global pandemic, protests, extreme weather conditions, wildfires, recovery locations with various practices and procedures, and much more. Listen to real stories about the situations technicians have found themselves in and how eye banks have worked to keep their staff safe while also carrying out their mission.
For one fee of $50 (EBAA Member) or $150 (Non-Member), the entire organization may attend the webinar. After registration, a confirmation email will be sent with a discount code. The contact person who purchased the session should send the discount code to other staff members who may wish to attend the session. The discount code will allow staff to attend remotely for free.
Note: if an organization has multiple locations, additional registrations must be purchased for each location.
A new CEU process has been implemented. If an individual views the session through their own eyeLEARN account, they simply need to complete the survey on their account to claim credit for the session. If a group of people view the session together in a conference room, then each person should complete the survey listed in the confirmation email to claim CEU credit.
Important: Whether through eyeLEARN or the survey in the confirmation email, each attendee must complete their own survey to claim credit for the session.
Troy Win'E, CEBT
Troy Win’E, CEBT, is the Director of Recovery Services at SightLife. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in cellular molecular biology from the University of Washington. Troy is the Chair of the EBAA Technician Education Committee and served on the 2019 and 2020 Technician Education Seminar Faculty.
Kristen McCoy, MA, CEBT, CTBS
Miracles in Sight
Kristen McCoy, MA, CEBT, CTBS, is the Vice President of Surgical Applications with Miracles in Sight. Prior to working at Miracles in Sight, Kristen was with Eversight for over 22 years. Kristen holds a master's degree in health and humans services administration from St. Mary's University in Minnesota, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton and is a Certified Eye Bank Technician (CEBT) and Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (CTBS). She has served on numerous Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) committees and sub-committees over the years including the Technician Education Committee and the Certification Board. Kristen also served as a faculty member of the Technician Education Seminar for eight years.
Chris Conwell, CEBT
Sierra Donor Services Eye Bank
Chris Conwell, CEBT, started his career in Emergency Medical Services and entered eye banking as a recovery technician in 2011. He is now the Processing Supervisor where he processes tissue for DMEK, DSAEK, and ALK surgeries. Chris oversees all training aspects for processing and tissue recovery staff.