Sessions

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Live Sessions- June 18

How Learning Sustains Organizations Through Crisis, Disaster, and Breakdown 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM ET

How Learning Sustains Organizations Through Crisis, Disaster, and Breakdown

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This session will help you understand the importance of learning during challenging times. Our research shows seven attitudes associated with learning through crisis, disaster, and breakdown: positive emotional engagement, creative problem solving, learning identity, social support, focus, flexibility, and recognizing progress. A better understanding of these attitudes will help you overcome challenges, improve progress towards desired outcomes, make periods of perceived lack of progress more productive, improve learning, overcome periods of frustration, face change with an open mind, and build resilience.
Agenda and Speakers

D. Christopher Kayes, PhD

Donation and Transplantation Update: Current Snapshot and Future Outlook 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM ET

Donation and Transplantation Update: Current Snapshot and Future Outlook

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Representatives from EBAA, Cornea Society, AOPO, AATB, and DLA will provide updates on how each organization is navigating the unprecedented times of COVID-19. Donna Drury, EBAA Board Member, will discuss eye banking in the US including current guidance for cornea donation, testing and screening, current state of eye banking, and considerations for the next year. Kathy Colby, MD, Chair of Cornea Society, will provide an update on cornea transplantation, number of surgeries, surgery center practices, and concerns of corneal surgeons. Kelly Ranum, President of AOPO, will discuss organ donation, current guidance, stats related to donors, and considerations for shared cases. Diana Buck, AATB Chair, will talk about tissue banking, screening of donors, and discussions regarding shared cases. David Fleming, President of DLA, will discuss how DLA has been promoting organ donation through COVID-19, messaging about donation during the pandemic, and resources available. 

The Second City Workshop: Collaboration, Innovation, and Dealing with Change 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM ET

The Second City Workshop: Collaboration, Innovation, and Dealing with Change

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Performers from the critically-acclaimed improvisational comedy enterprise, The Second City, will lead attendees in a dynamic virtual workshop enhanced by a musical accompaniment and some laughs. This live virtual keynote presentation will feature practical exercises and facilitated discussions, providing a crash course in improv as a tool for better collaboration and innovation. Adapting to constant change requires the sort of agile mindset that improvisors practice every time we step onstage. As it turns out, these same skills can be used to foster the innovative environment so critical for success, especially when teams are working remotely. In this interactive keynote, participants will learn to utilize the “Yes, And” philosophy - both internally and with others - to adapt more readily within a world of change and innovation.

House of Delegates Meeting 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM ET

House of Delegates Meeting

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The House of Delegates Meeting will consist of Board of Directors Candidate elections and discussion of important topics by the delegates. Meeting attendees are welcome to view the House of Delegates Meeting by joining the Zoom link. Attendees will be required to keep their microphones muted and webcams turned off during the session.

Accreditation Board Meeting 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM ET

Accreditation Board Meeting

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Meeting attendees are welcome to join the public potion of the Accreditation Board Meeting. Attendees can join through the Zoom link and will be required to keep their microphones muted and webcams turned off. Attendees will then be asked to leave the session before the board continues with the private portion of the meeting.

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Live Sessions - June 19

General Session with Keynote 10:00 AM- 11:15 AM ET

General Session with Keynote

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Friday's General Session will include a number of important association updates as well as an exciting keynote presentation. Cheryl Cran from NextMapping will also be discussing about the rapid changes that are impacting our reality including COVID19, shifting landscape of competition and technology innovations. 

Agenda and Speakers

Moderator:
Kevin Corcoran, CAE

Chair's Address
Woodford S. Van Meter, MD 

Leading with an Eye to the Future with Innovation, Strategy, and Teamwork
Cheryl Cran


A Lasting Connection Between Two Families 11:30 AM- 11:50 AM ET

A Lasting Connection Between Two Families

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A donor mother and the mother of a 3 year old recipient share the stories of their daughters, the lasting impact of the gift of sight, and the incredible bond between these two families. UT Southwestern staff will provide additional context to this connection and how their eye bank facilitates these meetings.

Agenda and Speakers

Moderator:
Kevin Corcoran, CAE

Presenters:
Rosalba Cruz
Nia and Zoe Rabago
Donna Drury, MBA, CEBT, CTBS
W. Drew Timmons, RN, CTBS


Bringing Recipients and Donor Families Together 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM ET

Bringing Recipients and Donor Families Together

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The bond between a donor family member and a recipient is a meaningful one and eye banks can help bring them together by facilitating meetings or communication. During this session, speakers will discuss the programs that their organizations have instituted to connect donor families and recipients. This session will highlight many of the different methods and processes that eye banks utilize to facilitate meetings and communications between donor families and recipients and will include materials for physicians to give to recipients, direct communication with donor families and recipients, instructions for how to write letters to a donor family, and family after care programs.  

Agenda and Speakers

Moderator:
Matt Webber


Facilitating Recpient and Donor Family Communication Preseners:
Janice Sedgwick, CEBT
Kristel Gruslin, RN, CTBS
Rebecca Grossman


Technical Skills & Quality Assurance Workshop 1:15PM- 3:15 PM ET

Technical Skills & Quality Assurance Workshop

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The Technical Skills and Quality Assurance Workshop will feature a variety of topics of importance to eye bank technicians and quality assurance professionals.


Agenda and Speakers

Moderator
Joshua Galloway, CEBT

Presenters:

Prion Disease and Neurodegeneration 
Brian Hitt, MD, PhD

Donor Case Study: Autopsy Findings Suggestive of Probable CJD 
Tina Livesay, CEBT

Donor Eligibility Case Studies
Ingrid Schunder, MBA, CEBT

Recovery Technicians: The Face of an Organization
Troy Win'E, CEBT

Qualification of Recovery Partners
Matthew Arnett

Eye Banking at Six Feet Apart: Operations Amidst COVID-19
Kristen Pereira, CEBT, CTBS, CQIA, CQA (ASQ)
Kristin Mathes, MA


Diversity in Donation: Creating Programs that Resonate with Diverse Communities 3:45PM- 4:45 PM ET

Diversity in Donation: Creating Programs that Resonate with Diverse Communities

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Eye banks are often exploring opportunities for expanding their reach within their communities in hopes of promoting cornea donation and transplantation to more individuals while being more inclusive of diverse groups in their programming and communications. 


Agenda and Speakers

Moderator:
Janice Sedgwick, CEBT


Presenters:
Kristian Rush
Gavin Sweeney
Sirdaria Williams
Cheryl McGee-Hills


Donor Cornea Tissue Evaluation 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM ET

Donor Cornea Tissue Evaluation

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Tissue evaluation is an essential part of eye banking and there are various methods that can be used.

Agenda and Speakers

Moderator:

Jonathan Lass, MD


Presenters:


Jonathan Lass, MD
Ahmed Omar, MD, PhD
Adam Stockman, MBA, CEBT
Anthony Vizzerra, CEBT
Amy Ansin



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Live Sessions - June 20

General Session 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM ET

General Session

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Dr. Gerard Sutton discusses Global Blindness and a cornea recipient and her physician share a unique story.
Agenda and Speakers

Moderator:

Kevin Corcoran, CAE

General Session
Noel Mick

Keynote: Global Corneal Blindness

Gerard Sutton, MD, MBBS, FRANZCO

A Sister's Life Changing Gift
Shannon Hartley
Joshua Zaffos, MD
Donna Drury, MBA, CEBT, CTBS
Drew Timmons, RN, CTBS

Scientific Symposium Abstract Presentations (Part I)

Scientific Symposium Abstract Presentations (Part I)

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The 2020 Scientific Symposium is comprised of two components. The 14 abstract presentation are available for viewing on-demand beginning June 16. On June 20 at 11:15 AM Eastern, a live session will be held which will feature two invited presentations and panel discussions where presenters will be able to answer questions about their presentations. We strongly encourage you to view all of the on-demand presentations and submit questions prior to attending the live session on June 20.

Scientific Symposium (Part II)11:15 AM- 1:30 PM ET

Scientific Symposium (Part II)

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The Scientific Symposium will feature presentation of 14 abstracts through on-demand content, and a live session that includes panel discussions and invited presentations. 

Agenda and Speakers

Moderators:

Michelle K. Rhee, MD
Marjan Farid, MD 

Panel 1
Albert Cheung, MD
Onkar Sawant, PhD
Doowon Huh, PhD
Anthony Aldave, MD
Peter Bedard, MS

Invited Session SARS-CoV-2 and the Cornea: An Italian Perspective

Diego Ponzin, MD

EBAA Targeted Research Grant on COVID-19: Updates from Investigators
Shahzad Mian, MD
Joshua Hou, MD

Panel 2
Sung Lee
Katie Solley
Philip Dockery, MPH
Joshua Hou, MD
William Waldrop, MD

Emerging Biotech Approaches that may Impact the Future  of Corneal Transplantation

Reza Dana, MD, PhD

Panel 3
Cristina Canavesi, PhD, MBA
Angela Chen
Michael A. Puente, Jr., MD
Grace Dunbar, MD



Medical Directors Symposium 1:45 PM- 3:45 PM ET

Medical Directors Symposium

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Held annually, this session provides Medical Directors and eye bank professionals with information regarding the latest updates to the Medical Standards, EBAA Accreditation inspections, tissue suitability determination, infectious or emerging diseases and additional information that is useful when working with an eye bank. 
Agenda and Speakers

Moderators:

Michelle K. Rhee, MD

Medical Director Dilemmas: What Would You Do?

George Rosenwasser, MD, CEBT
Joshua Hou, MD
Jennifer Li, MD
Elmer Tu, MD
Sean Edelstein, MD

Adverse Events in Eye Banking: Role of the Medical Director

Shahzad Mian, MD

Monitoring Your Eye Bank's Training Program

Amy Lin, MD

Slit Lamp Microscopy for Donor Tissue Evaluation: What Medical Directors Need to Know

David Warner, MD

Fungal Infections after Endothelial Keratoplasty: Prevention and Prophylaxis
Anthony Aldave, MD
Bennie Jeng, MD

Medical Advisory Board Meeting 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM ET

Medical Advisory Board Meeting

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Members of the Medical Advisory Board will gather to discuss important updates to the Medical Standards. Meeting attendees will be able to view the meeting taking place.

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Live Webinars - June 22-26

Engaging with and Motivating Diverse Audiences June 22, 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM ET

Engaging with and Motivating Diverse Audiences

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Coming soon
Agenda and Speakers

Presenter:
Priya Doshi, MA

Automatic Electronic Donor Referrals Have Increased Donation June 23, 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM ET

Automatic Electronic Donor Referrals Have Increased Donation

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This session will review the process of receiving electronic donor referrals from hospitals, medical examiners, and coroners. The process of design, development, and implementation will be discussed including a comparison of previous and current workflows. Results and benefits will also be shared.
Agenda and Speakers

Moderator:
Fred Jordan, FSL

Presenter:
Wade Liu
Jonathan Hewlett

Leveraging Technology for Quality Improvement June 24, 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM ET

Leveraging Technology for Quality Improvement: Tools for Tracking and Reducing Errors

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Errors can happen at an eye bank but with the right tools, errors can be tracked and eventually reduced. During this webinar, Andrea Crosson, Senior Director of Donor Operations at SightLife, will present technology tools that eye banks and OPOs can use to utilize data and reporting to track errors in their organizations. The session will also highlight how operational staff can use tech reporting and tools in real time to catch errors during recovery and chart review in order to minimize impact downstream. Attendees will learn more about how to use technological resources to reduce errors and improve your organization’s overall quality and performance.       
Agenda and Speakers

Moderator:
Matthew Arnett

Presenter:
Andrea Crosson, CEBT

A Multi-Organization Comparison of Distribution Workflow June 25, 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM ET

A Multi-Organization Comparison of Distribution Workflow

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This presentation aims to compare the workflow of the Distribution role at 4 different eye banks. The panelists, Ellen Kerns, Art Kurz, Brian Philippy, and Ryan Simmons, represent a variety of perspectives: multi-eye bank vs. single eye bank systems, import vs export focus, operation of sister programs (e.g. Global Sight Network, One World Sight Alliance), use of third-party allocation agencies, access to international placements, and other concepts that play a role in day-to-day distribution operations. The presentation is framed by following these four specialists through a typical daily distribution workflow. 
Agenda and Speakers

Presenters:
Ellen Kerns, CEBT
Art Kurz
Brian Philippy, BS, BCHe, CEBT
Ryan Simmons

Corneal Tissue Processing Case Studies Discussion June 26, 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM ET

Corneal Tissue Processing Case Studies Discussion

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Speakers will present various case studies on corneal tissue processing, taking a deeper look into each case. The session will highlight interesting cases and may include the process for preparing the tissue, the post-op follow-up information or investigations, and any unique aspects of the case.  
Agenda and Speakers

Presenters:
Philip Dye
Kelly Odell
Mark Soper, CEBT, CTBS


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On Demand Sessions

Resilience: Building a Healthier Life

Resilience: Building a Healthier Life

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Stress and adversity are unfortunate common occurrences in our every day lives. It’s not the negative incidences that matter the most, but rather how we choose to tackle and overcome them. Resilience is not a trait that people either have or do not have. It involves behaviors, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed in anyone. This session will discuss factors that can contribute to your ability to successfully build resiliency as well as specific strategies to build it! 
Agenda and Speakers

Presenter:
Colleen Fairbanks, PhD

Managing Your Workforce AND Managing Yourself While Working At Home

Managing Your Workforce AND Managing Yourself While Working At Home

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Working from home presents a unique set of challenges. Not only do we need to effectively manage others from a distance to increase productivity and engagement, but we also find ourselves personally striving to be more productive and organized. In this informative, uplifting webinar, Dr. Lori Baker-Schena shares key communication and organization insights for motivating your staff while keeping yourself inspired and at the top of your game. 

Social Marketing for Social Change

Social Marketing for Social Change

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Influencing opinion and changing behavior is becoming increasingly important. Social marketing seeks to influence and change behavior to benefit the target audience and society at large. This session will provide an overview of social marketing principles and share some examples of effective campaigns. 

Contacting Next of Kin

Contacting Next of Kin

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Speakers will discuss procedures related to texting next of kind to facilitate conversations with prospective donor families.

Donate Life America & You: Innovating to Grow a Culture That Embraces Donation

Donate Life America & You: Innovating to Grow a Culture That Embraces Donation

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This presentation will demonstrate how Donate Life America (DLA) and our work to promote donation is helping the eye banking community. It will also include updates on DLA programs, new observances and campaigns, national eye donation registration information, new eye donation brochures and resources, trends in donor registration during COVID-19, and ways for your eye bank to take advantage of available resources to aid in your work. 

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