Pre-Conference Short Courses*

Wednesday, October 25

8:00 am Short Course Registration


SC1: From Donor to Discovery – Post-Mortem Sample Biobanking

8:30 - 11:30 am

 

Description
Biobanking has been key in new medical advances; however, living donors can only contribute tissues that do not directly affect their quality of life. Post-mortem biobanking allows for the collection of whole organs and tissues, significantly increasing sample yield and tissue type. With post-mortem biobanking comes new challenges, such as the donation and consent process, recovery of organs and tissues as well as processing and storage of biosamples. This course covers each of these via experts in the field.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss how to obtain donors
  • Understand who can and how to recover on post-mortem tissues
  • Learn how to recover in a timely fashion to ensure that tissue quality is premiere
  • Share the impact donation has on donor families/researchers
  • Highlight how researchers utilize the post-mortem tissue and the importance of the tissue
  • Navigate the steps necessary for creating a post-mortem biobank – IRB/registries

Who Should Attend

  • Biobank representatives wishing to reach new markets and expand their knowledge of other types of biobanking
  • Technicians wishing to see other options in the biobanking field
  • Individuals interested in learning about how post-mortem biobanking works
  • Individuals who want to hear from donor families

Detailed Agenda

8:30 am Welcome and Introductions

8:40 Changing the Perception

Sarah Gray, Director, Communications, American Association of Tissue Banks and Author, A Life Everlasting: The Extraordinary Story of One Boy’s Gift to Medical Science

Gray discusses her personal experience donating her infant son’s post-mortem tissue for medical research. She also discusses perceptions of biobanking she encountered among the public as well as among the organ donation profession. She closes with three things she wishes every member of the public knew about biobanking.

9:25 Behind the Scenes: Making the Gift Possible

Charles J. Pivoney, CEBT, MBA, Chief Innovations Officer, Eversight

The presentation centers on the eye bank experience in post-mortem donation and the evolution of donation processes and coordination. How the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA), transplant awareness, and donor registries have impacted donation. And the struggles eye banks have faced with changing tissue requirements.

10:10 Break

10:25 Registries and Recoveries: The Ins and Outs of Post-Mortem Biobanking

Kayla E. Gray, Research Recovery and Processing Specialist, Eversight

This portion will cover the intricacies associated with post-mortem biobanking and how the processes are regulated. Topics include everything from IRB application preparation to coordinating recoveries with local organizations.

11:10 Interactive Q&A with Instructors and Participants

11:30 Close of Short Course


Instructor Biographies:

Kayla_GrayKayla E. Gray, Research Recovery and Processing Specialist, Eversight

Kayla Gray has over a decade of research experience. She received her bachelor’s of science from Case Western Reserve University with honors in Chemical Biology and has master’s courses in Applied Anatomy. She has been recognized for her work by being awarded research fellowships during her summers in high school and in college at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Miami University, and Case Western Reserve University. Currently, Kayla works tirelessly to further Eversight’s research initiatives. She has been instrumental in the design and build out of the Eversight biorepository laboratory at the Cleveland location and has become part of the greater biobanking community. She has authored and implemented new standards of practice and has presented at several conferences across the country and won awards for her innovative work. Most recently, she was named a Northeast Ohio Mover and Shaker, awarded to 25 individuals under the age of 35 who are making a difference in their community.

Sarah_GraySarah Gray, Director, Communications, American Association of Tissue Banks and Author, A Life Everlasting: The Extraordinary Story of One Boy’s Gift to Medical Science

Gray is the director of communications for the American Association of Tissue Banks. Her infant son became an organ, eye and blood donor for research after he died of anencephaly, a neural tube defect. She is author of a Washington Post bestselling medical memoir from HarperCollins, A Life Everlasting: The Extraordinary Story of One Boy's Gift to Medical Science (2016). So far, Sarah' story has been shared with more than 6 million people around the world, as she delivered a TED Talk of the Day (How my son’s short life made a lasting difference) appeared on two episodes of WNYC’s RadioLab (Gray’s Donation, It’s Not Us, It’s You) and was the subject of articles in the Associated Press and Philadelphia Inquirer that quickly went viral. Gray holds a BA in Communications from Marquette University and a Master’s in Public Communication from American University. For more information, see www.SarahGray.com.

Charles_PivoneyCharles J. Pivoney, CEBT, MBA, Chief Innovations Officer, Eversight

Charles Pivoney, CEBT, MBA, is Chief Innovations Officer of Eversight. He began his career in eye banking more than 30 years ago as a Certified Eye Bank Technician for Eversight Illinois and progressed into leadership roles, including Laboratory Supervisor, Vice President Operations, and Chief Operating Officer. Chuck now oversees the research and development activities of the organization that lead to research pursuits, discovery, and implementation of cutting-edge clinical service lines or products throughout the organization. He serves as Immediate Past Chair for the Gift of Hope Advisory Council, is a charter member of Donate Life Illinois, and was appointed to the Illinois Secretary of State Organ & Tissue Donor Advisory Council and Illinois Department of Health Task Force on Transplantation. Chuck received his master's degree in business administration from Keller Graduate School of Management, Chicago, and a bachelor's degree in biology from Northeastern Illinois University. He serves on the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) Medical Advisory Board and has also served on their Board of Directors, as well as service on various committees.

Course Length and Time

3.0 hours (0.3 CEUs) 8:30 – 11:30 am

Course Date

October 25, 2017


FEE: $699 Commercial/$399 Academic, Government, Hospital-Affiliated

ACPE#: 0778-0000-17-108-L01-P

Released: 10/17.

ACPE logoACCREDITATION
Barnett International is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants will receive 3.0 hours (0.3 CEUs) of continuing education credit for full participation, including the completion of a pre-test, post-test, and program evaluation. Barnett International will email ACPE statements within three weeks of program completion.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Bridging Luncheon for Short Course Participants


SC2: Lean Six Sigma and the Biorepository –
Synchronicity in the Simplest Form

12:30 - 3:30 pm


Description
The academic human biorepository, centered on the collection of human solid tissue tumors and uninvolved tissue, is perhaps one of the most underfunded resources, due to many moving parts and regulatory requirements. Funding agencies rarely understand the financial requirements of this resource. The biorepository function is an interesting mix of scientific research and business that is often forced into changing operational models yearly to ensure sustainability. The biorepository must be agile enough to operate in the changing landscape of healthcare institutions and regulatory requirements, maintain operational efficiency, and continuously identify and overcome challenges and make improvements. Against a backdrop of economic uncertainty and reduced funding for research, the biorepository must find ways to engage staff, keep operations stable and build a strong foundation, using proven techniques, such as Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the concept of Lean Six Sigma and how to engage staff to contribute to the success of the biorepository
  • Understand the requirements and scalability of Lean Six Sigma
  • Collaborate and communicate the design, methods and implementation of the Lean Six Sigma process

Who Should Attend

  • Biorepository managers
  • Biorepository technicians
  • Biorepository IT personnel
  • Biorepository directors

Detailed Agenda

12:30 pm Welcome and Introductions

12:45 Presentation by Kerry R. Wiles

1:50 Break

2:05 Presentation by Colleen M. Mitchell

3:10 Interactive Q&A with Instructors and Participants

3:30 Close of Short Course


Instructor Biographies:

Colleen_MitchellColleen M. Mitchell, Joint Biorepository Operations Manager, Indiana University Genetics Biobank and Indiana Biobank

Colleen M. Mitchell is the Joint Biorepository Operations Manager for the Indiana University Genetics Biobank and the Indiana Biobank. She coordinates business operations and maintenance for the cores. She ensures standardization and consistency of all standard operating procedures and quality control. She also provides leadership, guidance, support and mentoring for coordinators, technicians and medical staff within the tissue banks, and interacts and collaborates with internal and external stakeholders.

Kerry_WilesKerry R. Wiles, Program Director, Cooperative Human Tissue Network and Vanderbilt University Medical Center Tissue Repository, Vanderbilt University

Kerry Wiles is the Program Director for the Cooperative Human Tissue Network, Western Division and VUMC Tissue Repository at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Ms. Wiles was recruited from Dr. Francis Collins’s lab at the National Institutes of Health in 2002 to manage and build the CHTN repository at VUMC, introducing new technology, process improvement methodology based on lean six sigma principals initiatives to build the repository into highly functioning organization. Ms. Wiles has over 15 years of wet bench experience with concentration on Muscular Dystrophy, two phases of the Human Genome Project, Cystic Fibrosis and Diabetes.

Course Length and Time

3.0 hours (0.3 CEUs) 12:30 – 3:30 pm

Course Date

October 25, 2017


FEE: $699 Commercial/$399 Academic, Government, Hospital-Affiliated

ACPE#: 0778-0000-17-109-L01-P

Released: 10/17.

ACPE logoACCREDITATION
Barnett International is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants will receive 3.0 hours (0.3 CEUs) of continuing education credit for full participation, including the completion of a pre-test, post-test, and program evaluation. Barnett International will email ACPE statements within three weeks of program completion.


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