56th Annual Meeting Schedule of Events

EBAA Salt Lake City: Reaching New Heights in Eye Banking

Preliminary Schedule of Events*

Wednesday, June 14
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Donor Development Committee Meeting
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Quality Assurance Committee Meeting
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Salt Lake City Tour
Separate registration required.
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Open House at Utah Lions Eye Bank
Shuttle transportation will be available, RSVP is requested.
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Donor Development Workshop (2 CEUs)

  • Unplanned Mentions and First Person Authorization: Build Confidence and Enhance Clarity
3:15 PM – 4:45 PM Quality Assurance Workshop (1.5 CEUs)

  • EBAA Accreditation Update & Common Citations
  • FDA Inspection Findings: Common 483s  & A Case Study
  • Telling the Story: Performing a Robust CAPA Investigation
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Celebration of Life Monument Open House
Celebration of Life Monument
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Lift Off at the Leonardo
Separate registration required
Thursday, June 15
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Technician Education Committee Meeting
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Constitution & Bylaws Committee Meeting
8:15 AM – 9:45 AM General Session (1.5 CEUs)

  • Keynote Address: Turning Good Intentions into Results
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Concurrent Sessions (1 CEU)

  • Navigating the Realities of Death, Grief and Donation on a Daily Basis
  • Funeral Home Relationships: Communication, Cases and Connections
  • Transform Your Life Through the 5 Choices
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open (lunch provided)
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM Technical Skills Workshop (3 CEUs)

  • Zika Virus: One Eye Bank’s Experience
  • The Physiology of Death and Dying
  • Embalming 101: What Goes on Behind Closed Doors
  • Considerations for Sample Qualification
  • Using Slit Lamp Evaluations to Strengthen Recovery Skills
  • Criteria-Based Tissue Assignments
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM Accreditation Board Meeting
3:45 PM – 5:15 PM Concurrent Sessions (1.5 CEUs)

  • Slit Lamp Microscopy: A 3D Experience
  • Eye Care for the Critical Care Patient: A Win-Win for Eye Donors and Patients Who Recover
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Reception in Exhibit Hall
Friday, June 16  
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Research Committee Meeting
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Finance Committee Meeting
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Legislative & Regulatory Meeting
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Donor Tissue Evaluation: Current and New Technologies (1.25 CEUs)
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM General Session (2 CEUs)
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Medical Advisory Board Meeting (3 CEUs)
4:00 PM (-6:00 PM) House of Delegates
(Immediately followed by the Board of Directors Meeting)
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Annual Dinner & Awards Program

  • Cocktails (7:30 – 8:00 pm)
  • Dinner (8:00 pm)
  • Awards Program (8:45 pm)
Saturday, June 17
7:30 AM – 12:00 PM Registration
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM **Scientific Symposium (3.5 CEUs)

  • A Simple 60-second Swelling Technique for More Consistent Ultrathin DSAEK Graft Preparation
  • Evaluation of Corneal Donor Tissue Using Optical Coherence Tomography Compared to Slit Lamp Examination
  • Comparison Between Central Corneal Thickness Measurements by Enhanced Specular Modalities and Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Use of Optical Coherence Tomography To Screen Donor Corneas
  • Risk Factors Leading to Endothelial Damage in Ultra-thin DSAEK Graft Preparation
  • Endothelial Cell Loss Due to Eye Bank Preparation and Injector Method in Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty Tissues
  • Comparing the Effect of DMEK Inserters on Endothelial Damage in Preloaded Grafts
  • Effect of Death-To-Preservation Time on Postoperative Endothelial Cell Mortality
  • Technique Refinements for Reducing S-Stamp Associated Cell-Loss on DMEK Grafts
  • Assessing Gentian Violet Toxicity During S-stamp Procedures for DMEK Grafts
  • A New “Stage” for Practicing the “DMEK Dance” before Venturing into the Operating Theatre
  • Practice Patterns for Selecting Donor Corneas for Transplantation
  • Drowning Victims: Eye Banks Practice Patterns and Tissue Outcomes
  • Antifungal Supplementation in Hypothermic Corneal Storage Media: Current Knowledge and Future Directions

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12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Physician Luncheon
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM **Medical Directors Symposium (3 CEUs)

  • EBAA Medical Standards Update
  • EBAA Inspections: Preparation Tips & Common Citations
  • Dementia & Delirium
  • Identifying Infections and Disease in Medical Examiner/Coroner Cases
  • Adverse Reaction Reporting: The Eye Bank & Medical Director’s Roles in the Process
  • The Zika Virus: A Medical Director’s Experience
  • Considerations for Donors with Prior Intraocular Procedures
  • Panel: Medical Director Dilemmas: What Would You Do?

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*Preliminary schedule is subject to change

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