2019 Annual Meeting Schedule of Events

2019 Annual Meeting Schedule of Events*

*Subject to Change


8:30AM – 11:30AM Media Training Intensive: Proven Tips and Techniques for Success (Additional fee applies)
9:30AM – 10:30AM New Attendee Coffee
11:00AM – 12:00PM Technician Education Committee Meeting
Quality Assurance Committee Meeting
1:00PM – 3:00PM Donor Development Workshop (2 CEUs)

  • Getting REAL Results with Social Media
3:15PM – 5:00PM Quality Assurance Workshop (1.75 CEUs)

  • Corrective and Preventative Action Plans
  • Donor Eligibility and Case Study Discussion
  • Conducting Audits: A Panel Discussion
5:00PM – 6:30PM Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
7:00AM – 7:45AM Donor Development Committee Meeting
8:00AM – 9:30AM General Session (1.5 CEUs)
9:45AM – 10:45AM Concurrent Sessions (1 CEU)

  • Inside the Donor Development Toolbox
  • Tissue Distribution: Placing the Gift
  • Organizational Culture (TBA)
11:00AM – 12:00PM Concurrent Sessions (1 CEU)

  • Quality Assurance as an Organizational Culture
  • Corneal Tissue Processing: Pearls, Perils, and Possibilities
  • Strengthening Your Board of Directors
1:00PM – 3:30PM Technical Skills Workshop (2.5 CEUs)

  • From Pen Light Exam to In Situ Recovery: Tips and Tools for Training Your Staff on Tissue Recovery
  • Remote Supply Storage for Satellite Recovery Operations
  • Using EyeFind to Fulfill Research Needs
  • Evaluating Tissue, Determining Surgical Suitability, and Speaking the Same Language
  • Lightning Round: Technical Training Tips and Tools
  • Medical Director and Eye Bank Communication: Keeping the Relationship Alive
3:30PM – 6:00PM Accreditation Board Meeting
3:45PM – 5:15PM Concurrent Sessions (1.5 CEUs)

  • Slit Lamp Microscopy Lecture
  • Working with Your OPO: Building a Strong and Successful Relationship
7:00PM – 10:00PM Thursday Night Social: A Wild West Evening in Copper Canyon (Additional fee applies)
7:30AM – 9:00AM Board of Directors Meeting 
8:00AM – 9:00AM Donor Cornea Tissue Evaluation: Practical Applications of Current and New Imaging Technologies (1 CEU)
9:15AM – 10:45AM General Session (1.5 CEUs)

  • Keynote Presentation: Second Sight: A Comprehensive Approach to Whole Eye Transplantation by Kia Washington, MD, FACS
11:00AM – 12:00PM Concurrent Sessions (1 CEU)

  • Research: From Concept to Publication
  • The Legal Perspective on Donation, Patents and Intellectual Property
1:00PM – 3:30PM Medical Advisory Board Meeting (2.5 CEUs)
3:45PM – 5:15PM House of Delegates Meeting
5:15PM – 5:45PM Board of Directors Business Meeting
7:30PM – 10:00PM Annual Dinner & Awards Program

  • Cocktails (7:30 – 8:00pm)
  • Dinner (8:00-8:45pm)
  • Awards Program (8:45pm)
7:30AM – 8:30AM IJEB Editorial Board Meeting
8:30AM – 12:00PM Scientific Symposium (3.5 CEUs)

  • Impact of Scleral Contact Lens Use on Risk of Requiring Corneal Transplantation for Keratoconus
  • Kidney Disease: A Risk Factor for Corneal Tissue Contamination
  • Comparison of the Performance of a Traditional Corneal Storage Media and a New Storage Media with an Antimycotic Tablet
  • Safety and Efficacy of Two Corneal Storage Solutions
  • The Effect of Artificial Anterior Chamber Pressure on Micron Removal During Microkeratome Graft Preparation
  • Efficiency of the Narrow-Band UltraViolet (UV) Light in Antifungal and Antibacterial Decontamination of Donor Corneas
  • The Efficacy of Chlorhexidine Gluconate in the Decontamination of Donor Corneas for Transplantation
  • Learning Curve for In Situ Corneoescleral Excision by Health Care Professionals Without Previous Surgical Training: Comparison of Three Different Learning Approaches
  • Ethics in Eye Banking: Understanding Attitudes Toward Industry Changes
  • Impact of Quality Indicators and Quality Assurance on Utilization of Corneal Tissues in a Community Eye Bank
  • The Relationship Between Donor Corneal Thickness and Long-Term Endothelial Cell Loss in DSAEK Patients
  • Comparing Area of Endothelial Cell Loss: Specular Microscopy Versus Trypan Blue Staining
  • Tension in the Air: Barometric Pressure and DMEK
    Production of Implantable & Scaffold-Free DMEK Tissue
  • Invited Session:
    • Corneal Crosslinking: The Opportunity To Eradicate A Disease, Presented by, R. Doyle Stulting, MD, PhD
12:15PM – 1:15PM Physician Luncheon
1:30PM – 4:30PM Medical Directors Symposium (3 CEUs)

  • EBAA Medical Standards: Recent Changes and Updates
  • EBAA Accreditation Inspections: How to Help Your Eye Bank Prepare
  • The Crash-Course for a New Medical Director
  • Corneal Rim Cultures: Are They Necessary?
  • Reducing Fungal Infections During Recovery
  • Medical Directors Dilemmas: What Would You Do?
  • Offering Pre-Loaded DMEK Tissue at Your Eye Bank
  • By the Numbers:  Notable Trends and How to Put the Data to Work for You