57th Annual Meeting Schedule of Events

57th Annual Meeting Schedule of Events*

*Subject to Change

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration
Location: Regency Ballroom Prefunction (2nd Floor)
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Donor Development Committee Meeting 
Location: Jefferson (3rd Floor)
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Quality Assurance Committee Meeting
Location: Anthony (3rd Floor)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Donor Development Workshop (2 CEUs)
Location: Regency Ballroom

  • The Heartbeat Heard Around the World
  • Video Storytelling – One Final Walk Down the Aisle 
3:15 PM – 4:45 PM Quality Assurance Workshop (1.5 CEUs)
Location: Regency Ballroom

  • EBAA Accreditation Board Update
  • FDA Update
  • Eye bank Case Studies (Deviations and Adverse Events)
  • Software Validation and Verification: It’s More Fun than it Sounds!
  • How to Use the Tools in Your Quality Tool Box
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Opening Night Reading Terminal Market Takeover
Location: Reading Terminal Market
Separate pre-registration required.
THURSDAY, JUNE 7
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration
Location: Regency Ballroom Prefunction                                   
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Location: Millennium Hall
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Technician Education Committee Meeting
Location: Jefferson (3rd Floor)
8:15 AM – 9:45 AM General Session (1.5 CEUs)
Location: Regency Ballroom
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Concurrent Sessions (1 CEU)

  • Avoiding the Lawyers in the Midst of the #MeToo Movement: What All Businesses Need to Know
    • Location: Regency Ballroom
  • Considerations for the Technical Trainer
    • Location: Commonwealth CD
  • Building a Robust Fundraising Program from Scratch
    • Location: Commonwealth AB
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Exhibit Hall Open (lunch provided)
Location: Millennium Hall
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM Technical Skills Workshop (3 CEUs)
Location: Regency Ballroom

  • Is This Tissue Really Suitable? CPTS Outcomes and What Eye Bankers Need to Know
  • Donor Eligibility: How Hard Could it be?
  • Critical Aspects of the Body Diagram
  • Recovery: Perfecting and Improving Techniques
  • Specular Microscopy: Image Quality and Analysis
  • Managing Proficiency through Metrics
  • Post-Processing Tissue Evaluation
  • Navigating the Research Pathway: From the Question to the Answer, and Everything in Between
3:30 PM – 6:00 PM Accreditation Board Meeting
Location: Commonwealth AB
3:45 PM – 5:15 PM Concurrent Sessions (1.5 CEUs)

  • Expecting the Unexpected: Disaster Preparedness for your Eye Bank 
    • Location: Regency Ballroom
  • Slit Lamp Microscopy Lecture 
    • Location: Commonwealth CD
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Exhibit Hall Reception
Location: Millennium Hall
FRIDAY, JUNE 8
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration
Location: Regency Ballroom Prefunction
7:30 AM –  9:00 AM Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
Location: Millennium Hall
7:45 AM – 9:00 AM Donor Cornea Tissue Evaluation: Practical Applications of Current and New Imaging Technologies (1.25 CEUs)
Location: Commonwealth CD
9:15 AM –10:30 AM General Session (1.25 CEUs)
Location: Regency Ballroom
Keynote Presentation: “Donation and Transplantation – Everyone’s Opportunity, Everyone’s Responsibility”
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Concurrent Sessions (1 CEU)

  • Eye Donation Month
    • Location: Regency Ballroom
  • The Physical Inspection: An Interactive Look & Collaborative Effort
    • Location: Commonwealth
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM On-boarding Lunch for 2018 – 2020 Committee Members
Location: Howe (33rd Floor)
By invitation only
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch on Own
1:45 PM – 4:00 PM Medical Advisory Board Meeting (2.25 CEUs)
Location: Regency Ballroom
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM House of Delegates
Location: Regency Ballroom
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Board of Directors Meeting
Commonwealth AB
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM Cocktail Reception
Location: Millennium Hall Prefunction
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Annual Dinner & Awards Program
Location: Millennium Hall
Sponsored by Medline
SATURDAY, JUNE 9
7:30 AM– 12:00 PM Registration
Location: Regency Ballroom Prefunction
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
Location: Regency Ballroom Prefunction
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM IJEB Editorial Board Meeting
Location: Jefferson (3rd Floor)
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Scientific Symposium (3.5 CEUs)
Location: Regency Ballroom

  • DMEK Scroll Scoring Scale to Facilitate a Preferred Configuration
  • Performance of Frozen DMEK and DSAEK Grafts in a Wet Lab Setting
  • Cultural Factors Influencing Rates of Corneal Tissue Donation
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis of Amphotericin B Supplementation of Corneal Storage Media with EK-Prepared Tissue
  • Post-Keratoplasty Infections are Not Associated with Eye Bank Prepared Corneas: A Single Eye Bank Analysis of a Large Dataset
  • A Comparison Study: Clarity of Gentian Violet S Stamps Over Time Using Two Preparation Methods
  • Adoption of Gebauer SLe Microkeratome for DSAEK and UT-DSAEK Preparation
  • Bioorthogonal Approach for Ex Vivo Creation of Corneal Endothelial Lamellae
  • A Novel Approach to Determine and Quantify Total Corneal Limbal Stem Cell Health Using Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Quantitative Assessment of Human Corneal Endothelium with Gabor-Domain Optical Coherence Microscopy
  • Endothelial Cell Density Determined by Eye Banks Compared to a Central Reading Center in the Cornea Preservation Time Study (CPTS)
  • Effect of Transfer of Donor Corneal Tissue from One Storage Media to Another on Corneal Endothelium
  • Impact of Inflation Pressure on Endothelium in Pre-Descemet’s Endothelial Keratoplasty (PDEK) Preparation.
  • Invited Lecture: Cultured Endothelial Cells for Cell Replacement Therapy: Past, Present, and Future

 

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Physician Luncheon
Location: Howe (33rd Floor)
Sponsored by Lions VisionGift
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Medical Directors Symposium (3 CEUs)

Location: Regency Ballroom

  • Identifying Infection in Potential Donors
  • Medical Advisory Board Update
  • EBAA Inspections: How to Prepare, What to Expect, and How They Are Conducted
  • Assessing Quality of Corneal Tissue: Current Evidence and Old Misconceptions
  • Evaluation of Tissue with Prior Procedures: What is Suitable?
  • Medical Directors Dilemmas: What Would You Do?
  • Understanding Adverse Reactions and OARRS
  • Get Involved! How EBAA Involvement Can Deepen a Medical Director’s Relationship with Eye Banking (to be Named and confirmed)