2016 Event Agenda

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Friday, March 18th, 2016

5:30 - 7:30 pm Vendor and classroom Set up- Copper Ballroom and Lobby Hallway

5:00 – 6:30 pm Board of Directors Meeting – Board Members Only- Malachite Boardroom, upstairs

5:00 - 6:30 pm Open Registration – Main Lobby-Copper Vista A, upstairs

6:30 – 8:00 pm Board of Directors Dinner- TBD


Saturday, March 19th, 2016

7:30 am – 4:30 pm Open Registration – Main Lobby-Copper Vista A, upstairs

9:00 – 5:00 pm General Sessions- Copper Ballroom, upstairs

7:30 – 8:30/9 am Breakfast – Copper Vista A, upstairs

9:00 – 9:45 am Opening Greeting, Introduction, AMERA History & Updates – Johnell Fleming, Executive Director of AMERA

9:45– 10:30 am OPO’s & Tissue Banks- How They Can Work Together- Shannon Renaud, Director of Operations Transplant for Life, RFL

10:30 – 11:00 am Coffee Break and Networking – Copper Vista A

11:00 – 11:45 pm Current Issues on Cadaver Labs in Hotel: How to Make Them Safe and Appropriate- Amanda Rogers, Arizona Surgical Training Institute

11:45 – 12:00 PM Q & A Panel Discussion for Speakers

12:00 -1:00 pm Lunch Buffet & Networking – Copper Vista A

1:00 – 1:45 pm A New Approach to Medical Education- Tony Stearns, Director of Business Development, GoInformatics

1:45 – 2:30 pm Industry Challenges (FBI, other legal industry updates, UAGA)- John Cover, COO/Partner, Transplant for Life, Research For Life

2:30 – 3:00 pm Coffee Break and Networking – Copper Vista A

3:00 – 3:45 pm Industry Changes-How Does It Affect Me? - Walter Mitchell, Program Director, Microlabs Medical Education LLC

3:45 – 4:30 pm Keynote Speaker- Legal Industry Updates and Current Issues

4:30 – 5:15 pm Keynote Speaker- Definition of Biological Substances

5:30 – 7:30 pm Dinner and Networking Reception – Province Patio-1st Floor


Sunday, March 20th, 2016

7:30 am – 9:00 am Open Registration – Main Lobby-Copper Vista A

8:00 – 3:00 pm General Sessions- Copper Ballroom

7:00 – 8:30 am Breakfast – Copper Vista A

8:00 – 9:00 am The Brain through Time: the Nexus of Anatomy, Technology, art, and Culture– Mark C. Preul, MD; Barrow Neuroglial Institute

9:00 – 10:00 am- Practical Usage of Cadaveric Tissue- Kaan Yagmurlu, Barrow Neurological Institute

10:00 – 10:30 am Coffee Break and Networking – Copper Vista A

10:30 – 11:15 am AMERA Workshop-Accreditation

11:15 – 12:00 pm AMERA Committee Updates and Ratifications- John Cover, President/Chair of AMERA

11:15 – 11:30 am- Standard Committee Updates- John Cover, President/Chair of AMERA

11:30 – 11:45 am- Membership Committee Updates- Johnell Fleming, Executive Director of AMERA

11:45 – 12:00 pm- Ratifications- John Cover, President/Chair of AMERA

12:00 -1:00 pm Lunch Buffet & Networking – Copper Vista A

1:00 – 2:30 pm Open Workshop - Moving AMERA Forward and What Are The Challenges and How Can AMERA Help?- John Cover, President/Chair of AMERA

2:30 – 2:45 pm Balloting and Voting of 2016 Board Members- John Cover, President/Chair of AMERA and Johnell Fleming, Executive Director, AMERA

2:45 – 3:00 pm - Closing Conference Statement – John Cover, President/Chair of AMERA

3:00 – 4:00 pm 2016 Board Member Meeting – Newly elected Board Members to attend - Malachite Boardroom

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AMERA is an organized Arizona non-profit association, wholly supported by its members and sponsors. AMERA operates as a peer-recognized organization with members and officers from throughout the United States. Its headquarters is in Phoenix, Arizona. AMERA is comprised of representatives from throughout the field of medical education and research. Each individual member and individual member establishment is encouraged to participate in the operation and growth of AMERA.