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2012 Annual Conference

AMAT Annual Conferences provide healthcare professionals with an opportunity to hear from leaders within the field of organ and tissue donation and transplantation as well as the healthcare industry at large with a focus on the multicultural perspective. Join us for the 2013 conference which will be hosted by OneLegacy. Keep visiting this page for more information.

2012 Annual Conference

The 20th Annual Conference was hosted by the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) at the Marriott New Orleans September 19-21, 2012. Download and view the presentations below.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

8:00AM-4:00PM Registration
8:30AM-4:00PM Board of Directors Strategic Planning Meeting
8:30AM-4:00PM Workshop # 1 – Donor Risk Assessment Interview Workshop

Scott Brubaker, Chief Policy Officer, American Association of Tissue Banks
Jeff Thomas, MTF

Veronica Fernandez, New York Organ Donor

Participants will become familiar with the new Donor Risk Assessment Interview (DRAI) Tool. Being aware that not all entities will initially use the DRAI, a general overview will also be given on a standard, existing medical social history questionnaire. Participants will additionally be guided in a mock interview to demonstrate learned behavior to effectively lead a family through the process of a risk assessment interview.Participants will will gain general knowledge on the:

  • Regulatory expectations
  • SOP’s for the questionnaire
  • Rationale behind each question
8:30AM-4:00PM Workshop #2 – Social Media Bootcamp (Foundations, Partnerships, Hospitals, and More)

Myra Burke-Davis, MBD Strategics Communications

Lindsey C. Holmes, LCH Business SM & Tech

The boot camp will provide:

Information on how to increase a donation presence in diverse communities through advertising and digital media – useful tips and resources.

Case Studies from hospital workplace partners and OPO marketing colleague’s across the country that are effectively incorporating social media to raise awareness and encourage people to register as donors.

Hands-on application of five popular social media outreach tools and how they can be used in the Donation and Transplantation industry.

Access to a digital notebook of exclusive and useful social media, social media branding, digital public relations content accessible by computer, web and mobile devices. The notebook can also serve as a resource guide for social media throughout the conference and beyond. For early access to the digital notebook – please sign up at http://lch.bz/AMATFormCB

Learn how to budget for comprehensive social media marketing plan.


Committee Chair’s Meeting
New Member Meet and Greet
Board of Directors Dinner


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

7:00AM-4:30PM Registration
7:00AM-8:00AM Board of Directors Strategic Planning Meeting
Sandy Andrada

Sandy Andrada, AMAT President

2012 Conference Welcome

Cheryl McGee-Hills, AMAT Conference Planning Chair

Sandy Andrada, AMAT President

8:15AM-9:00AM “Serving Multicultural Communities – A 360 Degree Perspective

Anna Hands, Assistant Vice Presidents of International Affairs, Oschner Hospitals

9:45AM-10:00AM Break
10:00AM-11:30AM “Creating a Culture of Donation in our Hospital” HRSA, WPFL National Hospital Campaign “ Involving your State Hospital Association”

LA State Hospital Association

Louisiana Hospital Campaign

“Putting Together Effective Hospital Campaigns”

Debra Ford, CNO, Our Lady of Lake

Samantha Boudreaux, Hospital Resource Coordinator, LOPA

Saving Lives-Partnership for Success

11:30AM-12:00AM HRSA Videos
12:00PM-1:15PM Presidential Awards Luncheon

Sandy Andrada, AMAT President

1:15PM-1:30PM Inspirational Testimonial

Preston Washington, Heart Recipient

1:30PM-2:30PM “Growing Health Disparities and the Need for Transplants in our Multicultural Communities”

Dr. Anil Paramesh MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery and Urology, Tulane Abdominal Transplant Institute, Tulane University School of Medicine

Healthcare Disparities

2:30PM-3:15PM “Working with Families of Diverse Backgrounds”
Beatrice Maldonado, LCSW

Joanne Ault, Family Advocate, LOPA

Working with Families of Diverse Backgrounds

3:15PM-3:30PM BREAK
3:30PM-4:15PM “Interpreters Symposium – Linguistically Sensitive Family Care’

Lizbeth Fiesler, Hospital Service and Hispanic Community Development Coordinator, Living Legacy Foundation

Samantha Endicott, MPH, CPTC, Donation Coordinator, New England Organ Bank

Why Providing Interpretive Services Matters

4:15PM-5:00PM Table Topic Discussions
6:00PM-9:00PM Welcome Reception: Flaunt Your Colors N’ Awlins Style

Thursday, September 20, 2012

7:00AM-4:30PM Registration
7:00AM-8:00AM Breakfast
8:00AM 2012 Conference Welcome

Kelly, Ranum, Executive Director, LOPA

Inspirational Testimonal

Jada Mayon, Donor Mother

8:15AM-9:00AM Topic TBA

Dr. Clive Callendar, Founder, MOTTEP

9:00AM-9:45AM “20 Million in 2012, D2S2 Study”

Donate Life America

Donor Designation Success Study

9:45AM-10:00AM Break
10:00AM-11:30AM “Using Data to Plan Multicultural Strategies”

Kevin Meyer, Business Director, Center for Transplant Excellence at UNOS

Using Data to Plan Multicultural Strategies


11:30AM-12:00AM HRSA Videos
12:00PM-1:15PM Annual Business Meeting & Lunch

1:15PM-1:30PM Inspirational Testimonial

Preston Washington, Heart Recipient

1:30PM-2:30PM “Marketing to Ethnic Communities”

Myron Jackson, CEO and Executive Creative Officer Design Group

2:30PM-3:15PM “Maximizing Your Relationship with Community Partners”

Julie Gable, Program Service Director, National Kidney Foundation

Juliette Thompson, Executive Director, The Legacy Foundation

William Buras Sr., Executive Director, Southern Eye Bank

Kristen Heintz, Director of Public Relations and Education, LOPA

Gwen Dunware, Director of Louisiana Office of Motor Vechicles, Office of Motor Vehicle

Maximizing Your Relationship with Community Partners

3:15PM-3:30PM BREAK

Innovative Approaches to Increase Donor Designations in the Hispanic Community

Raiza Mendoza, Hispanic Outreach Coordinator, Gift of Hope

Increasing Hispanic Donor Designations

4:15PM-5:00PM Table Topic Discussion
5:00PM-6:00PM Coctail Reception

Friday, September 21, 2012

8:30AM Breakfast
Bobby Howard

Bobby Howard, AMAT President Elect

Incoming Presidential Address

Bobby Howard, President, AMAT

9:15AM-10:30 AM HRSA Grant Writing Workshop
10:30AM-10:45AM Break
10:45AM-11:45AM “Renewing our Commitment”

DeShawn McMillan, Family Member of Waiting Patient

11:45AM-12:00PM 2013 Conference Welcome

Moderator: Elena de la Cruz, OneLegacy

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