You're invited to IIAM's upcoming Research Recovery Workshop, July 8th & 9th, 2013 Please consider sending one of your Organ Recovery staff or Perfusion staff to this valuable workshop. The offering of IIAMís Research Recovery Workshop is to provide strengthened skill sets and surgical recovery skills to the individual attendee when recovering non transplantable organs for research. This education and experience is done in a lab setting using IIAM recovery protocols and whole body donors. The subject matter covers a review of thoracic and abdominal organ anatomy, vascular anatomy, following research recovery criteria and eliminating or reducing surgical errors in research organ recovery.
IIAM Partners with Platinum Training In January 2012, IIAM's Anatomical Division was acquired by a new partner, Platinum Training. Under the terms of the agreement, IIAM will continue to provide donor family services for its Gift of Body program to families throughout the U.S., working with organ and tissue recovery agencies, hospices and funeral homes. Platinum Training will place anatomical specimens at its own facilities as well as with qualified academic medical researchers, medical associations, and health care and biotech companies currently served by both IIAM and Platinum Training.
Please contact Martin Dean, 702-856-2607, or Tonya Hurt, 702-856-2685 at Platinum Training for Anatomical Tissue requests for surgical education and research.
IIAM Receives the Humane Seal of Approval The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has awarded the International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine (IIAM) the Humane Seal of Approval. PCRM noted, "IIAM's organs and tissues are invaluable, allowing scientists to perform humane and effective research." | Read the full article
IIAM Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary This year marks the 25th anniversary of the International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine (IIAM). With offices in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Arizona and Nevada, IIAM has been serving the medical and scientific communities in the U.S. and abroad by providing non-transplantable human organs and tissues authorized for research, education and development. | Read the full article
IIAM Presents in the House of Lords, London, England IIAM was invited to present information about its work at a 1-day conference in the House of Lords focusing on increasing access to human organs and tissues for research in the United Kingdom, October 2009. As a follow-up to the presentation, IIAM was asked to write a paper for inclusion in the September edition of the "Journal of Cell & Tissue Banking" | Read Paper
IIAM Website Wins Award of Excellence IIAM's website received the Aesculapius Award of Excellence in communication of health information to the public about human organs and tissues for research. | Read the full article
IIAM Virtual Donor Memorial The IIAM Virtual Donor Memorial is a Flash memorial created to honor those who have donated organs and tissues for research and medical education through IIAM. It is with awe, solemnity and gratitude that we view the pictures, read the stories, and pay tribute to these donors. Join us in the memory of them and their gifts of human organs and tissues for research. Please allow your browser to open this pop-up window.
CMS Regulations In January 2007, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced a measurement on organs placed for research. In addition to recovering viable organs for transplantation, organ procurement organizations are now being assessed by CMS for placing organs for research. IIAM continues to identify new researchers to help ensure that each referral translates into an opportunity to advance medical research.
IIAM Journal is published by the International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine. We are interested in your questions, comments or ideas for stories in future issues.
International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics, ISSX
September 30-October 3, 2013
American Association of Tissue Banks
October 2-6, 2013
National Harbor, Maryland
NATCO Intro Course
TBD, November 2013
American Society of Cell Biology
December 14-18, 2013
New Orleans, LA
The use of donor organs and tissues is critical to today's medical research. Breakthroughs in treatment for devastating illnesses like Diabetes, Coronary Artery Disease and Cancer are dependent on these donations of human organs and tissues for research.