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Empowering Eye Banking: Exploring the ISBT 128 MPHO Unique Identifier at the EBAA Annual Meeting

Updated: Jun 4

The Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) is hosting its Annual Meeting from June 5 to June 8.

In the vibrant city of Kansas City, we are thrilled to announce ICCBBA’s participation in a concurrent session on the 6th of June at 11am UTC. The session is Titled "Moving Beyond the Label – Empowering Electronic Information Exchange in Eye Banking Using the ISBT 128 MPHO Unique Identifier," this session promises to deliver invaluable insights and practical knowledge that could revolutionize the field of eye banking. 


Meet Our Speakers

Karen Moniz, Technical Director at ICCBBA and Robin Wilkinson, Deputy Technical Director at ICCBBA, will be headlining this session. They will be joined by Aditi Srinivasan from ITransplant, making this an unmissable opportunity to learn from some of the foremost experts in the industry. 

Karen Moniz: Why the MPHO Unique Identifier is Needed to Improve Traceability and Enhance Biovigilance. 

The session will kick off with talks on the critical need for the MPHO Unique Identifier. Karen will cover how the MPHO Unique Identifier can improve traceability within the eye banking sector, ensuring that every step of the process is meticulously documented. This enhancement in traceability is not just about maintaining records; it is a vital component in enhancing biovigilance and safety, enabling better monitoring of patient safety and quality of ocular tissues. 

Robin Wilkinson: Practical Particulars of the MPHO Unique Identifier.

Following Karen, Robin Wilkinson will provide a detailed overview of the practical aspects of implementing the MPHO Unique Identifier. Her talk will cover the nuts and bolts of how eye banks can integrate this system into their existing operations. Robin's insights will be invaluable for those looking to streamline their processes and ensure that they are at the forefront of technological advancements in the field.

Aditi Srinivasan: Technical Perspectives for Implementation of the MPHO Unique Identifier

The session will also feature a talk by Aditi Srinivasan from ITransplant. Aditi will focus on the technical side of implementing the MPHO Unique Identifier, providing a deep dive into the integration process. Her expertise will help attendees understand the technical requirements and challenges that may arise, and how to effectively address them. 


Interactive Q&A Session 

Each talk will be 15 minutes long, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session where attendees can engage directly with the speakers. This interactive segment is designed to clarify any questions and facilitate a deeper understanding of the topics discussed. 


Why Attend?

This session is a must-attend for professionals in the eye banking industry who are keen on staying ahead of the curve. By understanding and implementing the ISBT 128 MPHO Unique Identifier, you can significantly enhance the efficiency, safety, and traceability of your operations. 

Join us at the EBAA Annual Meeting in Kansas City to be part of this transformative discussion and gain actionable insights that can be directly applied to your work. Don’t miss the chance to learn from and interact with leading experts in the field.

For more details on the EBAA Annual Meeting and to register, visit EBAA Annual Meeting

We look forward to seeing you there and Moving Beyond the Label together! 


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About ICCBBA:  

ICCBBA is the international standards organization responsible for the management and development of the ISBT 128 Standard.  

The acronym ISBT was originally derived from the important role played by the International Society of Blood Transfusion in the development of the Standard. Today it expands as Information Standard for Blood and Transplantation. The number 128 reflects the 128 characters of the ISO/IEC 646 7-bit character set.  

The acronym ICCBBA is derived from the International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation.  

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Media Contact: Christina Salinas 



Global Development Manager, ICCBBA


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