The workshop aims to impart skills involved in recovering, processing and storing human skin allograft for the purpose of transplantation and treatment. References will be made to tissue banking standards set by the American Association of Tissue Banks. Participants will gain knowledge and hands-on experience in Skin Banking.

Plan/Outline of Workshop

Time Topic/Activity Remarks
0900 Workshop opening / introduction
0930 Tissue recovery room assessment requirements and Donor prep Cadaver Work (Demonstration & Hands-on) – likely 1 cadaver body at Skills Lab 1B
1000 Usage of Dermatome and Skin recovery
1030
1100
1130 Storage & Transport of Skin (to processing facility)
1200 BREAK for LUNCH
1330 Tissue Disinfection and Incubation Bench Work using skin recovered from the morning session (Demonstration & Hands-on) at Skills Lab 1C
1400 Skin Trimming, Inspection, Processing and Packaging for Cryopreservation
1430
1500
1530
1600
1630 Introduction to Controlled Rate Freezing &
Cryopreservation of Skin Tissue using Controlled Rate Freezer
Demonstration
1700 Transport & Storage of Skin during Distribution/Dispensing

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Duration
Full Day

Location
Academia Skills Lab

Target Audience
Participants interested in setting up a Skin Bank and/or learning the steps involved in Skin Banking

Max. Participants
24

Fees
SGD 150