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Presented: February, June, and October
Jackson, Mississippi

The ABTC was initially created in July, 1999, as an effort to share the exprience/expertise of PRFUZN, Inc. with other individuals that had an interest in this new and evolving technology.

The purpose of the Course is to impart knowledge acquired by PRFUZN, Inc. as an aid to the development of the technology. It is important to understand that the technical information presented during the Course may not be the only way of conducting the technology, but the information is presented as “what works for us.” However, it is our intent that with the knowledge acquired during the ABTC, each attendee does not have to re-invent the wheel in order to develop a successful clinical practice.

Our Goal
The attendance goal of the ABTC is a limit of twenty-four (24) registrants. It is our experience that a small class offers the attendees an enhanced learning experience along with an opportunity to become an active participant in the Class.

The teaching goal of the ABTC is that regardless of what level of knowledge the attendee has upon their arrival, that knowledge base will increase significantly before their departure. Additionally, we believe that exposure to true Southern Hospitality will also be an aid to their learning experience.

The Course

The Autologous Blood Therapy Course is a basic seminar developed for the individual that wishes to expand their knowledge of the new and exciting technology: PRP (platelet-rich-plasma)/ Platelet Concentrate, point-of-care stem cell processing, and autotransfusion.

The Course content is comprised of: Basic science; Growth Factors; Wound Healing; Regulatory Guidelines; Policy, Process, and Procedures; Large/Small/Variable Systems; Business Practice Development; Stem Cells; Sequestration Techniques; Applications Techniques; Mini Case Reports; Reimbursements; and Practical (wet lab) Experience.

The Course requires completion of four (4) self-study modules and then an on-site educational offering, in Jackson, Mississippi, which requires 2 1/2 days (21.75 clock hours). CEU’s are awarded (previous courses: 27 {I} + 4{III} = 31 CEU’s), in addition to a certificate of completion.

The design of the Course allows an inclusive tuition (excluding travel) of eight hundred and thirty five dollars ($835.00). Included are self-study modules (4), On-Site Class, Course Notebooks (2), three (3) nights hotel accommodations, breakfast and lunch each class room day, and airport transportation.

The Autologous Blood Therapy Course is offered at intervals of every four (4) months.

For additional informaton concerning the ABTC, see the attached brochure/registration form.

For information concerning availability of attendance slots contact [email protected] or 601-824-3915.


Robert L. Hester, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology and Bophysics
University of MS Medical Center
Riki Helms RN, RABT
Director of Clinical Services
By The Blood, Inc.
Nina Nail
Multiple Platelet Gel Recipient
Pat H. Courtney, Jr. LP, RABT
Director of Clinical Services
Chief Executive Officer

Sponsors (For Hands-On Class)

The following Companies will provide equipment and supplies: (no charge for exhibtors)

  • Sorin Group
  • Arteriocyte, Inc. – Magellan
  • Micromedics, Inc.
  • Harvest / Terumo – Smart PReP II
  • Cytomedics – Angel

Tentative Schedule


7:45 – 10:45 Basic Hematology/Wound Healing
9:15 – 9:30 BREAK
10:45 – 11:45 Physician Perspective
11:45 – 12:15 LUNCH
12:15 – 1:15 ATF: Historical Overview ; PRP Historical Overview The regulatory Agencies
1:15 – 2:00 FDA/JCAHO/AABB/HIPAA: Policies and Compliance
2:00 – 2:45 ATF and PRP: Conjuctive Procedures; Similarities and Differences
2:45 – 3:00 BREAK
3:00 – 5:45 Regulatory Guidelines / AABB New Standards: Organization: Resources; Equipment, Supplier Issures Process Control: Quality Control; Documents and Records; Incidents, Errors, and Accidents: Assessments Process Improvement; Facilities and Safety


7:45 – 8:45 Patient Perspective
8:45 – 10:45 Equipment/Sequestration Techniques
9:45 – 10:00 BREAK
10:45 – 11:30 Reimbursements/Coding
11:30 – 12:00 LUNCH
12:00 – 12:45 Developing Policy/Process/Procedure
12:45 – 1:30 Stem Cell / Bone Marrow Processing
1:30 – 2:30 Large/Small/Variable Systems
2:30 – 4:00 Applications of Platelet Gel
3:15 – 3:30 BREAK
4:00 – 4:45 Practice Development
4:45 – 5:45 Overview of equipment operation


7:45 – 11:45 Hands-on Practical experience/ OR Compliance; Consists of: set-up and operation of different types of equipment; processing of sequestration programs; techniques and applicators for PRP/Platelet Gel application.


Jackson, MS, is located in central Mississippi, at the intersection of Interstate 55 (I-55) and Interstate 20 (I20). The required facilities are located on the east side of Jackson (I-20) just outside of the city limits.

Airport facilities are Jackson Mississipi International Airport (JAN).

Hotel Accommodations are provided as part of the inclusive tuition. Upon course registration, hotel reservations will be made by Mississippi Healthcare Technologies.

The registrant should list a preference for a smoking or non-smoking room.

Course Registrar: Glenda F. Courtney

Classroom Facilities are provided by Jameson Inn Hotel, Pearl, MS
Arrival: Thursday, any time
Departure: Sunday, after 12:00 PM

Class Times:

7:45am – 5:45pm Friday
7:45am – 5:45pm Saturday
7:45am – 11:45am Sunday

Refund requests must be received at least 15 days prior to the Course. No refunds if less than 15 Days.
15% penalty for Course transfers less than 3 days prior to the Course. Attendance is limited to 24 Attendees.

Autologous Blood Therapy Course is presented by:

Mississippi Healthcare Technologies (a division of PRFUZN, Inc.)
Phone: 601-824-3915
Fax: 601-824-3917
[email protected]
Jackson, Mississippi