Events & News

OCPMA General Meetings

February 1, 2023

Hosted by Horizon Therapeutics

Guest speaker Roger Kornu, MD, Rheumatologist

Presenting:  “KRYSTEXXA® (pegloticase) with methotrexate: Changing the course of uncontrolled gout”

The meeting will be held at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at
The Ranch 
1025 E Ball Rd. Ste 101A 
Anaheim, CA 92805

Please RSVP to Cindy by January 27, 2023


July 27, 2022, 6:00 p.m.

Hosted by Smith + Nephew

Guest speaker Jaideep Banerjee, PhD, BCMAS, MSL-BC.
Dr Banerjee will be presenting on Smith + Phew’s would portfolio focusing on the Cellular and Tissue based products as well as biologics. The focus will be on Stravix (Umbilical Tissue), Grafix (Placental Membrane) and Oasis (ECM) and their use in surgery as well as private office based wold care and hospital outpatient departments.

“All of Smith+Nephew’s CTPs retain the complex extracellular matrix of the tissues from which they’re derived. Native growth factors and viable cells are additionally preserved within GrafixPL◊, Grafix◊, and Stravix◊. Unlike other products made of just type I collagen, these CTPs closely mimic human skin.1-21” – quoted from this link

Flemings Steakhouse
455 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Please RSVP to Cindy by Friday, July 22, 2022





Tissue Bank Licensing Bill

You may all have heard that AB995, the Tissue Bank Licensing Bill, was signed into the law. This bill clarifies the licensing requirements for tissue banks. Until now, these regulations could have also potentially affected DPMs. In order to maintain compliance, DPMs would have to adhere to certain documentation requirements as well as pay the licensing fees. An amendment was included in the current bill which includes an exception for certain biological tissue substitutes in relevant circumstances to our members.

Please see attachments for further information.