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Upcoming FACT Educational Events

Posted in :: 2017 Volume 1 :: Thursday, January 26th, 2017

QM Series 7: Improving Our Clinical Outcomes Virtual Roundtable 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Online Webinar

This webinar will be on February 8, 2017, at 11:00 AM ET. This virtual roundtable will consist of three accredited organizations (including both cellular therapy programs and cord blood banks), who will share how they improved outcomes. Presenters will describe how they analyzed outcomes, what issues they found, and what they did to improve.

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FACTThumbnail ASH2Cellular Therapy Inspection and Accreditation Workshop
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Orlando, FL 

The blood and marrow transplant field has been a leader in voluntarily improving quality, and accredited Clinical Programs are currently adapting to several new FACT Standards and procedural changes to the accreditation process. This workshop will provide background on these changes. The morning workshop sessions include major topics such as clinical outcomes benchmarking, joint FACT/CIBMTR data audits, and immune effector cell requirements. FACT will also present information on the New FACT Accreditation Portal and demonstrate the overall application workflow for applicants and inspectors.

The afternoon session includes two different tracks: Accreditation Process and Standards. The Accreditation Process track includes sessions on the FACT accreditation process, being prepared on inspection day, trainee inspector orientation, and demonstrating compliance on inspection day. The Standards Track will highlight 6th edition common citations, outline donor management issues, clarify the 6th edition continuing education requirements, and discuss coordination of care. Sessions are accompanied by exercises and group discussions to practically apply lecture concepts to real-world experiences.

Note: Inspector trainees are required to attend all four sessions in the Accreditation Process track. All other applicants may choose which sessions to attend in the afternoon and are encouraged to attend sessions in both tracks as they fit educational needs.

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Leadership 101 ThumbnailCellular Therapy Leadership Course at BMT Tandem – 101
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Orlando, FL 

Do you want to improve your leadership skills? Everyone wins when leaders get better, and this half-day course is designed for that outcome.

In years past, participation in FACT’s leadership workshop has been by invitation. The course is open to anyone who has (or aspires to) a leadership position in cell therapy – whether you direct a transplant center or laboratory, lead a cell collection service or cord blood bank, head a staff of nurses or transplant coordinators, hold an office or board position in a volunteer organization, chair a committee, or have any position in which you are expected to motivate and lead a team.

Participants in past years have been unanimous: “We just don’t receive this type of training in medical school or anywhere else” . . . “It was fun” . . . “So very well presented” . . . “Great group discussions” . . . “The workshop was beyond my expectations” . . . “Excellent interaction among participants” . . . “It should be a longer program – all day, or maybe two days.”

The highly interactive and participatory curriculum teaches leadership principles including:

• The leader as coach
• Differences between managing and leading
• Basic styles of leadership and how to recognize your own style
• When each style of leadership may be appropriate
• Running and participating in effective meetings
• How to build consensus
• Four proven ways to motivate people
• Effective delegation skills
• How to adapt to change, and even be a change agent
• Understanding and exercising governance roles and responsibilities
• Ten basic responsibilities of a governing board
• Legal implications of decision making and liability and fiduciary responsibilities

Woven throughout the leadership course is an overview of FACT’s organizational structure, purpose, challenges, current programs and accomplishments.

Whatever you lead, this course is designed to help you recognize your leadership skills and acquire new ones that effectively encourage innovation, achieve consensus, build momentum, turn ideas into reality, eliminate distractions and guide a team toward goals.

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Leadership 201 ThumbnailCellular Therapy Advanced Leadership Course at BMT Tandem – 201
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Orlando, FL 

If you completed FACT’s Cell Therapy Leadership 101 course in a previous year and want more, the 201 course is for you.

This advanced workshop drills deeper into organizational development and leadership skills. Topics include:

• Characteristics of a healthy organization
• Adapting an organization to a changing environment
• Multiplying and diminishing the effectiveness of a team
• Leading from where you are
• Servant leadership
• Effective governing boards
• Strategic planning with a focus on outcomes

Participants in the prerequisite Cell Therapy Leadership 101 course in the morning also are eligible to register for the 201 course in the afternoon.

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Boot CampFACT – ASBMT Quality Boot Camp
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Orlando, FL 

Join us for the FACT-ASBMT Quality Boot Camp at the 2017 BMT Tandem Meetings on February 22 in Orlando, FL. This year’s boot camp will expand upon last year’s core topics by bringing a unique perspective and new examples that will pertain to clinical programs. The boot camp will strengthen your quality assurance activities through pre-meeting exercises and an in-person workshop. Members of the FACT Quality Committee and the ASBMT Administrative Directors SIG Quality Working Group will encourage you in the months leading up to the BMT Tandem Meetings to review specific aspects of your quality program. Quality experts will then present important concepts and lead roundtables that allow participants to ask questions and help each other reach their goals during the boot camp. Participants are strongly encouraged to register early to participate in the pre-conference assessment activities.

Each month prior to the in-person meeting, registrants will receive a short survey that will encourage them to asses a quality management principle as it relates to their organizations (answers can be submitted anonymously if desired). The Quality Boot Camp will be designed around the challenges and successes illustrated by the results provided by registrants. Participants are also welcome to bring specific documents and questions to the meeting for advice.

Note: There is a nominal charge of $50 to cover catering for attendees.

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FACT Accreditation Portal Training
February 22 and 23, 2017

Introductory FACT accreditation portal training courses are open to applicants and inspectors who will use the New FACT Accreditation Portal. FACT’s IT Business Analyst will provide hands-on training of the system interface and demonstrate the overall workflow.  There are two training sessions for applicants and two for inspectors.

FACT asks that you  bring a fully-charged laptop to your session. Free Wi-Fi will be available. Sign up now to reserve your spot!

FACT Accreditation Portal Applicant Training February 22
FACT Accreditation Portal Applicant Training February 23
FACT Accreditation Portal Inspector Training February 22
FACT Accreditation Portal Applicant Training February 23

NetCord Webinar: Cord Blood Specifications
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Online Webinar

This webinar will take place on March 1, 2017, at 11:00 AM ET. Dr. Gesine Kögler of the José Carreras Cord Blood Bank in Düsseldorf, will give an overview of the explicit specifications for CB units released for unrelated administration pertaining to the FACT 6th Edition Cord Blood Standards.

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cordlogoCBA Webinar: Applying the NetCord – FACT Cord Blood Standards in Private Banking
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Online Webinar

This webinar will be on March 15, 2017, at 11:00 AM ET. Sue Armitage, BSc, will discuss the how family cord blood banks can comply with the NetCord-FACT 6th Edition Cord Blood Standards, methods to overcome challenges, and the benefits to achieving FACT accreditation.

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FACTThumbnail London2Cord Blood Inspection and Accreditation Workshop 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
London, United Kingdom 

This training workshop will help your bank take a step forward in cord blood banking. The well-rounded agenda will address:
~ The accreditation process;
~ Changes to the Standards, the online accreditation portal, and NetCord’s relationship with the WMDA;
~ Challenging requirements for cord blood banks including cryopreservation, stability studies, and root cause analysis; and
~ Requirements for FACT inspectors, including new inspector orientation.

Would you like to attend the workshop for FREE? Apply to be a FACT inspector! If you are approved, you can attend free of charge!

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ISCT-FACT Boot camp thumbnailFACT-ISCT Cord Blood Quality Boot Camp
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
London, United Kingdom 

The boot camp will strengthen participant’s quality assurance knowledge through pre-meeting exercises and an in-person workshop. Members of the FACT Quality Committee and the ISCT Planning Group encourage everyone to review specific aspects of their cord blood banks’ quality programs in the months leading up to the boot camp. During the boot camp, quality experts will present important concepts and lead roundtables where participants may ask questions and help each other reach their goals. Participants are strongly encouraged to register early and participate in the pre-conference assessment activities. Be sure to register for the boot camp AND complete the pre-conference informational survey.

Pre-Conference Survey
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Cord blood spotlight thumbnail3rd ISCT-CBA Cord Blood Series, in Partnership with ASBMT
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
London, United Kingdom 

ISCT and the CBA, in partnership with ASBMT, are pleased to host the third Cord Blood Series as part of the Pre-Conference Day at ISCT 2017. Join Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg and Dr. Elizabeth J. Shpall for a full day of presentations and discussions with key leaders in the field about topics ranging from cell engineering to immunotherapy, and beyond.

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Ft. Lauderdale ThumbnailCellular Therapy Collection Workshop
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Fort Lauderdale, FL 

This training workshop is designed to explain the requirements for FACT accreditation of cellular therapy programs, with special emphasis on apheresis collection facilities. FACT representatives will be in attendance to clarify the intent of the FACT-JACIE Standards, provide inspectors tips for conducting inspections, and assist programs in organizing and preparing for the accreditation process.

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