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Upcoming FACT Educational Events

Posted in :: 2016 Volume I :: Thursday, April 14th, 2016

PalmSprings2016_ThumbnailCellular Therapy Collection Workshop 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Palm Springs, California 

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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Using CIBMTR Data to Determine and Evaluate Clinical Outcomes
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Online Webinar

This webinar will be on June 22, 2016, at 11:00 EDT. Dr. Doug Rizzo, from the Medical College of Wisconsin, will give an overview of how CIBMTR data is used to determine outcomes, and how Clinical Programs can use additional data to further evaluate outcomes and improve.

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NetCordNetCord Webinar: Step by Step Cord Blood Processing
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Online Webinar

This NetCord webinar will be on July 13, 2016, at 11:00 EDT. Dr. Heidi Elmoazzen, Director, OneMatch Public Cord Blood Bank at Canadian Blood Services National Public Cord Blood Bank, will explain volume reduction, applying HES and Non-HES, including quality controls, as they refer specifically to the processing procedure.

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Temperature and Humidity Control in Facilities
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Online Webinar

This webinar will be on July 27, 2016, at 11:00 EDT. Dr. Chris Carey, from Hoxworth Blood Center University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center, will give an overview of and rationale for requirements for temperature and humidity control in collection facilities.

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Specialty Operations and Clean Rooms
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Online Webinar

This webinar will be on August 10, 2016, at 11:00 EDT. Dr. Lawrence Lamb, from The University of Alabama Adult and Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cell Therapy Program, will give an overview of specialty operations and clean rooms as they pertain to the FACT-JACIE 6th Edition Cellular Therapy Standards.

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Memphis thumbnailCellular Therapy and Cord Blood Inspection and Accreditation Workshop
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Memphis, Tennessee 

This workshop will be a celebration of the FACT community’s accomplishments over the past 20 years and a step into the next era of raising the bar in BMT, cord blood banking, and novel cellular therapies. The agenda will provide well-rounded information on the process of accreditation; requirements in the FACT Standards; and how regenerative medicine and novel therapies fit within the realms of cellular therapy and cord blood banking. This event is a must-see opportunity for the following audiences:
• Blood and marrow transplant (BMT) programs
• Cord blood banks
• Cell processing laboratories
• Physicians, scientists, and principal investigators
• Unit supervisors, laboratory managers, administrators, nurses, and medical technologists
• Quality managers

Separate tracks will be available for cellular therapy programs and cord blood banks, followed by training specific to applicants and inspectors.

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