Letter from the President
“It was great to see you!” After two long years of only virtual connection, we finally were able to say this again. FACT had a wonderful time over the past few weeks seeing colleagues in person at the annual meetings of various professional societies including ISCT and the Tandem Meetings with ASTCT and CIBMTR. In some ways, it was like no time has passed, and in other ways, it was like reuniting with long-lost friends. Our popular and interactive workshops returned to their hands-on format, the quality boot camp resumed their group-based learning, and we are thrilled to have had the opportunity to train many new inspectors. I personally would like to give you a heartfelt, “Welcome to the team!”
A major theme of this newsletter is highlighting the participation of FACT members in the public review and comment periods of multiple draft publications. Calling on the expertise within several FACT committees, we have submitted comments to numerous requests from related organizations and governmental agencies as highlighted in this newsletter. As a Standards setting organization, FACT understands the importance of soliciting and providing critical feedback for the development of appropriate, relevant, and useful guidelines; therefore, we encourage your participation in this important process. Thank you as always for your engagement and support!
Catherine Bollard, MD