QM Series 8: A Program’s Perspective: Controlling Different Types of Documents
August 29, 2018
The last webinar in the QM Series 8, Document Control, is on August 29, 2018, at 11:00 am ET. The entire document control process and system must be in place for all critical documents including labels, worksheets, and policies and procedures. Nicole Prokopishyn, PhD, Cellular Therapy Lab Director at Alberta Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, will explain the document control process of labels; Cynthia Morris, MSN, RN, CPHQ, Transplant Quality Program Manager at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, will discuss the document control process of worksheets; and Natalia Lapteva, PhD at the Houston Methodist Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Program, will review the document control process of policies and procedures.
WMDA-NetCord & FACT Cord Blood Day
September 14, 2018
Join your cord blood colleagues for a day of presentations from renowned cord blood experts at the inaugural WMDA-NetCord & FACT Cord Blood Day! The event will be held in Miami, Florida on September 14, 2018, in conjunction with the Cord Blood Connect international congress.
The WMDA-NetCord & FACT Cord Blood Day will highlight issues that affect cord blood banks’ abilities to optimize processes within a challenging environment. The evolving demand for umbilical and cord blood products requires banks to consider changing indications and financial limitations on a continuous basis. Accreditation encourages implementation of efficient, quality-driven processes to meet these demands while banking products suitable for clinical administration.
Morning presentation topics include global perspectives of cord blood transplants, ethical dilemmas in cord blood banking, common FACT-NetCord accreditation citations, and an overview of the WMDA cord blood bank survey. The afternoon has two breakout sessions including a FACT inspector training track and a WMDA-NetCord & FACT cord blood quality boot camp track. We encourage banks to send multiple personnel to attend the various tracks as well as enlist a member to become a FACT inspector.
This is an excellent opportunity to network with the cord blood community and learn from experts in cord blood banking. Register by August 31 and save $135! Registration fees are waived for FACT active and trainee inspectors.
The Impact of CAR-T Cell Therapy and FACT Standards on the Role of the Pharmacist
September 19, 2018
Nicole Watts, PharmD, BCOP, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will discuss the role of pharmacists in the management of immune effector cellular therapy and provide updates to the FACT pharmacy requirements. Dr. Watts will also provide education regarding toxicity identification and management, including CRS and CRES, the role of Tocilizumab, and the role of steroids.
World Cord Blood Day
November 15, 2018
Join the Save the Cord Foundation for the second annual World Cord Blood Day on November 15, 2018. The day will feature a free virtual conference. The program will include introductory presentations for the public and academic lectures led by renowned researchers and transplant physicians on the latest advances and treatments using cord blood. As an Inspiring Partner, FACT will share stories from cord blood banks and transplant programs about the importance of establishing quality systems in collection, banking, and transplant. Expectant parents, healthcare professionals, and the public are invited to attend.
Defining, Assessing, and Documenting Cord Blood Warming Events
November 29, 2018
Anytime that the temperature is above -150° C should be considered a potential warming event. Because unit volumes are small and are frozen in bags with large surface areas, their thermal kinetics are greatly affected by their environment. Join Phillip Johnson MMedSc(Path), BAppSc(MedSc), Production Manager at Queensland Cord Blood Bank at the Mater, for a presentation regarding methods used to define, assess, and document cord blood warming events.
Completing an Annual/Renewal Report in the Portal
Applicant Training Session
Join FACT’s IT Business Analyst for training on completing an annual or renewal report in the new FACT Accreditation Portal. Alisa Forsythe will discuss the navigation and features within the portal as well as the process for completing the application, the director approval process, and application submission. Webinar participants will have a chance to ask questions at the end of the presentation.
Completing a Compliance Application in the Portal
Applicant Training Session
Join FACT’s IT Business Analyst for training on completing a compliance application in the new FACT Accreditation Portal. Alisa Forsythe will discuss the navigation and features within the portal as well as the process for completing the application, the director approval process, and application submission. Webinar participants will have a chance to ask questions at the end of the presentation.
Performing an Inspection in the Portal
Inspector Training Session
Join FACT’s IT Business Analyst for training on performing an inspection in the new FACT Accreditation Portal. Alisa Forsythe will discuss the inspector specific navigation and features within the portal as well as the process for reviewing the applicant data, entering inspection findings, reviewing the inspection report, and submission. Webinar participants will have a chance to ask questions at the end of the presentation.