Join FACT for a cord blood inspection and accreditation workshop and quality boot camp on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm CT, 12:00 – 21:00 GMT. The FACT workshop morning sessions will begin with an overview of FACT accreditation, detailing the accreditation process from application to accreditation. Sessions continue with a guided tour of a cord blood bank in which the presenter will review requirements in the FACT Cord Blood Banking Standards that can be identified and evaluated during the tour (on-site or virtual). Next, presenters will discuss common citations in cord blood banking and how to avoid them. Examples will be provided, and case studies presented. Finally, the morning workshop will end with short presentations from cord blood banks with different organizational models including public, private, and hybrid, who will discuss maintaining operations and compliance through various cord blood banking challenges. Afterwards, participants can ask questions to an expert panel.
The afternoon quality boot camp sessions begin with a presentation on developing a Quality Management Plan and assessing its effectiveness. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session and an interactive break-out session. The second half of the afternoon will focus on stability studies in cord blood banking and includes a presentation on the results of the AABB/ISCT stability studies survey, presentations on establishing and maintaining a stability program within a public or private cord blood bank, and ends with a panel discussion.
During lunch, attend an optional featured session! Listen to FACT’s new president, Dr. Catherine Bollard, reflect on the accomplishments and the future of FACT.
FACT workshop and quality boot camp hosts:
|Roger Horton, PhD
Cord Blood Bank Director
The Anthony Nolan Cord Blood Bank
|Diane Fournier, PhD
Laboratory Head and Scientific Director
Héma-Québec Cord Blood Bank