I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the Tandem, oops!, TCT meetings—some of us take longer to train than others . . . Lots of changes and new events, including a “Mingle with Mimosas” on Thursday for all inspectors to recognize our volunteer force while enjoying a continental breakfast . . . and mimosas! Thank you to everyone for all of your volunteer time, and for everyone else, please consider becoming an inspector. There are more personal and professional benefits from doing inspections than you can imagine.
Once again we are offering leadership training courses, both the original and now advanced courses and of course the Inspection and Accreditation Workshop on Tuesday with a new format. To attend the inspector track you must be pre-approved by the FACT office to be eligible to be an inspector, so register ahead. The Quality Boot Camp session will be on Wednesday to round out 24 full hours of FACT training opportunities at the TCT meeting.
Be sure to pay attention to the online educational offerings, particularly the new Immune Effector Cell Therapy Webinar series, 6 webinars in 2020 by colleague experts in the field.
Last, but certainly not least, remember the FACT Cord Blood Inspection and Accreditation Workshop at the ISCT Annual Meeting in Paris—if that location doesn’t get you there, nothing will. Again, if approved by the office as eligible to be a trainee, that course is free of charge.
Whew! So much to do in Florida, you may not need to bring sunscreen! See you all there!