FACT Cord Blood Inspection and Accreditation Workshop at the 2020 Cord Blood Connect International Congress Officially Cancelled
The CBA Board of Directors has announced that this year’s Cord Blood Connect international congress will be a virtual event. The directors agreed that the risks to participant health and safety in the midst of a worldwide pandemic are just too great for the planned in-person gathering. The congress was scheduled for Sept. 10-12 in Miami Beach and will now be held virtually on two non-consecutive days, Sept. 10 and 17. For more information, please visit the Cord Blood Virtual Connect meeting website.
Because the Cord Blood Connect international congress will now be a virtual event, the in-person FACT Cord Blood Inspection and Accreditation Workshop scheduled for September 9, 2020, is cancelled. FACT is currently evaluating the options for virtual meetings this fall.
WMDA-NetCord & FACT Events at the Second Annual Cord Blood Connect International Congress Were a Success
The WMDA and FACT hosted a pre-conference Cord Blood Day at the 2019 Cord Blood Connect International Congress in Miami, Florida on September 12. Over 50 members of the cord blood community from eleven countries attended. The day included topics such as trends in cord blood banking, emerging pathogens, harmonization of testing procedures between cord blood banks and cellular therapy laboratories, and cord blood selection services for transplant centers. Breakout sessions in the afternoon included a FACT inspector training track and a WMDA-NetCord & FACT cord blood quality boot camp track.
In addition to the WMDA-NetCord & FACT Cord Blood Day, FACT welcomed visitors to its exhibit booth!
All events were successful and FACT looks forward to the next Cord Blood Connect International Congress September 10-12, 2020, in Miami Beach!