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, on November 29, 2018 at 3 pm ET, for a presentation regarding methods used to define, assess, and document cord blood warming events.
Requirements for Non-Fixed Cord Blood Collection Sites
December 5, 2018
Join Dr. Linda Peltier of McGill University Health Centre Stem Cell Transplant Program, on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 11:00 am ET, 16:00 GMT, for a webinar, FACT Requirements for Non-Fixed Cord Blood Collection Sites. Dr. Peltier will discuss the applicable FACT Standards for non-fixed sites including written agreements, supplies, transportation, training, and communication.
The Parts and Pieces of Validations and Qualifications
January 9, 2019
Join FACT for a webinar on validations and qualifications on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 11:00 am ET, 16:00 GMT. Dr. Tom Leemhuis, Laboratory Director at Hoxworth Blood Center University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center, will discuss the essentials of validations and qualifications and the FACT-JACIE Seventh Edition Standards requirements.
FACT Events at the 2019 Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Meetings of ASBMT and CIBMTR
Cellular Therapy Inspection & Accreditation Workshop
February 19, 2019
The blood and marrow transplantation field has been a leader in voluntarily improving quality through FACT accreditation. Clinical programs are currently adapting to immune effector cellular therapy accreditation requirements and changes in the FACT-JACIE Seventh Edition Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy Standards. This workshop will address important topics in the cellular therapy field including:
- Overview of FACT Accreditation Processes
- Common Citations Overview
- Integration of Immune Effector Cells into Accreditation
- Using the Tracer Methodology to Assess Compliance with FACT Standards
- Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS)
- How to prepare for and conduct inspections
- Data Management
- Clinical Outcomes
The workshop includes two tracks: New Inspector Training and General Sessions for active inspectors, applicants, and accredited programs. The Inspector Training track includes sessions on pre-inspection review, the ins and outs of performing an on-site inspection, how to conduct an exit interview, and how to prepare an inspection report. The General Sessions will review commonly cited deficiencies in the areas of quality management, personnel, and donor selection, evaluation, and management. This track also includes sessions on how to use the Tracer Methodology to assess compliance with FACT Standards and risk evaluation and mitigation strategies. Sessions are accompanied by exercises and group discussions to apply lecture concepts to real-world experiences.
Note: Inspector trainees are required to attend the New Inspector Training Track.
FACT-ASBMT Quality Boot Camp
February 20, 2019
Join us for the FACT-ASBMT Quality Boot Camp at the 2019 TCT | Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Meetings of ASBMT and CIBMTR on February 20 in Houston, TX.
This year’s boot camp will focus on core quality concepts and quality processes programs have implemented. Members of the FACT Quality Committee and the ASBMT Administrative Directors SIG Quality Working Group will distribute self-assessments in the months leading up to the TCT Meeting to review key features of your quality program and identify ongoing challenges. Strengthen your quality assurance processes by completing the self-assessments, attending the in-person workshop, and joining the roundtable discussions.