FACT Offers Several Educational Events in 2019

By Content Administrator posted 01-08-2019 11:20

By Mikaela VanMoorleghem, Education and Training Coordinator for FACT

Join FACT for Several Educational Events at the 2019 TCT Meetings!

FACT Cellular Therapy Inspection and 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
  • Integration of Immune Effector Cells into Accreditation
  • Using the Tracer Methodology to Assess Compliance with FACT Standards
  • Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS)
  • Data Management
  • Clinical Outcomes
  • Inspector Preparation and Conducting Inspections

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 the importance of the pre-inspection review, methods for 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 understanding 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.

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Cellular Therapy Leadership Course at TCT Meetings – 101, February 19, 2018

Do you want to improve your leadership skills? Everyone wins when leaders get better, and this half-day course is designed for that outcome. The course is open to anyone who has (or aspires to) a leadership position in cell therapy – whether you direct a transplant center or laboratory, lead a cell collection service or cord blood bank, head a staff of nurses or transplant coordinators, hold an office or board position in a volunteer organization, chair a committee, or have any position in which you are expected to motivate and lead a team. 

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Cellular Therapy Advanced Leadership Course at TCT Meetings 201, February 19, 2019

If you completed FACT’s Cell Therapy Leadership 101 course in a previous year and want more, the 201 course is for you.

This advanced workshop drills deeper into organizational development and leadership skills. Participants in the prerequisite Cell Therapy Leadership 101 course in the morning also are eligible to register for the 201 course in the afternoon.

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ASBMT-FACT Quality Boot Camp at the TCT Meetings - 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.

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Visit FACT at Exhibit Booth 2254!

During the 2019 TCT Meetings, FACT invites you to visit us at exhibit booth #2254! FACT staff will be available to answer your questions about standards, accreditation services, inspections, and FACT consulting.

Whether you are a new inspector or a long-time friend, please stop by and say hello. We would enjoy the opportunity to thank our committee members and inspectors in person for their hard work and dedication. 

2019 TCT Exhibit Booth Hours:

Wednesday, February 20

7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 21

7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Friday, February 22

7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 23

7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Quality Management Series, Module 9: Auditing

The Quality Management Series Module 9 includes four sessions focused on auditing. The first session, Auditing: Planning and Executing, will be on January 23, 2019, at 11:00 ET. Leigh Poston, BMT Program Quality Management Coordinator at UF Health Shands Hospital, will discuss designing audit strategies, identifying specific audits to perform, creating an audit schedule, determining the scope of the audit, and executing the audit.

The second session, Auditing: Summarizing and Evaluating the Data, will be on March 6, 2019, at 11:00 am ET. Ed Brindle MSc, MLT, BMT Quality Manager at UHN Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, will discuss writing the audit report, determining WHY the errors occurred, and assigning appropriate corrective action and preventive action.

Register for the entire module to receive a 15% discount!

QM Series Module 9: Auditing

Register for individual sessions!

Auditing: Planning and Executing

Auditing: Summarizing and Evaluating the Data

Upcoming sessions in the series include:

  • Auditing: Performing follow-up to assess the effectiveness of the actions implemented on correcting the errors
  • A Program's Perspective: Auditing


Validation Principles and Protocols for Cellular Therapies

Join FACT for a webinar, Validation Principles and Protocols for Cellular Therapies, on Wednesday, February 6, 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 Validation Principles and Protocols for Cellular Therapies, and the FACT-JACIE Seventh Edition Standards requirements.

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