Welcome to 2022. The new year has ushered in many exciting changes for FACT and is certain to be a pivotal year in our organizational history. As we begin our new journey as an independent entity, I want to thank all of FACT’s volunteers, inspectors, committee members, board of directors, and staff for their unwavering dedication and outstanding contributions. FACT would certainly not be where it is today without all our supporting cast. Each person brings unique qualities and attributes that ensure a knowledgeable, diligent, and compassionate organization.
While we are likely to experience some challenges during this period of transition, it also provides an opportunity for everyone to take time for reflection, provide input, identify opportunities for improvement, and be purposeful in setting the new trajectory for FACT.
The leadership of FACT embarked upon a deep examination of current accreditation activities, exploration of new services and educational resources to offer our accredited and applicant programs, opportunities to attract additional talent, and strategies to support FACT’s growth. Commitment to the process was fueled by the goal of continuing to position FACT as the leader in the field of standards development and enable us to be even more responsive to the rapidly changing field of cellular therapy.
While change brings uncertainty, it also brings opportunities. Included with the transition to an autonomous organization, was the opportunity to refresh FACT’s visual identity and presence. We are putting the final touches on a new re-branded website and can’t wait to share it with you soon! Watch your inboxes for the new release.
Finally, my greatest hope for 2022 is the opportunity for everyone to see each other in person once again at the professional society meetings of ASTCT, ISCT, ASFA, CBA, and ASH. Looking forward to reconnecting with all of you!