Cord Blood Spotlight at ISCT Annual Meeting the Destination Event for Cord Blood Banks

Posted in :: 2017 Volume 1 :: Thursday, January 26th, 2017

This year’s destination event for cord blood banks will be at the 2017 ISCT Annual Meeting in London. Two days prior to the meeting, leading cellular therapy organizations will convene to provide education to cord blood banks in one convenient location. Plan to attend this one-stop opportunity to learn from FACT, CBA, ISCT, ASBMT, and world-renowned cord blood scientists and transplant physicians.

FACTThumbnail London2FACT
Cord Blood Inspection and Accreditation Workshop
May 2, 2017

This training workshop will assist your cord blood bank with meeting stringent quality standards. The agenda will addressThe accreditation process;Changes to the Standards and the online accreditation portal;

NetCord’s integration with the WMDA; Challenging requirements for cord blood banks including cryopreservation, stability studies, and root cause analysis; and Requirements for FACT inspectors, including new inspector orientation.

Would you like to attend the workshop for FREE? Apply to be a FACT inspector. Approved inspectors attend educational activities at no cost.

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ISCT-FACT Boot camp thumbnailFACT-ISCT Cord Blood Quality Boot Camp
May 3, 2017

The boot camp will strengthen participants’ quality assurance knowledge through pre-meeting exercises and an in-person workshop. Members of the FACT Quality Committee and the ISCT Planning Committee encourage everyone to review specific aspects of their cord blood banks’ quality program in the months leading up to the boot camp. During the boot camp, quality experts will present important concepts and lead roundtables where participants may ask questions and help each other reach their goals. Participants are strongly encouraged to register early and participate in the pre-conference assessment activities. Be sure to register for the boot camp AND complete the pre-conference informational survey.

Complete the Pre-Conference Survey
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Cord blood spotlight thumbnail3rd ISCT-CBA Cord Blood Series, in Partnership with ASBMT
May 3, 2017

ISCT and the CBA, in partnership with ASBMT, are pleased to host the third Cord Blood Series as part of the Pre-Conference Day at ISCT 2017. Join Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg and Dr. Elizabeth J. Shpall for a full day of presentations and discussions with key leaders in the field about topics ranging from cell engineering to immunotherapy, and beyond.

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