FACT hosted several in-person education events this spring and one fundamental truth that became apparent following the COVID-19 pandemic is that we are social creatures who crave interaction! Despite the quick pivot we did to successfully do business virtually, we were anxious to get back to in-person meetings and conferences.
FACT and ASTCT hosted a Quality Boot Camp on April 22 at the 2022 Tandem Meetings. Approximately 100 people participated in the boot camp. This year’s agenda focused on the program’s Quality Management Plan and the annual review of the effectiveness of the overall Quality Management Program.
FACT also welcomed visitors to its exhibit booth at the 2022 Tandem Meetings to provide information about accreditation and educational activities.
On May 3, FACT hosted a Cellular Therapy Collection Accreditation Workshop at the 2022 ASFA Annual Meeting. Topics included growing variations in collection requirements, labeling, and chain of identity and custody for IEC products collected in apheresis facilities, and creating a cohesive quality management program with an outside collection center.
Additionally, FACT hosted inspector training courses for clinical hematopoietic, immune effector cellular therapy, marrow collection, apheresis collection, and cell processing trainees at the meetings. The courses guided trainees through the inspection experience including accepting an inspection assignment, submitting the inspection report, and participating in the relevant Accreditation Committee meeting.
All events were successful and FACT looks forward to future in-person education events!