Welcome to the change of seasons, whether it be Fall or Spring, depending on where in the world you reside!! With the season change, it is important for FACT to critically evaluate our momentum for change over this past year. To that end, at our recent FACT Board of Directors meeting, we discussed the tremendous progress that our organization has made regarding several key strategic initiatives. These included (i) new funding initiatives, (ii) infrastructural growth opportunities, (iii) streamlined processes, and (iv) development and delivery of new services. The future of FACT is an exciting one, and we are eager to continue implementing our strategic plan to increase patient access to transplantation and other cell-based therapies.
We are also well on our way to resuming a regular inspection schedule following the COVID-19 pandemic and the related extensions. We express our sincerest gratitude to FACT inspectors for your commitment to our peer-review accreditation process.
The FACT team wants to also express how much we have enjoyed seeing many of you during FACT’s 2023 global Educational Tour and looks forward to announcing our next series of in-person educational events within the next couple of months. In the meantime, please join us for the Quality Management Webinar Series on embracing change when implementing a new service or product in your cellular therapy organization. Change is constant, and, as evident in our field, is critical for sustainability and growth in the ever-broadening cell therapy landscape!
Catherine M. Bollard, MD