We are excited to gather in person with the cord blood banking community once again. FACT’s recent in-person events reminded us that connecting face-to-face is an unparalleled experience, and we look forward to spontaneous hallway conversations, the sound of chatter, the joy of networking, and the reactions from a live audience. No computer screen, virtual call, or digital experience can replace the benefits and positive experiences of meeting in person.
Without further ado, FACT invites you to join us for the following education events in conjunction with Cord Blood Connect 2022 in Miami, Florida. We hope to see you there!
FACT Cord Blood Accreditation and Quality Principles Workshop on September 8, 2022
This workshop is designed to explain the requirements for FACT cord blood bank accreditation and examine quality principles. FACT representatives will be in attendance to assist programs in organizing and preparing for the accreditation process and to address quality principles of cord blood banking.
Early bird pricing is available through July 14th!
FACT Inspector Training Course
In addition to the workshop, FACT will host an Inspector Training Course on September 8, 2022. The purpose of this course is to train eligible individuals to serve as FACT cord blood bank inspectors. The course is designed to guide the trainee through the inspection process including document review, on-site assessment, and Accreditation Committee review.
FACT is actively seeking new cord blood inspectors. If you are interested in training as a FACT inspector and meet the following requirements, we encourage you to apply!
- Affiliated with a FACT accredited or applicant organization.
- Meets educational and professional qualifications and has the appropriate work experience related to his/her area(s) of expertise.
Approved inspector trainees should register here for the Inspector Training Course on September 8th. Approved trainees attend free of charge.
If you have any questions about upcoming FACT Events, please contact Mikaela VanMoorleghem.
FACT Cord Blood Inspection and Accreditation Workshop at the 2020 Cord Blood Connect International Congress Officially Cancelled
The CBA Board of Directors has announced that this year’s Cord Blood Connect international congress will be a virtual event. The directors agreed that the risks to participant health and safety in the midst of a worldwide pandemic are just too great for the planned in-person gathering. The congress was scheduled for Sept. 10-12 in Miami Beach and will now be held virtually on two non-consecutive days, Sept. 10 and 17. For more information, please visit the Cord Blood Virtual Connect meeting website.
Because the Cord Blood Connect international congress will now be a virtual event, the in-person FACT Cord Blood Inspection and Accreditation Workshop scheduled for September 9, 2020, is cancelled. FACT is currently evaluating the options for virtual meetings this fall.
WMDA-NetCord & FACT Events at the Second Annual Cord Blood Connect International Congress Were a Success
The WMDA and FACT hosted a pre-conference Cord Blood Day at the 2019 Cord Blood Connect International Congress in Miami, Florida on September 12. Over 50 members of the cord blood community from eleven countries attended. The day included topics such as trends in cord blood banking, emerging pathogens, harmonization of testing procedures between cord blood banks and cellular therapy laboratories, and cord blood selection services for transplant centers. Breakout sessions in the afternoon included a FACT inspector training track and a WMDA-NetCord & FACT cord blood quality boot camp track.
In addition to the WMDA-NetCord & FACT Cord Blood Day, FACT welcomed visitors to its exhibit booth!
All events were successful and FACT looks forward to the next Cord Blood Connect International Congress September 10-12, 2020, in Miami Beach!