EBMT NEWSLETTER | July 2014 | Volume 42 - Issue 3

EBMT
Important dates

JACIE: New standards open to public consultation
Reminder: Public consultation on the draft 6th edition of Standards

On 30 April 2014, FACT and JACIE published the draft sixth edition of the FACT-JACIE International Standards for Cellular Therapy Product Collection, Processing, and Administration for Hematopoietic Cellular Therapies for public consultation and comment for a 90-day period. Comments will be accepted from April 30, 2014 through July 24, 2014.

What do I have to do to participate?

To submit comments for the draft FACT-JACIE Standards, follow the steps below. Comments will be accepted until July 24, 2014.
  1. Access the Comment Form at www.surveymonkey.com/s/HCTcomments
  2. Type in your contact information and comments on the form. Fill in all fields so that the Standards Committee fully understands your position.
  3. Submit the form when finished. Once the form is submitted, it cannot be changed. However, additional comments may be submitted by completing the form again. There is no limit to the number of forms that can be submitted
Also at www.jacie.org/standards/6th-edition/public-consultation

 

First live JACIE online education session

On June 25th, in collaboration with the Latin American Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (LABMT http://www.wbmt.org/en/labmt/), we ran the first live webinar about JACIE providing basic information about the accreditation process and the example of the Hospital Clinic, Barcelona presented by Anna Mantecón, Quality Manager.

The webinar was specifically aimed at centres in Latin America and was given in Spanish. Almost 40 people connected from 11 countries in the region using the GoToMeeting platform. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and we plan to run similar events in the future. The experience has also demonstrated the potential for running such events so keep an eye on www.jacie.org for future announcements or subscribe to the JACIE mailing list at http://eepurl.com/jLxRz.

The full webinar can be viewed here (in Spanish).

 

Introducing Raquel Espada as a new Accreditations Coordinator


Ms. Raquel Espada joined the JACIE Accreditation Office in Barcelona at the beginning of June. 
Raquel is from Barcelona, Spain. She holds a degree in science and has worked as an auditor of quality and environmental management system in Spain, Portugal, Canada, Latin America and the United States.
Raquel can be contacted at: raquel.espada@ebmt.org and at +34 93 453 87 11
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