EBMT NEWSLETTER | March 2015 | Volume 46 - Issue 1

Important dates

7th Meeting of the Quality Management Group in Istanbul

This year all of the quality management-related sessions will take place on Tuesday 24 March and highlights include:
  • A basic introduction to JACIE, highly recommended for anyone new to the Standards or the process
  • Quality Management Workshop on Validation and Qualification - coordinated by the JACIE Quality Managers Committee
  • Midday session dedicated to the highlights of the 6th edition of the FACT-JACIE Standards
  • Lunchtime session: “The Clinical Program should achieve one-year survival outcome within or above the expected range”. How will we implement this new FACT-JACIE standard (B4.7.5)? (Lunchboxes will be available at the room!)
  • Research session: This is aimed to be an interactive session so bring your ideas for research related to accreditation, standards and their impact on patients, donors, staff, systems and process and share them
  • Valuable lessons to be learned during the afternoon session If I was starting again, what would I do differently?
  • Very interesting oral abstracts session
Consult the full quality management programme that is now available at www.ebmt2015.org/programme.html.

6th edition of FACT-JACIE Standards now available

The 6th edition of the FACT-JACIE Cellular Therapy Standards, Accreditation Manual, Checklist and other associated documents were published on 01/03/2015. This was also the final date for sending applications based on the 5th edition of the FACT-JACIE Standards. All applications after this date must be made under the 6th edition

The final date to submit the complete pre-audit documentation under the 5th edition is 31/05/2015. Any centre that submits all or part of pre-audit documentation after 31/05/2015 will have to restart the application process under the 6th edition of the Standards and submit a new application.

Centres already accredited under the 5th edition will not have their accreditation affected. However, all centres are required to adapt their processes and systems to the requirements of the 6th edition. More information at www.jacie.org/standards/6th-edition-2015

Inspector Training

  • 2-3 July 2015 - Inspector Training Course, Manchester, UK, - priority will be given to UK inspector candidates. Link to registration page 
  • 1-2 October 2015 - Inspector Training Course, Barcelona, Spain (in English) - registration will open in early 2015. Link to registration page 

Recent publications

  • Anthias, C., Ethell, M. E., Potter, M. N., Madrigal, A., & Shaw, B. E. (2014). The impact of improved JACIE standards on the care of related BM and PBSC donors. Bone Marrow Transplantation. doi:10.1038/bmt.2014.260
  • Jiménez, M.-J., Ferra, C., García, O., de Arriba, F., Jiménez, S., Insunza, A., … Ribera, J.-M. (2014). The commitment and evaluation of the quality management plan by professionals from accredited stem cell transplant centers in Spain. Bone Marrow Transplantation. doi:10.1038/bmt.2014.85
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