EBMT NEWSLETTER | November 2017 | Volume 59 - Issue 5

Important dates

FACT-JACIE Standards, 7th edition: Key Dates in 2018
Training Courses
Representation at events
Activity in 2017 to date
2017 Accreditation awards

FACT-JACIE Standards, 7th edition – Key Dates in 2018

The preparation of the 7th edition is approaching its final phase with approval by FACT and JACIE expected for early December. In anticipation of the release on 1 March 2018, the following dates are important for applicants planning to apply in late 2017 or early 2018:

28/02/2018 - This is the final date for sending completed applications based on the 6th edition of the FACT-JACIE Standards. All applications after this date must be made under the 7th edition.

01/03/2018 - The 7th edition of the FACT-JACIE Cellular Therapy Standards, Accreditation Manual, Checklist and associated documents will be published.

29/05/2018 - Final date to submit the complete pre-audit documentation under the 6th edition. Any centre that fails to submit all pre-audit documentation by this date will have to restart the application process under the 7th edition of the Standards and submit a new application

30/05/2018 - The new edition of the Standards becomes effective. Centres already accredited under the 6th edition will not have their accreditation affected. However, all centres are expected to being adapting their processes and systems to the requirements of the 7th edition.

For interim audits, centres will be assessed on the same standards as used for the main inspection. However, all centres are expected to being working on implementing the requirements of the 7th edition as soon as they are published.

JACIE Training Courses

The next course is on 23-24 November in Warsaw, Poland. Full details HERE 

In 2018, we are planning to hold two courses in Barcelona – in late May and November. Full details will be announced in late 2017.

The course held in Barcelona in October 2017 had 20 attendees from 11 countries present: Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Turkey and United Kingdom. Special thanks to our speakers Isabel Barbosa, Patrick Hayden, John Fitzgerald and Christine Protheroe.

More information on educational events can be found at www.jacie.org and at the educational section of the EBMT Website

JACIE Inspectors

New inspectors

Cindy Aerts, Fereshta Aslami-Zarbi, Evelyne Dewulf, Kamal Fadalla, Sarah Holtby, Erwin Janssen, Stuart Kennedy, Ülker Koçak, Ka Lung Wu, Giorgia Mancini, Cristina Sanz, Pilar Solves, Olivier Urbain, Birgitta Versluys and Yvonne Westerman.

Retiring Inspectors

Kurt Leibundgut, Ellen Kuiper Kramer

Sincere thanks to Kurt and Ellen who were among the pioneer inspectors when JACIE started so many years ago.

JACIE is always keen to recruit new inspectors (subject to our anticipated needs in the coming years). If you have - or are close to having - 5 years’ experience in clinical application, collection or processing of HSC, please consider contributing to the improvement of quality and safety in our field.
For further details please go to the JACIE website or contact Áurea Villar at inspectors@ebmt.org

JACIE representation at events

JACIE has been presented at a number of different events during this year so far. The locations included Argentina, Italy, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.

JACIE Activity in 2017 to date

Applications: 67
Inspections: 41 completed + 11 scheduled
Accreditations: 48

2017 Accreditation awards

Congratulations to the following centres who received accreditation during 2017. We would like to particularly highlight the University Children´s Hospital of Cracow which is the first centre in Poland to achieve accreditation. 
Id Institution Name City Country Type
705 UZ Brussel Brussels Belgium Reaccreditation 1
667 Antwerp University Hospital Edegem Belgium Reaccreditation 1
725 Gent University Hospital Gent Belgium Reaccreditation 1
677 Gent University Hospital Gent Belgium Reaccreditation 1
685 AZ Delta Roeselare Belgium Reaccreditation 1
669 GZA Hospitals - campus Sint-Augustinus Wilrijk Belgium Initial accreditation
683 Charles University Hospital Pilsen Pilsen Czech Republic Reaccreditation 2
612 Aarhus Center for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Aarhus Denmark Initial accreditation
686 National University Hospital Rigshospitalet Copenhagen Denmark Initial accreditation
681 Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH) Helsinki Finland Reaccreditation 1
684 CHU de LILLE Lille France Reaccreditation 1
682 Universitätsklinikum Knappschaftskrankenhaus GmbH Bochum Germany Initial accreditation
749 Universitätsklinikum Köln (AöR) Cologne Germany Initial accreditation
670 Universitätsklinikum Dresden Dresden Germany Reaccreditation 1
717 Klinikum Frankfurt (Oder) GmbH, Medizi Frankfurt (Oder) Germany Reaccreditation 2
702 DRK-BSD BaWü/He Frankfurt am Main Germany Reaccreditation 1
701 University Hospital Frankfut/Main Frankfurt am Main Germany Reaccreditation 1
696 Seracell Stammzelltechnologie GmbH Rostock Germany Reaccreditation 1
692 Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus Stuttgart Germany Reaccreditation 2
740 Institute for Clinical Transfusion Medicine and Immunogenetics Ulm gemeinnützige GmbH Ulm Germany Reaccreditation 2
666 Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer Ramat-Gan Israel Reaccreditation 1
689 ASO Alessandria Alessandria Italy Reaccreditation 1
605 Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi & Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Meyer Florence Italy Reaccreditation 1
521 Fondazione IRCCS Ca´Granda Milan Italy Reaccreditation 1
645 AO San Gerardo Monza Italy Reaccreditation 1
619 Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Federico II Napoli Italy Initial accreditation
566 Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Fondazione G Pascale, IRCCS Napoli Italy Initial accreditation
639 Ematologia e Centro Trapianti Azienda Ospedaliera “Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord” Pesaro Italy Initial accreditation
550 IRCCS-CROB Rionero in Vulture Italy Initial accreditation
621 Azienda Ospedaliera S. Giovanni-Addolorata Rome Italy Initial accreditation
664 Clinica Ematologica e Centro Trapianti Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria di Udine Udine Italy Reaccreditation 1
675 Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam Netherlands Reaccreditation 1
634 Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet Oslo Norway Reaccreditation 1
563 University Children´s Hospital of Cracow Krakow Poland Initial accreditation
688 Hospital Clínic de Barcelona Barcelona Spain Reaccreditation 2
668 Complejo Universitario de Granada Granada Spain Reaccreditation 1
628 Sahlgrenska University Hospital Göteborg Sweden Reaccreditation 1
627 Sahlgrenska University Hospital Göteborg Sweden Reaccreditation 1
546 Kantonsspital Aarau Aarau Switzerland Reaccreditation 1
707 Klinik Hirslanden Zürich Switzerland Initial accreditation
649 Erciyes University Kayseri Turkey Reaccreditation 1
654 Ysbyty Gwynedd Bangor Bangor, Gwynedd United Kingdom Initial accreditation
652 The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Bournemouth United Kingdom Reaccreditation 1
637 University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Coventry United Kingdom Reaccreditation 1
676 The London Clinic London United Kingdom Reaccreditation 1
672 Manchester Royal Infirmary - CMFT Manchester United Kingdom Reaccreditation 1
656 Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust (Derriford Hospital) Plymouth United Kingdom Reaccreditation 1
642 NHS Blood and Transplant Sheffield United Kingdom Reaccreditation 2

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