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WMDA-NetCord & FACT Cord Blood Day

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Loews Hotel
Room: Poinciana 1 and 2 [map]
1601 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

The registration period for this meeting has ended.

The World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA) and FACT are teaming up to host the pre-conference WMDA-Netcord & FACT Cord Blood Day, a workshop that incorporates sessions on trends in cord blood banking and harmonization of banking procedures, a Quality Boot Camp, and FACT Inspector Training. FACT accreditation serves as an important mechanism to maintain across-the-board uniform processes that are effective and assist with ensuring efficient bank operations.

Topics will include:
• Global perspectives of the regulation of cord blood banking,
• WMDA serious adverse events and reactions,
• Analysis of CD34+ and CD45+ cells in thawed cord blood samples,
• Analysis of cellular viability in thawed cord blood,
• Significant changes to the NetCord-FACT Seventh Edition Cord Blood Standards, and
• Essential Quality Management Principles

The afternoon offers two tracks:

• WMDA-FACT Quality Boot Camp: Sessions will examine cord blood unit selection strategies and core quality management concepts including risk assessment, validation, and auditing. Come prepared with your quality-related questions to ask the quality experts facilitating the session.

• FACT Inspector Training: This track provides training to new FACT cord blood inspectors on performing an inspection from start to finish. Sessions are accompanied by exercises and group discussions to practically apply lecture concepts to real-world experiences. Attendees training to be an inspector may attend the entire Cord Blood Day FREE in addition to free access to all other on-demand and in-person FACT educational events. Inspector trainees are required to attend the FACT Inspector Training track.

This is an excellent opportunity to network with the cord blood community and learn from experts in cord blood banking. We encourage banks to send multiple personnel to be able to attend both the Quality Boot Camp and nominate a member of your team to train to become a FACT inspector! Register before August 31st to receive the special advanced rate!

Related Files:

Workshop Agenda

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 09/12/2019
Name Price Available To
Early Bird Rate through May 15 $350.00   Workshop Registrants
Advanced Rate through August 31 $415.00   Workshop Registrants
Regular Rate through September 12 $550.00   Workshop Registrants
Inspector Rate $0.00   Inspectors and Inspector Trainees
Industry $1,000.00   Industry Representatives

Sponsors and Sponsorship Information:

This workshop will be held in conjunction with the 2019 Cord Blood Connect Meeting at Loews Hotel, Miami Beach. Separate registration is required.