FACT-ASTCT Quality Boot Camp

FACT-ASTCT Virtual Quality Boot Camp

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February 5, 2021
8:00 am - 3:00 pm CT 
14:00 - 21:00 GM











Post-workshop Presentation








7:30 am CT



Pre-meeting slide show

Facilitators: Kimberly Kasow and Therese Dodd

Information provided to participants:

  • Instructions on how to join polling
  • Where to join in the chat
  • How to search for attendees
  • Where to go for technical assistance


8:00 am CT




Dr. Kimberly Kasow, Director, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Marrow Collections Medical Director at UNC Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program and Therese Dodd, Quality Improvement Director, from the Sarah Cannon Network will welcome all participants to the FACT -ASTCT Quality Boot Camp. Dr. Kasow and Tracy will introduce the bootcamp objectives and share tips to help make your virtual boot camp experience flawless. 

8:10 am CT

14:20 GMT



Presentation: Performing a Feasibility Needs Assessment

Description: Leigh Gates, Clinical Quality Manager for University of Colorado Hospital, Blood Cancer and Bone Marrow Transplant Program will discuss what to consider when performing a facility needs assessment. 

8:50 am CT

14:50 GMT




Presentation: Change Control

DescriptionEd Brindle, Quality Manger for Hamilton Health Sciences, Cellular Therapy and Transplantation will explain the change control process and how to develop a change control when adding or changing a service. 

9:25 am CT

15:25 GMT



Activity: Change Control 

Interactive session

10:00 am CT

13:00 GMT





10:15 am CT

16:15 GMT



Presentation: Risk Assessment

Description: Phillip Johnson, Director/Scientific Director from Queensland Cord Blood Bank at the Mater will guide programs through the process of risk assessment and execution of the plan. 

10:50 am CT

16:50 GMT



Activity: Risk Assessment

Interactive session

11:25 am CT

17:25 GMT



Presentation: Validation

Description: Jamie Rogers, the BMT Quality Compliance Manager for The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Phoenix Children's Hospital will discuss how to choose what to validate, criteria to select when adding or changing a service, and performing the validation.


12:00 pm CT

18:00 GMT



Activity: Validation

Interactive Session 

12:30 pm CT

18:30 GMT




Attend optional lunch sessions.

1:00 pm CT 19:00 GMT 15'   JEOPARDY!   

1:15 pm CT

19:15 GMT



Presentation: Quality Indicators

Description: Dr. Kris Michael Mahadeo, Clinical Program Director for Pediatrics, from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, will discuss how to select and establish Quality Indicators for new services or changes.

1:50 pm CT

19:50 GMT



Presentation: Audit

Description: Meg Blaney, Quality Manager and BMT outpatient nurse from Strong Memorial Hospital Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, will review the auditing process to ensure added services were implemented as planned: choose what to audit, when to first audit, and how often to audit.

2:25 pm CT


20:25 GTM



Activity: Developing Audit Criteria 

Interactive session

2:55 pm CT

20:50 GMT




Dr. Kasow and Therese Dodd will recap the entire day, reflect on productive conversations, and invite participants to share a take-away, action step, or highlight from the boot camp.

3:20 pm CT

21:20 GMT



Optional Session: FACT Accreditation Portal Training

Join FACT’s IT Business Analyst to learn more about the FACT Accreditation Portal.  This causal session with will include information about upcoming changes to the portal, discussion about portal best practices, live instruction on issues pertaining to attendees, and an opportunity to provide portal feedback.  FACT is constantly seeking to improve the portal and develop new features to benefit the users.  What features would you like to see?