See also Events for training courses and other events of interest.
The slides from the JACIE-related sessions at the EBMT 2015 Annual Meeting can be accessed here.
The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), will mark World Accreditation Day on June 9th. The theme this year focuses on how accreditation supports quality assurance in the delivery of health and social care services. Workshops, seminars and conferences are taking place across the world to show how accreditation ensures that users of heath and social care services receive a consistent high level of care, with quality patient outcomes at their core.
The WAD brochure is available here (PDF).
A set of case studies can be viewed here.
Access the recording (in Spanish) for the 3º webinar JACIE-LABMT Auditorías internas en Centros de Trasplante:More information
With the publication of the 6th edition of the FACT-JACIE Standards on 1 March 2015, JACIE Inspectors are now asked to complete the Inspector Exam. As with previous editions, the exam is designed to test inspectors' knowledge of the new standards and to offer explanations for why certain answers are incorrect or correct. By these means, the exam is considered to be an educational tool that helps to maintain and develop inspectors' skills and knowledge.
Who has to complete this exam?
All inspectors have to complete the exam. Failure to do so could result in being removed from the JACIE register of inspectors.
For non-inspectors - there is an open exam available to everyone to test their knowledge. Go here for more details.
The exam is divided into 2 parts. Part 1 must be completed by all inspectors and is an exam based on the JACIE Inspection Process and Common Standards. There are30 multiple choice questions in Part 1.
Part 2 consists of up to three exam(s) depending on the experience of each inspector. There are 20 questions in each exam. Please complete the exam for the area in which you quality to inspect. For instance, if you qualify to inspect only in the clinical setting, you should only complete the clinical exam. If you qualify to inspect processing and collection, then you should complete these two exams.
All inspectors will complete at minimum 2 exams and a maximum of 4.
With the online exam, you will be able to save your answers and return to the exam later if you wish. You will be asked to enter your email address and to create a password so that you can exit the exam and start again at a later date.
The next step is to enter your name and email so that we can easily identify who has completed the exam and also to complete the certificate that will be generated on passing the tests.
You should keep your password simple and easy to remember for future use.
The exams are separate and for this reason you are asked for your details for each exam.
A pass mark of 75% is required for each exam you complete. Note that marks are deducted for incorrect answers.
We calculate that you will need between 40-90 minutes in total. You will need to have the relevant documents at hand as the exams are open book, that is, you are expected to use the Standards, Manual, Comparison table of editions and the Inspection Guide. These documents are available on the exam page.
The deadline is 30 May 2015.
In order to start, go to www.jacie.org/inspectors/exam1. After you complete Part 1, you will be brought to another web page where there are 3 links to the remaining exams.
The 6th edition of the FACT-JACIE International Standards for Cellular Therapy Product Collection, Processing, and Administration are now available effective. See here for more information.
The JACIE Inspector Training Course will take place on 2-3 July 2015 in Manchester, UK.
This course is designed to train JACIE inspectors. Anyone working in the transplant setting who is interested in JACIE but is not interested or is not qualified to become an inspector can also attend. Note that priority will be given to inspector candidates.
For more information, go to the event registration site at ebmt.stagehq.com/events/3198.