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EBMT 2018, Lisbon - Quality Management Day

posted 29 Sep 2017, 08:21 by Eoin McGrath   [ updated 3 Oct 2017, 06:24 ]

Invitation to present cases for consideration for inclusion

The programme for the EBMT 2018 Annual Meeting is being finalised with a draft programme online at

For the Meeting of the Quality Management Group, we have opened a call for real-life cases to be presented on the following topics:
  • Session 1 - Competency Assessment - Solutions to meet Standard B/C/D 4.4.2 "A system to document ... competency for each critical function performed and continued competency at least annually."
  • Session 2 - Corrective and Preventive Actions - Long-term (1 year or more) impact of practice changing CAPAs relevant to Standard B/C/D 4.10.5
The topics will be distributed across two sessions with two cases presented in each session. The selected studies will be incorporated to the congress programme with a 10 minute presentation from the submitter with time for questions at the end of the session. Please note that where there are more submissions than presentation spots available, some cases might be assigned as a poster presentation. 

The presenters will receive free registration for the congress as well as travel and accommodation for 2 nights.

Anyone interested should complete the Case Forms (Competency Assessment, CAPAs Long Term Impact) and send it to The JACIE Quality Managers Committee will make the selection.
Don’t hesitate to make the most of this opportunity to share your experience with an international audience.

Deadline for submission: Wednesday 15/11/2017


Note also the call for abstracts under the following topics under Quality Management:
  • Accreditation
  • Quality management
  • Regulatory issues
  • Sharing best practices
  • Medico-economics in cell transplantation
More information at

Deadline for abstracts: 17/12/2017

Training Course, Warsaw, Poland - 23-24 November, 2017

posted 8 Sep 2017, 07:40 by Eoin McGrath

The last JACIE training event for 2017 will take place in Warsaw on November 23-24. The event is being organised in collaboration with DKMS.
For more information, please go to the event page.

Quality @ EBMT2017 video

posted 31 Mar 2017, 05:46 by Eoin McGrath

Quality @ EBMT2017

BMT Special Report on JACIE published

posted 27 Mar 2017, 14:50 by Eoin McGrath   [ updated 31 Mar 2017, 02:16 ]

Advanced online publication in BMT today. "JACIE accreditation for blood and marrow transplantation: past, present and future directions of an international model for healthcare quality improvement". OPEN ACCESS.

New interim standards to cover administration of immune effector cell products in bone marrow transplantation programmes

posted 2 Feb 2017, 01:41 by Eoin McGrath

FACT and JACIE have published interim standards for the sixth edition FACT-JACIE International Standards for Hematopoietic Cellular Therapy Collection, Processing, and Administration.

The interim standards are intended to promote quality in administration of immune effector cell products, such as chimeric antigen receptor T cells (CAR-T cells), natural killer cells, virus-specific T cells, therapeutic cellular vaccines, and others.
The requirements primarily highlight unique aspects of administration and toxicities of immune effector cells.

The new standards were initially developed by the FACT Immune Effector Cell Task Force and then JACIE experts were invited to contribute to the final version that is now incorporated into the FACT-JACIE Standards, edition 6.01.

The new editions of the Standards and Manual are attached here. They can also be downloaded from the JACIE website at in the Standards section.

If you are not utilizing any immune effector cell products, these standards do not apply to the transplant program, and you can complete the checklist as “NA” (not applicable) for the new standards.
If your haematopoietic cellular therapy (HCT) transplant program begins using immune effector cells, you must be in compliance with these standards as part of starting the new activity. These aspects will be assessed at the next on-site inspection.
Current accreditation awards do not include the administration of these products.

For any questions, please contact or telephone +34 93 453 8570 ext. 8101.

Single European Coding system for tissues & cells

posted 10 Oct 2016, 01:45 by Eoin McGrath   [ updated 10 Oct 2016, 01:46 ]

The long-awaited Single European Coding (SEC) system for tissues and cells is closer to being fully implemented. EU Member States are required to transpose the provisions of Directive (EU) 2015/565 into their national legislation by 29 October 2016 and then should apply the requirements on the SEC from 29 April 2017.

The ICCBBA, the organisation behind ISBT128, has prepared a guide "Simultaneous Implementation of the Single European Code and ISBT 128".

To support the SEC, the EU Commission has launched the EU Coding platform. The platform will allow public, free of charge access to the EU Tissue Establishments Compendium and the EU Tissue and Cell Product Compendium.

The link to the EU Coding Platform is available here:

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