ISCT-FACT Cord Blood Quality Boot Camp

Pre-Conference Workshop
Wednesday, May 3
08:00 - 16:30

The Boot Camp will strengthen participants’ quality assurance knowledge through pre-meeting exercises and an in-person workshop. Participants are encouraged to review aspects of their organization’s quality program in preparation and bring specific documents to the meeting for advice.

During the Boot Camp, quality experts will present important concepts and lead roundtables where participants may ask questions and help each other reach their goals. Participants are strongly encouraged to register early.

Please note Continuing Medical Education credits are not available for this event.



The Boot Camp will feature multiple roundtables and group discussions, along with sessions on the following topics:

  • Destination: Quality
    Designing your program with a Quality Management Plan
  • Auditing in the Cord Blood Bank
    Ensuring quality by assessing compliance
  • Fit for Use
    Delivering high quality cord blood metrics
  • Documentation as Friend not Foe
    Controlling written documents to keep you on track
  • Begin with the End in Mind
    Validating and verifying procedures
  • Mistakes or Opportunities for Improvement?
    Let’s talk about this: A conversation about errors, accidents, deviations management, adverse events, variances, and complaints.

Confirmed Speakers

Ed Brindle, MSC, MLT, Insception Biosciences, Canada

Robyn Rodwell, PhD, Mater Misericordiae HospitalsAustralia

Andrew Deeming, BMDI Cord Blood Bank, Australia

Nicole Prokopishyn, PhD, Calgary Laboratory Services, Canada

Arun Prasath, MPhil, MSc, Singapore Cord Blood Bank, Singapore

ISCT 2017

ISCT 2017