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On-Demand eCasts

22EL-708 On-Demand eCast: A New Era for Accreditations and Audits in the Cellular Therapy Field: How to Survive in a Highly Regulated World

Expiration Date: Feb 16, 2025

Credits: None available.


Live Program Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Program Number: 22EL-708

Educational Track: Quality Education
Topic: Cellular Therapy
Intended Audience: Directors, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Physicians, Research Scientists, Residents/Fellows, Scientists, Technologists, Transfusion Safety Officers

(titles and affiliations at the time of the live program)
Director: Federico Rodriguez Quezada, SBB, MLS(ASCP)CM, Collections & Processing Lab Facility Manager​, UFHealth Shands, Gainesville, FL
Moderator: Mary Grable McLeod, MLS(ASCP)SBB, Cell Therapy Facility Quality Manager, Stanford Health Care, Stanford, CA

  • Federico Rodriguez Quezada, SBB, MLS(ASCP)CM, Collections & Processing Lab Facility Manager​, UFHealth Shands, Gainesville, FL
  • Mike Halpenny, MLT (CMLTO), Manager, Cord Blood Bank and Stem Cell Manufacturing, Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, ON, Canada (unable to attend and present)

Program Description
We all face many challenges in our professional field, regardless of our position or job functions, and we have to deal with audits, surveys, and other assessments (in person and recently, virtual) whether we like it or not. Challenging to juggle many different regulatory/accreditation agencies (i.e., AABB, CAP, FACT, FDA, Joint Commission) and other private companies’ requirements such as sponsors or manufacturers of cellular therapy products.

This program was designed to provide expert advice on how to manage different audits from different organizations and how to use practical tools to alleviate the pressure of complying and achieving the goals 99.99% of the time.

Learning Objectives
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify different assessment tools that can be very useful when preparing for an audit.
  • Manage multiple audit assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Recognize pitfalls when responding to audit findings.

How to Claim Continuing Education Credit

  • Single Viewers: if you registered as a single viewer, complete the evaluation found on the "CE Information" tab after watching the video. By submitting the evaluation, you are attesting to watching the presentation in its entirety.
  • Group Viewers: This is applicable for groups/facilities that purchased Group Viewing access for this program (registration will be verified prior to processing a group viewing attendance log). Group Viewing Coordinators should submit the attendance log to within 72 hours of the completion/viewing date. Once AABB receives an attendance log, each participant on the attendance log will be granted access as a single viewer to this program and will be required to complete the evaluation in order to claim continuing education credit. Each participant will be required to have an AABB account in order to access this program/platform. If a participant does not have an account, he/she can create one using the same email address provided on the attendance log.


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Content Contributor(s):


  • 1.00 - General Continuing Education (GEN)
  • 1.00 - Florida Lab Personnel (FLP)
  • 1.00 - California Lab Personnel (CLP)

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