Committee Mission

The mission of the Accreditation Committee is to recommend to the Executive Committee policies, programs, and actions in the area of any/all issues pertaining to regulatory matters, practices and codes with both inter- and intra-national implications. This involves procedures related to all activities of the other Standing Committees. In its vigilance to avoid duplication of efforts, WBMT members agreed early (2009) that AHCTA would fulfil the role of the WBMT Accreditation Committee.

Meetings & Teleconfereces

The Accreditation Committee meets by videoconference at least quarterly and in person once or twice per year, as international conference attendance permits.

Completed Projects

Crosswalk – comparison of cellular therapy standards

Quality terminology

Publication

  • Training practices of cell processing laboratory staff

Joint publication with participation from AABB, EBMT, ASFA, ISBT, JACIE and WMDA

  • Harmonisation of terminology and processes related to adverse events related to cell therapy administration.

Webinar: “FACT-JACIE & WBMT: Quality and Accreditation for Cellular Therapy: A Global Perspective

  • Find here more information.

Ongoing Projects

The Accreditation Committee continues to work on the following projects:

  • Education effort regarding different cell therapy accreditation pathways existing world wide – to include WMDA, FACT, JACIE, AABB, Cord Blood Banks;
  • Education effort in areas which seem to be an obstacle to achieve accreditation e.g. quality programs and different quality programs in different areas of the world; to organise a webinar in conjunction with the Education and Dissemination Committee is in planning stages.

Want to join us?

Send an e-mail to mail to mail@wbmt.org

Leadership

Joseph Schwartz

Member Society, ASFA