Significant Changes to the 11th Edition of Standards for Cellular Therapy Services (23EL-842)

Please note: AABB reserves the right to make updates to this program.

Live Program Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - On-Demand Available

Program Number: 23EL-842

  • Educational Track: Quality Education
  • Topic: Biotherapies
  • Intended Audience: CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Directors, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Nurses, Perfusionists, Physicians, Scientists, Technologists
  • Teaching Level: Basic
  • Director/Moderator: Christopher Bocquet, Senior Director, Standards Development and Quality Initiatives, AABB, Bethesda, MD

    • Kate Brown, PhD, Senior Director, Science, CooperScientific, Los Angeles, CA
    • Brenda C. Alder, MS, MT(ASCP)SBB, Cell Therapy Transplant and Tissue Bank QA and Regulatory Manager, Northside Hospital, Peachtree Corners, GA
  • Program Description

    This program will introduce the 11th Edition of AABB Standards for Cellular Therapy Services. The speakers will summarize the new and revised requirements incorporated into the 11th Edition of Standards. In addition, the rationale for the changes will be presented and reviewed.

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Explain the rationale for revised requirements.
    • Identify ways to implement the new and revised requirements.
    • Identify existing policies, processes, and procedures that may need to be changed to conform to the 11th Edition of Standards.


    Please note: if you registered for the live eCast you do not need to register for the on-demand eCast (access to the on-demand eCast was included with the live eCast registration).

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    Continuing Education Credit

    This activity is eligible for one (1) continuing education credit/contact hour for California-based nursing professionals, California Lab Personnel, Florida Lab Personnel and General Participation credit. AABB reserves the right to reduce or increase the number of credits granted based on the final activity duration. For more information on each credit type please visit our Continuing Education Credits webpage. Please note: This program is not eligible for continuing medical education credit for physicians.

    There is no financial support for this activity.

    Claiming Credit
    Live Activity - Upon completion of the live activity, you will receive instructions to complete your evaluation, which is necessary to claim credit and receive your certificate of attendance/completion (credit must be claimed by the date provided in the instructions). The evaluation can be found by logging into the AABB Education Platform.

    Enduring Activity - Once the enduring (on-demand) program is available, you will receive instructions to access the AABB Education Platform. Upon completion of viewing the enduring activity, you will need to complete the evaluation, which is necessary to claim credit and receive your certificate of completion (credit must be claimed by the date provided in the AABB Education Platform).

    Program & Credit Expiration Dates:

    • Live Activity Program Date: June 7, 2023; Credit Expiration Date: July 7, 2023
    • Enduring Activity Program Dates: June 7, 2023 – June 6, 2026; Credit Expiration Date: June 6, 2026

    Disclosure Declaration

    Disclosures for the planners of this event can be found here. Disclosures for the program faculty and peer reviewers are provided at the beginning of the program.

    Faculty Biographies

    Brenda AlderBrenda Alder is the past chair of the AABB Cellular Therapies Standards Committee which she helmed for two editions, the 9th and 10th respectively. Brenda earned her SBB from the American Red Cross, has a Masters Degree from Georgia State University with a focus in Immunohematology and a Bachelor’s of Science in Medical Technology from Barry University. Brenda currently serves as the Laboratory Quality and Regulatory Management for the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Laboratory and Tissue Banks at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Dr. Kate BrownDr. Kate Brown, Chair of the AABB Cellular Therapies Standards Committee, is the Senior Director of Science at Generate Life Sciences, a Cooper Surgical company. Dr. Brown earned her PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Brown has been with Cord Blood Registry, an affiliate of Generate Life Sciences and the world’s largest private newborn stem cell bank, for more than a decade. In her current capacity, Dr. Brown is responsible for the scientific direction and tactical execution of Generate Life Science’s Research and Development portfolio to support the clinical translation of various perinatal stem cell populations and advancing a variety of Science and Technology projects throughout Generate Life Sciences.

    Christopher BocquetChristopher Bocquet is the Senior Director of Standards Development and Quality Initiatives at AABB and serves as the primary staff liaison to all AABB Standards Committees. In this role, Chris oversees all AABB Standards Committees as they work to create new editions of AABB Standards and associated Guidance documents. Chris also coordinates the Transfusion Medicine Subsection Coordinating Committee and the Global Transfusion Forum.