Cellular Therapies Section Subsections

CT CollageGroups called subsections allow members of the CT Section to focus on specific topic areas. Subsections work to identify challenges and develop materials to meet the needs of the field. Section participation is open to all AABB individual members who may enroll in any subsection(s) they choose.

Cord Blood

This group works on topics such as donor issues for public banking (recruitment, consent, screening/testing), manufacturing, storage and transport challenges, licensure, international issues, and private and family banking issues. (Meets 1st Thursdays at 1:00pm - 2:00pm ET monthly)


CT Asia Pacific Group

For members located in the Asia-Pacific region, a designated group called the Asia Pacific Group or APG is available. Members will be able to join live discussions and directly participate with fellow APG members in regular subsection meetings held at 'convenient' times for the zones encompassed in this region. Countries in the region include Australia, China, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

CT issues related to cord blood, donor qualification, manufacturing, storage and transport challenges, as well as quality operations, regulatory, development and specific regional issues will be addressed. The APG meeting time is tailored to those in the Asia-Pacific; however, all interested individual AABB members who would like to share their CT interests, insights and expertise may join. (Meets 2nd Wednesdays at 0400 - 0500 UTC monthly)


CT Current and Emerging Topics (CT-CET)

This subsection addresses topics surrounding the development and processing of cellular therapies including collection of cells from a variety of sources, manufacturing, testing, and strategies used in novel therapies and clinical practices. (Meets 3rd Tuesdays at 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET monthly)


Quality, Regulatory and Management Topics (QRM)

This subsection addresses regulatory issues, Guidance documents, quality program design, risk management, vendor and supply qualification, facility, environmental operational controls and how good management principles support these activities. (Meets 4th Tuesdays at 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET monthly)


Spanish Language

Established for Spanish-speaking members or those members located in Spanish-speaking regions. Members will be able to join live discussions and participate with fellow Spanish Language Subsection (SLS) members in regular subsection meetings held at convenient times for the zones encompassed in the Latin America region. The SLS will address issues related to blood and biotherapies including but not limited to donor qualification; manufacturing; storage and transport challenges; quality operations; regulatory issues; and development. The group will also address specific regional issues for developing programs. All interested individual AABB members who speak or understand Spanish and would like to share their insights and expertise may join. (Meets 4th Wednesdays at 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM ET bimonthly)

Establecido para los miembros de habla hispana o aquellos miembros ubicados en regiones de habla hispana. Los miembros podrán unirse a discusiones en vivo y participar con otros miembros de la Subsección en Idioma Español (SLS) en reuniones regulares de subsecciones celebradas en horarios convenientes para las zonas abarcadas en la región de América Latina. El SLS abordará cuestiones relacionadas con la sangre y las bioterapias, incluidas, entre otras cosas, la evaluación de los donantes; manufactura de productos; desafíos de almacenamiento y transporte; operaciones de calidad; cuestiones reglamentarias; y desarrollo en general. El grupo también abordará temas regionales específicos para el desarrollo de programas. Todos los miembros individuales de AABB interesados que hablen o entiendan español y deseen compartir sus ideas y experiencia pueden unirse. (Se reúne el 4º miércoles a las 05:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m. ET bimestralmente)