About ASTCT Committees

ASTCT Committees

ASTCT has several volunteer committees that meet year-round on a variety of topics. These groups are integral to developing education and guiding the future of the society.

Committee on Cellular Therapy

The Committee is charged with providing the ASTCT membership with a home for cellular therapy by: providing representation on the Board; adding more sessions such as tissue repair and regenerative medicine to the TCT Meetings, and soliciting topical articles for BBMT.

ASTCT Staff Liaison - Anna Hawkshead

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Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

The Committee is charged with ensuring that ASTCT fosters a diverse and inclusive environment for both leaders and members.

ASTCT Staff Liaisons - Kyra Newman

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Committee on Education

The Committee is charged with upholding and implementing activities in support of ASTCT's mission relating to education. The mission of ASTCT is to secure the highest quality of care for all blood and marrow transplantation and cellular therapy patients. Providing guidelines for professional training is one of the key purposes of ASTCT. As such, certification in blood and marrow transplantation would support this purpose and mission by defining and standardizing these requirements.

ASTCT Staff Liaisons - Kirk Lanzone Terry and Kyra Newman

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Committee on Government Relations

The Committee is charged with monitoring ongoing national regulatory and legislative activities affecting blood and marrow transplantation and cellular therapies; offering ASTCT expertise and research to regulatory agencies as appropriate; informing ASTCT membership of pertinent regulatory and legislative activity.

ASTCT Staff Liaison - Alycia Maloney

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Committee on Practice Guidelines

The Committee is charged with determining how the Society can develop practice guidelines for the practice of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

ASTCT Staff Liaison - Jessica Scott

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Committee on Quality Outcomes

The Committee is charged with the development of innovative methods for measuring and reporting transplant center-specific quality based on outcomes of care. This includes the Subcommittee on Informatics and Subcommittee on Pediatrics.

ASTCT Staff Liaison - Kyra Newman

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Committee on Informatics

The committee is charged with working to improve systems and methods to help centers submit outcome data electronically to AGNIS/SCTOD, and to provide resources to assist centers in developing relational databases for research/outcome data which can be shared with any BRIDG-compatible system.

ASTCT Staff Liaison - Angie Dahl

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Committee on International Affairs

The mission of the ASTCT Committee on International Affairs is to promote international relationships and activities engaging world leaders and trainees contributing to the development of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and cellular therapy. Particularly, it will support ASTCT members engaged in international relationships that value the importance of conjugating scientific advances with real life opportunities for improving access, and enhance research and education collaborations in countries with limited resources.

Committee Leadership

Damiano Rondelli, MD - Chair
Mary Flowers, MD - Vice Chair
Daniel Couriel, MD, MS - Board Liaison

Committee Goals and Objectives

  • Develop and foster educational and membership partnerships with international transplantation and cellular therapy organizations
  • Arrange for educational opportunities for BMT specialists in lower-middle-income countries (LMIC)
  • Assess opportunities for ASTCT speaker exchanges with international associations
  • Create and maintain International Council to serve as advisory board for educational sessions at TCT Meetings and elsewhere
  • Oversee implementation of international scholarship program at various institutions in the US

ASTCT Staff Liaison - Kirk Lanzone Terry

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Committee on RFI

The committee is charged with achieving standardized methods of reporting data to third-party payers, and standardize procedures for replying to requests for information from payers.

ASTCT Staff Liaison - Alycia Maloney

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Committee on Trainees and Junior Faculty

The committee is charged with ensuring that the society continues to develop resources and opportunities for early career BMT and cell therapy professionals.

ASTCT Staff Liaison - Olivia Gunn

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