February 2015
In This Issue
Manual Updates
2400:  Pre-TED
2450:  Post-TED
2014:  MDS/MPN Pre-HCT
2100/2200/2300: Post-HCT
2004:  Infectious Markers
2005:  Combination HLA Typing
2006:  HCT Infusion
2804:  CRID Assignment
Appendix I: Ethnicity and Race
Appendix U: Ethnicity and Race
Appendix W: Tracking Disease Status for Multiple Myeloma

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Planning for the upcoming Clinical Research Professionals/Data Managers conference began even before last year's meeting wrapped up and the suitcases closed in Grapevine,Texas.  


The next destination for learning and discovery will be in San Diego, on February 10-11, 2015. Data management staff will once again have the opportunity to participate in training and educational activities such as reporting infection, cytogenetics and conditioning drugs presented by Drs. Riches, Weisdorf and Pasquini. 

Also, an overview of Center Specific/Center Volume reporting will be presented by Dr. Rizzo. An interactive learning opportunity, Crucial Conversations conducted by NMDP Human Resources staff, will teach skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue at all levels of an organization. 

We are also excited to introduce our newest Scientific Director, Dr. Bronwen Shaw who will be addressing questions related to donor and product selection.


These are just a few of the exciting and informative educational sessions offered at the 2015 Clinical Research Professionals/Data Management Conference at the Tandem meetings in San Diego. Come and experience all this meeting has to offer!

We look forward to seeing you there.

CIBMTR Operations
 CIBMTR is a research collaboration between the NMDP/Be The Match and Medical College of Wisconsin.

Bring your Smart phone

What's this?  
We are going to have audience participation in a challenging spin-off of a popular TV game show. Plan to rival your neighbors with your HCT and Data Manager expertise in a fun way during "Data Matters Jeopardy", happening on Tuesday at the CRP/DM meetings.
CRP/DM Oral Abstract Finalists

We would like to recognize the top finalists selected from the Oral Abstract entries for their initiative and innovative quality improvement ideas. They are:

Lindsay Dozeman

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics"Faxing Physicians for Follow-up information through Microsoft Outlook, Using Access"
Rakesh Goyal,MD
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC"Grading Acute GVHD: Getting It Right Every Time!"
Melissa Yurch
Cleveland Clinic"Improving Internal CIBMTR Data Audits: Process Improvement and Time Saving"

These finalists will be presenting their topics at the CRP/DM Meeting on Wednesday, February 11, from 1:30-2:30 PM.  
Send your questions into CIBMTRTraining@nmdp.org The answer may be in a future newsletter.

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