Sickle Cell Disease Conference Returns for 2021

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The 9th annual conference will be September 24 and 25.

The Duke University School of Nursing and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Sickle Cell Disease Program will present the 9th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Conference on September 24 and 25. This year’s theme will be “Moving On – A Post COVID Look at Sickle Cell Disease.”

Health care providers and those living with sickle cell disease (SCD), including individuals and families, are invited to attend the two-day virtual conference. 

The first day’s presentations will focus on education for health care providers and provide updates in SCD management, including new FDA-approved pharmacological therapies, approaches to curative intent therapy, pain management and iron overload management. The sessions on day two will highlight living well with sickle cell for individuals and families living with SCD.

The conference is entirely virtual through Zoom. A full agenda can be found on the Duke School of Nursing website

The event is free to attend, though registration is required. Registration can be completed through the Duke School of Nursing website.

This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) 

SCD impacts around 100,000 Americans; September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month.

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