Sickle Cell Disease Conference: Moving On - A Post COVID Look at Sickle Cell Disease

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Dates: September 24-25, 2021
Location: Virtual

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Description

The 9th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Conference encompasses two virtual sessions on September 24 and 25, 2021 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Session one on September 24 will provide an update on the latest evidence in sickle cell management, including new FDA-approved pharmacological therapies, approaches to curative intent therapy, pain management and iron overload management. Session two on September 25 will focus on living well with sickle cell disease.

This conference is a joint activity between Duke University School of Nursing and University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Sickle Cell Disease Program.

Why Should You Attend?

Sickle cell disease is the most common inherited blood disorder in the United States, affecting approximately 100,000 people. This conference, designed for both health care providers and individuals/ families living with sickle cell disease, will provide an update on the latest evidence in sickle cell management and strategies for living well with sickle cell.

Who Should Attend?

This conference is designed for both health care providers and individuals/ families living with sickle cell disease.

  • September 24 will focus on education for health care providers (including nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, therapists, pharmacists, physician assistants, health managers, case managers, sickle cell educators or counselors, physicians and others), community members, and medical and nursing students.
  • September 25 will focus on education for individuals and families living with SCD.

We encourage participation from health care providers and individuals with SCD on both days.

Cost

Free, registration required. Visit link below to register.

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Agenda

Day One: Friday, September 24, 2021
Provider Focused
SCD Management Updates
(Join via Zoom)

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Welcome & Opening Remarks
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Novel Pharmaceutical Therapies in SCD
Nirmish Shah, MD
Duke University
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Update in Pain Management in SCD
John J. Strouse, MD, PhD
Duke University
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.A Snapshot of Curative Intent Therapies
Jane Little, MD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Challenges to Managing Iron Overload in SCD
Samuel R. Wilson, MD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Day Two: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Community Focused
Living Well with Sickle Cell
(Join via Zoom)
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.What's BMI Got to Do With It?
Stephanie Ibemere, PhD
Duke University School of Nursing
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Facts, Fiction and Everything in Between
Diana Wells, RN, MSW, MPH
UNC Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Find a Fairy Godmother
Coretta Jenerette, PhD, RN, AOCN, CNE, FAAN
College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Q&A
Contact Hours

Ohio Nurses Association to provide contact hours for the health care team.

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For questions or more information about the conference or contact hours, contact Lori Jackson, or Christine Hill.

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