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Full Schedule

Full Schedule

  • Thursday, May 27, 2021
  • 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM
    Poster Viewing
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Exhibits Open
  • 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
    Welcome + The State of Sickle Cell Disease
  • 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
    Care for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease in the COVID-19 Era

    Chair: Lewis L. Hsu, MD, PhD – University of Illinois at Chicago

  • 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
    Lunch Break
  • 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
    Keynote Address for the 4th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Access to Care Summit
  • 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
    Panel 1: The Economic & Financial Impact of Sickle Cell Disease

    Moderator: Ahmar Zaidi, MD – Childrens Hospital of Michigan

    Moderator: Ashley Valentine, MRes – Sick Cells

  • 2:30 PM – 2:45 PM
    BREAK
  • 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM
    Panel 2: Physical and Financial Access to COVID-19 Vaccination

    Moderator: Beverley Francis-Gibson, MA – Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.

  • 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
    The Patient Symposium: A Tale of Two Pandemics

    Moderator: LaTasha H. Lee, PhD, MPH – National Minority Quality Forum

  • 5:15 PM – 5:30 PM
    BREAK
  • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Access to Excellent Care for Sickle Cell Patients (ACCEL) Grant Awardee Presentations

    Moderator: Kenneth Bridges, MD – Global Blood Therapeutics

  • 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Sunshine Sickle Cell Project, Provided by Medicom Worldwide, Inc. and The Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease Research
  • Friday, May 28, 2021
  • 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM
    Poster Viewing
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Exhibits Open
  • 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
    2021 Scientific Chair Welcome
  • 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
    Keynote Speaker
  • 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
    COVID-19 and Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Implications

    Moderator: Elizabeth S. Klings, MD – Boston University School of Medicine

  • 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM
    Product Theater - Expert Perspective: The First HbS Polymerization Inhibitor to Treat the Root Cause of Sickle Cell Disease
  • 1:30 PM – 3:15 PM
    The Global Status of Sickle Cell Disease Symposium

    Speaker: Andrew Campbell, MD – Comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease Program at Childrens National

  • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    End Organ Dysfunction Educational Session

    Chair: Santosh L. Saraf, MD – Sickle Cell Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Genomics Educational Session

    Chair: Vivien Sheehan, MD, Ph.D – Emory University School of Medicine

  • Saturday, May 29, 2021
  • 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM
    Poster Viewing
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Virtual Exhibits Open
  • 9:15 AM – 10:30 AM
    Product Theater
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Federal Agency Updates
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Lunch
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Product Theater - Living With Sickle Cell Disease: Understanding the Disease Pathophysiology and Complications
  • 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
    Scientific Keynote Speaker
  • 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM
    Gene Therapy and Bone Marrow Transplant Educational Session

    Moderator: Courtney Fitzhugh

  • 3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
    Break
  • 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
    Top Abstracts: Oral Presentations

    Moderator: Andrew Campbell, MD – Comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease Program at Childrens National

  • 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Investigational New Drug, Device and Therapeutics Symposium

    Co-Chair: Kim Smith-Whitely, MD – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    Co-Chair: Julie Kanter, n/a – University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA

  • Sunday, May 30, 2021
  • 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Fixing the Continuity Problem: A Different Approach to Adherence for Transitioning Sickle Cell Disease Patients Educational Session

    Chair: Barbara Speller-Brown, DNP,CPNP,MSN – Childrens National Hospital

  • 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Insight Into Old and New Therapies for Sickle Cell Disease Educational Session

    Chair: Deepa Manwani

  • 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Exhibits Open
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Abstract Breakout Session I Clinical Research Oral Presentations
  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    Surgery and Sickle Cell Disease Educational Session

    Moderator: Adrienne Scott

  • 12:20 PM – 12:40 PM
    Surgery and Sickle Cell Disease Educational Session
  • 12:40 PM – 1:00 PM
    Surgery and Sickle Cell Disease Educational Session
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    Abstract Breakout Session II Basic Science Oral Presentations
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    Abstract Breakout Session II Health Services & Psychosocial Oral Presentations