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Full Schedule

Full Schedule

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

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

    CME/ANCC/APA 1

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

    Moderator: Ahmar Zaidi, MD – Childrens Hospital of Michigan

    Moderator: Ashley Valentine, MRes – Sick Cells

    CME/ANCC/APA 1.25

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

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

    CME/ANCC/APA 1.25

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

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

    CME/ANCC/APA 1.25

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

    Moderator: Kenneth Bridges, MD – Global Blood Therapeutics

    CME/ANCC/APA 1.5

  • 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    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 EDT
    Poster Viewing
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
    Exhibits Open
  • 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM EDT
    2021 Scientific Chair Welcome
  • 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM EDT
    Keynote Speaker
  • 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM EDT
    COVID-19 and Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Implications

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

    CME/ANCC/APA 1

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

    Speaker: Andrew D. Campbell, MD – Childrens National Hospital & George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

    CME/ANCC/APA 1.75

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

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

    CME/ANCC/APA 1.5

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

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

    CME/ANCC/APA 1.5

  • Saturday, May 29, 2021
  • 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM EDT
    Poster Viewing
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
    Virtual Exhibits Open
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Federal Agency Updates

    Chair: Kim Smith-Whitley, MD – Global Blood Therapeutics

    CME/ANCC/APA 1.5

  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
    Lunch
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
    Product Theater - Living With Sickle Cell Disease: Understanding the Disease Pathophysiology and Complications
  • 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM EDT
    Scientific Keynote Speaker
  • 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    Gene Therapy and Bone Marrow Transplant Educational Session

    Moderator: Courtney Fitzhugh

    CME/ANCC/APA 1.5

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

    Moderator: Andrew D. Campbell, MD – Childrens National Hospital & George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

    CME/ANCC/APA 0.75

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

    Chair: Julie Kanter – University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA

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

    Chair: Barbara J. Speller-Brown, DNP, CPNP-BC, MSN – Children's National Hospital & George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

    CME/ANCC/APA 1.5

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

    Chair: Deepa Manwani, MD – Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    CME/ANCC/APA 1.5

  • 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Exhibits Open
  • 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Abstract Breakout Session I Clinical Research Oral Presentations

    Moderator: Andy Nguyen, PhD – Global Blood Therapeutics

    CME/ANCC/APA 1.5

  • 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM EDT
    Surgery and Sickle Cell Disease Educational Session

    Moderator: Adrienne W. Scott, MD – Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    CME/ANCC/APA 0.75

  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
    Abstract Breakout Session II Basic Science Oral Presentations

    Moderator: Thomas Gentinetta, PhD – CSL Behring AG

    CME/ANCC/APA 1

  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
    Abstract Breakout Session II Health Services & Psychosocial Oral Presentations

    Moderator: Benjamin Jaworowski, B.S. – Virginia Commonwealth Iniversity

    CME/ANCC/APA 1

  • 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
    Live Poster Session