17th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium

Virtual and In-Person

About Us

The Symposium is an exciting three-day meeting at The Harbor Beach Marriott Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, FL, from June 16, 2023-June 18, 2023. It includes more than 400 leading researchers, physicians, clinicians, stakeholders, advocates, and social workers from all over the world—all with the goal of finding better treatment and, ultimately, a cure for sickle cell disease.

 

The Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease Research, a multi-specialty non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to making sickle cell disease a non-threatening condition. Our Symposia attract hundreds of unique individuals, who are leading researchers, physicians, clinicians, stakeholders, advocates and social workers with the common goal of finding better treatment, and ultimately, a cure for sickle cell disease. Our attendees also originate from every corner of the world.

17th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium

16th, June – 6th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Access To care summit
The State of Sickle Cell Disease by FSCDR, Dr. Lanetta Bronte-Hall
The Patient Symposium: Managing Pain, Sleep, and Health-Related Quality of Life
Adult Patient Town Hall & Dinner
Child & Caregiver Patient Town Hall & Dinner
Welcome Reception
Access to Care Keynote Presentation
17th, June -17th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational symposium
Top Abstract Oral Presentations
Organ Damage and other Cardiac Diseases in Sickle Cell Disease Educational Session
Behavioral Psychology: School Success, Sleep, Pain Management Educational Session
HealthTech: Machine Learning And Al Applications in Sickle Cell Disease Educational Session
Keynote Presentation
Nursing Plenary Session
Curative Therapies Plenary Session
Live Poster Session
Presidential Reception (Invite Only)
18th, June – 46th National Sickle Cell Disease Scientific Meeting
Unmet Need: Challenges Related to Research and Clinical Management of SCD Pain Plenary Session
An Update on Sickle Cell Disease from Federal Agencies
Dr. Kwaku “KOF” Ohene-Frempong East Meets West Global Sickle Cell Disease Symposium
Scientific Keynote Presentation
Oral Abstract Presentations – Topics Include: Psychosocial, Health Services, Basic Science, Health Services, Clinical Research, Clinical Trials/Clinical Epidemiology

Whether you attend every year or this will be your first, THE FOUNDATION FOR SICKLE CELL DISEASE RESEARCH’S promises to be an unforgettable, invaluable and one-of-a-kind career opportunity.

17th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium

Deepika Darbari, MD

Deepika Darbari, MD

Scientific Chair

Deepika Darbari, M.D., hematologist at Children’s National Hospital. Dr. Darbari started studying and treating SCD at Howard University, where she also saw firsthand the many disparity issues surrounding the condition, such as inadequate funding, limited treatment options and biases and stigma. She also learned about barriers to career development that minority students faced. She worked to address those issues through her mentorship.

Dr. Darbari has mentored many medical students, residents and fellows whose research projects focused on improving care for individuals living with SCD.

Titilope Fasipe MD, PhD

Titilope Fasipe MD, PhD

Scientific Co-Chair

Titilope Fasipe MD, PhD is board certified by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Pediatrics in both pediatrics and pediatric hematology. Dr. Titilope Fasipe’s goals are shaped by her desire to help children facing the hardships of a blood disorder. She is intrigued by the clinical challenges of non-malignant hematologic diseases, where in particular, patients with sickle cell disease continue to have significant co-morbid complications and decreased lifespan. Furthermore, she has long been passionate about the psychosocial barriers to care experienced by children with sickle cell, especially during transitional years.

Become a Member of the Sickle Cell Research Society of America.

Price: $375

Whether you attend every year or this will be your first, THE FOUNDATION FOR SICKLE CELL DISEASE RESEARCH’S promises to be an unforgettable, invaluable and one-of-a-kind career opportunity.

17th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium

June 16th - 18th, 2023

17th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium

We are currently have an open waitlist for those interested in keeping up to date with symposium details and information. Thank you for your interest in joining us for this very exciting event!

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