In-Person and Virtual Registration Options available. Virtual attendees can watch all Main room sessions Live. Simultaneous breakout room sessions are available 30 days after the Symposium.

The 16th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium and 45th National Sickle Cell Disease Scientific Meeting

5th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Access To Care Summit

Friday, June 10th

  • Healthcare Access in Sickle Cell Disease Plenary Session
  • Curative Therapies & Gene Therapy Education Session
  • The Patient Symposium

16th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium

Saturday, June 11th

  • Education sessions on HealthTech, Healthcare Screening, Alternative & Adjunct Therapies
  • Keynote Speaker Presentation
  • Investigational New Drug, Device and Therapeutics Symposium
  • Top Abstracts, Oral Presentations
  • Sickle Cell Disease Legislation Progress, Plenary Session

45th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Scientific Meeting

Sunday, June 12th

  • Scientific Keynote Presentation
  • Live Poster Session
  • East Meets West Global Sickle Cell Disease Symposium
  • Federal Agency Update on Sickle Cell Disease Session: CDC, HRSA, NHLBI, HHS, and ASH Research Collaboration
  • Oral Abstract Presentation Breakout Sessions

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Registration

All registrations can be made on the Annual Symposium registration page Registrants will choose between attending in person or virtually and by purchasing an entire conference ticket or a specific day you would like to attend.

All registrations can be made on the Grant Writing Insitute Page. Registrants will choose between attending in person or virtually and purchasing an entire conference ticket or a specific day you would like to attend.

The cost to attend the Grant Writing Institute is $495. The Grant Writing Institute will be only offered in-person there will be no virtual attendee option.

The Grant Writing Insitute and The 16th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium and 45th National Sickle Cell Disease Scientific Meeting are two separate events. Attendees who wish to attend both will receive 30% off the combo ticket. To obtain the 30% coupon code, attendees must add a ticket to the Grant Writing Insitute and the Symposium to their cart and enter in coupon code: GWISymp2022 at checkout to receive the 30% off.

Yes, participants attending the GWI Workshop who wish to attend the Symposium will receive a 30% discount. To claim the discount, you will add both the Symposium Ticket and your GWI ticket to your cart, and the discount will be applied at check-out.

Individuals register and pay only for the days they plan to attend. You will be able to add additional dates once the Symposium and Meeting have started.

In-Person Entire Conference:

  • Physician/Executive/Terminal Degree/Professional – $900
  • Nurse/Physician Assistant/Social Worker/Fellow/Resident- $650
  • Student – $255
  • Emeritus- $150
  • Individual with Sickle Cell Disease or Caregiver: Free

In-Person Daily Ticket:

  • Physician/Executive/Terminal Degree/Professional- $300
  • Nurse/Physician Assistant/Social Worker/Fellow/Resident – $225
  • Student – $85
  • Emeritus- $50
  • Individual with Sickle Cell Disease or Caregiver: Free

Virtual Entire Conference:

  • Physician/Executive/Terminal Degree/Professional – $450
  • Nurse/Physician Assistant/Social Worker/Fellow/Resident – $325
  • Student – $135
  • Emeritus- $75
  • Individual with Sickle Cell Disease or Caregiver: Free

Virtual Daily Ticket:

  • Physician/Executive/Terminal Degree/Professional – $150
  • Nurse/Physician Assistant/Social Worker/Fellow/Resident – $112.50
  • Student – $45
  • Emeritus- $25
  • Individual with Sickle Cell Disease or Caregiver: Free
  • Resident – A professional who has graduated from medical school and is pursuing additional training in their field of interest.
  • Fellow – A board-certified provider who has finished residency training and is pursuing more specialized training in their area of interest.
  • Student – An undergraduate medical student who has not graduated from medical school or has not completed any residency training.

The Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease Research accepts the following forms of payment: check, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Checks must be post-dated for May 20, 2022. Please make checks payable to: Foundation of Sickle Cell Disease Research. For any trouble processing payments please email [email protected].

Check Mailing Address:

Foundation of Sickle Cell Disease Research
1685 South State Road 7 Unit 4
Hollywood, Florida, 33023

Substitutions and Registration Transfers:

You may request a substitution for the individual registered for the symposium if received by April 1, 2022. In addition, The Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease Research will allow In-Person Conference Registrants to transfer to Virtual Conference Registration, and vice versa. Your request must be received on or before April 1, 2022. Any money will be credited to your account (if going from in-person to virtual, which is cheaper, then you receive a credit for a future meeting/webinar.

All substitutions and registration transfers must be in writing. The Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease Research will accept cancellations, substitution, and transfer by email. Please email: [email protected].

Cancellations and Refunds

For In-Person Attendees Only: If the event that an attendee is sick, hospitalized, or can’t travel due to other medical-related illness and/or an alternating life event, the Foundation of Sickle Cell Disease Research will offer a refund on the case by case by bases with appropriate documentation.

There are no cancellations or refunds allowed for virtual registrants; all virtual attendees will access session recordings after the Symposium.

For refunds please email [email protected].

Lodging

The 2022 Symposium and Meeting will take place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from June 10th-12th (Friday-Sunday). All sessions will be held at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa.

The Grant Writing Insitute will take place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from June 9th – 10th (Thursday- Friday) 2022 (Thursday-Friday). All sessions will be held at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa.

Yes, rooms start at $193/night.

To receive the Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease Research has negotiated a special rate with the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. Room reservations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please book directly through this link on Marriott’s website.

It is recommended that attendees reserve rooms as soon as possible.

Yes. On-site parking is $39/day. Valet parking is $51.36/day.

Travel Information

What are the closest airports to the Sickle Cell Disease Research And Educational Symposium and National Sickle Cell Disease Scientific Meeting?
There are two recommended airports for attendees: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Miami International Airport.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)- 5 miles

There is no shuttle service provided between FLL and the Marriott. Attendees may take a taxi/ridesharing service, drive, or take public transportation.

Estimated taxi/rideshare fare: $20 (one way)

Driving directions: From the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport take the exit to US-1 North. Go north on US-1 Federal Highway. Make a right on S.E. 17 Street Causeway and head east. Go over the Intracoastal drawbridge to the 4th traffic light – it’s Holiday Drive. Make a right at the Holiday Drive. Go one block to the stop sign and make a right.

Public transportation: Public buses are available and include at least one transfer. Depending on the route, trips can take between 45-75 minutes. Please consult the airport information desk or Broward County’s website.

Miami International Airport (MIA)- 32 miles

There is no shuttle service provided between MIA and the Marriott. Attendees may take a taxi/ridesharing service, drive, or take public transportation.

Estimated taxi/rideshare fare: $75 (one way)

Driving directions: Exit MIA grounds and go east on 836 to I-95 North. Exit Port Everglades/I-595. Head east on I-595 to exit 12B-US 1 North. Go north on US-1 Federal Highway. Make a right on S.E. 17 Street Causeway and head east. Go over the intracoastal drawbridge to the 4th traffic light, which will be Holiday Drive. Make a right at the Holiday Drive. Go one block to the stop sign and make a right.

Public transportation: Public buses are available and include at least two transfers. Depending on the route, trips can take between 2-2 ½ hours. Please consult the airport information desk for assistance.

Yes. The closest Amtrak station is Fort Lauderdale Tri-Rail Station (FTL), 7 miles from the Marriott.

Health and Safety

Yes. We are excited to hold this event this year, but we are aware that COVID-19 is still a risk. We are doing everything we can to reduce the chance of transmission among our attendees, staff, and exhibitors. Therefore, we are requiring that all attendees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required for all in-person meeting attendees prior to traveling to Fort Lauderdale.

A person is considered fully vaccinated:

  • Two weeks after receiving the second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines; or
  • Two weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine, such as the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine

We will accept a full course of immunization with any vaccine that has been authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The product may be either fully authorized or authorized under an emergency use authorization or equivalent at the time of travel. More information can be found here.

No. At this time we are not requiring a booster shot.

Prior to arriving on-site, attendees will be asked to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the WHO or FDA. Attendees will be required to send in a photo of their vaccination card.

Yes. All attendees will be required to wear masks indoors at all times, including in the convention center, hotels, and shuttle buses. Attendees can take off masks when actively eating or drinking. These guidelines are independent of any state or community mandates. Masks must be worn properly (covering both mouth and nose) at all times. If you forget your mask, one will be provided for you.

Attendees may wear surgical, N95, KN95, or well-fitting cloth masks. Gaiters, bandanas, and masks with exhalation valves will not be accepted.

Refer to the latest domestic and international air travel recommendations from the CDC.

If you test positive for COVID-19, regardless of symptoms, you will not be able to attend the in-person components of the event. This is for the health and safety of all attendees, presenters, and staff.

Refer to our Registration FAQ (link to the top of page) for information on our transfer, forward, and cancellation policies.

Attendees who test positive for COVID-19 must follow CDC guidance on quarantine and isolation.

Dr. Elizabeth Klings

2022 Scientific Chair

Dr. Andrew Campbell

2022 Scientific Co-Chair

Dr. Wally R. Smith

2022 Scientific Co-Chair

In-Person and Virtual Registration Options available. Virtual attendees can watch all Main room sessions Live. Simultaneous breakout room sessions are available 30 days after the Symposium.

The 16th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium and 45th National Sickle Cell Disease Scientific Meeting

June 10-12, 2022

The 16th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium and 45th National Sickle Cell Disease Scientific Meeting

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Please first select which day(s) you’d like to attend. Then, please select your professional level. You can also pay by check – please make sure it is postmarked by May 20, 2022. Mailing address is given at checkout.

Individuals with Sickle Cell Disease and their Caregivers attend for free – this option must be selected prior to checkout.

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