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FSCDR's 2nd Annual Nursing Symposium

March 30th, 2023

Submission & Notification Deadlines:

Regular abstract and manuscript submissions for JSCDH are due by February 17, 2023. Notifications will go out March 2, 2023.

Late-breaking abstracts and manuscripts submissions for JSCDH are due March 2, 2023. Notifications will go out March 16, 2023.

Accepted submissions are published on the first day of the symposium you are submitting for. For example, if the symposium is March 30, 2023 the Journal of Sickle Cell Disease and Hemoglobinopathies publication date is March 30, 2023.

Lori L. Vick Ph.D. MAT, RN

Scientific Chair

Dr. Vick is a nursing researcher and educator in the College of Nursing at the University of South Carolina. Her program of research is focused on improving health outcomes in persons with sickle cell disease (SCD). Clinical practice in psychiatric mental health nursing and a synthesis of research literature identified behavioral variables that have been used to guide her recent work in medication adherence and the use of motivational interviewing with persons with SCD.

Cheedy Jaja PhD, MPH, MSN, PMHNP-BC, APRN

Scientific Co-Chair

Dr. Jaja is a board certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.  Dr. Jaja research interests are sickle cell disease analgesic pharmacogenetics. He currently holds leadership positions in the International Society of Nurses in Genetics, the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Society of Hematology Sickle Cell Disease Coalition Group. Dr. Jaja is currently involved in sickle cell disease health systems strengthening and capacity building as a United States Department Fulbright Scholar at the University of Sierra Leone College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences.

FSCDR's 17th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research and Educational Symposium and 46th National Sickle Cell Disease Scientific Meeting

June, 16 - 18, 2023

Submission & Notification Deadlines:

Regular abstract and manuscript submissions for JSCDH are due May 5, 2023.
Notifications go out May 19, 2023

Late-breaking abstract and manuscript submissions for JSCDH are due June 1, 2023.
Notifications go out June 16, 2023

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Accepted submissions are published on the first day of the symposium you are submitting for. For example, if the symposium is June 16-June 18, 2023 the Journal of Sickle Cell Disease and Hemoglobinopathies publication date is June 16, 2023.

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.

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.