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Annual SCDAA Convention
SCDAA Annual Convention

SCDAA 43rd Annual Convention

Key Speakers

SCDAA 43rd Annual National Convention

Key Speakers will continue to be announced as we draw closer to convention. Check back for news and announcements!


Thursday September 24, 2015

Community Based Best Practices: “Strengthening Community –Based Care Coordination”

Gladys Robinson, PhD

Utilizing CHW’s to Increase Patient Access
10:45 am – 11:15 am

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Jennifer Fields

Collecting Data to Improve CBO Viability
11:15 am – 11:45 am

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TaLana Hughes, MPH

Finding the Patients – The Outreach Strategy
11:45 am - 12:15 pm

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Educational Session: “Building a Strong CBO Infrastructure – The Key to Corporate Funding”

Val Bias - CEO of the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF)

“Building a Strong CBO Infrastructure – The Key to Corporate Funding”
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Plenary Session I: Friday, September 25, 2015
"The Provider and Patient Relationship"
Charles F. Whitten, MD Memorial Lecture

Michael C. Lu, MD, MS, MPH - Keynote Speaker

Associate Administrator Maternal and Child Health Health Resources & Services Administration U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

"Breaking Barriers - Connecting Patients & Families to High Quality Care"Friday September 25, 2015 9:00 am - 9:30 am

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Plenary Session II: "Stimulating Patient & Provider Activism"
Friday, September 25, 2015

Jonca Bull, MD - Keynote Speaker
Assistant Commissioner for Minority Health U.S. Food & Drug Administration

"Implementation Strategies to Increase Awareness about Sickle Cell Disease"
10:15 am - 10:45 am

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Plenary Session IV: Saturday, September 26, 2015
"Activating Patient Empowerment and Engagement"

Shirley Miller - Keynote Speaker
Manager, Community Programs SCD Carolinas HealthCare System/Levine Cancer Institute

“The Role of the Patient in Empowering Change”
10:15 am - 10:45 am

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Ayodola Anise - Keynote Speaker

Program Officer at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

"The Effectiveness of Patient-Centered Research"
10:45 am - 11:15 am

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