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SCDAA 43rd Annual Convention

The SCDAA Annual Convention is a four-day conference designed to address the multi-factorial aspects of Sickle Cell Disease. This year the event will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, home of the SCDAA National Office!

In an effort to advocate for improved quality of life for individuals and families affected with sickle cell disease and its associated morbidity and mortality, the conference fosters the exchange of the latest scientific and clinical information related to the disease. This is done through the offering of innovative symposia, training seminars and interactive panel discussions.  In addition this year’s convention offers an array of exciting activities designed to educate and motivate the entire community to get involved in the fight against Sickle Cell Disease.

Target Audience:
Physicians. (Other  healthcare professionals will also benefit from this educational offering.)

Broad Objectives:
The participants will be able to:
1. Demonstrate in an effective manner procedures for addressing pain crisis in various settings. ??
2. Utilize evidence-based guidelines and best practices in their daily care of self and patients to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.
3. Identify alternate treatment options for the care of themselves and patients.
4. Use clinical trial websites to access information regarding participation in various available clinical trials.
5. Decrease the amount of fragmentation in care from adolescent to adult providers.
6. Recognize, identify or assist in the development of social and emotional resources for patients and families.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Medical Society of Virginia through the joint providership of Carilion Clinic’s CME Program and Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. Carilion Clinic’s CME Program is accredited by The Medical Society of Virginia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Carilion Clinic’s CME Program designates this live activity for a maximum 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity


Wanda Whitten-Shurney, M.D.      
SCDAA, Michigan/ Childrens Hospitalof Michigan

Samuel Rodgers-Melnick, MT-BC     
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center

Tara Pell, MA, MT-BC                   
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center

Biree Andermariam, M.D.              
Uconn Health

Arthur L Burnett, MD, MBA, FACS    
John Hopkins School of Medicine

Julie Kanter, M.D.                         
Medical University of South Carolina

Kathryn Hassell, M.D.                   
Cancer Center, University of Colorado

Kim Smith-Whitley, M.D.               
Division of Hematology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, CMO, SCDAA

Yvonne Carroll, R.N., JD                 
St. Jude's Hospital, Dept of Hematology

Janice Beatty, BSN, B.A                
Children's Hospital of Chicago

Michael Lu, M.D., M.S., M.P.H        
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Jonca Bull, M.D.                            
Director of FDA’s Office of Minority Health

Elizabeth Yang, M.D., P.A               
Pediatric Specialists of Virginia

Lauren Whiteman, MPH, CPH         
John Hopkins School of Medicine

Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, M.D.      
University of Pittsburgh, Children’s Hospital

Alicia Silver, MPP                           
National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match

Dawn Canada, LCSW                     
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Jonathan Spodick, LCSW       
Yale New Haven Hospital

Krystal Trout, M.A           
East Carolina University
Camille Coleman, MPH           
Sickle Center at St Christopher's Hospital

Evelyn Stevens, MPH           
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Oncology
Pastor R Lorraine Brown, RN, BS, CPHP   
Glenwood: Growing Seed Cooperative Ministry

Monika Piccardi, RN           
Dpt of Health and Mental Hygiene Office of Health Office Of Health Services, Healthchoice & Acute Care Administration

George Dover, M.D.           
John Hopkins Children Center

Mark Walters, M.D.           
Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland

Vence Bonham,    J.D.           
NHGRI  Education and Community Involvement Branch

Shirley Miller, M.A           
Sickle Cell Adult Provider Network

Ayodola Anise, MHS           
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Diana Ross, MSN, RN            
Emory University School of Medicine,
Hematology/Oncology Division, Dpt of Pediatrics

Cher Durham, RN, BSN, BS, CN II       
Duke University Hospital

Gail Aiken               
Bridges Pointe Sickle Cell  Foundation

Sunghee Kim, MSN, ANP-BC, NP-C   
Loma Linda University Medical Center, Urgent Care, CA

Coretta Jenerette, PhD, RN, CNE       
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing

Elizabeth Brookshire, MSN, BSN, RN   
University of Connecticut Health Center

Jack Gorero, MA, BSN, RN       
Yale New Haven Hospital

Nayre Green, RN, BSN           
Uconn Health

Velvet Brown-Watts, MSW-ADM   
Supporters of Families with Sickle Cell Disease, Inc.

Trudy Johnson,    MSW, LSW       
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Trevor Thompson           
Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee

Andrea Williams
Children's Sickle Cell Foundation, Inc.

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