Sickle & Flow – Atlanta GA

June 18, 2016 Sickle & Flow – Atlanta GA http://www.sickleandflow.org/about
Sickle & Flow is a partnership with members of the Atlanta community, including local hip hop producers, DJs, patient advocates, health care workers, and scientists. We’re hosting a sickle cell awareness event as part of World Blood Day, on Saturday June 18, 2016. We want to engage the ATL community to promote patient advocacy and biomedical research. As a part of the evening, we will host a Be the Match event, collecting cheek swabs from potential donors, to partner with us in our efforts to more effectively treat and cure sickle cell disease.
6th International African Symposium on Sickle Cell Disease July 11th – 15th, 2016 Accra, Ghana
Call for Abstracts
Abstract submissions will be accepted for the following categories:
Laboratory Diagnosis
Clinical Management
Public Health and Health Education
Psycho social Interventions
Blood Transfusion Services
Newborn Screening and Follow Up
New Therapies
More information regarding submission guidelines and deadlines will be available shortly. For more information, please email SickleCellSymposium@email.chop.edu​
Overview
The Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana, and other international partners have been organizing a series of international symposium aimed at improving knowledge and practices in the management of SCD in Africa.
The target audience for this symposium are healthcare workers, public health officials, laboratory technologists, community-based organizations, and support groups for patients and families