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SCDAA Annual National Convention – Call for Abstracts

The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA)’s 47th Annual National Convention October 9-12, 2019 Baltimore, MD This year’s theme is: Sickle Cell Community Embracing Change Together. Last...

National Academies Sickle Cell Meeting

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is developing a strategic plan and blueprint for addressing sickle cell disease in the United States. The...

SCDAA Hosts Annual Advocacy Day Event

On April 8-9, 2019 the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) hosted its annual Advocacy Day Event in Washington, DC. This year’s Advocacy Day...

ASH Sickle Cell Disease Centers Workshop for Health Care Professionals

November 5-8, 2019 The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is hosting a workshop that will train health care professionals in some of the skills necessary...

6th Annual Sickle Cell Patient & Family Educational Symposium

July 24 - 28, 2019 Plano, TX The Annual Sickle Cell Disease Patient & Family Educational Symposium is the only national sickle cell convention designed, created,...

Scholarships Available for Individuals Living With SCD

The International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates (IASCNAPA) established a competitive college scholarship program to assist students with sickle cell disease...

Community Engagement Workshops

The ASH Research Collaborative (ASH RC) with CISCRP, the organization’s community engagement partner, will conduct the ASH RC Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Trials Network...

New Funding Opportunity for Researchers – Deadline May 31, 2019

All researchers are invited to take on the challenge of advancing cures for sickle cell disease (SCD). The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is accepting applications...

CRISPR Therapeutics and Vertex Announce FDA Fast Track Designation for CTX001...

Talk to your doctor about enrolling in the study. ZUG, Switzerland and CAMBRIDGE and BOSTON, Mass. – April 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CRISPR Therapeutics (Nasdaq:...

CMS Recommends Beneficiaries with Sickle Cell Disease to be Excluded from...

On April 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released updates to the Medicare Advantage and Part D programs for 2020. The agency recommended...
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