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, and hosted by the sickle cell patient and family community. 

Each year the meeting is hosted by a partnership of sickle cell community-based organizations, patients, and advisors. We are pleased to announce the 2019 symposium hosts are the Sickle Cell Association of Texas Marc Thomas Foundation, the As One Foundation, and Carol’s Promise Sickle Cell Foundation.

Our theme this year is SICKLE SIBLINGS: BONDED BY BLOOD, focusing on our chosen families and the warrior relationships that bring us together. Our 2019 agenda places heavy emphasis on becoming Expert Patients, while learning to advocacy, educate, and encourage ourselves and each other.

Sessions include tracks designed specifically for adults, teens and young adults, children and caregivers, and warrior men. The agenda is designed by the sickle cell community with topics identified by patients, caregivers, and healthcare supporters, ranging from “Parenting Issues from Birth to Adult” and “The Science of Sickle Cell” to “Sickle Cell Mental Health” and “Sickle Cell and College Life”.

Click here for more detailed information.

If you plan to apply for a scholarship, DO NOT register until you are emailed confirmation of scholarship. In the email, you will be provided a unique discount code that will allow you to register at the reduced scholarship rate. We are unable to reimburse the difference if you pay the full registration rate and are later granted a non-transferable scholarship.
Here are some helpful links:
Scholarship Information and Application
Abstract Submissions

Brooke Pillifant

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