Addressing Sickle Cell Disease

Blueprint for Action – Report Release Webinar

Addressing Sickle Cell Disease through a Strategic Plan

How are we addressing sickle cell disease? On September 10, 2020, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET, join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for a webinar. They are releasing a new report on SCD in the United States. They will be discussing a strategic plan and blueprint for improving care and outcomes for individuals with SCD.

Firstly, the new report examines the current state of SCD in the U.S. This includes the health outcomes, complications, current suggestions for care, and the economic burden associated with the disease.  The report also discusses current programs to screen for SCT and SCD, treatment and care programs for SCD, identifies existing gaps in research and programs and lays out guidance in the form of strategic objectives (strategic plan) and action steps (blueprint) for addressing SCD in the U.S.

In addition, members of the expert committee that developed the report will outline their findings, conclusions, and key messages:

Marie C. McCormick (Committee Chair), Harvard University

Kim Smith-Whitley, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Addressing sickle cell disease is important to keep our community healthy and moving towards a cure.

To register click here.


Brooke Pillifant

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