2020 Management of Sickle Cell Disease Symposium


2020 Management of Sickle Cell Disease Symposium

ECMN Event Space (Minneapolis, MN)

Saturday, April 25th, 2020





Symposium Details

Date:                Saturday April. 25th, 2020

Time:                8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Registration opens at 7:30 AM)

Location:          ECMN Event Space, 1101 W. Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Cost:                 Varies ($5 - $100) - A limited number of scholarships available available to patients/caregivers

*Registration is requested but not required, however, we are only able to provide lunch to pre-registered attendees. Continental breakfast will be provided to ALL attendees regardless of registration status.

Program Purpose:

The Management of Sickle Cell Symposium is an all-day conference designed to provide information on treating the whole person with sickle cell disease. Sickle cell experts will provide practical tools using case studies and interactive exercises. Sessions will include pain management; mental health tools for both patients and providers; transition skills; and other little known resources related to caring for the whole person. 

Practical sickle cell resources for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, advanced practice practitioners (APPs), and other healthcare professionals will be provided to participants. New treatment options for sickle cell disease and unconscious bias in the workplace will be discussed. As a patient-centric conference, people with sickle cell disease will be an integral part of the program and will provide input on "a day in the life".  

The purpose of this educational activity is to use lecture, discussion, and sharing of current and future treatment options to strengthen participant’s knowledge base about sickle cell disease, sickle cell trait, and those living with sickle cell disease.

Target Audience:  

This conference is open to the public; it is designed for people with sickle cell disease, their caregivers, healthcare providers, sickle cell advocates, educators, and people who want to learn about sickle cell disease.

Program Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss complications related to Sickle Cell Disease

  • Identify current evidence based practices to improve care of individuals with Sickle Cell Disease

  • Discuss new treatments recently available to individuals with Sickle Cell Disease

  • Discuss challenges and improvement efforts related to transitioning individuals from pediatric to adult care

  • Understanding unconscious bias in treating people with sickle cell disease

  • Discuss resources available to individuals with Sickle Cell Disease


*NOTE: Individuals desiring to volunteer with Sickle Cell Foundation of MN at community education events are required to attend this event. Please send any questions to events@sicklecellmn.org.





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