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Summer Schedule











Previously Recorded Sessions

Click the button to watch previously recorded sessions of our 2020 virtual education event.

Note: You may be required to register for a FREE Zoom account in order to watch.

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Sickle Smart Summer - June Session
Sickle Smart Summer - May Session

Program Details


Date:                Once per month from May - Aug 2020

Time:                10 AM - 12 PM (Online registration required)

Location:          All sessions will be held virtually

Cost:                 FREE!

Registration:    Individual registration for EACH monthly session is required. See below for link(s). Due to security concerns, links will be provided approximately 7-10 days prior to scheduled event

Program Purpose:

#SickleSmart Summer is a virtual classroom designed to provide information on treating the whole person with sickle cell disease. 

Practical sickle cell resources for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, advanced practice practitioners (APPs), and other healthcare professionals will be provided to participants. Topics ranging from new treatment options for sickle cell disease to health equity will be discussed. The purpose of these educational events are to use on-line lecture, discussion, and sharing of current resources and educational topics to strengthen participant’s knowledge base about sickle cell disease, sickle cell trait, and those living with sickle cell disease, also known as Sickle Cell Warriors!

Target Audience:  

These educational sessions are open to the public; they are designed for people living with sickle cell disease, caregivers, healthcare providers, sickle cell advocates, educators, and people who want to learn about sickle cell disease.

Program Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational series, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss complications and other issues 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 the difference between equality and equity and their impact on Health Equity and Social Justice

  • Understand MN Dept of Health's Newborn Screening and Long-Term Follow-up Programs and how they impact the work of improving outcomes for individuals with Sickle Cell Disease in Minnesota

  • 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 these sessions. Please send any questions to

Special Thanks to Our Title Sponsor: