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Thursday, July 25



The Complexity of Sickle Cell Disease: Why are Hemolysis and Anemia so Important?
Understand why hemolysis is important in sickle cell disease and how it affects individuals with sickle cell.

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Dr. Kenneth Bridges

Vice President, Medical Affairs, Global Blood Therapeutics
Dr. Kenneth R. Bridges received the MD degree from Harvard Medical School, and subsequently trained in internal medicine and hematology in Boston, at Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals, respectively. Following medical subspecialty training, Dr. Bridges worked... Read More →
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Dr. James Eckman

Professor Emeritus Hematology and Medical Oncology, Winship Cancer Institute Emory University School of Medicine
Dr. Eckman practiced academic medicine for more than 41 years establishing the Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, the world’s first 24-hour, comprehensive acute care sickle cell program, which presently serves a patient population of more than 1,000 active patients from a... Read More →

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Global Blood Therapeutics

GBT is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company determined to discover, develop and deliver innovative treatments that provide hope to underserved patient communities. GBT is developing its late-stage product candidate, voxelotor (previously called GBT440), for the treatment of... Read More →

Thursday July 25, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Prairie D


ASH Research collaborative updates

Chuck Chesson

American Society of Hematology (ASH)

LaTasha Lee

American Society of Hematology (ASH)

Thursday July 25, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Prairie D
Friday, July 26


Cure Sickle Cell Intiative
Learn more about what the Cure Sickle Cell Initiative is and how you can help as a warrior or caregiver.


Friday July 26, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Prairie D


Join us as we hear more about gene editing in the trials that are moving forward thanks to Crispr via Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

Friday July 26, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Prairie D
Saturday, July 27


Opening Plenary Session: ADM Brett Giroir, U.S. Asst. Secretary of Health
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ADM Brett P. Giroir, M.D,

Assistant Secretary of Health, U.S.Departmemt of Health and Human Services
Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)HHS Office of the SecretaryADM Brett P. Giroir, M.D., was sworn in as Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on February 15, 2018. The Assistant Secretary for Health leads development of HHS-wide... Read More →

Saturday July 27, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Prairie D


Community Spotlight Presentations
Kadeem Gayle: Anthology 
The India Initiative: Sickle Cell Warriors, Inc. 
Sickle Life Adolescent Mentorship Project:  Advocating for Senate Bill 600: Archival Research on Sickle Cell Disease Genesis:  Be The Match  

Saturday July 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Prairie D