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Thursday, July 25
 

11:00am

The Complications of Trait & Importance of Family Planning

Two sickle cell trait positive parents have a 25% chance of birthing a child with sickle cell disease. "Had we known…" is some parents' response to not knowing their sickle cell trait status before becoming parents of a Warrior child or not realizing what their trait status could mean. This session places emphasis on procreation consequence

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Tomia Austin

Dr. Tomia Austin

As One Foundation
Tomia Austin, DrPH, a behavioral scientist, health educator and researcher is also the Executive Director of the As One Foundation that was established with a mission to help empower youth to unlock & unleash their full potential through athletics, education and spiritual enrichment. Since... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Suzanne Gordon

Suzanne Gordon

SUZANNE GORDON is a mother of 4. Her 2 older children carry the sickle cell trait and her 2 younger children are afflicted with sickle cell disease (Hgb SS). After the birth of her second child, she left her career as a paralegal to raise her children. Suzanne was co-founder of FACE... Read More →


Thursday July 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Prairie B
 
Friday, July 26
 

11:30am

Let's Talk about Trait: Research, Screening, Prevention, Pain, Ethnicity, Mental Health
There's so much that's not covered in the 5 minutes dedicated to sickle cell trait in a medical school curriculum. This session focuses on risks and protective factors associated with sickle cell trait primarily in sports and the military.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Stephen Boateng, Pharm.D, RPH

Dr. Stephen Boateng, Pharm.D, RPH

Sickle Cell 101
Dr. Stephen Boateng is a passionate advocate and spokesperson for sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait. As a pharmacist by training, his passion in healthcare stems from his sister living with sickle cell disease and him being a sickle cell trait carrier. Dr. Boateng’s current... Read More →
avatar for Farron Dozier

Farron Dozier

SFC, Retired, US Army, Executive Director and Content Producer:Since the age of 5 I had pain in my left arm which doctors related it to growing pains. I found I had Sickle Cell Trait after 10 years in the Army in 1999. In 2006 after collapsing at the Master Sgt Academy completing... Read More →


Friday July 26, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Prairie B
 
Saturday, July 27
 

11:00am

The Truth about Sickle Cell Trait & Cancer
Sickle cell trait is characterized as a benign condition. It is also an unfortunate truth that it is classified as the top non-injury killer of collegiate athletes. Yet, there is also a rare but grave association with kidney cancer. Hear personal accounts from parents of #TraitWarriors gone too soon.

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Tomia Austin

Dr. Tomia Austin

As One Foundation
Tomia Austin, DrPH, a behavioral scientist, health educator and researcher is also the Executive Director of the As One Foundation that was established with a mission to help empower youth to unlock & unleash their full potential through athletics, education and spiritual enrichment. Since... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Ritchie Johnson, MBA, BSN, RN

Ritchie Johnson, MBA, BSN, RN

Ritchie Johnson is a Mother, Registered Nurse, Author, Speaker and Advocate. She is the Founder and President of the Chris “CJ” Johnson Foundation, Inc., a 501(c) 3 non-profit charity organization located in Sugar Land, Texas. She holds a BSN from Texas Woman’s University in... Read More →


Saturday July 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Prairie B