The Sickle Cell Association of New Jersey is hosting it's first Statewide Sickle Cell Symposium Saturday, November 23rd from 8:30am to 2:30pm at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. We're pleased to have the support of Embrace Kids Foundation and the McCourty Twin's Tackle Sickle Cell, as our premier sponsors.
Our goal is to improve and expand patient and provider knowledge and to improve the treatment for sickle cell disease.
The symposium will feature several workshops on the latest clinical research and treatments. The keynote address at 9:00am will be given by Dr. Wanda Whitten-Shurney, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of the SCDAA-Michigan Chapter and pediatric hemotologist at Children's Hospital of Detroit.
We're planning an exciting program suitable for individuals effected by sickle cell disease, health care professionals who provide care for patients with the condition from infancy to adulthood (including private practice physicians, hospitalists, ED staff, nurses, social workers), and the community at large.
The Dr. Charles F. Whitten Awards for outstanding service will be presented to: The Independent Club of Colonia; Community Service, The Shiloh Baptist Church; Outstanding Sickle Cell Sabbath Partner, Mr. Haywood Barnes; Health Care Professional, Ms. Hermeline Blanc; Outstanding Volunteer and Mrs. Chevalle Phillips; Advocate of the Year. An added feature is a performance by New York's Big Apple Playback Theatre, the Lunch and Learn and museum admission to the exhibit halls.
Early Registration prior to November 23rd is FREE. Arrive early to get your parking validated. The day of event registration is $25.00. For more information contact us at 973 482-9070.
Reminder: SCANJ December Holiday Party registration is now available through eventbrite.com. Three locations throughout the state.
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The Sickle Cell Association of New Jersey
The Sickle Cell Association of New Jersey (SCANJ) is here to help, educate, and advocate in the fight against sickle cell disease.
SCANJ is a 501c3 non profit community based agency established on September 1, 2009 to assist the sickle cell community, especially adults, with non - medical needs such as, support groups, transition, education, access to research, resource sharing, family follow up and other programs that improve the quality of life.
SCANJ works in partnership with dedicated health care professionals who provide much needed care for the sickle cell community and is open to individuals, sickle cell treatment centers, health care providers and organizations that support sickle cell disease services in the State of New Jersey.
Please help us by volunteering or making a tax deductible donation to SCANJ P.O. Box 9501 Newark, NJ 07104. Donations can also be made online through our website.
For more information go to
or call 973 482-9070
Mary Bentley LaMar, Founder
P.O. Box 9501 Newark NJ 07104
Join us in welcoming our guest presenters:
Dr. Fred Waldron, Emergency Room Physician St. Barnabas Medical Center, Newark, NJ
Dr. Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, Pediatric Hematologist, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Kunal Sanghavi MBBS, MS, Genetics Program Specialist, Institute of Genetic Medicine, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD and Patient/Family Project-New York Mid Atlantic Consortium on Genetic and Newborn Screening (NYMAC)
Keynote Speaker-Dr. Wanda Whitten Shurney, President and Chief Medical Officer SCDAA-Michigan, Pediatric Sickle Cell Specialist,
And be sure to experience the Big Apple Playback Theatre in a program exclusively for symposium attendees.
The 2013 Dr. Charles F. Whitten Awardees for Outstanding Service are:
The Independent Club of Colonia for Community Service, Shiloh Baptist Church of Newark for Outstanding Sickle Cell Sabbath Partner, Mr. Haywood Barnes for Outstanding Health Care Professional, Ms. Hermeline Blanc for Outstanding Volunteer and Mrs. Chevalle Phillips for Outstanding Advocate. They will be honored at the Symposium.
Lodging? We suggest selecting one of the hotels in the Newport Waterfront area of Jersey City:
The Candlewood Suites 21 2nd. Street Jersey City, NJ 07302 Ph. 201 659-2500. Parking is free.
Courtyard By Marriott 540 Washington Blvd. Jersey City, NJ 07310 Ph. 201 626-6600
The Westin 479 Washington Blvd. Jersey City, NJ 07310 Ph.201 626-2900