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Emerging Opportunities| Sickle Cell Disease Treatment, Cure & Management

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City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center - Duarte, CA

1500 East Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

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In support of City of Hope’s recent CIRM grant to study sickle cell anemia, CPAD will host a forum to highlight the disease. To be discussed are: Emerging issues in patient and patient advocacy; Emerging scientific and medical advances and; Partnership Opportunities with the local organizations currently serving area sickle cell patients. As a bridge between City of Hope and the African-American/Black community of Los Angeles County, it is CPAD’s goal to assist City of Hope in rolling out an effective sickle cell program that provides the best patient recruitment and experience!

This event is open to all interested, including patients, advocates, and healthcare professionals.

Registration and breakfast starts at 7:45AM. Official Event Opening Welcome is at 8:45AM.

The institution's leading experts on sickle cell, transplantation, and genome editing will present the latest advances in research and medicine. Sickle cell experts from MLK Jr. Community Hospital and Kaiser (Dr. Rebecca Deans) will share the exciting things happening at their respective institutions.

The event's moderator will be City of Hope's Founding Director of Health Equities, and Founder of African Ancestry, Dr. Rick Kittles! Our Keynote will be sickle cell anemia expert, and the current Chair of Hematology at Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago, and current President of the American Society of Hematology, Dr. Alexis Thompson! Come hear the spirited Cierra Jackson recount her incredible story of how she came to be living free of sickle cell disease following her bone marrow transplantattion at City of Hope!


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This event is FREE to attend but you must RSVP for us to maintain a head count for food provisions.

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