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Old and New Treatments for Sickle Cell Anemia - Is there a Standard of Care?

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Friday, November 30, 2018 from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM (PST)

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"Old and New Treatments for Sickle Cell Anemia - Is there a Standard of Care?"

Friday Satellite Symposium preceding the 60th ASH Annual Meeting

PROGRAM CHAIR:

 Russell Ware, MD, PhD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, United States

SPEAKERS:

Mariane De Montalembert, MD, Hospital Necker, Paris, France

Patrick McGann, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, United States

Biree Andemariam, MD, University of Connecticut Health Center Farmington, CT, United States

Marvin Reid, MB, BS, PhD, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica

Leon Tshilolo, MD, PhD, Monkole Center Hospital, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Patients with sickle cell anemia develop a wide variety of acute and chronic clinical complications, which lead to serious morbidity and early mortality. In developed countries, transfusions and hydroxyurea are established disease-modifying treatments that are readily available to most patients; stem cell transplantation can be curative, but its access and suitability are relatively limited at the current time. In contrast, in low-resource settings most patients are not identified early in life, and little preventive or medical care is offered. Most patients do not have access to transfusions or hydroxyurea, and many affected children die before age five. Over the past few years, a plethora of new therapeutic options has emerged for sickle cell anemia, some to prevent or ameliorate acute complications and others designed to reduce sickling and hemolytic anemia. How these new therapies fit into current and future treatment paradigms remains unclear. This exciting symposium will bring together leading experts to discuss both old and new treatments for sickle cell anemia. Faculty members from high-resource and low-resource countries will provide their perspectives about what represents standard of care for sickle cell anemia, where the current treatment gaps and challenges lie, and how clinicians can determine the best therapeutic choices for their patients.

CONTACT: Rebecca Costello, rebecca.costello@cchmc.org

Cincinnati Children’s designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all those involved in the development of CME content are required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. Relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience.  Faculty, topics, program schedule, and credit hours are subject to change.  

Objectives

1. Describe established and FDA-approved treatments for sickle cell anemia.

2. Delineate barriers to treatment, particularly among adults with sickle cell anemia.

3. Describe treatment options for pregnant and lactating women.

4. Outline new and emerging therapies for sickle cell anemia.

5. Explain treatment options in low resource settings including sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Commercial support for this activity has been provided by Medunik USA and ADDMEDICA

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Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 West Harbor Drive
Marina Ballroom D
San Diego, CA 92101

Friday, November 30, 2018 from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM (PST)


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