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The Jamaica Pegasus

81 Knutsford Blvd

Kingston 5, St. Andrew Parish

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After another successful event at the NIH/NHLBI, USA, in October 2018,we are pleased to announce that Sickle Cell in Focus (SCiF) will be held for the second-time in Kingston, Jamaica on October 10-11, 2019. The 13th annual SCiF conference will be co-hosted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and The University of West Indies.

SCiF is a two-day, intensive, educational update on sickle cell disease. This year’s conference will focus updates on management of commonly encountered sickle-related complications, curative therapies, and a reality check on current treatment options- blood transfusion, hydroxyurea and L-glutamine. At the end of each day, there will also be two complex debates which focus on topical issues for which there is no clear answer.

This two-day intensive educational conference is geared towards clinicians, academics, and other healthcare professionals involved in sickle cell disease around the world.

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Registration & Cost:

Pre-registration ends September 25th, on-site registration will be available.

One-Day Registration: $150

Two-Day Registration: $250

Payment can be made by credit card or cash at the conference site. Unfortunately, we are unable to collect payment prior to the event. Registration includes conference materials as well as coffee and lunch during breaks outlined in the conference program.

Download our registration form for pre-registration for the event. Note: You will need to do this in addition to registering via eventbrite!

Housing and Travel Information:

A group rate has been established at the conference hotel, The Jamaica Pegasus, under the "Caribbean Institute for Health Research". Please use our hotel booking form to ensure you are receiving our group rate. Forms must be faxed to the hotel with completed payment information. One night hotel will be charged to your card to hold the reservation. The room block will be released on September 23, 2019. Persons wishing to book after the booking deadline will be booked at the best available rate at the time of booking.

Download our hotel booking form to book directly with the hotel and guarantee our group rate!

Cancelation Policy:

  • Reservations may be guaranteed by any major credit card or a cash deposit
  • Guaranteed reservations are held until noon of the day following stated arrival date
  • Guaranteed no-shows are charged one night's room rate, however if cancellation is received 2 days (48 hours) prior to the day of arrival, the penalty will be waived
  • Unguaranteed reservations are released at 6:00pm on the day of arrival

The hotel can assist in arraning transportation to and from the airport upon request.

Abstract Submissions:

We will not be accepting abstracts for Sickle Cell in Focus 2019 due to space and logistical challenges.

Meeting Logistics and Questions:

Please contact the planning team:

SCiFConference@nhlbi.nih.gov

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