• Research and Resources for Collaboration

  • Network with Adult Sickle Cell Providers

  • Patient Care Resources

  • Education on Clinical Management and Research Opportunities

The Sickle Cell Adult Provider Network (SCAPN)

The Sickle Cell Adult Provider Network (SCAPN) was established in 2002 with a mission to establish and support an interactive network for healthcare providers and investigators who serve adults with sickle cell disease.  This was the first, and remains the only, national organization that offers a home for healthcare professionals from multiple disciplines who focus on adult-oriented research, clinical care, provider education/training, mentorship and advocacy in sickle cell disease.


2016 Annual Sickle Cell disease Clinical Reseach Meetings



Date - August 15 - 17, 2016

Where - NIH Clinical Center - Building 10

9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892


August 15, 2016

7:00 am – 5:00 pm. Registration.

8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Symposium: Stem Cell Transplantation in Sickle Cell Disease. Dr. Lakshmanan Krishnamurti.

9:30 am - 3:00 pm (open to public). SCDTDP Leveraging 10 years of Measurement & Data. 

Dr. Donnell Ivy.


3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (closed to public).

August 16, 2016   

7:00 am – 5:00 pm. Registration.

8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Data Science Symposium in Sickle Cell Research & Health Services. Dr. Ellen Werner.

  • Presentations
  • Special Presentation - The NHLBI Undergraduate SCD Challenge
  • Dr. Helena Mishoe
  • Presentations by Student Champions
  • Drs. Helena Mishoe & Chitra Krishnamurti
  • Discussions and Recommendations


DoubleTree Hotel

8120 Wisconsin

Bethesda, MD 

Tuesday - August 16th from 6:30p - 8:30p


August 17, 2016

7:00 am – 5:00 pm. Registration.

8:00 am – 1:00 pm. Sickle Cell Adult Care Provider Network Symposium:  Transfusion Medicine & Sickle Cell Disease. Drs. Ify Osunkwo; Julie Kanter & Lakshmanan Krishnamurti.

8:00 am – 4:00 pm. BMT CTN Stride Investigators & Coordinators Meeting. Dr. Lakshmanan Krishnamurti.




Carolinas Healthcare System - 2nd Annual Sickle Cell Disease Symposium on September 24, 2016 in Charlotte, NC.

Title:  Opioids: The Big Elephant in the Room


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM  Registration/Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM  Poster Viewing

8:15 AM – 8:30 AM  Welcome

  Edward Kim, MD and Ify Osunkwo, MD

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM  Adult Sickle Cell Disease – What it looks like and how we treat it 

  James Eckman, MD

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM  Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenetics of Opioids –   How do we appropriately dose opioids in the Adult with Sickle Cell Disease

  Jai Patel, PharmD

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM  Break/Poster Viewing (15 mins. alloted)

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM  The US Opioid Crisis – How we got here and where do we go from here?  Review of the New CDC Opioid Prescribing   Guidelines.

  Rachel Seymour, PhD

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM  Ethics

  Shawn Bediako, PhD, MA

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM  Lunch

  1:00 PM – 1:15 PM  Abstract Presentation #1

  1:15 PM – 1:30 PM  Abstract Presentation #2

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM  Addiction

  Stephanie Newby, MD

2:15 PM – 3:00 pm  Care Planning

  Lane Jacobs, MD and Ify Osunkwo, MD

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM  Break

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM  “It Takes a Village” (Q&A/Panel Session)

  Ify Osunkwo, MD and panelists


Call for Abstracts due August 20, 2016

Please go to www.charlotteahec.org to register and for more information or email me at shirley.miller@carolinashealthcare.org. 








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