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Sickle Cell in Focus (SCiF) conference: 15th edition

The 15th annual Sickle Cell in Focus (SCiF) conference is returning virtually from October 11th- October 15th, 2022. In addition to the University of West Indies, this year’s conference will also be in collaboration with the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA). SCDAA is a nonprofit organization with the sole purpose of supporting research, […]

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Summary note of the 4th Global Congress on Sickle Cell Disease

The 4th Global Congress on Sickle Cell Disease held in Paris on June 16-18 2022 with more than 500 participants, patients and scientists from all over the world, kept all its promises, featuring high-level scientific and state-of-the-art presentations, combined with patient testimonies and workshops. The Caribbean was well represented with 2 communications: a brilliant plenary […]

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Annual Jamaican Sickle Cell Disease Review

The 1st National Sickle Cell Disease Review was held on 29th June 2022, in Kingston & St Andrew according to the following objectives: To review the performance of the Sickle Cell (SCD) programme over the last four calendar years (2018-2022) To assess the SCD programme performance for 2021 To highlight the experiences of SCD patients […]

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World Sickle Cell Day, 2022

World Sickle Cell Day, June 19th, 2022, is an opprtunity to increase public knowledge about this hereditary disease. Like each year, the medical community, researchers, patient associations and all stakeholders involved in sickle cell disease are organising events around this date in order to raise public awareness. You will find below an overview of the events […]

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4th Global Congress on Sickle Cell disease

The Global Sickle Cell Disease Network is pleased to announce the 4th Global Congress in Sickle Cell Disease, which will take place in Paris on June 16-18, 2022. Among the partners of this event, there are: the Club du Globule Rouge et du Fer, the French Society of Hematology, the European Hematology Association, and the […]

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Overview of General Assembly 2021 –

Dear Members & Partners of CAREST Thank you for attending this General Assembly on 27 January 2022, which is being held in a hybrid mode to respect the current COVID restrictions. These protective measures continue to be necessary to reduce the spread of the SARS-COV-2 coronavirus and the consequences as serious as those experienced during […]

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St George’s General Hospital of Grenada and CAREST in mourning

Tribute to Dr. Darville Raye, pillar of Sickle Cell Care for the children of Grenada who died so young. His colleagues mourn him as well as CAREST, which he joined as the representative of Grenada at 5th Caribbean Conference on Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia organized by “CAREST” and “GR-Ex” in October 2018 in French […]

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SCIF 2021

The 14th Annual  Sickle Cell in Focus (SCiF) co-hosted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the Caribbean Institute for Health Research, UWI will take place VIRTUALLY via Zoom September 30 & October 1, 2021.  SCiF is a two-day, intensive, educational update on sickle cell disease. We aim to provide consultants, trainees, doctors, […]

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WORLD SICKLE CELL DAY, 2021

World Sickle Cell Disease Day, 19 June 2021, is an opportunity to increase public knowledge and understanding of hereditary disease, which is still poorly understood, although it is very common in the Caribbean and has been recognised as a public health priority by the United Nations since 2008. As every year, the medical community, researchers, […]

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