Sickle Cell in Focus (SCiF) conference, 16th edition

Sickle Cell in Focus (SCiF) conference, 16th edition

The 16th annual Sickle Cell in Focus (SCiF) conference will be held in-person at the NIH Bethesda, Maryland campus October 10th- October 11th, 2023. The SCiF conference will once again be co-hosted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and The University of West Indies (UWI). Jamaican CAREST members, Prs Jennifer Knight-Madden and Monika Asnani, are heavily involved in the organization and a presentation entitled “Caribbean Initiatives: CAREST” will be delivered by CAREST’s President, Marie-Dominique Hardy-Dessources.

SCiF is a free, two-day, intensive, educational update on sickle cell disease. The conference attracts a wide audience of clinicians, academics and other healthcare professionals involved in sickle cell disease research from around the world, as well as patients and their families. Over two days, this year’s conference will address the multifactorial aspects of sickle cell disease and foster the exchange of the latest scientific and clinical information related to sickle cell disease through innovative seminars and interactive panel debates. At SCiF, you will have the opportunity to learn from renowned experts, participate in engaging discussions, and network with fellow attendees who share your passion for sickle cell research and advocacy.

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