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SYMPOSIUM THEME
Hemoglobin S - Making an Evolutionary Perfected Process, Imperfect 

Journal of Sickle Cell Disease and Hemoglobinoopathies
SYMPOSIUM ABSTRACTS

Meeting Location:

Greater Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA  33316
April 28 - 30, 2017 
Website:  fscdr.org
Email:  symposium@fscdr.org
Is this a CME Medical Meeting?  Yes
 
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Saturday, April 29 • 8:30am - 9:45am
Plenary II, 2017 Scientific Chair Welcome, Federal Agency and Speciality Society Sickle Cell Disease Updates

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Moderators
avatar for Betty Pace, M.D. 2017 FSCDR Scientific Chair

Betty Pace, M.D. 2017 FSCDR Scientific Chair

Interim Division Chief, Division Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Professor, Augusta University
2017 FSCDR Scientific Chair Dr. Betty Pace is a Professor, Francis J. Tedesco Distinguished Chair and Interim Chief of the Pediatric Hematology Oncology Division. Dr. Pace provides leadership for a National Institutes of Health-funded basic research laboratory, focused on studies related to globin gene regulation and the design of drugs to induce fetal hemoglobin to treat sickle cell disease. In 2010, Dr. Pace joined the faculty at Augusta University as Professor of Pediatrics with a joint appointment in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She maintains an active research laboratory and training program and is fully engaged as a member of the Augusta Sickle Cell Disease Research Center. She also provides leadership for a NHLBI-funded training program, Program to Increase Diversity for Individuals Engaged in Health Related Research (PRIDE) training over 65 junior faculty members across the US conducting hematology... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for W. Keith Hoots, M.D.

W. Keith Hoots, M.D.

Director of Blood Disease and Resources at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) NIH National Blood and Heart Institue, National Institute of Health
W. Keith Hoots, M.D., is the director of the Division of Blood Diseases and Resources at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this role, Dr. Hoots plans and directs research and research training on the causes... Read More →
avatar for Enrico Novelli, M.D., MS

Enrico Novelli, M.D., MS

American Society of Hematology SCD Initiative, SCD Work Group Chair
Dr. Novelli is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and an expert in sickle cell disease. He received his fellowship training in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Novelli has served as Director of the UPMC Adult Sickle Cell Program since 2007. Dr... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 8:30am - 9:45am
Floridian Ballroom A & B 3rd Floor Fort Lauderdale Convention Center