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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 • 10:15am - 12:15pm
Pulmonary Complications: Emerging Concepts in Sickle Cell Lung Disease

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Robyn T. Cohen, MD, Boston University School of Medicine
SCD:  All that Wheezes Isn’t Asthma 

Alan Lunt, PhD, King’s College London, School of Medicine 
Lung Function in Sickle Cell Disease: Physiological Observations from a UK Centre

Umapathy Siddaramappa, Augusta University 
Impaired Pulmonary Endothelial Barrier Function in Sickle Cell Mice: New Approach to Therapy

Elizabeth S. Klings, MD, Boston University School of Medicine
Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Intermittent Hypoxia As Modulators of Endothelial Function in Sickle Cell Disease 

Gregory J. Kato, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Role of Platelets and P-Selectin in Cell Adhesion and Pulmonary Vascular Disease

Question and Answer Session 


Moderators
avatar for Gregory J. Kato, M.D.

Gregory J. Kato, M.D.

Professor Of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Hematology-Oncology; Heart, Lung, Blood, and Vascular Medicine Institute
Dr. Kato is the Director of the Adult Sickle Cell Center at the Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, Blood and Vascular Medicine Institute and Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.  He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, completed residency in pediatrics at... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Klings, M.D.

Elizabeth Klings, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Center for Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease, Boston University School of Medicine
Dr. Elizabeth Klings is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Center for Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease, which cares for 200 pediatric and 250 adult patients, at Boston University School of Medicine.  She received her MD degree from New York University and completed her training in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care at Boston City Hospital/Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine. She joined the faculty at Boston University School of Medicine in July... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robyn T. Cohen, M.D.

Robyn T. Cohen, M.D.

Director, Pediatric Pulmonary and Allergy, Boston Medical Center
Dr. Robyn T. Cohen is the Director of Pediatric Pulmonary and Allergy at Boston Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. She went to medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her residency in Pediatrics and Social Medicine at the... Read More →
avatar for Umapathy Siddaramappa, Ph.D.

Umapathy Siddaramappa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Augusta University
Dr. Umapathy N Siddaramappa is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Medicine-Sickle Cell Center at Augusta University (Augusta, Georgia). He received his PhD in Biochemistry from Bangalore University (Bangalore, India) and completed postdoctoral training from Augusta University. His overall research focuses on the mechanisms of pulmonary endothelial barrier protection and repair in acute lung injury and contributed over 10 papers and book chapters on acute lung injury research. He received the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute funded Hemoglobinopathy Translational Research Skills Core (HTRC) trainee award to develop... Read More →
avatar for Alan Lunt, Ph.D.

Alan Lunt, Ph.D.

Chief Paediatric Respiratory Physiologist and Postdoctoral Research Fellow, King's College Hospital, Department of Child Health King's College London, School of Medicine
Chief Paediatric Respiratory Physiologist and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London UK. Completed PhD under Professor Anne Greenough at King’s College London, Division of Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology on “Development of pulmonary function abnormalities in sickle cell... Read More →



Saturday April 29, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm
304 North Lobby 3rd Floor Fort Lauderdale Convention Center