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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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Sunday, April 30 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Abstract Breakout Sessions I Basic Science

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JSCDH-D-17-00012, Jennell White, Ph.D.
Establishment of Steady State Adhesion Indices in Sickle Cell disease: Clinical Application of a Standardized Adhesion Bioassay    
 
JSCDH-D-17-00033, Andrew Campbell, M.D. 
Increased Expression of Cellular Stress Protein,α-SYNUCLEIN(SNCA) within Normoxic and Hypoxic Brains of SCD Mice: Implications for Neurocognitive Dysfunction in Sickle Cell Disease Patients

JSCDH-D-17-00047, Angela Rivers, M.D., Ph.D.
Inhibition of LSD1 improve RBC survival by reducing mitochondrial retention and associated ROS levels in the red blood cells of a mouse model of sickle cell disease

JSCDH-D-17-00004, Nnenna R. Ukachi, M.D.
Effects of Transfusions and Hydroxyurea on Pulmonary Function Test in Children with Sickle Cell Anemia

Moderators
avatar for Osheiza Abdulmalik, Ph.D.

Osheiza Abdulmalik, Ph.D.

Research Associate II, Rivella Laboratory, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Research Institute
Dr. Abdulmalik’s research interests broadly encompass the hemoglobinopathies and red blood cell disorders, with particular focus on sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia. Though both disorders are consequences of simple genetic mutations, the implications of these mutations are inherently complex, and include significant morbidities, lifelong challenges, reduced quality of life, and early mortality in patients; as well as substantial healthcare burden on families, caregivers, and society in general. Dr... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Campbell, M.D.

Andrew Campbell, M.D.

Director, Pediatric Comprehensive Hemoglobinopathies Program Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Co-Director, Minority International Research Training Program Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan
Dr. Campbell is a graduate of Case Western Reserve School of Medicine completed his residency training @ Harvard Affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston followed by Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship @ Northwestern University. Currently he directs the Comprehensive Pediatric Hemoglobinopathies Program which includes the Pediatric Sickle Cell and Thalassemia clinic @ the University of... Read More →
avatar for Nnenna R. Ukachi, M.D.

Nnenna R. Ukachi, M.D.

Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York
Dr Nnenna Ukachi is a final year fellow in Pediatric Hematology Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation with clinical and research focus in sickle cell disease. She is completing her fellowship at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York. Dr Ukachi’s interest in sickle cell... Read More →
avatar for Angela Rivers, Ph.D.

Angela Rivers, Ph.D.

Director of the Sickle Cell Transition Adolescent-Adult Readiness Clinic (STAR) at the University of Illinois, Chicago
Dr. Angela Rivers is currently the Director of the Sickle Cell Transition Adolescent-Adult Readiness Clinic (STAR) at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Her clinical focus is the development of new models of health care delivery for adolescents and young adult patients with sic... Read More →
avatar for Jennell White, Ph.D.

Jennell White, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Wayne State University’s School of Medicine
Dr. Jennell White is a post-doctoral research fellow in the lab of Dr. Patrick Hines at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine (WSU-SOM) in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. White’s research focuses on mechanisms regulating sickle erythrocyte adhesive interactions during physiologic flow conditions... Read More →


Sunday April 30, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
304 North Lobby 3rd Floor Fort Lauderdale Convention Center