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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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Friday, April 28 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm
FSCDR Welcome Dinner featuring Celebrity Chef Jerome Brown. Guidelines for Opioid Prescription, Random Urine Drug Screen and Prescriber Behavior when Faced with THC Positivity featuring speakers Abdullah Kutlar, M.D., Samir K. Ballas, M.D., Thomas David,

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Join FSCDR and Celebrity Chef Jerome Brown at our Opening Reception and Dinner. 

Guidelines for Opioid Prescription, Random Urine Drug Screen and Prescriber Behavior when Faced with THC Positivity

Abdullah Kutlar, M.D.
Introduction

David Thomas, Ph.D
The Opioid Epidemic

Samir Ballas, M.D.
The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on the Management of Pain in Sickle Cell Disease

*Motor Coach Transportation will be provided from the Convention Center

Moderators
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Abdullah Kutlar, M.D.

Director, Sickle Cell Center, Georgia Regents University

Speakers
avatar for Samir K. Ballas, M.D.

Samir K. Ballas, M.D.

Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University
Samir K. Ballas received his MD with distinction from the American University of Beirut-Lebanon in 1967. He completed his training in Hematology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, Blood Banking, Pa... Read More →
avatar for Thomas David, Ph.D.

Thomas David, Ph.D.

National Institute on Drug Abuse
After 12 years as a pain and opioid researcher, in 1995 Dr. Thomas joined the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) where he has managed much of NIDA’s pain and opioid research efforts.  In 2015, he joined DESPR’s Services Research Branch.  He currently is co-chair of the NIDA Prescription Opioids and Pain workgroup, which fosters pain and opioid research and education. He is also a founding member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pain Consortium, which promotes and pain research across the NIH. He is also a member of the Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral Health Coordination Committee Prescription Opioids Subcommittee, National Pain Strategy working group on Provider Education, and the Interagency Pain Research Coordination... Read More →


Friday April 28, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Hugh's Catering 4351 NE 12th Terrace, Oakland Park, FL 33334