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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 Health Services Research

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JSCDH-D-17-00042, Angela Rivers, Ph.D.
Our Hands, Our Health! A Promising Group Healthcare Model for Sickle Cell Disease and Readiness for Transition

JSCDH-D-17-00037, Steven Reader, Ph.D.
Caregiver perspectives on family psychosocial risk and adaptive coping strategies in pediatric Sickle Cell Disease: informing the adaptation of the Psychosocial Assessment Tool (PAT).

JSCDH-D-17-00011, J. Naylor Brownell, M.D.
Vitamin A Supplementation Associated with Improved RBC Indices and Fetal Hemoglobin in Subjects with Hgb SS Disease

JSCDH-D-17-00031, Samir K. Ballas, M.D.
Patients with sickle cell disease who use illegal drugs have increased frequency of vaso-occlusive crises that required hospital admission

JSCDH-D-17-00045, Deepak Choudhary​, MBBS, MD, MRCPCH​
Vitamin D Deficiency  in Sickle Cell Disease: The Role in the Incidence of Vaso-occlusive Crisis, Hospitalization Rates and Length of Stay.

JSCDH-D-17-00003, Valentine Brousse, M.D.
Assessment of Hematological Date in a Cohort of European Children with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Treated with Hydroxyurea (HU) : Can Today European Centers Apply the Lessons from the TWiTCH Study?

Moderators
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Steven Reader, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist, Center for Healthcare Delivery Science
Dr. Reader is a pediatric psychologist in the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science as well as the Division of Behavioral Health at Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children (N/AIDHC). He is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He completed his doctoral training in pediatric clinical health psychology at the University of Florida. Dr. Reader completed his pre-doctoral internship at N/AIDHC and returned for his fellowship to the University of Florida. He works clinically with children and families coping with a range of pediatric medical conditions, and is the psychologist with the multidisciplinary Sickle Cell Clinic at N/AIDHC. His current research is funded by the NIH Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE - P20-GM109021 Stuart (PI)) and focuses on family psychosocial risk screening in pediatric Sickle Cell Disease, and adapting the Psychosocial Assessment Tool as a screener for psychosocial risk in SCD. In addition, Dr. Reader is involved in diversity issues through his association with the American Psychological Association Division 54 Society of Pediatric... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Valentine Brousse, M.D.

Valentine Brousse, M.D.

Pediatrician, Senior Consultant, Reference Center for Sickle Cell Disease, Necker Hospital in Paris
Dr. Valentine Brousse is a pediatrician specializing in haemoglobinopathies. She is a senior consultant working for the Reference Centre for Sickle Cell Disease in Necker Hospital in Paris where over 6500 SCD children are followed, from neonatal diagnosis through transition to adulthood. She is specifically responsible for the Day Care Unit. She coordinates a clinical research program on predictive factors of severity in sickle cell disease children. She is also a collaborator in the INSERM team S 1134... Read More →
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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 J. Naylor Brownell, M.D.

J. Naylor Brownell, M.D.

Fellow, Clinical Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Naylor Brownell is a fellow in clinical gastroenterology and nutrition at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Before moving to Pennsylvania, he undertook medical school, residency, and a chief residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he saw a large population of patients with various types of Sickle Cell Disease. While his primary focus is in malabsorption in gastrointestinal diseases, he is also fascinated by the way extraintestinal disease processes can impact nutrient utilization. His current research with Vitamin A and Sickle Cell Disease is supported by a grant from Abbot Nutrition/The NASPGHAN Foundation for advanced training in clinical nutrition, as well as the Sickle Cell Disease Center and the Nutrition Center at the... Read More →
avatar for Deepak Choudhary​, MBBS, M.D., MRCPCH​

Deepak Choudhary​, MBBS, M.D., MRCPCH​

Dr. Deepak Choudhary did his medical school in India and then moved to the United Kingdom to do 8 years of training in Pediatrics rotating through various specialties including, Hematology and Oncology at Birmingham Children's Hospital. His final 3 years were predominantly in Pediatric Endocrinology. Additionally, during this training, he passed the MRCPCH... 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 Steven Reader, PhD

Steven Reader, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist, Center for Healthcare Delivery Science
Dr. Reader is a pediatric psychologist in the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science as well as the Division of Behavioral Health at Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children (N/AIDHC). He is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He completed his doctoral training in pediatric clinical health psychology at the University of Florida. Dr. Reader completed his pre-doctoral internship at N/AIDHC and returned for his fellowship to the University of Florida. He works clinically with children and families coping with a range of pediatric medical conditions, and is the psychologist with the multidisciplinary Sickle Cell Clinic at N/AIDHC. His current research is funded by the NIH Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE - P20-GM109021 Stuart (PI)) and focuses on family psychosocial risk screening in pediatric Sickle Cell Disease, and adapting the Psychosocial Assessment Tool as a screener for psychosocial risk in SCD. In addition, Dr. Reader is involved in diversity issues through his association with the American Psychological Association Division 54 Society of Pediatric... Read More →



Sunday April 30, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
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