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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 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Abstract Breakout Sessions II Clinical Research

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JSCDH-D-17-00006, Hemant Misra, Ph.D.
A Phase 2 Safety Study of SANGUINATE in Patients with Leg Ulcers

JSCDH-D-17-00039, Jennifer Keates-Baleeiro, M.D.
Comparison of Two Methods of Transfusion for Stroke Prevention in Sickle Cell

JSCDH-D-17-00049, Ju Ae Park 
Successful Implementation of Hydroxyurea in a Single Pediatric Sickle Cell Center 

JSCDH-D-17-00046, Samuel Rodgers-Melnick, MT-BC
The Effects of a Single Music Therapy Session on The Pain OF Adult Patients with sickle cell disease: Results of a mixed methods study  

JSCDH-D-17-00025, Cynthia B. Sinha, PhD, Diana Ross, MSN, RN, Nitya Bakshi, M.D., Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, M.D.
Older Adults with Sickle Cell Disease are Skeptical About Hydroxyurea: Results of a Qualitative Study

JSCDH-D-17-00041, Justin Williams, Ph.D.
Creation and Maintenance of a Hematology Support Group for Adolescents and their Parents: Successes, Challenges, and Lessons Learned

Moderators
avatar for Hemant Misra, PhD

Hemant Misra, PhD

Vice President of Clinical Development, Prolong Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Hemant K. Misra is Vice President of Clinical Development for Prolong Pharmaceuticals and is responsible for international clinical studies. He has over 30 years of experience in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical development, global clinical study management, and corporate development. Prior to joining Prolong, Dr. Misra managed the drug development, cGMP- manufacturing operations in US and abroad, CTM, quality systems, and multiple global clinical studies at XTL Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (a public biopharmaceutical firm). | Dr. Misra has developed multiple antibodies and small molecules from Research and Development to various stages of clinical development, and some of them... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Keates-Baleeiro

Jennifer Keates-Baleeiro

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Children’s Hospital at Erlanger in Chattanooga, TN.
Dr. Jennifer Keates-Baleeiro is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Children’s Hospital at Erlanger in Chattanooga, TN. She currently leads the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Clinics for babies to young adults, who were identified through the State of Tennessee Department of Health Newborn Screening Program. She additionally is the Educational Director for the division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. | | Dr. Keates-Baleeiro received her Bachelor of Science from Tufts University and her Masters in Psychology from New York University before receiving her medical degree from MCP-Hahnemann University (Drexel). She completed her residency at... Read More →
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Nitya Bakshi, M.D.

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist Children Hospital Healthcare of Atlanta
avatar for Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, M.D.

Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, M.D.

Professor, Director of BMTChair of Blood and Marrow Transplant Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders CenterChildren’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University
Professor, Director of BMTChair of Blood and Marrow TransplantAflac Cancer and Blood Disorders CenterChildren’s Healthcare of Atlanta/Emory University
avatar for Samuel Rodgers-Melnick, MT-BC

Samuel Rodgers-Melnick, MT-BC

Music Therapist, Seidman Cancer Center, University Hospitals of Cleveland
Samuel Rodgers-Melnick, MT-BC is a music therapist specializing in the care of adults with sickle cell disease (SCD). As a clinician at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Sam developed several interventions directed at improving pain management outcomes in adults with SC... Read More →
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Ju Ae Park

Virginia Commonwealth University
Ju Ae Park is a rising 3rd year medical student at Virginia Commonwealth University.  She obtained her undergraduate degree from George Mason University, after which she continued her work at a transplant community before deciding to enter medical school.  She aspires to become a committed and competent physician who will make an impact on society through involvement in healthcare reform and... Read More →
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Justin Williams, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Justin L. Williams, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Justin obtained a master’s degree in clinical and community psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. After completing her... Read More →
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Cynthia B. Sinha, Ph.D.

Cynthia B. Sinha, PhD. I am sociologist with a focus on families, culture, race-ethnicity, and more recently, medical sociology. I have over 10 years of experience in qualitative research methodology. Areas of research interest for Sickle Cell Disease include the experiences of o... Read More →
avatar for Hemant Misra, PhD

Hemant Misra, PhD

Vice President of Clinical Development, Prolong Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Hemant K. Misra is Vice President of Clinical Development for Prolong Pharmaceuticals and is responsible for international clinical studies. He has over 30 years of experience in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical development, global clinical study management, and corporate development. Prior to joining Prolong, Dr. Misra managed the drug development, cGMP- manufacturing operations in US and abroad, CTM, quality systems, and multiple global clinical studies at XTL Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (a public biopharmaceutical firm). | Dr. Misra has developed multiple antibodies and small molecules from Research and Development to various stages of clinical development, and some of them... Read More →
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Diana Ross, MSN, RN

Research Coordinator at Emory University
Diana Ross is an MSN, RN and is pursuing her PhD in nursing research. She is currently employed as a research coordinator at Emory University in the Bone Marrow Transplant department. Her primary interest is decision-making in the sickle cell population and mixed methods research... Read More →



Sunday April 30, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
304 North Lobby 3rd Floor Fort Lauderdale Convention Center