9th Annual Biomarkers Congress
Sickle Cell 2009
University College London Hospital
Education Centre, University College London Hospital, 250 Euston Road
London, UK
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Keywords: Sickle Cell 2009, Hospital Medicine

Schedule of Presentations:

Monday, November 30, 2009
08:15:00 Registration and Refreshments
09:15:00 Welcome and introduction
09:20:00 An introduction to sickle cell Sherill Gregory
09:50:00 Discussion
10:00:00 Strokes in children with sickle cell David Rees
10:30:00 Discussion
10:40:00 An introduction to beta-thalassaemia Elaine Miller
11:10:00 Discussion
11:20:00 Refreshments
11:55:00 Discussion
12:05:00 From school nurse to specialist sickle cell counsellor Barbara Bailey-Squire
12:25:00 Discussion
12:35:00 Lunch
13:30:00 Sickle cell and education Simon Dyson
14:15:00 Discussion
14:25:00 Establishing and maintaining good links between schools and the sickle cell voluntary sector Sonia Lindsay
14:55:00 Discussion
15:05:00 Workshops (30 minutes each)
15:35:00 Workshop 1: The role of the school nurse in sickle cell Suzi Crawford
16:05:00 Feedback from workshops
16:05:00 Workshop 2: What should be in a school policy for sickle cell? Simon Dyson
16:15:00 Discussion and evaluations
16:50:00 Refreshments and close of day one
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
08:15:00 Registration and Refreshments
09:00:00 Update on the NHS screening programme for haemoglobinopathies
09:30:00 Perspectives on effective genetic counselling
10:00:00 Are patients receiving optimal treatment? Moira Dick
10:30:00 Discussion
10:40:00 Refreshments
11:00:00 Management of complications
11:00:00 Acute painful crises Neill Westerdale
11:20:00 Pulmonary hypertension Simon Gibbs
11:40:00 Renal complications
12:00:00 Chelation therapy and its alternatives Co-burn J. Porter
12:20:00 Chronic leg ulceration Sharon Robinson
12:40:00 Discussion
12:50:00 Lunch
13:40:00 Managing the transition from paediatric to adult care Baba Inusa, Jo Howard
14:10:00 Psychological support for patients in transition to adult care Nicky Thomas
14:40:00 Discussion
14:50:00 Refreshments
15:10:00 Developments in specialist local service provision for sickle cell Lorna Bennett
15:40:00 Advances in bone marrow transplantation Phil Darbyshire
16:10:00 Current and emerging therapies Swee Lay Thein
16:40:00 Discussion and evaluations
17:00:00 Close of conference
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