Sickle Cell Symposium 2024

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Target Audience

All Physicians, Advanced Practice Practitioners, Nurse Navigators, Nurses, Nurse Assistants



Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disease with significant health disparities including lack of access to high quality care. This activity will address gaps in recognizing effective practices for acute and chronic pain management and understanding the impact pain has on the lives of patients living with SCD.

We will discuss practical implementation of the latest clinical guidelines published by the American Society of Hematology for managing acute and chronic pain, as well as gaps in identifying reproductive challenges unique to patients living with SCD describing the benefits of incorporating fertility services into comprehensive care. We will be presenting available tools and resources for providers, as well as SCD patients and caregivers, for optimal daily disease and care management.

Keynote Speaker
Pat Carroll, MD | Pain Management

Speakers & Topics
Payal Desai, MD | Practical Implementation of Pain Management
Michael Kent, MD & Lyndsay Molinari, MD | BMT & Gene Therapy
Alex George, MD, PhD | ASH Guidelines & New Treatments for Sickle Cell
Dhalia Gordon, MS, RDN | Nutrition and Stress Management

This program is partially funded by the Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation. Practicing Cabarrus County Physicians may qualify for free registration. Please contact for details.

Accreditation Statement
Atrium Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
Atrium Health designates this Live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

AAPA accepts certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 4.75 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

ANCC and the North Carolina Board of Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from the organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

Nurses: This educational activity with 4.75 hours can be applied towards continuing competence plan for maintaining current licensure with the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure
In accordance with the Standards for for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education established by the ACCME, faculty, abstract reviewers, paper presenters/authors, planning committee members, staff and any others involved in planning the educational content must disclose any relationship they or their co-authors have with ineligible companies which may be related to their content.

ADA Statement
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  • Describe effective approaches to acute and chronic pain management in SCD.
  • Summarize the impact of pain on patient quality of life.
  • Discuss new therapeutic options in SCD.
  • Distinguish the reproductive challenges facing people living with SCD.


London Suber MHA


Feb 16, 2024
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Jennifer Cornette MHA, Payal Desai MD, Michael Eckrich MD, MPH, DeAndrea Gadsden , Alex George , Stephanie Hart , Michael Kent MD, Maria Lopez , Lyndsay Molinari MD, Kearia Sams , Jennifer Saunders AGACNP-BC, Ryan Woods MD
Feb 16, 2024
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Check-In Time
9:00 AM
0.50 - CEU
4.75 - Contact Hours
4.75 - CME for Physician Assistants
4.75 - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Atrium Health - Cabarrus
Feb 16, 2024
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Atrium Health - Cabarrus
Physician Registration
All Other Healthcare Professionals Registration
Patient Registration (MUST HAVE CODE)
Speaker & Planning Committee Registration (MUST HAVE CODE)
Practicing Cabarrus County Physicians (MUST HAVE CODE). Contact for details.
Contact Hours
CME for Physician Assistants
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™