The Sickle Cell Care Coordination for Achieving Patient Empowerment Conference is a 4-day, multidisciplinary course for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, psychologists, community health providers, patients, and their families designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed for participants to understand and optimize the role of a sickle cell disease health navigator (SCD HN) or work in a sickle cell medical care team. This interprofessional activity prepares allied health professionals, community-based staff, and volunteers to work together to improve patient outcomes. The program includes topics on the US healthcare delivery system, sickle cell disease and its treatments, racism and health disparities, communication techniques, mental health, transition and community-based organizations and much more!
WHAT WE DO
Education is at the heart of our Sickle Cell Care Coordination for Achieving Patient Empowerment Conference. This 4-day, multidisciplinary course is specifically designed for healthcare professionals, patients, and their families who are committed to achieving patient empowerment. Our conference provides a unique opportunity to learn from experts in the field, collaborate with fellow healthcare providers, and gain the knowledge and skills needed to provide the best possible care for sickle cell patients.
The Sickle Cell Care Coordination for Achieving Patient Empowerment Conference is an interprofessional activity that prepares allied health professionals, community-based staff, and volunteers to work together and improve patient outcomes. Our Community Outreach program connects dedicated individuals who share a common goal of making a positive impact on Sickle Cell care. Join us and be a part of this life-changing initiative.
Experience the best of sickle cell disease research and practice at SCCAPE - the academic conference dedicated to promoting health equity. With sessions on US healthcare delivery system, sickle cell disease pain, treatments, racism and health disparities, communication techniques, mental health, transition, and community-based organizations, this event is a one-stop-shop for all things related to sickle cell disease. Join us to expand your knowledge and grow your professional network!
Wally R Smith, MD
Florence Neal Cooper Smith Professor of Sickle Cell Disease
School of Medicine
Division of General Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wally R Smith, MD
We are excited about having Wally R Smith, MD who will present several sessions. He is the first recipient of The Florence Neal Cooper Smith Professor of Sickle Cell Disease, the second African-American male chair in the United States. He also serves as the Vice-Chairman for Research of the Division of General Internal Medicine and is the former Scientific Director of the Center on Health Disparities at Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition, he was a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Standards for Trustworthy Guidelines. He has authored over 100 publications.