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Sickle Cell in Focus 2024

September 19 - 20 , 2024
Virtual or in person
8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. CT


The 17th annual Sickle Cell in Focus (SCiF) conference will be held in a hybrid format from Thursday, September 19th – Friday, September 20th, 2024, with in-person attendance held in Kingston, Jamaica. A streaming link will be sent to registered attendees interested in attending the conference virtually. The SCiF conference will once again be co-hosted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and The University of West Indies (UWI).

A world-class educational update on sickle cell disease, this year’s SCiF conference will highlight updates on screening for sickle cell disease(SCD), complexities of common complications in SCD such as pain management, sleep and reproductive health, therapies for SCD both curative and non-curative, and ongoing challenges in the management of SCD complications. We will also include a panel discussion on where we are headed in the treatment of SCD, which will include perspective from both clinicians and patients. At SCiF, you will have the opportunity to learn from renowned experts, participate in engaging discussions, and network with fellow attendees who share your passion for sickle cell research and advocacy.


View the agenda.


Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

81 Knutsford Blvd
New Kingston, St. Andrew