Sickle Cell Disease

for Health Professionals

Clinical Practice Guidelines

The IOM (2011) defined clinical practice guidelines as "statements that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care that are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options."


Photograph of Jennelle Stephenson work with a nurse at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.
Research Feature
When CBS’s 60 Minutes aired the compelling story of a Florida woman whose severe sickle cell disease symptoms were alleviated with a cutting edge gene therapy technique, people listened. A lot of them. The treatment happened at the National Institutes of Health, and since the showcasing of its dramatic success, NIH has been responding to scores of inquiries from healthcare providers, caregivers, and patients. And for good reason: researchers said the technique, which treats the root cause of the disease, could one day help many more of the 100,000 Americans—and 20 million people worldwide...


Sickle Cell In Focus Conference 2019 Logo
October 10 - 11, 2019
Jamaica Pegasus Hotel
81 Knutsford Boulevard
Kingston 5, Jamaica West Indies

After another successful event at the NIH/NHLBI, USA, in October 2018, we are pleased to announce that Sickle Cell ...