October 26 & 27, 2017
Jamaica Pegasus Hotel
81 Knutsford Boulevard
Kingston 5, Jamaica West Indies
After another successful event at the NIH/NHLBI, USA in June 2016, we are pleased to announce that Sickle Cell in Focus (SCiF) will be held for the first-time in Kingston, Jamaica on October 26-27, 2017. The 11th annual SCiF conference will be co-hosted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and The University of West Indies.
SCiF is a two-day, intensive, educational update on sickle cell disease. This year’s conference will focus on the latest clinical trials, the science and mechanisms for new therapeutic targets, and curative therapies. At the end of each day, there will also be two debates which will focus on topical issues for which there is no clear answer.
This two-day intensive educational conference is geared towards clinicians, academics, and other healthcare professionals involved in sickle cell disease around the world.
Sickle Cell Disease
Swee Lay Thein, M.D., DSc, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
John F. Tisdale, M.D., National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
Jennifer Knight-Madden, M.B., B.S., Ph.D., Caribbean Institute for Health Research, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica