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ANNUAL SICKLE CELL PANEL DISCUSSION
June 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: The panel discussion is designed to address the multi-factorial aspects of sickle cell disorder, create awareness and educate the entire community.
A number of myths and misconceptions exist regarding SCD, one of it is that persons living with the disorder do not live long. Our World Sickle Cell Day Lecture, intend to correct this notion by bringing EXPERTS, CAREGIVER, and an AFFECTED PERSON to discuss on the theme: “SICKLE CELL DISORDER IS NOT A DEATH SENTENCE” – a very pertinent theme for a country like Nigeria with the highest burden of sickle cell in the world.
Under the distinguished Chairmanship of Olorogun Chief Dr. Sonny Kuku OFR, Speakers at the event will be as follows:
- Professor Titi Adeyemo – Professor of Haematology & Blood Transfusion, LUTH, Lagos – Importance of Early & Accurate Diagnosis of Sickle Cell Disorder
- Professor Edamisan Temiye – Professor of Paediatrics, LUTH, Lagos – Advances in Management of Sickle Cell Disorder
- Toyin Adesola – Founder/Executive Director, Sickle Cell Advocacy & Management Initiative (SAMI) & a Sickle Cell “Warrior” – Surviving & Thriving with Sickle Cell Disorder
- Guest Speaker: Professor Ibironke Akinsete – Retired Professor of Haematology & Blood Transfusion & Pioneer Chairman, NACA
Date: Tuesday, 20th June, 2023
SCFN Multipurpose Hall, National Sickle Cell Centre,
Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria,
Ishaga Road (Opposite LUTH),
Idi-Araba, Surulere – Lagos
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm