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About ASCAT

The Annual Scientific Conference on Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia is one of the must attend events of the year for consultants and specialist psychologists, nurses, scientists and all relevant experts. The event is an ideal opportunity to see the latest advances in diagnosis, treatment and emerging fields in haemoglobinopathies. It is an opportunity to interact on the latest advances in clinical care, transition services and emerging new therapies including updates for curative treatment options. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to show case your work through abstracts (oral and posters) and to network with leading and cutting edge practitioners.


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This year’s theme is ‘Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassaemia: Bridging the Gap in Care and Research in order to improve outcomes for patients living with the disorders’. To highlight key basic science, clinical and translation research in haemoglobinopathies including the mechanisms of chronic complications and end organ damage. Understanding the impact of the disorders on patients, families and communities, using current knowledge to transform and strengthen health systems to benefit the individual patients, to avail them with current and new therapies.

This will include lectures and networking opportunities to improve understanding of the health outcomes and health care system utilisation patterns of people with SCD, to increase evidence for public health programs, and to establish cost-effective practices to improve and extend the lives of people with SCD.

 
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Highlights

  •  Abstract presentations and poster presentation for early stage and established researchers

  • Webinars for prime-time lectures and debate

  • Exhibition

  • 20 CPD/CME points

  • Networking opportunities with more than 200 professionals

  • World-renowned experts in the field of Sickle-cell Thalassaemia

 

Event Date:

22 Oct 2018 -
24 Oct 2018

 

Location:

Westminster Bridge - County Hall
Belvedere Road
London SE1 7PB

 

Time:

08:30 - 16:30
GMT Time

 

register

All conference details including the conference programme, speakers, fees and how to register are over on Guy's and St.Thomas' Events Page.

 
 
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Steering Committee


Who should attend?

This three day conference is aimed at all those with a common interest in sickle cell and thalassaemia, including:

Scientists and clinicians in all areas of haemoglobinopathies including

  • Scientists and clinicians in all areas of haemoglobinopathies including

  • Consultant haematologists

  • Paediatricians

  • Psychologists

  • Scientists

  • Fellows and trainees in all related fields

There will be patient led sessions and opportunity for interactions
20 CPD/CME points have been accredited from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Royal College Pathologists.


Venue

The Annual Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Conference 2018 will be held at:

Venues Westminster Bridge – County Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 7PB

 

register

All conference details including the conference programme, speakers, fees and how to register are over on Guy's and St.Thomas' Events Page.