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Innovations and Best Practices in Sickle Cell Treatment

Fridays throughout September

As part of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at UI Health is hosting a series of presentations this month to showcase and discuss the latest innovations and practices in sickle cell treatment.

The Sickle Cell Program at UI Health is the largest in the Midwest, providing individualized care for pediatric, transitional, and adult patients. Our hematologists and oncologists work to help patients with health maintenance and pain management, including blood infusion and transfusion therapies and stem cell transplantation, to reduce hospital admissions and to optimize quality of life.

Fridays, 1:30–2:30 pm
University of Illinois Hospital, Conference Rooms 1130/1135
1740 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Sept. 1 — Hospital Conference Room 1130

  • New FDA-approved sickle cell treatment: Glutamine, presented by Dr. Lewis Hsu.
  • Using implementation science to optimize use of NHLBI guidelines: ISAAC Project, presented by Dr. Victor Gordeuk.


Sept. 15 —Conference Room 1130

  • Adolescent transition innovations, and support groups for adolescents and adults, presented by Dr. Angela Rivers and Shonda King, MSW, LSW.


Sept. 22 — Conference Room 1135

  • Curing sickle cell disease with transplant, presented by Dr. Santosh Saraf.
  • Sickle Acute Care Center fulfils the “triple aim” of healthcare and provides an effective approach to opioid epidemic, presented by Dr. Shivi Jain.