Many of the most effective therapies for sickle cell occur outside of the hospital and clinic setting. This Community Conversation focuses on alternative treatments and natural therapies. Join warriors and caregivers as we discuss how we treat pain, inflammation, and other disease complications without pharmaceutical intervention.
Dr. Lametra Scott
Join pharmacist warrior Dr. Lametra Scott as she walks us through the A to Z of vitamins, minerals, and supplements and their role on maintaining optimal health.
Tamika Mosley shares her journey as the mother of a warrior and how she supplements his health through natural treatments and therapies.
Warrior fitness guru, Candyce Heather, guides the warrior community through a workshop on developing a healthy mindset and the importance of fitness and nutrition.
Program Overview & Learning Objectives
This is an educational conference planned by, and for, individuals living with sickle cell disease, our caregivers, to address issues that are most relevant to the sickle cell community. Some of the latest research in sickle cell disease will be discussed as well as management of the most common complications including treatment options; gene therapy, transplant, transfusion, and new therapeutic drugs available (or being researched) for sickle cell disease. Educational content will be provided in the form of pre-recorded, video content. Sickle cell stakeholder groups are then invited to engage in Community Conversations to discuss the top prioritized subject matter themes. The recorded educational content will serve to provide an overview of a wide array of topics related to the subject matter of the Community Conversation. Healthcare providers, industry, and other stakeholders are invited to join patients and caregivers in discussions that shape sickle cell research, education, policy, advocacy, and awareness. Patients and caregivers are the true experts of our own bodies, perceptions, and experiences. We are turning the table and invite all others to come and learn from us – Sickle Cell Citizen Scientists.
The primary audience is consumers with sickle cell disease, adults and children, their caregivers, and sickle cell advocates.
After completing this course, participants should be able to: