What curative treatments and options are being researched? What’s available now? Is it really a “cure”? What does an ideal cure look like to sickle cell warriors? What do we, patients and caregivers” want to see in a cure?

Overview of Curative Therapies

Dr. Titilope Fasipe

Dr. Titilope Fasipe, a sickle cell warrior and medical physician provides a detailed overview of sickle cell curative therapies.

The Bone Marrow Transplant Panel

Kay Diene-Robinson

Listen in as warriors and caregivers discuss bone marrow transplantation.

Exploring the Future of Sickle Cell Disease

Be The Match

The Future of Sickle Cell Disease

Be The Match

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:

  • Review the most common complications of sickle cell disease
  • Discuss curative options and therapies
  • Review alternative and complimentary treatment options
  • Understand new drug therapies for sickle cell disease!