Call for Speakers: To ensure fairness while selecting the most appropriate and knowledgeable speakers for the identified 2022 Summit topics, we have provided a form for interested speakers (from across the globe) to complete by June 19, 2022.
Who can apply?
Speakers can be people living with SCD, caregivers, healthcare workers, academics, policy-makers, or other community members with related experience and expertise.
Role of the speakers
Speaker sessions will be 10 or 30 minutes in length. They should appeal to either person living with sickle cell disease, clinicians (e.g., physicians, nurses), or other healthcare workers (e.g., social workers or allied health). Suggested broad topics are listed below. Submissions can be made by individuals or groups. The sessions will be delivered live over a virtual platform. All speakers will be asked to meet with a member of the organizing committee prior to the summit to review the format of their talk and to discuss any session preparation supports required.
How to apply
Submit your application, including a brief summary (less than 300 words) of your proposed session here (https://tinyurl.com/2s3r7yke)
All submissions received by June 19, 2022, will be reviewed by members of the Summit organizing committee. Successful submissions will be selected based on relevance to the topic themes, the expertise of the speaker on the subject matter, and the perceived level of interest to the Summit audience.