2nd Annual Ontario Sickle Cell Summit- A virtual Event Nov. 4th & 5th, 2022

What is the Sickle Cell Summit?
We are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Ontario Summit on Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) in partnership with the Hospital for Sick Children, University Health Network, McMaster Children’s Hospital, and London Health Sciences Centre.

This year’s Summit will bring together SCD stakeholders (in Canada and globally) from various sectors, including clinicians, scientists, patients, and their families, health policymakers, government officials, and advocacy groups to discuss challenges and successes in ensuring equitable care and treatment in SCD similar to other diseases.

The theme for this year’s summit is “Delivering Equity in Sickle Cell Disease”.
Recordings from the 2021 Ontario Sickle Cell Summit are available through the Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario here: (https://sicklecellanemia.ca/sickle-cell-summit).

Coming soon

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)

Selection criteria
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.

Topic areas:

  • Medical care themes
  • Cannabis and SCD
  • Acute and Chronic Pain Management (including novel approaches e.g., ketamine, virtual reality)
  • Global health perspectives on SCD
  • Transfusion medicine in SCD
  • Pharmacotherapy and SCD
  • Medical education and SCD
  • Psychosocial themes
  • Fatigue, Depression
  • Community SCD Resources
  • Racism, health equity, and microaggressions
  • Mental health and intersectionality
  • Facilitating arts-based activities/healing
  • Workplace and school support and advocacy
  • Social workers as partners and advocates
  • Accessing financial supports (e.g., disability benefits, medication benefits, dental care, physio)
  • Neurodiversity and Sickle Cell
  • Patient, family, and caregiver themes
  • Attendees will include people living with SCD, family members and caregivers, physicians, nurses, social workers, and allied health.

For more information, please contact education@sicklecellanemia.ca

Our Partners

About SCD Summit

What is the Sickle Cell Summit?
We are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Ontario Summit on Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) in partnership with the Hospital for Sick Children, University Health Network, McMaster Children’s Hospital, and London Health Sciences Centre.

This year’s Summit will bring together SCD stakeholders (in Canada and globally) from various sectors, including clinicians, scientists, patients, and their families, health policymakers, government officials, and advocacy groups to discuss challenges and successes in ensuring equitable care and treatment in SCD similar to other diseases.

The theme for this year’s summit is “Delivering Equity in Sickle Cell Disease”.
Recordings from the 2021 Ontario Sickle Cell Summit are available through the Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario here: (https://sicklecellanemia.ca/sickle-cell-summit).

Agenda

Coming soon

Speakers

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)

Selection criteria
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.

Topic areas:

  • Medical care themes
  • Cannabis and SCD
  • Acute and Chronic Pain Management (including novel approaches e.g., ketamine, virtual reality)
  • Global health perspectives on SCD
  • Transfusion medicine in SCD
  • Pharmacotherapy and SCD
  • Medical education and SCD
  • Psychosocial themes
  • Fatigue, Depression
  • Community SCD Resources
  • Racism, health equity, and microaggressions
  • Mental health and intersectionality
  • Facilitating arts-based activities/healing
  • Workplace and school support and advocacy
  • Social workers as partners and advocates
  • Accessing financial supports (e.g., disability benefits, medication benefits, dental care, physio)
  • Neurodiversity and Sickle Cell
  • Patient, family, and caregiver themes
  • Attendees will include people living with SCD, family members and caregivers, physicians, nurses, social workers, and allied health.

For more information, please contact education@sicklecellanemia.ca

Registration
Partners

Our Partners

Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario