Dr. Ewurabena Simpson
SCAGO’s Summit 2023
Message from the Co-chairs of Summit 2023
Join Ontario’s Sickle Cell Awareness Group and contributors from the Hospital for Sick Children, University Health Network, Hamilton Health Sciences, Queen’s University, University of Ottawa, and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario for the 2023 Annual Sickle Cell Disease Summit.
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. You may claim a maximum of 7.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).
This year’s summit will be delivered via virtual format, featuring two days of presentations with a comprehensive program for healthcare providers, health system leaders, health policymakers, government officials, researchers, patients, caregivers, advocates, and industry partners!
After participating in this two-day program, participants will acquire knowledge in multiple topic areas and have a better understanding of
• Why advocacy in sickle cell disease management matters
• Ways that community members and healthcare providers can address stigma and other barriers to high-quality care
• Racism and Micro-aggression in healthcare settings
• Beyond Hydroxyurea and other emerging therapies
• Gene Editing and other curative therapies in sickle cell disease
• Mental Health and sickle cell disease
• Digital and behavioral interventions in sickle cell disease – using technology to improve health outcomes.
• Acute chest syndrome and sickle cell disease
This year’s summit has three learning tracks for
• Patients and Families
The theme for this year’s summit is “Advocacy for Sickle Cell Disease”
Recordings from the 2022 Ontario Sickle Cell Disease Summit are available through the Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario here
Date: November 3-4, 2023
Stay tuned! Registration details will be made available shortly!!