2017 Sickle Cell Statewide Conference

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Dear Participants of 2017 LSCC Statewide Sickle Cell Conference:

On behalf of the LSCC we are pleased to say thank you to each of you who have attended this conference and thanks to our participants, special guests and guest speakers. We appreciate you for taking the time and effort to be here. We also thank you for your participation and the sharing your ideas and expertise. We certainly hope that the conference has been all that you expected it to be and that you have taken the opportunity to make new friends and renew old acquaintances and to have discussion and exchange of many experiences, suggestions and opinions with decisions makers, practitioners and researchers from here in Louisiana.

Our objective for this conference was to bring all stakeholders together in the fight against sickle cell disease to build on the achievements of the LSCC.
This year’s ultimate goal being to learn what we can do to achieve better healthcare results. To accomplish this, we established this year’s conference agenda to enable us to discuss the many existing health problems and issues facing sickle cell today. It is important to determine the necessary solutions, actions, policies and programs to overcome these problems and issues. If we have been successful, we will take all the things we have learned back home with us and continue to work to improve care in our own communities.

We have been very fortunate to have a group of well known experts in their respective fields participate in our conference. This group includes Professors, Educators, Doctors, Nurses, Social workers, Directors, Researchers, Members of Boards and other authorities. Their involvement resulted in our very successful breakout sessions and dynamic speakers. We want to thank each of them and also all the moderators who skillfully guided each of the group meetings. The direction of the conference was established early by our first Opening session speaker, Dr. Pamela Higgins Saulsberry, giving an introduction to advocacy session on “What the World Need to Know about Sickle Cell “.  On day two our general session speaker was Dr. Tami C. Singleton giving the state of Sickle Cell Adult care in Louisiana. The speakers were followed with very interesting topics by our breakout session presenters. We want to thank each for their participation and also the moderators in charge of those sessions. We believe all here will agree that we have achieved many results and can all agree that this year’s conference has been a great success.

After closing our conference, we would like to say again, on the behalf of the Louisiana Sickle Cell Commission how much we appreciate all of who contributed and their efforts to us during the conference. We thank you. This conference would not have been a success without you. As we conclude the conference, we hope each of us will work together to “Strengthen Sickle Cell Health Care in Louisiana”.

Sincerely,
Lorri Burgess
Chairwoman
Louisiana Sickle Cell Commission
Executive Director
Baton Rouge Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation

Conference Photos

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Presentations

Rebekah Angove-Clinical Trials: Should I Take One for the Team?​
Michelle Duplantier- Patients Rights: What About Us?
Donna DeLucca- Disability: This is How It Works​