The University of South Alabama Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center will host its 5th annual conference, "Practical Issues in Sickle Cell Disease: Pediatric Treatments and Outcomes," April 30 at USA Children's and Women's Hospital from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The one-day conference features faculty from USA College of Medicine, Cardiology Associates, Inc. of Mobile and a guest lecturer who is recognized for his expertise in sickle cell disease. The goal of the conference is devoted to modern aspects of treatment of sickle cell disease and the complications of the disease.
Bertram Lubin, M.D., president and director of medical research at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, is the featured guest lecturer for the conference. He will discuss, "Sibling Cord Blood Banking and Transplantation for Children with Sickle Cell."
David Mayer, M.D., pediatric cardiologist with Cardiology Associates, Inc. of Mobile will discuss "Cardiovascular Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment in the Pediatric Population with SCD."
Paul Maertens, M.D., pediatric neurologist and associate professor of neurology at USA, will discuss "Prevention and Diagnosis of Stroke in Children."
Felicia Wilson, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics at USA, will discuss "New Developments in Use of Hydroxyurea in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease."
Physicians, nurses, and allied health care personnel caring for patients with sickle cell disease are encouraged to attend the conference.
The conference is sponsored by the USA College of Medicine office of continuing education and will offer continuing medical education credits. CEU credits for nurses are also provided.
For more information regarding the conference, please contact Kathy Billingsley at (251) 470-5893.