In this online, self-learning activity:
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most common monogenic blood disorder, affecting millions of people worldwide and approximately 100,000 Americans. Although it may be found in various areas of the world, SCD predominantly affects individuals of African or Hispanic heritage. It is caused by the inheritance of b-globin alleles that code for hemoglobin S, resulting in an amino acid substitution in hemoglobin’s b chain and clinical disease. Patients with SCD have impaired circulation, and lysis of the erythrocytes contributes to a chronic inflammatory response, causing severe pain and less efficient oxygen delivery. The hallmark clinical features of SCD are hemolytic anemia and painful vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs), which may lead to emergency department visits, hospitalization, and potentially fatal complications such as acute chest syndrome, stroke, or pneumonia.
The following HCPs: hematologists and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who specialize in the aforementioned areas of specialty; and any other HCPs with an interest in or who may clinically encounter patients with SCD.
Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by educational grants from Agios and Vertex.
This activity is free of charge.
Release Date: February 15, 2023 -- Expiration Date: February 15, 2025
Faculty: Fuad El Rassi, MD
Faculty Introduction, Disclosures
VOCs and SCD Complications
SCD Management Throughout the Patient Journey
Summary, conclusions, and best practice recap
By the end of the session the participant will be able to:
ACCME Activity #202382103
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ABIM MOC Credit Type: Medical Knowledge
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Disclosure of Faculty: Fuad El Rassi, MD, Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, has received financial compensation for research and consulting work from Novartis and Forma Therapeutics.
Disclosures of Educational Planners: Charles Turck, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, President of ScientiaCME, has no relevant financial disclosures.
Faculty WILL NOT discuss off-label uses.
All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
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Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by an educational grant from Vertex and Agios.
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