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Forum on Sickle Cell Disease Open to Public - 11/15/2010

Forum on Sickle Cell Disease Open to Public

Release Date: November 15, 2010

WHAT: Johns Hopkins Medicine is sponsoring a community forum to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of the Sickle Cell Disease. An inherited blood disorder that’s often marked by very painful episodes, sickle cell disease is the most common genetic condition affecting African-Americans in the United States. 

WHO: Health care providers, researchers, community advocates and people with the disease are invited to discuss the challenges of living with sickle cell. Participants will learn about effective strategies to advocate for resources, address barriers to care and promote participation in research. Sickle Cell Disease researcher Michael DeBaun, M.D., a professor of pediatrics and medicine and vice chair of clinical research in pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and Baltimore County delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam will be among the featured speakers.

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010. The free event begins with a reception at 6:15 p.m. with forum to follow at 7.

WHERE: Johns Hopkins Cancer Research Building – Albert Owens Auditorium. 1551 E. Jefferson St. Baltimore, MD 21231

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER: ODCC@jhmi.edu or 410.502.6568

For the Media

Media Contact: Stephanie Desmon
410-955-8665; sdesmon1@jhmi.edu

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