Online Program

Sickle Cell Disease – Chicago Experience, Progress, Outcomes, and Expectations for the Future

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Shonda King, MSW, LSW, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences Systems, Chicago, IL
Presentation will include technical overview and response to key points provided by panel speakers including specific issues related to Chicago history and progress made regarding SCD and its major complications, research development, and management of the disease and health related disparities patients experience.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention
Other professions or practice related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the history of sickle cell disease and how it has shaped and continues to shape SCD treatment in Chicago. Discuss key points made by session speakers, and its relevance to future of SCD treatment. Define steps Chicago has taken to address key factors that contribute to SCD health care disparities (e.g., pain management, access to care, etc.)

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have over 13 years of experience coordinating care for pediatric, adult, and transitioning patients with sickle cell disease at the University of Illinois Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center. Have presented Nationally and Internationally on the subject of Transitioning, Insurance Coverage, Resource and Benefits, and Education/Vocational attainment for those with sickle cell and other chronic conditions.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.