WARRIORS ARE RESILIENT:
WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER
Welcome to the 8th Annual Sickle Cell Patient & Family Educational Symposium (The Warrior’s Convention)."The 8th Annual Warriors Convention is presented by the Sickle Cell Consortium in partnership with SCA365, the As One Foundation, SC MAN, and the SC3 Next Generation."
Due to COVID-19, the Symposium will be held entirely online.
This year, we are doing things a bit differently. The entire Convention will focus on a series of Community Conversations featuring Warrior Patients and Caregivers. With the theme “Warriors Are Resilient: We Are Stronger Together”, we will amplify the knowledge of our community and share these learned-lessons with any who wish to participate. As part of our commitment to ensure sickle cell patients and caregivers remain directly involved and engaged in the Sickle Cell Consortium efforts, we have developed a plan to maintain the direct interaction of the patient and caregiver community with industry, government, and other groups substituting the in-person experience. We’re excited to go on this journey with you.
As you register, you will have the option to select the Track(s) you will join and the Special Activities in which you will participate. You’ll notice on the agenda (click here for agenda), that instead of individual sessions, we are having collective Community Conversations.
2020 WAS A SUCCESS
THE SICKLE CELL CLASSROOM
Excellence and expertise exactly where it belongs - in the hands of the patients. We are proud to bring back the “Citizen Scientist” approach to disease education, patient-focused research, and clinical trial participation. We are of the firm opinion that no one can better define the sickle cell experience and how to navigate its challenges, than those living with the disease and our caregivers.
Last year we introduced "Citizen Scientists: Unpacking the Science of Sickle Cell", an initiative designed to cast patients and caregivers in the role as experts; to ensure that patients and caregivers have the knowledge to thoroughly understand their disease, and provide a space for their voices to be heard. The Citizen Scientist: Sickle Cell Classroom is an online platform housing dozens of educational videos to help the sickle cell patient and caregiver to take up the mantle as sickle cell expert and educator. Visit the Classroom to learn more about sickle cell science and symptoms, then join the live conversations during convention.
Class is now in session!