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The Partners of the Sickle Cell Consortium are excited to present the 10th Annual Sickle Cell Warriors Convention (also known as the Sickle Cell Disease Patient & Educational Symposium). First held in 2013, this Convention was designed as the 'family reunion" for sickle cell families. Now in our 10th year, the Convention has expanded to include a sickle cell Trait Track, a Men's Track, a Young Adult (age 16-22), and a Children's (age 6-15) Track. The Warriors Convention is the only national sickle cell convention designed, created, and hosted entirely by the sickle cell patient and family community.

WE ARE BACK IN PERSON! The theme of the 10th Annual Warrior's Convention is Sickle Cell Excellence: Breaking Barriers. This theme emphasizes the importance of striving for excellence in all aspects of life, despite the challenges posed by sickle cell disease. The convention aims to bring together warriors, families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals to share knowledge, experiences, and strategies for managing sickle cell disease and achieving excellence in life. Participants can attend workshops, hear from experts, and connect with others in the sickle cell community.

The theme also sheds light on the importance of breaking barriers to ensure that individuals with sickle cell disease receive the best possible care and support. Overall, the convention seeks to inspire and empower individuals and organizations to continue striving for excellence in the fight against sickle cell disease. We hope you leave this convention feeling empowered and equipped with new knowledge and resources to enhance your quality of life. Thank you for being a part of this community and for your commitment to excellence in the face of adversity. And now, we're thrilled to announce the 1st in-person convention since 2019 - a celebration of Sickle Cell Excellence you don't want to miss!

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Sickle Cell Excellence

The theme of Sickle Cell Excellence highlights the importance of promoting knowledge and awareness about sickle cell disease, as well as recognizing the achievements and resilience of those who are affected by it. This theme encourages individuals and communities to come together and support those with sickle cell disease, while also fostering a sense of pride and determination in those who have it. By embracing the theme of Sickle Cell Excellence, we can work towards a future in which those with sickle cell disease receive the care, support, and opportunities they need to thrive.



Breaking barriers for sickle cell refers to the efforts made to dismantle the societal, medical, and economic obstacles faced by individuals living with sickle cell disease. This condition affects millions of people globally, and the barriers they encounter can limit their access to proper healthcare, education, employment, and other basic needs. Breaking these barriers is crucial as it ensures that individuals with sickle cell disease can live a healthy and fulfilling life without discrimination. It also helps to promote awareness, education, and research into sickle cell disease, which can lead to improved treatment and management of the condition. Ultimately, breaking barriers for sickle cell is essential for creating a world that is inclusive and equitable for everyone, regardless of their health status.


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