The Agenda for the 6th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Therapeutics Conference is still being finalized, but we are excited to announce the following confirmed presenters, speakers and panelists (to date):

Presenting Companies


Speakers and Panelists

Ann Farrell, M.D., Director, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Division of Hematology Products

Mary Hulihan, DrPH, Health Scientist, Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, Division of Blood Disorders, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC



Sonja L. Banks, President & COO, Sickle Cell Disease Association of America



LaTasha Lee, Ph.D., MPH, Manager, Sickle Cell Policy and Programs, American Society of Hematology



Lakiea Bailey, Ph.D., Executive Director, Sickle Cell Community Consortium


Julie-Kanter Washko, M.D., Associate Professor, Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology, Medical University of South Carolina

Wally R. Smith, M.D., Professor Scientific Director, VCU Center on Health Disparities Director, VCU Adult Sickle Cell Program, Virginia Commonwealth University

Biree Andemariam, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, UConn Health

Victor R. Gordeuk, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago

Kenneth Ataga, MBBS, Professor of Medicine, Director – Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program, UNC School of Medicine

Mary E. Brown, President & CEO, Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California

Gary Gibson, President & CEO, Martin Center Sickle Cell Initiative

Talana Hughes, MPH, Executive Director, Sickle Cell Disease Association of Illinois (SCDAI)


Conference Presenter and Sponsor Alumni

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