6th Annual Canadian Haemoglobinopathy Conference

Schedule

Start 28 September, 2019, 7 45 AM

End 5 PM

Location

1 Summers Lane

Hamilton

ON

Canada

Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen's

Contact Info

Shawn Locke, CHSE Coordinator

Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 21098

E-Mail: lockes1@mcmaster.ca

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TARGET AUDIENCE

Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Residents, Medical and Nursing Students, Physician Assistants, Social Workers and other Allied Health Practitioners involved in the care of patients with sickle cell disease, thalassemia and associated iron overload. 



LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By attending this activity, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe new evidence in curative therapy for sickle cell disease and thalassemia.

  • Discuss optimal approaches to diagnostic and genetic testing in hemoglobinopathies.

  • Apply current evidence in prevention and treatment of stroke and thrombosis in hemoglobinopathies.

  • Manage complex cases, including iron overload, non-transfusion dependent thalassemia and sickle cell disease. 

     
PLANNING COMMITTEE


Madeleine Verhovsek, BSc, MD, FRCPC (Chair)

Associate Professor, Division of 

Hematology and Thromboembolism, 

McMaster University

 

Uma Athale, MD, MSc, FAAP, FRCP(C)

Associate Professor

Department of Pediatrics

McMaster University

 

Jennifer Wolfenden, RN 

McMaster Haemoglobinopathy Clinic

Hamilton Health Sciences 

 

Linda Waterhouse, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW

Social Worker

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 

Hamilton Health Sciences 

 

Colleen Johnson, MN, NP (Adult)

Red Blood Cell Disorder Clinic

Toronto General Hospital

 

Karen Charpentier

Clinical Nurse Specialist 

Hospital for Sick Children

 

Colin Yee, MD, FRCPC 

Adult Hematologist 

Grand River Hospital, Kitchener Waterloo

 

Sheilah Laffan 

CHSE Program Manager 

Continuing Health Sciences Education

McMaster University, Hamilton, ON 

 

Shawn Locke

CHSE Coordinator

Continuing Health Sciences Education 

McMaster University, Hamilton, ON