EM2107E "It's just not the same: The Crisis of Sickle Cell Disease" (IM GR-072321)

Sickle cell disease is a severe and potentially life-shortening chronic disease that can affect any organ system in the body. Though the genetic defect is well understood, the management of sickle cell patients is generally poor which worsens these adverse outcomes. The purpose of this presentation is to review some of the factors that contribute to lack of equitable and quality care of sickle cell patients. The goal is to identify some areas that can be targeted to improve this healthcare inequity. Additionally, this presentation will specifically discuss some of the sickle cell care that is delivered at UT Southwestern Medical Center and its partner hospitals.

Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Review background of sickle cell disease (SCD) and overview of UT Southwestern Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program
  • Identify/Describe barriers to quality care for patients with sickle cell disease
  • Discuss opportunities to improve access and quality of care for sickle cell disease
Course summary
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Alecia Nero, M.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Hematology and Oncology

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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