Role of Selectins and Adhesion in the Pathophysiology of Acute Vaso-occlusive Crisis in Sickle Cell Disease
Estimated Time to complete: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Format: Archived Webinar
Webinar Faculty: Marilyn J. Telen, MD and Andra H. James, MD, MPH
Activity Medical Director: Andra H. James, MD, MPH
This state-of-the-science Webinar will review the current best practices in the treatment and management of acute vaso-occlusive crisis in persons with sickle cell disease (SCD), and especially in pregnant women with SCD. The Webinar will have a special focus on the role of selectins in the pathophysiology of sickle cell disease acute vaso-occlusive crisis and its management, as well as describe state-of the-art treatments for patients, including females.
At the conclusion of this Webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand how adhesion and cell-cell interaction contribute to vaso-occlusion in sickle cell disease
- Know the available new and state-of-the-science therapeutics/ treatments in the management of acute vaso-occlusive crisis in patients with sickle cell disease
- Discuss the available treatments for vaso-occlusive crises in pregnant women
Target Audience: Hematologists, pediatric/adolescent gynecologists, Ob/Gyn providers, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers
The production and archiving of this program were made possible in part by an educational grant from Pfizer.