Webinar: The Influence of Sex Hormones and Menses on Sickle Cell Pain in Women

September 12, 2023

This is a recorded version of The Influence of Sex Hormones and Menses on Sickle Cell Pain in Women. This program was presented by Dr. Zachary Ramsay, and was moderated by Dr. Deva Sharma. It took place on September 12, 2023, and can be viewed at the bottom of this page.

Webinar Date: 9/12/2023
Estimated Time to complete: 1 hour
Format: Archived Webinar
Target Audience: Women’s healthcare professionals, including obstetricians, gynecologists, pediatric/adolescent gynecologists, hematologists, advanced practice providers, and nurses specializing in women’s health are the primary target audience in order to ensure optimal comprehensive care. The identified professionals will also benefit from understanding the importance of collaborating with their hematology and gynecology colleagues when caring for people with sickle cell disease.

Program Overview:
This FWGBD Webinar shares the findings of a study supported under the 2021 FWGBD Promoting XXcellence in Women’s Health Award. Recipient, Dr. Zachary Ramsay, will provide a summary of the study, The Influence of Sex Hormones and Menses on Sickle Cell Pain in Women. The overall goal of the study is to examine the association of the sex hormones estradiol, progesterone, and total testosterone, with acute, chronic and neuropathic pain among women with sickle cell disease (SCD). This is the first study to assess how physiologic components of SCD pain, including sensitivity to painful stimuli measured by quantitative sensory testing (QST), may relate to sex hormones.

Zachary Ramsay, MBBS, MSc
Research Fellow
The University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

Deva Sharma, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
Hematology-Oncology & Transfusion Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Apply today! FWGBD is currently accepting applications for the Annual Research Grant Award and Special Research Award – due September 15th, 2023.