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James B. Herrick Symposium - Sickle Cell Disease Care and Research: Past, Present, and Future

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - Wednesday, November 17, 2010
NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD

To mark the centennial of the publication of Herrickā€™s case report, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the James B. Herrick Symposium - Sickle Cell Disease Care and Research: Past, Present, and Future held on November 16-17, 2010, on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. National and international experts in sickle cell care and research examined the history and societal impact of the disease and placed the disease within the context of existing and future basic, translational, and clinical research. Invited speakers addressed unresolved challenges and the ongoing burden of the disease. They also focused on genetic, cellular, and clinical perspectives across the lifespan as well as existing therapeutic options and possible future treatments.

Co-funding Institute(s):
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Office of Rare Diseases Research

From the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

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