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Sickle Cell Disease: A Primer for Pediatricians

Disclosure: Robert Liem,MD, has no industry relationships to disclose and does not refer to products that are still investigational or not labeled for use in the context of this discussion.

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Educational objectives

After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the scientific and genetic basis of sickle cell disease (SCD) and related sickle hemoglobin disorders
  • Recognize the clinical aspects related to the diagnosis and presentation of complications related to SCD
  • Discuss evidence-based practices and preventive strategies relevant to the management of SCD and its complications

Disclosure information: Dr. Mary Nevin, Course Director; Claudia Pinto-Cooper, Planning Committee Member; Dr. John X. Thomas, Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education; Genevieve Napier, CME Director; Tara Scavelli and Jennifer Banys, CME Project Specialist have nothing to disclose.

CME credit

Credit statement


You must view the entire webinar and follow the link given after webinar is finished to take the quiz and evaluation for credit.


Webinar was broadcast live on January 29, 2014. You can watch it on demand below and it will take approximately one hour to complete.

Go to luriechildrens.webex.com

Once on webinar website, navigate to Sickle Cell Disease: A Primer for Pediatricians.


This primer course on sickle cell disease will enable healthcare providers to recognize sickle cell disease and its traits, decribe common complications of the disease and discuss measures to prevent complications.

This webinar launched live on January 29, 2014 and will expire on January 29, 2015.  This lecture was recorded and is available on-demand. The on-demand version will also expire on February 11, 2015.  You must view the webinar in its entirety in order to link to the quiz and earn CME credit. To view, go to http://luriechildrens.webex.com

*After you have viewed the webinar, you will be automatically redirected to the Lurie Children’s website where you will be allowed to take the quiz for credit. You might need to close out of the presentation window to allow the redirect. If you are unable to view the quiz, please contact Claudia Pinto-Cooper at cpinto@luriechildrens.org


Accreditation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.