Comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease Care for Adolescents and Young Adults

Comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease Care for Adolescents and Young Adults Banner


Date
Thursday, August 10, 2017 12:00 PM - Friday, August 10, 2018 1:00 PM   Online, IN

Overview

This online educational program covers screening tests that are important in the care of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with sickle cell disease and the most commonly used medications in this patient group. It also covers reproductive health considerations AYAs with sickle cell disease, including the need for contraception, the existing knowledge gaps, and the epidemiology and management of priapism. Finally, the program addresses practical pain management strategies in AYAs with sickle cell disease.



Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: 
  1. Interpret the screening tests needed for adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with sickle cell disease.
  2. Identify the most commonly used medications for AYAs with sickle cell disease.
  3. Describe the contraceptive choices in girls and women with sickle cell disease.
  4. Describe the gaps in knowledge in reproductive issues for patients with sickle cell disease receiving hydroxyurea therapy.
  5. Review management of priapism, both ischemic and stuttering.
  6. Discuss practical strategies in pain management for AYAs with sickle cell disease.

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center.  The Indiana University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Indiana University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact the CME office at 317-274-0104 or cme@iu.edu. One week advance notice will allow us to provide seamless access. Please ensure to specify the accommodations you need in order to participate.