New York: Global blood disorder specialist Dr Akshat Jain based out of California will be addressing the august audience of global stakeholders in the annual Australian Sickle Cell Science Conference in Sydney this year.
The event supported by the New South Wales Government, Ministry of Health, will address major advances in health care delivery for hematology disorders and discuss policy to guide the continent’s efforts to address barriers in care for blood disorders.
Dr Jain will be joined by the Health Minister Mark Butler, renowned clinical scientists like Professor Martin Crossley, Dr Kongolo Kalumba, Dr Anthea Greenway etc., both virtually and on site to set a tone for the future path for sickle cell care in Australia and beyond. Being organized by Agnes Nsfowa, a tireless advocate for Sickle Cell Disease community, this power packed conference promises to address challenges from newborn screening to advances in sickle cell care and health care issues for people with sickle cell trait.
Sickle Cell Disease is a painful inherited disease that affects patients right from birth and disproportionately affects people of color including people of African and Indian origin.