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You Are Invited to an
Exclusive Educational Symposium
Thursday, September 19, 2019  •  8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Westin Pasadena
Pasadena, CA
WHAT TO EXPECT - This invitation-only event provides an exclusive educational forum that promotes dialogue and interaction between leading experts and healthcare professionals at the front line of treatment and care for sickle cell disease (SCD) patients.

Participating HCPs will leave the program with a greater scientific and clinical understanding of treatment and management for patients living with sickle cell disease today.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This 1 day educational symposium is offered at no cost to a select number of healthcare professionals with a common interest in sickle cell disease, including: Hematologists, Pediatricians and Clinical nurse specialists.

Some topics that will be addressed:
  • Integrative approaches to treatment of sickle cell disease
  • Insights from the experts of California’s Sickle Cell Disease Advocacy Group
  • Updates in Gene Therapy
  • Research on Sickle Cell Disease Cure Therapy
  • A Patient's Personal Journey
For more information about the meeting, please email

Please note this event does not offer continuing education credit.
Joanne Mortimer, M.D.
Angelo A. Cardoso, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Professor, Center for Gene Therapy
Clinical Translation of Next-Generation Cell and Gene Engineering
Research Director, Alpha Clinic
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte, CA
Laura Kruper, M.D., M.S.
Kalpna Gupta, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Medical School
Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation, Department of Medicine
Co-Chair, Tumor Microenvironment Program, Masonic Cancer Center
Co-Chair, Molecular and Cellular Engineering Program, Institute for Engineering in Medicine
Minneapolis, MN
Laura Kruper, M.D., M.S.
Rebecca Marie Deans, M.D.
Family Practitioner
Kaiser Permanente - Sickle Cell Center of Excellence
Inglewood, CA
Laura Kruper, M.D., M.S.
Carolyn Rowley, Ph.D.
Executive Director at Cayenne Wellness Center
Sickle Cell Disease Education and Awareness
Glendale, CA
Laura Kruper, M.D., M.S.
Joseph Rosenthal, M.D., M.H.C.M.
Barron Hilton Chair in Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Professor and Chair,Department of Pediatrics
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte, CA
Laura Kruper, M.D., M.S.
Mark Walters, M.D.
Director, Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Program
Division of Hematology/Oncology
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
Oakland, CA
Laura Kruper, M.D., M.S.
John A. Zaia, M.D.
Aaron D. Miller and Edith Miller Chair in Gene Therapy
Director, Center for Gene Therapy
Principal Investigator, Alpha Clinic for Cell Therapy and Innovation
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Program Director, Alpha Clinic
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte, CA
Laura Kruper, M.D., M.S.
Cierra Jackson
Founder, Sickle Cell Power in Pain, Inc.
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