11th Annual Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassaemia Conference (ASCAT) 2017

This event has now taken place. 

11-13 October 2017

Venue information

The 11th Annual Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Conference will be held at:

etc. Venues Prospero House
241 Borough High Street

Pictures of this year’s event can be found below:

ASCAT 2017


The 2017 Annual Scientific Conference on Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia is one of the must attend events of the year for consultants and specialist psychologists, nurses, scientists and all relevant experts. This is the 11th consecutive opportunity to see the latest advances in diagnosis, treatment and emerging fields in haemoglobinopathies. It is an opportunity to interact on the latest advances in clinical care, transition services and emerging new therapies including updates for curative treatment options. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to show case your work through abstracts (oral and posters) and to network with leading and cutting edge practitioners.

This year’s theme is ‘Patient choice in a changing landscape of treatment and cure for sickle cell and thalassaemia’.  This will include case scenarios, expert and patient opinion, and educational sessions.  During the three days there will be sessions on genetics and genomic progress, curative therapies and emerging services.

The abstract and poster presentations will take place during the three days. We are supported by a record number of sponsors with exhibitions taking place throughout the event.   Among the highlights we will have a book launch for ‘Sickle Cell Disease – Pain and Common Chronic Complications’ and a review of the first ten years of the Annual Scientific Conference on Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia.

The Conference is hosted by Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Who should attend?

This three day conference is aimed at all those with a common interest in sickle cell and thalassaemia, including:

  • Scientists and clinicians in all areas of haemoglobinopathies including
  • Consultant haematologists / Paediatricians / Psychologists/Scientists
  • Fellows and trainees in all related fields
  • There will be patient led sessions and opportunity for interactions

20 CPD/CME points have been accredited from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Royal College Pathologists.