Annual Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassaemia Conference (ASCAT) 2018

The 2018 Annual Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassaemia (ASCAT) Conference will be held in London on 22-24 October.

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Venue information

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

etc. Venues Westminster Bridge – County Hall
Belvedere Road

© etc. Venues

Pictures of the 2017 event can be found below:

ASCAT 2017

The 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. The event is an ideal opportunity to learn about 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 ‘Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassaemia: Bridging the Gap in Care and Research in order to improve outcomes for patients living with the disorders’. The meeting will highlight key basic science, clinical and translation research in haemoglobinopathies including the mechanisms of chronic complications and end organ damage. Attendees will improve understanding of the impact of the disorders on patients, families and communities, and will gain current knowledge to transform and strengthen health systems to benefit the individual patients, to avail them with current and new therapies- new drugs; curative therapies. – an update on i) genetic research and gene therapy and ii) improvement in safety and access to bone marrow transplantation.

ASCAT will include lectures and networking opportunities to improve understanding of the health outcomes and health care system utilisation patterns of people with SCD, to increase evidence for public health programs, and to establish cost-effective practices to improve and extend the lives of people with SCD.


  • World-renowned experts in the field of Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia
  • Abstract presentations and poster presentation for early stage and established researchers
  • Webinars for prime-time lectures and debate
  • Exhibition
  • 20 CPD/CME points
  • Networking opportunities with more than 200 professionals

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