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Grand Rounds: The Spectrum of Sickle Cell Phenomenon, From Trait to Disease


By Prasad Bodas, MD , Director, Sickle Cell Program, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Sickle Cell Program

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Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Differentiate between sickle cell trait and sickle cell disease. 2. Describe homozygous and compound heterozygous sickle cell diseases. 3. Give three examples of how demography, geography and inheritance patterns affect the prevalence of sickle cell trait and disease. 4. Formulate approach to children with sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait in a general pediatric context.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Newly developed educational programs for sickle cell disease will help to improve the quality of life for the nearly 250,000 afflicted.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.