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Cayenne Wellness Center's 10th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Educational Seminar will be held September 6-8, 2018 at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA. The seminar is intended to inform California physicians, nurses, patients, patient caregivers, patient advocates, and community members on the latest curatives and treatments in sickle cell disease.

Keynote speakers include Drs. Elliot Vichinsky and Cage Johnson. The program schedule can be found here.

This year’s seminar focuses on Integrative Medicine and Sickle Cell Disease, as well as a Legislative Action Workshop designed to educate and motivate the entire community to get involved in the fight against sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait education and awareness.

Target Audience: Individuals living with sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait and their family members, physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists and community health workers will benefit from these educational offerings.


"I came on the first day, phenomenal. I brought my two daughters ages 6 and 10 the following day. The girls are still telling everyone that they will live and not die (they were told that they would die at age two) because they saw people with sickle cell disease older than they were. Now they want to go to medical school and be SCD doctors. ~ K.L. — SCD Educational Seminar 2015"

"Thank you Dr. Rowley for an outstanding seminar. Well organized, world class presenters, and engaging audience. Life enriching material. So blessed to have the opportunity to be there with you and connecting with the presenters and participants for the past two days. ~ S.M. — SCD Educational Seminar 2015"

"I have gone to a lot of sickle cell meetings in the past twenty years.  Your meeting was the best meeting I have ever been to.  I am so inspired by you and all the sickle cell warriors at the meeting.  It was educational and extremely moving.  I cried more than once listening to your speakers.  This was shorter, but equivalent to the National Sickle Cell Meetings. Thank you so much for having me come to the meeting. - K.Q. - SCD Educational Seminar 2017"