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Advances and Challenges of Sickle Cell Care

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Advances and Challenges of Sickle Cell Care

Welcome! Thank you for joining us.

This course is designed for clinicians and others to enhance health care professionals' understanding of sickle cell disease by examining patient experiences, current treatments, genetic advancements, and innovative care delivery models. Through this course, clinicians will be better equipped to provide empathetic, informed, and optimized care to individuals living with sickle cell disease.


DateThursday, April 25, 2024

Time4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

LocationFred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center – Room 0.12.01
505 S 45th Street, Omaha, NE 68105


Complimentary parking for campus visitors is available in Lot 50.
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Target Audience

This accredited continuing education activity is designed for physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, social workers, case workers, pain management, counselors, residents, and fellows in the specialty areas of adult oncology and hematology, internal medicine, and pediatrics.


Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the participants should be better able to:

  1. Develop a more defined perspective of the patient experience with sickle cell including the care process and social dynamics.
  2. Summarize the current care models and apply strategies of care tailored to patients.
  3. Evaluate emerging models of treatment including gene modification.
  4. Examine health system dynamics and access to care models that integrate care and advance patient-centered care.


Speaker handouts are available for download until May 15, 2024. No part of these materials may be reproduced without prior written permission.

4:30 p.m.                   Registration / Snacks
5:15 p.m. Welcome
Alex Nester, MD (UNMC) and James Harper, MD (UNMC)
5:30 p.m. Patient Experience
Yvette Miller, MD, ABIHM (American Red Cross) and Shanda Ross, MSN, BSN (Nebraska Medicine)
6:15 p.m. Treatment and Advances
Alex Nester, MD (UNMC) and James Harper, MD (UNMC)
7:00 p.m. Integrated Care
Yvette Miller, MD, ABIHM (American Red Cross) and Shanda Ross, MSN, BSN (Nebraska Medicine)
7:30 p.m. Q&A

Continuing Education Credit

JA Accredited LogoIn support of improving patient care, University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Faculty and Planning Committee Disclosures

Read the UNMC CCE Disclosure Declaration Policy 



The accredited provider has mitigated and is disclosing identified relevant financial relationships for the following faculty, planners, and others in control of content prior to assuming their roles.


The following have disclosed relevant financial relationships:


The following faculty members have nothing to disclose:

  • James Harper, MD
  • Yvette Miller, MD, ABIHM
  • Alex Nester, MD
  • Shanda Ross, MSN, BSN


The following planning committee members have nothing to disclose:

  • Joshua Mischo
  • Stephen Peters, MA
  • Brenda Ram, CMP, CHCP


Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive continuing education credits, you must:

  1. Check in at the registration desk and attend the live activity.
  2. Complete the online evaluation via the UNMC MyCCE portal.
    • On your dashboard, click Evaluate an Activity.
    • Enter Activity Code TBA.

You have until May 15, 2024, to claim credit for this activity. You will need to complete the evaluation and attest to the time you spent participating in the activity. Your certificate will be saved in your UNMC MyCCE account under Certificates & Transcripts.

Need help managing your MyCCE account? Find answers to commonly asked questions about signing in to the portal, completing the online evaluation, retrieving your certificate, and more. Go to Manage MyCCE Account


Course Director

Stephen Peters, MA
Instructor, Department of Health Services Research & Administration (HSRA), UNMC College of Public Health



  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Nebraska Medicine
  • Black Men United (Omaha 501c3)


Brenda Ram, CMP, CHCP

Director, Educational Programs, UNMC Center for Continuing Education


Brenda Ram, CMP, CHCP