University of Nebraska Medical Center

Advances and Challenges of Sickle Cell Care

Advances and Challenges of Sickle Cell Care

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


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.

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.


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.


Registration Information

Registration Fee

There is no fee to participate in this course however registration is required.


Register Now

The deadline to register is April 24, 2024.

If you need assistance with online registration, please call our Registration Office at 402-559-5929.


Cancel Policy

If you are registered for this course and now can't attend, please send an email to conted@unmc.edu so your registration may be canceled.


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