We reported last year that we were sponsored to attend The 14th ASCAT Conference in London UK. We are happy to do a follow up report to update the doors of opportunities that opened as a result of this conference. One of the things we are happy to report is that because of this conference, we are now part of the American Society of Haematology Sickle Cell Disease program. Because of our connections to this program, we were able to connect Australian Sickle Cell Experts with other experts around the world who attended the ASH Meetings last December. As per one of the experts who attended the ASH program, this is part of the feedback they gave us:
We would like to express our sincere thanks to you for setting up these introductions and we look forward to productive outcomes from these relationships. We have also made contact with the SWAY group; we are hoping to contribute in the future to an international survey for patients and healthcare practitioners on the effects of SCD which was presented at ASH.
This is the reason why we do this, to advance services for people living with SCD in Australia. We feel proud by this achievement.