Mar 23, 2022  |  12:00pm - 1:00pm
City-Wide Medical Grand Rounds

Virtual City Wide Medical Grand Rounds: Sickle Cell Disease: Combating both Disease and Disparity


2022 Levinson Lecture

Sickle Cell Disease: Combating both Disease and Disparity

Isaac Odame, MB ChB, MRCP (UK), FRCPath, FRCPC

Professor and Alexandra Yeo Chair in Haematology 
Director, Division of Haematology, Departments of Medicine and Paediatrics, University of Toronto
Haematology Section Head, Division of Haematology/Oncology
Medical Director, The Global Sickle Cell Disease Network, Centre for Global Child Health
The Hospital for Sick Children

Learning objectives:

At the end of the presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of sickle cell disease,
  2. Summarize the progress made in the management of sickle cell disease,
  3. Reflect on the disparities in disease outcomes around the world, and
  4. Describe efforts being made bridge the implementation gaps in combating sickle cell disease.



City Wide Medical Grand Rounds is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Evaluation & Attendance:

Attendance for Maintenance of Certification credit will only be tracked if evaluation and attendance surveys are completed.

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Dr. Isaac Odame
Dr. Isaac Odame