Long-term complications of Sickle Cell Disease: Exploring the cognitive and learning challenges that impact transitional care

Presented by:
Erika M. Cascio, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist
Neuropsychologist & Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
UF Health & Shands Hospital/University of Florida

Faculty Disclosure:
Dr. Cascio has disclosed that she has no relevant financial relationships. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose. Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website: https://cme.ufl.edu/disclosure/. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Release Date: June 28, 2023
Expiration Date: June 27, 2024

Target Audience: Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians (Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology, Adult Hematology), Physician Assistants, Nurses, Pharmacists, and other clinicians involved in the care of patients with Sickle Cell Disease.

Learning Objectives:
As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the neurocognitive sequelae of Sickle Cell Disease and its subtypes
  • Indicate the implications of diminished neurocognitive functioning on quality of life parameters
  • Explore ways of optimizing transition from pediatric to adult care

Requirements for successful completion: Certificates are awarded upon successful completion (80% proficiency) of the post-test.

Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Resource for further study:
Berkelhammer LD, Williamson AL, Sanford SD, Dirksen CL, Sharp WG, Margulies AS, Prengler RA. Neurocognitive sequelae of pediatric sickle cell disease: a review of the literature. Child Neuropsychol. 2007 Mar;13(2):120-31. doi: 10.1080/09297040600800956. PMID: 17364569.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Debbie Ringdahl ringdd@shands.ufl.edu

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