The Sickle Cell Adult Provider Network (SCAPN) was established in 2002 with a mission to establish a network for healthcare providers who serve adults with sickle cell disease.  This was the first, and remains the only national organization that offers a home for healthcare professionals from multiple disciplines who focus on adult-oriented research, clinical care, provider education/training, mentorship and advocacy.



To establish and support an interactive network of healthcare providers and investigators who serve adults with sickle cell disease.


  • Foster communication and facilitate interaction among adult sickle cell health care providers and investigators to address:
    • difficult clinical issues, research priorities, and collaboration, patient advocacy.
  • Educate and disseminate information about adult sickle cell disease to all health care providers:
    • clinical management and research opportunities
  • Attract and engage/support the participation of (new) health care providers and investigators in adult sickle cell disease.





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    National Heart Lung & Blood Institute (NHLBI)

    Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Research Meeting

    August 14 - 16, 2017

    SCAPN Symposium on August 16, 2017 - Chronic Pain in Sickle Cell Disease - 8:00a - 12:00 noon

    Reception and Board meeting to be held August 15, 2017 at the Doubletree by Hilton Bethesda Hotel - 8120 Wisconsin, Bethesda, MD - 5:30p.m.






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