• Research and Resources for Collaboration

  • Network with Adult Sickle Cell Providers

  • Patient Care Resources

  • Education on Clinical Management and Research Opportunities

The Sickle Cell Adult Provider Network (SCAPN)

The Sickle Cell Adult Provider Network (SCAPN) was established in 2002 with a mission to establish and support an interactive network for healthcare providers and investigators 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 in sickle cell disease.


I am pleased to let you know that American Society of Hematology (ASH) just released a checklist intended to assist in the evaluation of individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD) in the emergency department presenting with symptoms concerning for COVID-19 and/or complications of SCD, with SCD-specific considerations for evaluation and treatment. The resource was developed by a group of hematologists and emergency department physicians with expertise in SCD.  ASH has developed and is maintaining a webpage containing a series of resources to assist hematologists in navigating the COVID-19 public health crisis and to provide a medium to exchange information. The checklist is available on the website, as well as Frequently Asked Clinical Questions on COVID-19 and SCD, and links to other SCD specific resources.  


We encourage you to share this informaton broadly with your colleagues.  Please let me know if you have any questions.


Many thanks,



Stephanie Kaplan

Deputy Director, Government Relations and Public Health
American Society of Hematology

2021 L Street, NW, Suite 900

Washington, DC 20036

(202) 776-0544, x5263









Some events have been canceled or rescheduled due to the Coronavirus!  Please check with the hostsMost events will take place in virtual format.

June 12-14, 2020 - 14TH Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research & Educational Symposium - Fort Lauderdale, FL

August 10 - 12, 2020 - Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research Meeting - Natcher Conference Center - NIH Campus - Bethesda, MD.

September 12, 2020 - 6th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Symposium - Atrium Health - Charlotte, NC - canceled

October 13 - 17, 2020 - Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. (SCDAA) - 48th Annual National Convention - Orlando, Florida


























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    The next SCAPN meeting will be held at the Annual SCD Research Meeting at the NHLBI - August 10 - 12, 2020

    Nather Conference Center on the NIH Campus - Bethesda, MD.

    This will be a virtual meeting - SCAPN symposium will be heldon Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm


  • Welcome to SCAPN.net

    We are excited to launch our new website!  A big thank you to the Doris Duke Foundation.  We are now a 501(c)3 organization that facilitates Research, Networking and Resources for Health Care Providers of Sickle Cell Adults!  We welcome you to visit the site and become interactive with us.

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    Click here to become a member and stay informed of all the upcoming news and events.   SCAPN is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible.