The Women Overcoming Sickle Cell Symposium is a unique platform that shines a spotlight on women & sickle cell disease, highlighting key issues affecting women as never addressed before on any stage in Africa.
First introduced at the Congress in 2019, this one-day one-of-a-kind side-event focus on what it means to be a woman living with sickle cell and also acknowledge women luminaries with sickle cell and women-led sickle cell representative organizations who contribute tremendously to tackling sickle cell through high impact advocacy, outreach and community commitment on the African continent and beyond.
We invite all interested parties to submit proposals for inclusion in Women’s program at the 2021 Virtual Congress.
In order to be considered for a speaking opportunity at the Women Overcoming Sickle Cell Symposium, you must apply using the online submission form. All applications will be reviewed and presentation opportunities will be assigned based on your application. Speaking slots are not assigned on a first-come first-served basis.
Recognizing that not all proposals can be included in the schedule, the selection committee’s priorities will be topics focused on:
- Family and Relationships
- Career and Workplace
- Self-care and Management
- Leadership and Empowerment
APPLICATIONThe proposals should be written in English only and processed through the online form linked below.
All submissions must be received by Friday, March 19, 2021. Please complete the form linked below to submit your idea for consideration.
SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL HERE