Her Excellency Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu
First Lady of Lagos State
Learn and connect with a panel of women leaders and luminaries as they share their expertise and experiences.
Former Chairperson of the UK Sickle Cell Society and Founder & President of Arise Consult
Founder & Executive Director, Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative
Still Standing; and The Misadventures of Oga and Madam AS. (Nigeria)
Dr. Enam Sefakor Bankas
Medical Officer, Haematology Department, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
Sickle Life (Ghana)
Creator of some of the world’s most shared educational materials on sickle cell
Founder & Executive Director, Board Member
Sickle Cell 101. (USA)
Founder & President Samira Sanusi Sickle Cell Foundation
S is for Survivor; and I Wrote This For You. (Nigeria)
The WOSC Symposium is free-to-attend for all Pre-Registered Delagates of the African Congress on Sickle Cell Disease and offers the chance for women living with sickle cell, women caregivers, women leaders & luminaries and other individuals working to overcome sickle cell to network, learn and feel inspired.
Learn from a panel of women leaders and luminaries discussing challenges of living with sickle cell or being a caregiver and untapped opportunities for women living with and working to overcome sickle cell, promote diversity and equality.
The Women Overcoming Sickle Cell Symposium will focus on sickle cell disease in women and highlight key issues affecting women that has never been addressed before on any stage. A first for Nigeria and Africa, this one-day one-of-a-kind event will 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 are contributing tremendously to tackling sickle cell through high impact advocacy, treatment and community commitment on the African Continent and beyond.
Places fill up on a first-come, first-serve basis, so register for your congress pass now and arrive early on the day to catch this highly anticipated event.
If you are interested in getting behind us to highlight challenges faced by Women with SCD and educate, empower and drive equality & diversity as a Women Luminary Overcoming Sickle Cell, simply get in touch with the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Saturday, 2 November, 2019
Time: 3:50pm – 6:15pm
Location: Plenary Hall
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