H.E Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

( Former President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria )


ACSCD 2020 information will be available in 1st quarter of 2020.

The 1st African Congress on Sickle Cell Disease will hold in Lagos, Nigeria, from October 31 to November 2 2019.


The ACSCD 2019 Conference promises to be a unique and unforgettable experience in one of the Africa’s most dynamic cities. Featuring a mosaic of cultures and traditions, Nigeria enjoys a diverse economy and stunning landscapes from its southern sandy beaches and rain forests to its western highlands. A gateway to the African continent, Nigeria is a country with diverse dialects, most notable are the Ibo, Yoruba and Hausa languages. Also widely spoken is a variant of Creole(Pidgin English) and the English language.

The ACSCD Conference hereby invites proposals for presentations, panel sessions, workshops, symposia and other contributions related to the five congress tracks and in line with the congress theme: Overcoming Sickle Cell Disease – Power of the collective voice.

The Program may combine single presentations together to form panel sessions as appropriate. Proposals for other types of contributions should be submitted using the option as instructed.

Papers may be submitted in English only. Please note that those selected to present will be required to register for and attend the conference.

Questions about possible submissions may be directed to the congress secretariat at info@acscd.org

Further information on the conference will be available on the ACSCD website in the coming weeks.

Call for Submissions

The Congress is receiving five types of submissions for program consideration. Proposals are welcomed for presentations, panels, workshops, debates, posters, or any other format. Proposals that support broad participation from and collaboration with conference attendees are particularly encouraged.

Abstracts from all accepted presentations will be made available online.
Follow the related links in the submission types below for further information.

General Guidelines


Research Abstracts

ACSCD 2019 welcomes research work submissions for consideration as an oral presentation, rapid-fire oral or poster in sessions and Focus hubs created within the center of the exhibition area. Your work should include the primary 4 sections normally requested of an abstract, ie background, objectives, methods, results and conclusions. You may also choose to include references. Please read the Call for Abstracts for details.
Word count: 1,000 to 3,600 words.
More details on submitting HERE.


Ideas, Pitches, Campaigns & Policy Discussion Synopsis

We are currently interested in receiving submissions of synopsis of an original idea, pitch or campaign related to sickle cell control. Special attention will be paid to submissions on “Prevention, Advocacy and Policy”. There will be a variety of positions in the program where the best of these can be presented orally. All merited submissions will be included in the program, though not all will offered an oral presentation.
Word count: 1,000 to 2,500 words.
Please send all submissions as MS Word attachments to info@acscd.org.



We are currently interested in photographs and videos that highlight sickle cell, especially in the African Context and the broader underserved communities. Sponsors are being sought for awards for the best visuals and presentations. To submit photographs and have your works featured during the congress, on the congress website and/or social media pages, send at least seven photographs from the project to info@acscd.org. For Videos, upload to a cloud storage and provide link in your email body.

See also the Sickle Cell Advocacy Contest


Edutainment Proposals

The ACSCD Conference will gather a multi-discipline and diverse audience, and welcome creative concepts of Edutainment that highlight key messages in sickle cell. Those who wish to propose an ‘edutainment’ are encouraged to submit their concept including details of production needs, duration and format. No funds are committed to support edutainment concepts but the best will find themselves in front of an international audience in a modern venue well equipped for such productions.
Word count: 1,000 to 2,500 words.
Please send all submissions as MS Word attachments to info@acscd.org.


Sessions, Satelite Symposium & Workshops

The ACSCD Organizing Committee invites proposals for sessions, symposium and workshops addressing sickle cell related topics to be presented as part of the Congress Program. especially to Photos and videos can be submitted for use during the Congress. Sponsors are being sought for awards for the best images and presentations. Please read the Call for Session for details.
Word count: 1,000 to 2,500 words.
More details on submitting HERE.

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