H.E Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

( Former President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria )

    Call For Session Proposals

    ACSCD is looking forward to receiving your abstracts for the 2021 African Congress on Sickle Cell Disease to be held in Virtually, from 25 - 29 May 2021.

    The deadline for submissions is Friday 19 March 2021 at 23:59 WAT.

    Please ensure that you have read the guidelines which will help you submit a quality proposal for the 2021 African Congress on Sickle Cell Disease.

    NB: Please note that incomplete forms cannot be saved.

    ACSCD will give a preference to proposed sessions that include the following:

    • Identified session’s learning objectives, aim and purpose

    • Emphasis on interaction 

    • Innovative thinking in line with the congress theme “Working to Overcome Sickle Cell Disease - What Next?”, as well as one of the program tracks

    • Materials that may be used by the audience

    • Topics of regional and global interest 

    • Cross-sector or cross-country or cross-organisation proposals

    Session Organizer

    A. Each proposed session should be coordinated by a session organiser:

    First Name: *

    Last Name: *

    Email: *

    Phone: *

    please add (+ country code)

    Organization: *

    City *


    Zip/Postal Code

    Country *

    B. Would you like to list a specific organisation/institution as the session organiser?

    NB: This will appear in the program




    Session Title

    The session title should objectively describe the content. It should be brief and in sentence case. Thank you for not using non-standard abbreviations and commercial names.

    Session Title: *
    Max. 200 characters. Type in Sentence-case letters.


    Please select the most appropriate theme for your session:

    Program Track: *
    The topic track under which your abstract should be graded

    COVID-19 and Sickle Cell Disease *
    Does your proposed session relate to COVID-19?

    Session Description

    A. Aim and Purpose

    Please write two to three sentences describing the aim and purpose of your proposed session, including a rationale for why this is a priority topic of regional/global interest and how it reflects the Congress theme Working to Overcome Sickle Cell Disease - What Next?

    Aim and Purpose *

    B. Audience

    Please specify the type of audience you are targeting with your session.

    Audience *

    C. Learning Objectives

    Please define two or three learning objectives for the participants attending your session.

    Learning Objectives *

    D. Knowledge Transfer

    Will your session include any materials/implements that participants will be able to use and/or take away with them?

    Knowledge Transfer *

    Session Chair

    Please propose a Chair (moderator) for your session. The session chair could be the session organizer or one of the proposed speakers who would agree to endorse both roles. Please note that only one Chair per session will be accepted.

    First Name: *

    Last Name: *

    Organization: *
    please note that the organization you enter is the one that will be published in the Program

    Email: *

    City *

    Country *

    Session Panelists / Proposed Speakers

    Thank you for ensuring that the proposed speakers and panelists have been contacted or will be contacted by the session organizer and that they are available and willing to present during the 2021 African Congress on Sickle Cell Disease.

    Please comment on the questions the speakers/panelists will attempt to answer, and why they have been specifically put forward.

    Proposed panelist / speakers *

    Speaker #{{speaker_index}}

    Topic / Presentation Title: *

    First Name: *

    Last Name: *

    Institution/Organization: *

    Please note that the organization you enter is the one that will be published in the Program.
    If the organization is an acronym, please detail the full name and add the acronym in brackets.
    For example, Dr. SickleCell (DSC).

    City: *

    Country: *

    Email: *

    Comment: *
    why was the topic and panelist were proposed?

    Affirmations *

    Please read all items carefully and click "I agree". You will not be able to complete your submission without having agreed with all mandatory items.

    1. I confirm that I previewed this proposal and that all information is correct.

    2. Submission of the session proposal constitutes the consent of the Session Organizer, Session Chair and Speakers/Panelist to publication (e.g. Congress website, programs, other promotions, etc.)

    3. The Session Organizer warrants and represents that no part of the information and content provided by him/her (Hereafter: the "Content") to ACSCD 2021 and Dr. SickleCell (Hereafter: the "Congress Organizers"), nor the publication of any such Content by the Congress Organizers, on the internet or otherwise infringes any third party rights, including but not limited to privacy rights and/or intellectual property rights.

    4. The Session Organizer grants the Congress Organizers a copyright license to reproduce, publish, translate, distribute, and display the text, audio, video of the Content on a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable nonexclusive basis.

    5. I herewith confirm that the contact details sent in this system are those of the Session Organizer, who will be notified about the status of the proposal. The Session Organizer is responsible for informing the Speakers/Panelist about the status of the proposal/session. The Session Chair may request to be copied on proposal correspondence.

    6. I understand that the Session Chair and Speakers/Panelist must be registered participants.

    7. The Congress Organizers reserve the right to remove from publication and/or presentation any proposed session which does not comply with the above.

    8. I understand that I must select a specific Theme track, Topic and/or Sub-Topic for my proposed session allocation. Although the Committee will work hard to honor this selection, this cannot be guaranteed. The Committee reserves the right to change the Theme track, Topic or Sub-Topic under which the proposal was originally submitted.

    9. (mandatory)

    By submitting this proposal, you agree to attend the congress event and consent to the display and usage of your submitted materials for the necessary activities to facilitate the success of this congress.


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