The Sickle Cell Adult Provider Network (SCAPN) was established in 2002 with a mission to establish a network for healthcare providers 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, provides education/training, mentorship, and advocacy.
To establish and support an interactive network of healthcare providers and investigators who serve adults with sickle cell disease.
Foster communication and facilitate interaction among adult sickle cell health care providers and investigators to address:
difficult clinical issues, research priorities, and collaboration, patient advocacy.
Educate and disseminate information about adult sickle cell disease to all health care providers:
clinical management and research opportunities
Attract and engage/support the participation of (new) health care providers and investigators in adult sickle cell disease.
Board of Directors
Payal Desai, M.D.
Ohio State University
Fuad El Rassi, M.D.
John Strouse, M.D.
E. Leila Jerome Clay, M.D.
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital