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Gene Chats: Understanding Sickle Cell Disease

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Event organized by Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

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Le Bonheur Children's Hospital has teamed with the Congregational Health Academy to present a series of classes on sickle cell disease.

The courses are Thursday nights from 6 - 8 p.m., and will conclude on May 17. The classes are free, open to the public, and it is not required to attend all sessions.

The class on Thursday, April 12, will focus on family health history and using a family tree as a tool for better health.

Speakers Stacy Hines-Dowell, DNP, AGN-BC and Vicki Park, PhD will cover basic information about sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait, including how it is inherited. While the focus is sickle cell, the course will include helpful resources for other conditions that run in families.

Location: Methodist South, 1300 Wesley Drive, Outlook Room (Enter through the door to the right of the Emergency Room entrance. The classroom is located on the basement level.)

Offered through the Congregational Health Network in partnership with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Gene Chats is organized by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, with additional support from the Assisi Foundation of Memphis.