Events and Courses

All of our upcoming courses and events are listed here

Our Events and Courses
STSTN organises a variety of events to reflect the training, educational and peer-support needs of healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with sickle cell disease and thalassaemia.

Currently, we offer events based on the following:

1. Network Support and Educational meetings: these events are open to consultants, trainees and other healthcare professionals within the STSTN region only. STSTN was established to offer an educational and  peer-support forum with space to discuss clinical and administrative issues within the region to help develop better working practices, to produce network-wide clinical guidelines and to improve the patient experience.

 2. Conferences and Events: we hold a number of paid-for educational days throughout the year, which are open to everyone. Examples include the hugely successful Sickle Cell in Focus (now in its 7th year), the Annual Advanced Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Conference, and Exam Revision Days for specialist haematology trainees. We also hold specialist educational days, such as the recent Transcranial Doppler event. 

If you are a healthcare professional and wish to be kept up to date about our events and courses, please email to join our mailing list.

Jul
3
Wed
Sickle Cell Awareness Day 2019
Jul 3 @ 10:30 – 17:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sickle Cell Awareness Day

July is Sickle Cell Awareness Month in the UK, but awareness of this rare disease remains low. The South Thames Network is committed to raising awareness and we do this in a number of ways, including via social media and our patient newsletter. In addition we hold events with the intention of raising awareness, supporting patients, and understanding the patient experience.

Prior to this years awareness event across the network have been organised by individual hospitals and teams. This year, however, we propose to hold an awareness event for the network in its entirety and will extend the invitation to all sickle cell patients in the region. This event is being held on Wednesday 3rd July to coincide with the national awareness month. There will be lunch provided along with entertainment. We will also invite health professionals working in this field. In order to ensure that the event is inclusive we have agreed to hire a venue in the community, rather than one within a hospital. We have chosen (Inspire St Peters) a venue in Southwark that has excellent transport links to the whole region.

We aim to encourage more engagement and interaction by focusing on workshop-style segments, question and answer sessions and personal accounts. The programme includes many interesting topics. 

(Please find below the link to the Agenda)

Sickle Cell Awareness Day Agenda 2019

Impact

This event will have a positive impact on both patients and healthcare professionals. For professionals it provides an opportunity for education and networking. In addition, professionals will have the chance to hear from patients about their experiences of living with sickle cell disease.

This event is also an opportunity for learning and networking for patients, but also has comes with a further benefit of hearing practical advice from specialists in pain management and welfare, among others. The focus on workshops and group activities will encourage patients to engage and this space for discussion will enable patients to ask questions and seek advice from health professionals and fellow patients.

SPACES ARE LIMITED THEREFORE PLEASE GET IN CONTACT TO RESERVE A SEAT. THIS ANNUAL EVENT IS VERY POPUAL! 


 

Jul
22
Mon
Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia training for medical professionals
Jul 22 all-day

 

 

 

 

Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Training

This is a free training course for nurses, junior doctors, and other allied health professionals from all departments across the trusts and the South Thames Network (STSTN).

The Haemoglobinopathies team are delivering three study days, 2 dates in July and 1 in September 2019 which will consist of being a whole day from 09:00 – 17:00 which lunch and refreshments will be provided. This one-day course is an overview of Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassaemia, CPD points and covers the following topics:

  • Sickle cell and thalassaemia overview
  • Pain management
  • Sickle cell complications and escalation
  • A&E and out-patient pathways
  • Paediatric considerations
  • Blood transfusions and haemoglobin disorders
  • Patient perspectives
  • Automated red cell exchanges
  • Iron overload and chelation
  • Up to date Research
  • Psychology Services

On display: Novartis, Community and Welfare Team, Sickle Cell Society, Thalassemia Society, Research update.

Awaiting re-accreditation from the RCN

Course Facilitators: Giselle Padmore-Payne Roald Dahl Transition CNS and Team Lead for Adult Haemoglobinopathies at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Neil Westerdale Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Haemoglobinopathies at Guys and St Thomas Foundation Trust, & Nkechi Anyanwu Community Matron at Guys and St Thomas Foundation Trust & South Thames Sickle and Thalassaemia Network Team (STSTN).

To register, Please complete the form in the below link with all specific details including which date you would like to attend and submit this to: info@ststn.co.uk

Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Training Day Registration Form

Sep
7
Sat
STSTN Red Cell Day for Specialist Haematology Trainees (15)
Sep 7 all-day

 

 

 

 

 

BOOKING NOW OPEN

The 15th Exam Revision Day for Specialist Haematology Trainees preparing for Part 1 and Part 2 of FRCPath exams will take place on Saturday 7th September 2019.

(Registry will close on the 23rd August 2019, book early to avoid disappointment as spaces get taken up quickly)

PROGRAME:

Red Cell Training Day for Haematology Trainees (15) Programme

What our previous attendees have said:

“Enjoyable focused course. Conveniently held on weekend – no need for study leave (Bonus!)”

“No other courses specifically focus on red cell diseases – perhaps even actively exclude them”

“A very good training day”

“I always enjoy hearing Dr Jo Howard speak. She makes things so clear and always engages well”

Sep
11
Wed
Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia training for medical professionals
Sep 11 all-day

 

 

 

 

Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Training

This is a free training course for nurses, junior doctors, and other allied health professionals from all departments across the trusts and the South Thames Network (STSTN).

The Haemoglobinopathies team are delivering three study days, 2 dates in July and 1 in September 2019 which will consist of being a whole day from 09:00 – 17:00 which lunch and refreshments will be provided. This one-day course is an overview of Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassaemia, CPD points and covers the following topics:

  • Sickle cell and thalassaemia overview
  • Pain management
  • Sickle cell complications and escalation
  • A&E and out-patient pathways
  • Paediatric considerations
  • Blood transfusions and haemoglobin disorders
  • Patient perspectives
  • Automated red cell exchanges
  • Iron overload and chelation
  • Up to date Research
  • Psychology Services

On display: Novartis, Community and Welfare Team, Sickle Cell Society, Thalassemia Society, Research update.

Awaiting re-accreditation from the RCN

Course Facilitators: Giselle Padmore-Payne Roald Dahl Transition CNS and Team Lead for Adult Haemoglobinopathies at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Neil Westerdale Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Haemoglobinopathies at Guys and St Thomas Foundation Trust, & Nkechi Anyanwu Community Matron at Guys and St Thomas Foundation Trust & South Thames Sickle and Thalassaemia Network Team (STSTN).

To register, Please complete the form in the below link with all specific details including which date you would like to attend and submit this to: info@ststn.co.uk

Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Training Day Registration Form

Jul
1
Wed
Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia training for medical professionals
Jul 1 2020 – Jul 1 2019 all-day

 

 

 

 

Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Training

This is a free training course for nurses, junior doctors, and other allied health professionals from all departments across the trusts and the South Thames Network (STSTN).

The Haemoglobinopathies team are delivering three study days, 2 dates in July and 1 in September 2019 which will consist of being a whole day from 09:00 – 17:00 which lunch and refreshments will be provided. This one-day course is an overview of Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassaemia, CPD points and covers the following topics:

  • Sickle cell and thalassaemia overview
  • Pain management
  • Sickle cell complications and escalation
  • A&E and out-patient pathways
  • Paediatric considerations
  • Blood transfusions and haemoglobin disorders
  • Patient perspectives
  • Automated red cell exchanges
  • Iron overload and chelation
  • Up to date Research
  • Psychology Services

On display: Novartis, Community and Welfare Team, Sickle Cell Society, Thalassemia Society, Research update.

Awaiting re-accreditation from the RCN

Course Facilitators: Giselle Padmore-Payne Roald Dahl Transition CNS and Team Lead for Adult Haemoglobinopathies at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Neil Westerdale Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Haemoglobinopathies at Guys and St Thomas Foundation Trust, & Nkechi Anyanwu Community Matron at Guys and St Thomas Foundation Trust & South Thames Sickle and Thalassaemia Network Team (STSTN).

To register, Please complete the form in the below link with all specific details including which date you would like to attend and submit this to: info@ststn.co.uk

Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Training Day Registration Form

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