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.

Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Christmas Party 2019 (for our patients/carers at KCH)
Dec 12 @ 16:30 – 19:30

Are you a sickle cell or thalassaemia patient/carer from Kings College Hospital?

We are proud to host another eventful end of year celebration for our sickle cell and thalassaemia patients/carers at Kings College Hospital. This event will be full of fun, with great food and great entertainment. This will also give you an opportunity to meet our local team of medical professionals.

This event is a free event on a first come first serve basis with spaces being very limited. Please kindly reserve your space by getting in contact with the relevant info: Full Name, Center your from and if you are bringing any guests. Also if there is any children that are coming we would like to know how many and there age. Please email:

Christmas Party poster 2019

STSTN Red Cell Day for Specialist Haematology Trainees (16)
Mar 7 all-day







The 16th Exam Revision Day for Specialist Haematology Trainees preparing for Part 1 and Part 2 of FRCPath exams will take place on Saturday 7th February 2020.

(Registry will close on the 27th February 2020. Book early to avoid disappointment as spaces get taken up quickly)


Red Cell training day for haematology trainees (16) Program

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”