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.

Maternity Care for Women with Sickle Cell Disease
Feb 29 @ 08:30 – 16:30

Maternity Care for Women with – Sickle Cell Disease


  • Overview of Sickle Cell Disease & Pain Management
  • Preconception and Pre –implantation screening
  • Screening and Diagnosis
  • Sickle Cell Disease Research
  • Sickle Cell Nursing, Community and Midwifery Care
  • Obstetric, Intrapartum and Postnatal Care
  • Neonatal Care
  • Women’s experiences

Speakers to be confirmed

Maternity Care for Women with Sickle Cell Disease

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”