Educational Webinars

Clinical case discussion on sickle cell disease and the lung: current treatment strategies and lung function trajectory

Clinical case discussion on sickle cell disease and the lung: current treatment strategies and lung function trajectory


ERS and PATS Joint Webinar


18:00-19:00 CEST

21 August, 2023 | Online

Chairs: Dr. Caroline Vuong (Netherlands), Dr Beverly Neethling (South Africa)
Speakers: Dr. Michele Arigliani (United Kingdom), Dr. Peter Kuti Bankole (Nigeria)


Clinicians in Africa and Europe need to be aware of the pulmonary manifestations of sickle cell disease and on the lung function trajectories in this population of children. Sickle cell disease remains a prevalent condition in parts of Africa. With migrations of populations across the world, paediatricians and paediatric pulmonologists need to be aware of the clinical presentation, spectrum of disease and current literature on lung function trajectories of this condition in paediatric populations in high income and low resource settings.

Educational aims

The webinar will address the spectrum of lung diseases, clinical presentation and data on lung function trajectories and management of children with sickle cell disease.


  • Sickle cell disease and the lung

Target audience:

  • General practitioners
  • Paediatricians
  • Paediatric pulmonology fellows
  • Paediatric pulmonologists
  • Research nurses and respiratory therapists


This webinar will include 20-25 minutes per speaker and followed by 15 minutes for a Q& A session.

Learning outcomes

Improve knowledge on sickle cell disease, treatment strategies and lung function trajectory.

CME credit

An application for accreditation of this webinar has been made to the European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP) for 1 CME credit per 1-hour attendance. If accredited, the CME credit will be granted upon attendance of at least 60 minutes during the live webinar only.

What is a webinar?

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