Benign Hematology Curriculum

The Benign Hematology Curriculum (BHC) is a series of free, web-based videos designed to supplement education in benign hematology for fellows. Each course focuses on a different benign hematology topic, with the goal of providing fellows with an educational resource that might not be available locally.

The Benign Hematology Curriculum is a work in progress and will be continuously updated as modules are completed. Please complete a brief survey once you have viewed the module(s). Your feedback is extremely valuable as we develop and improve the modules over time.

Sickle Cell Disease Course

Overview of Sickle Cell Disease

Overview of Sickle Cell Disease

In this video, we will present an introduction to sickle cell disease.
Sickle Cell Disease Course: Hemoglobin Structure and Function

Sickle Cell Disease Course: Hemoglobin Structure and Function

This video explores the structure and function of hemoglobin.
Sickle Cell Disease Course: The Oxygen-Hemoglobin Dissociation Curve

Sickle Cell Disease Course: The Oxygen-Hemoglobin Dissociation Curve

This video explores the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve and hemoglobin conformational changes with oxygen tension.
Sickle Cell Disease Course: Pathophysiology of Sickle Cell, Part 1

Sickle Cell Disease Course: Pathophysiology of Sickle Cell, Part 1

This video explores how the latest pathophysiology of sickle cell disease has improved our understanding of the disease process.
Sickle Cell Disease Course: Pathophysiology of Sickle Cell, Part 2

Sickle Cell Disease Course: Pathophysiology of Sickle Cell, Part 2

In the Pathophysiology Part 1 module, we concentrated on classic vaso-occlusion. Here, we will examine the effects of hemolysis.
Acute Cerebrovascular Accident in Sickle Cell Disease, Acute Complications Part 1

Acute Cerebrovascular Accident in Sickle Cell Disease, Acute Complications Part 1

This video will explore the incidence of CVAs in the SCA population, review recommended screening of children for CVA risk with TCDs, discuss the pathophysiology of acute CVA, distinguish between ischemic and hemorrhagic CVA, and explore therapeutic options for management of acute CVA.
Vaso-Occlusive Pain Crisis, Acute Complications Part 2

Vaso-Occlusive Pain Crisis, Acute Complications Part 2

This video will address the clinical presentation and management of the acute pain crisis.
Acute Cerebrovascular Accident in Sickle Cell Disease, Acute Complications Part 3

Acute Cerebrovascular Accident in Sickle Cell Disease, Acute Complications Part 3

In this video, we will explore infection, renal, hepatobiliary, acute ocular complications, as well as acute aplastic episodes.
Transfusion Models in Sickle Cell Disease

Transfusion Models in Sickle Cell Disease

In this video, we will explore indications for transfusions in sickle cell disease
Hemoglobinopathies

Hemoglobinopathies

This video will discuss Hemoglobinopathies not including thalassemia syndromes and hemoglobin S.
Iron Overload in Sickle Cell Disease

Iron Overload in Sickle Cell Disease

This video discusses the impact of iron in patients with sickle cell disease.
Sickle Cell Disease Therapies

Sickle Cell Disease Therapies

This video discusses the pathophysiology of sickle cell disease and therapeutic approaches, review current FDA approved therapies including hydroxyurea and L-glutamine, and review therapies in development.
Sickle Cell Disease Variants

Sickle Cell Disease Variants

In this video, we will review common sickle cell disease variants.

Questions, Comments, or Suggestions?

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