“CF Clinical Research Update” – Live Web Cast Attracts Worldwide Audience

What’s new in cystic fibrosis (CF) clinical research? What happened to curcumin as a CF therapy? How about glutathione?  These questions and much more were answered during the November 29 Virtual Patient Education Day Web cast, which was produced by the CF Foundation and broadcast live, from Seattle.

Chris Goss, M.D., M.Sc., from the University of Washington and medical director of the CF Foundation’s Therapeutics Development Network presented highlights from the plenary session he recently gave at the 19th annual North American CF Conference. Dr. Goss pointed out that in CF lung disease there is a cascade of events, which leads to lung damage. These highlights discussed potential therapies designed to tackle almost every component of CF lung disease.

Close to 950 people watched the live broadcast to get an update about CF research and to have their questions answered by the experts. Margaret Rosenfeld, M.D., M.P.H., pediatric pulmonolgist at Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle joined Dr. Goss in the lively question and answer period.

This is a continuation of the ongoing series of Virtual Patient Education Day Web casts supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Genentech, Inc.  The Web cast will be archived soon on this Web site. Check back in early December to experience it again or to view it for the first time!  You can watch previous Web casts, which can be accessed from the CF Foundation’s Web site under the "Living With CF/Patient and Family Education" section. 

Posted 11/30/05