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2018 NACFC

More than 5,000 researchers and health care professionals from around the world gathered in Denver on Oct. 18-20, 2018, for the 32nd annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC).

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    Previous NACFCs

    Watch recordings of the plenary sessions from previous North American CF Conferences.

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    Richard C. Talamo Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award

    Created in memory of Dr. Richard C. Talamo, the Talamo Award recognizes individuals who have spent their careers researching and caring for people with cystic fibrosis and whose contributions have altered the course of this disease.

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    Carolyn and C. Richard Mattingly Leadership in Mental Health Care Award

    The Carolyn and C. Richard Mattingly Leadership in Mental Health Care Award honors those in the community who are committed to the mental health of people with cystic fibrosis.

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    Mary M. Kontos Award

    The Kontos Award, created in 2014, recognizes the contributions of nonphysician members of a care team who demonstrate a passion for excellence and commitment to care of individuals with cystic fibrosis.

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    Quality Care Awards

    The Quality Care Awards recognize Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-accredited care centers that have continuously demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality of care they provide to people with cystic fibrosis.

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    Paul di Sant’Agnese Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award

    The award -- the highest scientific honor awarded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation -- recognizes those who have made significant contributions to our scientific understanding of CF.

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    Robert J. Beall Therapeutics Development Award

    The Robert J. Beall Award, created in 2015, recognizes members of the CF scientific community whose work embodies and carries on Beall’s innovative, determined and collaborative spirit in driving advances in CF research.

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    Fighting Infections in the Age of CFTR Modulators

    As a mother of two children with cystic fibrosis, I am glad to hear that the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is launching the Infection Research Initiative to address the chronic infections that dramatically impact the lives of people with CF.

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    Significant Progress Has Been Made in Inflammation Research

    Finding a way to reduce lung inflammation in cystic fibrosis has challenged researchers, but we have made important advances in our understanding of this CF complication in just the last few years. Several drugs also are in development to fight another complication -- the inability to clear mucus from the lungs.

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