As a clinician, you're critical in helping people with CF maintain their quality of life. We're committed to helping you partner with your patients and their families by providing resources you can use to improve and continue to provide high-quality care.
The Mutation Analysis Program provides free genetic testing to people with cystic fibrosis to help identify their CF gene mutations.
To ensure that people with CF continue to experience steady gains in length and quality of life, the Foundation helps its accredited care centers provide a standard of CF care with guidelines. We base guidelines on the latest research, medical evidence, and consultation with experts on best practices.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation offers competitive awards and grants to members of the research and medical community who help advance cystic fibrosis research and care.
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. A complex disease, the type and severity of CF symptoms can differ widely from person to person, and treatment plans, supported by multidisciplinary care teams, are tailored to each individual's unique circumstances. Research supported by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has led to groundbreaking discoveries, including the identification of the gene and protein responsible for cystic fibrosis and the creation of new treatments which have led to improvements in length and quality of life.
The North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) provides a collaborative and educational forum for all CF professionals. The educational elements of the meeting program are targeted to physicians, nurses, research scientists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, nutritionists, social workers, pharmacists, and all members of the health care team. This annual meeting brings together scientists, clinicians, and clinical care teams from around the world to discuss and share ideas on the latest advances in CF research, care, and drug development and to work towards ways to improve the health and quality of life for people with CF.