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Held in Minneapolis from Oct. 15-17, 2009, the conference comes at a pivotal point in the history of cystic fibrosis, a fatal
Key topics include:
- Improving health outcomes using cutting-edge quality improvement tools
- No longer just a pediatric disease: care and treatment strategies for adults living with CF
- Latest information on emerging therapies for CF
- Coping with barriers to health care coverage for people with CF
Cystic fibrosis affects about 30,000 children and adults in the United States and causes life-threatening lung infections and premature death. Ten million people are unknowing carriers of the faulty CF gene. Fifty years ago, most children with CF died before reaching elementary school. Today, because of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-supported drug research and care, people with CF are living into their 30s, 40s and beyond.
The North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, the largest international gathering of leading cystic fibrosis research scientists and clinicians.
When and Where
Thurs., Oct.15 - Sat., Oct.17, 2009, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Plenary Session Highlights
Thursday, Oct. 15, 4:20 p.m. - Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., the National Institutes of Health, and Steven M. Rowe, M.D., MSPH, The University of Alabama at Birmingham: “Two Decades of
Friday, Oct. 16, 8:45 a.m. - Michael W. Konstan, M.D., Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio and Lisa Saiman, M.D., M.P.H., Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, New York: “
Sat., Oct. 17, 8:30 a.m. - Bonnie W. Ramsey, M.D., Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, George Z. Retsch-Bogart, M.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Claire E. Wainwright, M.D., MBBS, Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia: “Early Airway Infection in Young Children with CF - What is the Optimal Therapy?”
Interviews Available With
Plenary speakers and other leading CF research scientists and clinicians:
- Robert J. Beall, Ph.D., president and CEO, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- Preston W. Campbell, M.D., executive vice president for medical affairs, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- Patient interviews available upon request
About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation also supports and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a
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