There was a clear message in today's second plenary at NACFC: no matter what role you play -- physician, scientist, person living with CF, parent, fundraiser, regulator -- it is going to take a tremendous team effort to advance new therapies as fast as possible and eventually find a cure for CF.
Researchers are exploring treatments that will keep people with cystic fibrosis as healthy as possible until a cure is found. In the first plenary at the NACFC, two CF scientists explain the progress of current research.
This year at the 30th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference in Orlando we have three sessions just for the online cystic fibrosis community.
In the third plenary, Dr. Wayne Morgan talked about the connection between cystic fibrosis care and the Patient Registry, and introduced a new way for people with CF, along with their families, to help shape the research conducted using the Registry.
In the third plenary of NACFC, three guidelines authors announced the publication of guidelines for screening and treating depression and anxiety, and explained how the guidelines were developed. Read on for my thoughts.
Hear from John P. Clancy, M.D., the first plenary speaker at this year's NACFC, about recent advances in personalized medicine, which could allow clinicians to better tailor treatment to the individual with CF.
Matt James, an adult with CF, and Anna Georgiopoulos, M.D., discuss the importance of mental health in CF care, including what to expect from the recently published guidelines for screening and treating depression and anxiety. Watch the One-on-One Live video here.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought great challenges to cystic fibrosis care. As Michelle Prickett showed during plenary 1 of this year's North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, CF care teams adapted to provide care and keep us safe. It also shows where CF care may be headed in the future.
After watching the second plenary of the 2021 North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, I was incredibly impressed by the level of support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is providing to the development of the next generation of therapeutics. Developing genetic therapies -- especially those as complex as gene editing -- will take a long time and a lot of collaboration.
I was pleased to see that the third plenary session at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference included patient stories that reflected the diverse experiences of those with cystic fibrosis. I also like that it focused on the need for bold action to help those who can't benefit from modulators and centered on the full ecology of treatment innovations that can benefit every person with CF.