CF Ireland Annual Conference
Cystic Fibrosis Ireland are delighted to announce details of our 2018 Annual Conference which will take place in The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk on the weekend of April 6th - 8th.
The title of the conference is ‘Independent Living’ and will cover a range of topics including Education and Housing. The conference will also feature updates from medical professionals on a variety of areas of interest to PWCF and their families.
The conference is open to all members of the CF Community to attend; people with CF, Parents, Grandparents, Partners and Family Members.
As always there will be chance to meet up with old and new friends and don’t forget the gala dinner on the Saturday evening!
Registration for the Conference is now open.
Friday April 6th
7.00pm Welcome Address & CFI Awards
Patricia Duffy Barber, Chairperson, CFI
Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD
Saturday April 7th
9.15am Overall Progress and Next Challenges
Philip Watt, CEO, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland
9.35am Update on Pipeline Medications
Professor Gerry McElvaney, Beaumont Hospital
10.00am From Rescue to Prevention (Adherence / Self Management)
Dr. Martin Wildman, Sheffield Adult CF Centre
10.30am Independent Living Report
Rory Tallon, CF Advocate, CFI
11.00am Tea & Coffee Break
11.20am The Gastro-Intestinal System and CF
Dr. Annemarie Broderick, Senior CF Dietician, St. Vincent's Hospital
11.50am The CF Patient App and Recent Developments in Paediatric Care
Dr. Des Cox, Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin
12.30pm Assisted Fertility in CF
2.15pm Personal Reflection on the Ups & Downs of Living with CF
Nick Talbot, PWCF, UK
1. Independent Living
2. Complimentary Workshop: CF, Relaxation and Good Health
3. Paediatric Care
4. Nutrition, GI and Dietary Issues
4.00pm Closing Address
8.00pm Gala Dinner
Sunday April 8th
This meeting has been supported by pharmaceutical companies by way of sponsorship which is limited to funding the hire of the conference venue and the provision of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s educational content at the meeting.
Please note accommodation must be booked directly with the hotel; The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk 042-939 4900. Please quote Cystic Fibrosis Ireland Conference at the time of booking.
The cost of accommodation for members attending the CFI Conference are below:
One Night -
Two Nights -
One Night -
Please note: Cross Infection Guidelines apply – if you are a person with CF please contact CFI directly.
The conference will also be streamed live on our website for people who cannot attend.
To watch presentations and speakers from previous conferences, please go to the Conference Archive.