Conference Presentations 2018


CF Ireland Annual Conference

The 2018 Cystic Fibrosis Ireland Annual Conference took place in The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk on the weekend of April 6th - 8th.

The title of the conference was ‘Independent Living’ and covered a range of topics including Education, Fertility and Housing. The conference also featured updates from medical professionals on a variety of areas of interest to PWCF and their families.

A full agenda from the conference can be viewed by clicking here.

The conference was streamed live on and recordings of the sessions can be viewed below.

Overall Progress and Next Challenges
Philip Watt, CEO, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

Update on Pipeline Medications
Professor Gerry McElvaney, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Beaumont Hospital
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From Rescue to Prevention (Adherence & Self Management)
Dr. Martin Wildman, Sheffield Adult Centre
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Independent Living and CF
Rory Tallon, CF Advocate, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland 
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The Gastro-intestinal System and CF
Dr. Annemarie Broderick, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Crumlin Hospital
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The CF Patient App and Recent Developments in Paediatric Care
Dr. Des Cox, Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Crumlin Hospital
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Ministerial Address
Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD

Assisted Fertility in CF
Dr. Tim Dineen, Cork Fertility Centre
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Personal Reflection
Nick Talbot, PWCF and Intrepid Explorer
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Project on Communication to PWCF
Prof. John Moore & Prof. Cherie Millar, Belfast City Hospital

Research Update
Tamara Vagg, Post-doctoral researcher, UCC 

Workshop: Independent Living - Access to Education, Housing & Employment
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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.