CF Ireland Annual Conference


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. 

Preliminary Agenda
Friday April 6th
7.00pm             Welcome Address & CFI Awards
                         Patricia Duffy Barber, Chairperson, CFI
                         Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD

8.15pm             Buffet 

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

1.00pm            Lunch

2.15pm            Personal Reflection on the Ups & Downs of Living with CF
                         Nick Talbot, PWCF, UK

2.45pm            Workshops:
                       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 
11.00am         AGM

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:

Room Type

One Night - 
Friday Night Only

Two Nights - 
Friday & Saturday
(including Gala Dinner)

One Night - 
Saturday Night Only
(including Gala Dinner)









Cross Infection
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.

Past Conferences
To watch presentations and speakers from previous conferences, please go to the Conference Archive