CF Ireland Annual Conference

CF Ireland Annual Conference 2017, 31st March - 2nd April

The 2017 Cystic Fibrosis Ireland's Annual Conference took place from Friday 31st March – Sunday 2nd April 2017, in the Brehon Hotel Killarney. The Agenda is available to download here and the presentations from Saturday are available below.


Opening remarks and Update from CFI

Philip Watt, CEO of CFI



The End of the Beginning

Prof Barry Plant, Director of Adult CF Centre, Cork University Hospital

Q & A


An update on CFTR Theapry pipeline

Prof. Start Elborn, Clinical Professor and Director fro adult CF at Royal Brompton, London


Q & A for Prof. Barry Plant and Prof. Stuart Elborn


Using Registries to Innovate and positively impact on patient care

Dr. Abi Jackson, Research Fellow and Principal Investigator at CFRI


Update of the CF Transplant Programme

Dr. Oisin O'Connell, Mater University Hospital


Research Update Presentations

Dr. Jennifer Lennon, TCD - Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Research

Mr. Tomas Thompson, Rockfield Medical


Q & A for Afternoon Sessions


An Update on the National Clinical Programme

Prof Charles Gallagher, CF Specialist SVUH and Clinical Lead for NCP

Q & A


New & Emerging Challenges in Cystic Fibrosis – a focus on Abscesses

Dr Charles Haworth, Director, Cambridge Centre for Lung infection, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine


Nutrition in a New Era

Ms Ciara Howlett, CF Dietician at Cork University Hospital


Q & A for Charles Haworth and Ciara Howlett


Conference Closing

Philip Watt



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