CFI Conference

CFI Conference


    CFI Annual Conference 2018

     The 2018 Cystic Fibrosis Ireland AGM & 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, Housing and Fertility. The conference also featured updates from medical professionals on a variety of areas of interest to PWCF and their families. The conference Agenda can be viewed here. 

    The conference was live streamed on 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.



  • Time to register for the CFI Annual Conference - Brehon Hotel, Killarney, County Kerry. 30 March- 2 April 2017

    There is a fantastic line up for the Cystic Fibrosis Ireland conference that will be held in the lovely Brehon Hotel, Killarney over the weekend of the 30 March – 2 April 2017.
    The Title of the conference is the ‘End of the Beginning’ which reflects the exciting progress that has been made in CF care and research in recent years. The keynote speakers include:

    • Professor Barry Plant, Cork University Hospital whose overview will be a broad sweep review related to the theme of the conference
    • Professor Charles Gallagher, St Vincent’s University Hospital who will bringing us up to speed on the CF National Clinical Programme
    • Professor Stuart Elborn, Lead CF Clinician in the Brompton Hospital in London who will be looking at the new medicines that have been emerging in recent years, with a look to the future
    • Dr Charles Haworth, Cambridge who will be highlighting the challenges and management of nontuberculous mycobacteria
    • Dr Oisin O’Connell, Transplant Coordinator in the Mater hospital will be bring us update on progress in the transplant programme

    We will have lots of other inputs on the CF Registry physiotherapy and other interesting research. The conference will be of interest to all our members including those who have never gone to a conference before. 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!

    Click here to Register Now.

    Please note: The conference will be live streamed on our website. Cross infection regulations apply – if you are a person with CF please contact CFI directly.