CFI Conference

CFI Conference

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    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 www.cfireland.ie 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.

                                  

     

  • CFI Conference 2018 Live Streaming

    The 2018 CFI Annual Conference and AGM will take place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk on April 6th - 8th. Live streaming from the CFI Conference 2018 will take place on Saturday April 7th at the following times:

    • Morning Sessions from 9.00am to 11.00am
    • Midday Sessions from 11.20am to 1.00pm
    • Afternoon Sessions from 2.15pm to 4.00pm

    Please tweet throughout the conference using the hashtag: #CFIcon18

    Agenda
    Friday April 6th
    5.00pm             Conference Registration

    6.30pm             Welcome Reception

    7.00pm             Welcome Address & CFI Awards
                             Aidie O'Hagan, Dundalk Branch, CFI
                             Patricia Duffy Barber, Chairperson, CFI
                             Philip Watt, CEO, CFI
                             Prof. Gerry Mc Elvaney, Beaumont Hospital            

    8.00pm             Buffet 

    Saturday April 7th
    9.00am             Ministerial Address
                              Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD

    9.20am             Overall Progress and Next Challenges
                             Philip Watt, CEO, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

    9.35am             Update on Pipeline Medications 
                             Professor Gerry McElvaney, Beaumont Hospital

    10.05am           From Rescue to Prevention (Adherence / Self Management)
                             Dr. Martin Wildman, Sheffield Adult CF Centre

    10.30am           Independent Living and CF
                             Rory Tallon, CF Advocate, CFI

    11.00am           Tea & Coffee Break

    11.20am           The Gastro-Intestinal System and CF
                             Dr. Annemarie Broderick, Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin

    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
                             Dr. Tim Dineen, Cork Fertility Centre

    1.00pm            Lunch

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

    2.35pm            Project on Communications to PWCF
                            John Moore, Belfast City Hospital

    2.50pm            Research Update
                            Tamara Vagg, University College Cork

    3.10pm            Workshops:
                           1. Independent Living - Access to education, housing and employment
                           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 
    11.15am         Tea & Coffe

    11.30am         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.

                                  

  • 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.