Conference Live Streaming

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

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.