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
From Rescue to Prevention (Adherence & Self Management)
Dr. Martin Wildman, Sheffield Adult Centre
Independent Living and CF
Rory Tallon, CF Advocate, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland
The Gastro-intestinal System and CF
Dr. Annemarie Broderick, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Crumlin Hospital
The CF Patient App and Recent Developments in Paediatric Care
Dr. Des Cox, Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Crumlin Hospital
Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD
Assisted Fertility in CF
Dr. Tim Dineen, Cork Fertility Centre
Nick Talbot, PWCF and Intrepid Explorer
Project on Communication to PWCF
Prof. John Moore & Prof. Cherie Millar, Belfast City Hospital
Tamara Vagg, Post-doctoral researcher, UCC
Workshop: Independent Living - Access to Education, Housing & Employment
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.