29th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference

Oct 7, 2015 ‐ Oct 10, 2015



The synchronized sessions from the 2015 NACFC are NOW AVAILABLE!

Full NACFC registrants have complimentary access to the recordings of the 2015 NACFC Plenary sessions, Symposia and Workshops.

Short Course presentations held on Wednesday, October 7, are also available for an additional fee. To purchase access to the Short Course presentations, click here.


Sessions

W03: NT: Novel Targets & Outcome Measures

Oct 8, 2015 10:00am ‐ Oct 8, 2015 11:45am

In this session, new therapeutic advances in both the clinical & basic science world will be presented. Clinicians & basic scientists alike will find value in the discussion about novel approaches to treat CF lung disease in addition to the presentation of outcome measures appropriate for young children.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Identify the latest advances in treatment focused on inflammation, gene therapy & mesenchymal stem cells currently under study for CF.
  2. Describe the applicability of lung clearance index as an outcome measure for lung disease progression in young children.
  3. Assess the impact ivacaftor & hormone fluctuations have on the trajectory of disease progression.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.99

W04: INF/MIC: Epidemiology & Management of Infection

Oct 8, 2015 10:00am ‐ Oct 8, 2015 11:45am

Observations in respiratory microbiology are presented, including factors associated with Burkholderia spp. eradication & NTM acquisition. Emphasis on P. aeruginosa (Pa) will include trends in aztreonam susceptibility, response to combined tobramycin & azithromycin & analyses describing stages of infection with mucoid Pa. Ivacaftor's effect on the microbiome in 'Celtic' G551D is presented.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe current trends in P. aeruginosa infection in CF & variable response to common therapeutics including antibiotics & CFTR modulators.
  2. Explain environmental risk factors for non-tuberculosis mycobacteria & potentially successful eradication regimens for Burkholderia.
  3. Use observations of the complex respiratory microbiome to improve CF care.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.99

W05: CLIN: Bone & Endocrine/Non-diabetes

Oct 8, 2015 10:00am ‐ Oct 8, 2015 11:45am

This workshop will be focused on selected abstracts on clinical endocrinology topics important to patients with CF. Topics for this session include bone & growth disorders.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe the pathophysiology of CF bone disease.
  2. Discuss the role of growth hormone in children with CF.
  3. Illustrate the importance of animal models to the understanding of CF bone disease.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.99

*** W06: CLIN: Epidemiology of CF

Oct 8, 2015 10:00am ‐ Oct 8, 2015 11:45am

During this workshop, a number of key aspects of clinical epidemiology in CF will be explored. These topics will address the use of observational data to study survival differences between countries (example US & Canada), aspects of transition of care, pulmonary exacerbation & lung function decline.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Understand factors associated with lung function decline & acute pulmonary exacerbation, including lung function variability.
  2. Explain potential reasons for differing survival in CF between countries.
  3. Understand how transition of care from pediatric to adult centers occurs in the US.
*** This session was streamed live during the 2015 NACFC. To watch free archived versions of the live streamed sessions, register here: https://arc.nacfconference.org/cff/live/14 

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.99

W07: CLIN: Creating a Culture of Research

Oct 8, 2015 10:00am ‐ Oct 8, 2015 11:45am

This workshop will focus on recruiting, team building, integrating within into the clinical team. This session will focus on innovative strategies sites have used to create or improve the culture of research at their center.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Identify useful techniques to integrate research & clinical teams.
  2. Define strategies to create & strengthen the culture of research at your center.
  3. Apply lessons learned from eQUIP coaches with successful integrations experiences.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.99

W10: NTR: Nutrition ResearchW10: NTR: Nutrition Research

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W10: NTR: Nutrition Research

Oct 8, 2015 10:00am ‐ Oct 8, 2015 11:45am

Presenters will provide results of research projects & advancements that impact the nutritional outcomes in patients with CF.  

Educational Objectives: 

  1. Describe the outcomes of early vitamin supplementation in CF infants and identify successful billing processes for medical nutrition therapy in a large CF center.
  2. Discuss the effects of ivacaftor on linear growth in G551D CF children.  
  3. Identify new nutrition practices. 

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.99

*** W08: NRS: Implementing Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines: Successes & Challenges

Oct 8, 2015 10:00am ‐ Oct 8, 2015 11:45am

This workshop is for the CF care team in expanding their knowledge & application of the CF Infection Prevention & Control Guidelines. Topics covered include updates in the CFF guidelines & implementation of the guidelines in the hospital & community setting. We will discuss barriers to implantation of the guidelines as well as provide educational tools, case studies & practical skills.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Identify current infection prevention and control guidelines on the care of CF patients & apply them to the inpatient and ambulatory hospital settings. 
  2. Explain the implementation & barriers of CF infection prevention and control practice in the community, school & work settings.
  3. Discuss the psychosocial impact of infection control guidelines on individuals with CF & their families. 
*** This session was streamed live during the 2015 NACFC. To watch free archived versions of the live streamed sessions, register here: https://arc.nacfconference.org/cff/live/14 

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.99

*** W09: SW/PSYCH: Implementation of Mental Health Screening: Strategies & Successes

Oct 8, 2015 10:00am ‐ Oct 8, 2015 11:45am

Studies over the last few years have made it increasingly clear that depression & anxiety are highly prevalent in individuals with CF as well as their parent caregivers. Clinical care guidelines for preventing, screening & treating anxiety & depression have been developed & submitted for publication. This session will provide an opportunity to hear strategies of successful guideline implemention.

Educational Objectives: 

  1. Define prevalence of anxiety & depression in the CF population.
  2. Describe successful methods for implementing anxiety & depression screening & treatment in CF care centers.  
  3. Assess patient outcomes in anxiety & depression screening.
*** This session was streamed live during the 2015 NACFC. To watch free archived versions of the live streamed sessions, register here: https://arc.nacfconference.org/cff/live/14 

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.99

S01: CFTR: CFTR Properties & Organ-specific Disease

Oct 8, 2015 2:00pm ‐ Oct 8, 2015 3:50pm

The overall purpose of this symposium is to highlight recent findings on CFTR in different organ systems.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Identify the roles of CFTR in four different cell types: pancreatic B cells, airway epithelial cells, sweat glands & neutrophils.
  2. Explain the mechanisms by which a loss of CFTR function may contribute to CF symptoms.
  3. Discuss the expected impact of CFTR correctors & potentiators in different tissues.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.99

S02: APP&D: The Failure to Clear CF Mucus

Oct 8, 2015 2:00pm ‐ Oct 8, 2015 3:50pm

This symposium will focus on our current understanding of how loss of CFTR function affects the biophysical properties of mucus & mucociliary transport.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Review the properties of mucus in humans with CF & CF animal models.
  2. Describe the mucociliary transport defects in the CF airway.
  3. Identify the effects of CFTR restoration on CF mucus.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.99
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