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32nd Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference

W18--NRS: Unique Challenges of a CF Diagnosis Later in Life

Oct 19, 2018 2:00pm ‐ Oct 19, 2018 3:20pm


This session will address issues affecting a unique part of the CF population: those diagnosed later in life. There are many issues exclusive to this population that present challenges to the patient and to the healthcare team. During this workshop we will discuss issues such as the impact of peer support, hear about important medical management concerns, learn about the impact and realities of Medicare & CF, as well as a unique opportunity to hear firsthand from a patient regarding their experience as an adult.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the evolving role of the CF provider as a PCP in the routine care of the Adult CF patient.
  • Describe the impact of social support on both the mental and physical health of Adult CF patients.
  • Identify challenges for Adults with Cystic Fibrosis who are on Medicare.

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