29th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference

S04: CLIN: CFTR & Pancreatitis

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

Standard: $49.99

Description

This session will focus on the role of CFTR in normal exocrine pancreatic function & how defects predispose to pancreatitis. The link between specific CFTR mutations & risk for pancreatitis & exocrine pancreatic insufficiency will be discussed. Lastly, the impact of CFTR on beta cell function & the factors that predispose to CF-related diabetes mellitus will be reviewed.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Define the role of CFTR in normal exocrine pancreatic function & how defects lead to pancreatitis.
  2. Identify how specific CFTR mutations predict the risk of pancreatitis & the implications for specific therapies.
  3. Describe the impact of loss of normal CFTR function on beta cell function & its clinical implications.

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