This workshop will provide attendees an overview of research submitted as abstracts pertaining to pathogenesis of infection in CF. Topics relate to the intersection of microbial virulence and the host immune response that modulate the disease process. Approaches utilize a spectrum of in vitro, in vivo, animal models, and clinical/human subjects strategies.
Identify pathogenic mechanisms employed by
bacteria and viruses to circumvent or exploit host defense mechanisms in the
Summarize the challenges
of antimicrobial therapeutics in CF and new strategies to circumvent these.
Describe how new technologies are
furthering understanding of transmission and persistence of CF airway