Chronic lung infections and the associated inflammation are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Thus, the continuing study of microbial pathogens found in the CF airways and how they interact with the host is of great importance. The purpose of this workshop is to highlight novel approaches to allow a greater understanding of primary and emerging pathogens in CF patients.
Describe important changes acquired in the adaptation of pathogens in the CF lung.
Discuss major pathogens in CF airways and how to identify them.
Recall the clinical importance of microbial pathogenesis as it relates to CF disease.