31st Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference

S10 - S10: CLIN-INF/MIC: Beyond ABPA: Understanding the Fungal Jungle in CF

Nov 3, 2017 10:30am ‐ Nov 3, 2017 11:55am

Description

The symposium will review the current epidemiology of fungal disease in cystic fibrosis, explore current important factors in fungal virulence and innate immune responses. The role of antimicrobial stewardship and therapeutic options will be outlined.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Distinguish the syndromes that form the scope of fungal disease in CF.
  2. Identify the complex fungal virulence factors and pulmonary host defense system responses.
  3. Select amongst treatment options for various fungal disease manifestations.

Symposium Chair(s):

  • J. Stuart Elborn, M.D., FRCP, Professor of Respiratory Medicine
  • Richard B Moss, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics, Stanford University Medical Center

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