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31st Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference

W17 - W17: NTR: Nutrition Research

Nov 3, 2017 2:00pm ‐ Nov 3, 2017 3:20pm


This workshop will provide presentations submitted as abstracts for nutrition/GI related research. The latest research developments in the Feeding Infants Right from the Start (FIRST) study describe infant and toddler growth as well as clinical interventions of gastrostomy and appetite stimulant use. Also, cystic fibrosis related liver disease will be explored with an evaluation of tests available to screen for and assess the status of liver disease. Finally, results of studies looking at changes in adults, in body composition or nutritional status, after a course on ivacaftor or ivacaftor/lumacaftor will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe findings of the Feeding Infants Right from the Start (FIRST) study.
  2. Discuss and compare methods used to evaluate cystic fibrosis related liver disease.
  3. Summarize and interpret change in body composition and nutritional status after treatment with ivacaftor or ivacaftor/lumacaftor.

Workshop Chair(s):

  • Gretchen M. Garlow, M.S., R.D., Senior Clinical Nutritionist, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Tami J. Miller, R.D., C.S.P., C.D., Clinical Dietitian Specialist/Research Coordinator, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

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