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31st Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference

W27 - W27: INF/MIC: Microbial Ecology of CF Airways

Nov 4, 2017 10:30am ‐ Nov 4, 2017 11:50am


The recent surge in both culture-dependent and culture-independent surveys of the lung microbiota underscore the polymicrobial nature of CF lung disease. The challenge now is to understand how interactions between microbial community members and their local environment contribute to disease states. The purpose of this workshop is to highlight recent advances in this area, and to better understand the complex interplay between bacterial communities and the host airway.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Distinguish the structure and function of microbial communities and how their temporal dynamics are linked to disease state.
  2. Describe the contributions of interspecies bacterial interactions to pathogenesis. 3
  3. Discuss recent in vitro and in situ studies of bacterial pathogens and their interactions with host cells.

Workshop Chair(s):

  • Andrea Hahn, M.D., M.S., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center
  • Ryan Hunter, Ph.D., University Of Minnesota

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