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The 32nd Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) will be held October 18-20, 2018 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. Pre-conference sessions will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

NACFC provides a collaborative and educational forum for all CF professionals. The educational elements of the meeting program are targeted to physicians, nurses, research scientists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, nutritionists, social workers, and pharmacists.

This annual meeting brings together scientists, clinicians, and caregivers from around the world to discuss and share ideas on the latest advances in CF research, care, and drug development and to exchange ideas about ways to improve the health and quality of life for people with CF.

 

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About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. We fund more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support.

We are a nonprofit, donor-supported organization dedicated to attacking cystic fibrosis from every angle. Our focus is to support the development of new drugs to fight the disease, improve the quality of life for those with CF, and ultimately to find a cure.

The Foundation's drug development model has been recognized by Harvard Business School and by publications such as Forbes, The New Yorker, and Bloomberg Businessweek.

Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation funds and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is one of the most efficient organizations of its kind and is an accredited charity of the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance.

NACFC supports the Foundation's mission to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.

Who Should Attend

The North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference is a scientific conference designed exclusively for medical professionals in the field of CF research and care. Physicians, research scientists, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, dietitians, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, genetic counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and research coordinators interested in collaborating on the latest CF research and therapies, obtaining continuing education credits, and networking with the world’s leading professionals in the CF arena should attend.

All First Year Clinical Fellows who have received a CF Foundation Clinical Fellowship Grant should plan to attend. Additionally, all second, third, fourth, and fifth year fellows also receiving a CF Foundation Clinical Fellowship Grant are required to submit a Fellows case study at NACFC.

Important Note to NACFC Participants

Attendance Policy for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Sponsored Events 

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has an attendance policy for all Foundation events, such as the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, to preserve the health and well-being of all people, including people with cystic fibrosis, by reducing the risk of getting and spreading dangerous germs. 

Attending NACFC 2018

To help reduce the risk of cross-infection, we request that only one person with CF be invited to attend an NACFC event at a specific time and stay only for that session.

Please be aware that others with CF might choose to attend NACFC and NACFC-related activities. While we strongly discourage this, other individuals with CF may still choose to attend despite our attendance policy.   

We invite all who are unable to attend the conference in person to view select live-streamed sessions. You can register to join the live-streamed sessions.  

We also want to stress that good infection prevention and control measures apply to all people. To reduce the risk of getting and spreading germs at NACFC, the Program Planning Committee asks that everyone follow basic best practices:  

  • Clean your hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand gel
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Maintain a distance of at least six feet from those with a respiratory infection

Thank you for your cooperation in helping to safeguard the health of those who attend our conference. For more information, please contact the CF Foundation at (800) FIGHT CF (800-344-4823) or visit www.cff.org to review our CFF Attendance Policy.  

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