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New for 2018

You spoke and we listened!  Registration for ALL sessions (including all limited attendance sessions) will open at the same time as the main NACFC registration—July 11 at 3:30 p.m..   

Additionally, the following session types will no longer require a ticket and will now be first-come, first-served.  Once the session is full, interested attendees can go to the designated overflow room for that particular session to hear/view the presentation. Tickets will not be required for entry.  However, seating will be limited to room capacity and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Food and beverage will not be provided in overflow rooms. Overflow meeting room assignments will be published in the Final Program.

  • Brown Bags
  • Consultation Clinics
  • Junior Investigator Sessions

Limited Attendance (Ticketed) Sessions

The following session types will continue to have limited attendance (or be ticketed) sessions. These sessions require pre-registration and a ticket for entry.  

Wednesday, October 17

  • Short Courses*
  • Special Classes*

Friday, October 19

  • U.S. Adult Program Directors Meeting
  • U.S. Affiliate Program Directors Meeting
  • U.S. Pediatric Program Directors Meeting

Saturday, October 20

  • Luncheon Roundtables
  • U.S. Center & Program Directors Meeting
  • Closing Event*

Note: Registrations for these sessions/events will be accepted strictly on a first-come, first-served basis until attendance limit is reached. Conference refunds are not available if these sessions/events are full at the time of registration.

*Extra fees apply 

 

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Special Classes & Short Courses

Special Classes

These full-day classes will be held concurrently on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Attendance at each class is limited, pre-registration is required, and an extra fee applies.
                             

SPC01--PT&RT: Advanced Airway Clearance Techniques Throughout the Lifespan
Instructors:
Maggie McIlwaine, M.C.S.P., Ph.D.
Brenda Button, Ph.D.

Description to come.

SPC02--SW/PSYCH-CLIN-NRS: Foundational Motivational Interviewing Skills for Every CF Clinician (Morning Session)
Instructors:
Anna Georgiopoulos, M.D.
Stephanie Filigno, Ph.D.

This special class is designed for CF healthcare providers of any discipline who are interested in using motivational interviewing (MI) strategies to enhance communication and promote readiness to change. Participants may register for the morning session, the afternoon session or both. The morning class will train attendees in foundational MI skills, practicing with CF-specific scenarios. Topics include using MI to strengthen treatment relationships and work collaboratively toward physical and emotional wellness goals important to CF individuals and families. The afternoon class will address assessment and intervention strategies for misuse of alcohol and other substances. Topics will include the Screening, Brief Interventions, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) early intervention model; non-pharmacologic intervention, including MI techniques, for substance misuse in CF; and pharmacologic treatments.

SPC03--SW/PSYCH-CLIN-NRS: Advanced Strategies to Address Misuse of Alcohol & Other Substances (Afternoon Session)                                                        
Instructors:
Anna Georgiopoulos, M.D.
Stephanie Filigno, Ph.D.

This special class is designed for CF healthcare providers of any discipline who are interested in using motivational interviewing (MI) strategies to enhance communication and promote readiness to change. Participants may register for the morning session, the afternoon session or both. The morning class will train attendees in foundational MI skills, practicing with CF-specific scenarios. Topics include using MI to strengthen treatment relationships and work collaboratively toward physical and emotional wellness goals important to CF individuals and families. The afternoon class will address assessment and intervention strategies for misuse of alcohol and other substances. Topics will include the Screening, Brief Interventions, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) early intervention model; non-pharmacologic intervention, including MI techniques, for substance misuse in CF; and pharmacologic treatments.

 

SPC04--NRS: Nuts & Bolts of CF
Instructors:
Lynn Feenan, M.S.N.
Nicola Felicetti, R.N., B.S., M.S.N.

This day long special class is designed for new CF healthcare providers, of any discipline. It will provide a broad overview of many aspects of CF including: the pulmonary aspects of the disease, airway clearance techniques, CF nutritional issues, CF microbiology, adult self-care issues, and some of the psychosocial aspects of life related to having CF. The class culminates with a panel of CF parents and family members discussing living day to day with CF. The class will serve as a basic foundation of information to the new clinician that can be built upon throughout the rest of the conference.


Short Courses

These will be held concurrently on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 17 from 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Attendance at each course is limited, pre-registration is required, and an extra fee applies.

SC01--CLIN: Fundamentals of Quality Improvement
Instructors:
LaCrecia Thomas, CPNP
Cathy Mims, B.S.N. 

During this interactive session on the  fundamentals of quality improvement, participants will be placed into artificial care teams in order to work through the steps of the Model For Improvement. These artificial care teams will work to improve the care processes at a fictional CF care center at which patient outcomes have been declining. The participants will then apply lessons learned to a process for their own CF center.

SC02--CLIN: Expanding Responsibilities for the Mid-Level Coordinator
Instructors:
Nadia Shive, B.A., CCRC
Jane Vroom, CCRC

Description to come.

SC03--CLIN: Special Session      
Instructors:
Cynthia A. George, M.S.N., F.N.P.

Description to come.

SC04--CLIN-INF/MIC-NRS: Optimization of Antibiotics in Emerging Pathogens
Instructors:
David Young, Pharm.D.
Elliott Dasenbrook, M.D., M.H.S.

Experts will discuss the use of oral, inhaled, and intravenous antibiotics for challenging pathogens that are encountered in CF: MRSA, Pulmonary Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), multi-drug resistant (MDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa, B. cepacia complex, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, and Achromobacter species.  In addition, we will discuss the diagnosis and management of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA). The session will be practical with a focus on the approach to actual CF patients and the nuances of individual cases will be discussed.  Handouts will be provided with dosing and clinical scenarios to consider oral, inhaled, and intravenous antibiotics for these pathogens.

SC05--NRS: Advanced Pharmacology for the CF Provider
Instructors:
Joanna Cullina, M.S.N.
Hanna Phan, Pharm.D.

Description to come.

    SC06--NTR: Advanced Nutrition                                                         
    Instructors:
    Amy Jacobsmeyer, R.D.N., L.D.

    Kimberly Stephenson, M.S., R.D., C.S.P.

    This short course, focusing on nutrition, is designed for dietitians/nutritionists and other CF care team members who possess basic experience in CF nutrition and are interested in expanding their knowledge of nutritional concepts and practical applications. Topics covered may include pregnancy, transplant, appetite stimulants, enzymes, tube feeding, vitamins and minerals, diabetes, and infant care. Information presented will incorporate current guidelines, new research, practical skills, and case studies. Knowledge gained during this course will help improve the quality of nutrition care delivered to CF patients.

    SC07--PT&RT: Getting to the Core of Continence for Adults & Children With CF: New Strategies for Physical Therapists
    Instructors:
    Karen von Berg, D.P.T.
    Julie Wiebe, M.P.T., B.Sc.

    The breathing and postural demands of the trunk muscles are often compromised in people with cystic fibrosis, leading to secondary impairments such as postural deficits, stress urinary incontinence (SUI), pain and other functional impairments. This hands-on course will introduce clinicians to an innovative clinical model that incorporates neuromuscular-based core recruitment strategy, driven by external cueing of both the pelvic floor and the diaphragm. Linking the pelvic floor and diaphragm to work as a team, will equip participants to move beyond basic pelvic floor muscle strengthening exercises for SUI to simultaneously address proximal control, continence, breathing mechanics, functional impairments, pain and more through a dynamic foundation of support.

    SC08--SW/PSYCH-NTR-CLIN: Building Bridges in Transplantation: Dynamic Interactions between CF Teams & Transplant Teams to Improve Referral Processes & Promote Outcomes
    Instructors:
    Rebecca Bathon, M.S.W., LCSW
    Martha Markovitz, M.S.W., LCSW

    This course is designed to provide a framework for exploring the complex dynamics in referring persons with CF for transplantation while sustaining their commitment and intent to achieve their desired goal. Course content will present an overview of the current clinical state of lung transplantation and address how CF Care teams and Transplant teams can partner together to afford more persons with CF the opportunities for transplant. Both CF and transplant team care providers will present current attitudes and approaches to care exploring physical and mental health domains, requisites of transplant clinical and psychosocial evaluations, and challenges in sustaining levels of care that promote transplantation. Opportunities for collaborative partnerships between CF and transplant teams will be identified. Discussion of strategies and interventions to support persons with CF in their journey to transplant will be emphasized.

    SC09--U&C: Tips & Tricks Navigating Insurance, Benefits, & the Specialty Pharmacy  
    Instructors:
    Kim Reno, ACSW, LISW-S
    Lauren Willis, B.S., R.R.T.-N.P.S., A.E.-C.

    Jeffery Zobell, Pharm.D.

    The session will arm clinicians with information to help them in conversations with their patients regarding insurance coverage and access to therapies with an emphasis on assisting patients that have Medicare coverage. The session will also help clinicians in understanding the role of the specialty pharmacy and pharmacists in a complex patchwork of insurance and benefits.