Announcing the 12th Australasian Cystic Fibrosis Conference 2017

Will be hosted in Melbourne, from Saturday 5th to Tuesday 8th August 2017

The conference is Australasia's largest event dedicated to cystic fibrosis (CF) and will bring together around 200 lay people and over 350 medical, allied health and nursing delegates plus CF researchers from across the region and around the world.

Over the four days lay and medical sessions will be held, illuminating the very latest CF research and innovation in treatment and care. As Chair of the 2017 ACFC Associate Professor Sarath Ranganathan, Director of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, has brought together a committee of CF specialists from a variety of backgrounds. They are planning a valuable and vibrant program that celebrates both Australasian and international breakthroughs, innovative treatments and research.

The CEO of CFV, Karin Knoester will chair the Lay Committee and again the opportunities for education, peer support and consumer engagement will be compelling sessions with highly valuable outcomes.

We hope you will be able to join us in Melbourne in August 2017 for what promises to be a highly informative and stimulating event for our CF community, clinicians, allied health practitioners, nurses and researchers.

Call for Abstracts for the 2017 Australasian Cystic Fibrosis Conference

Cystic Fibrosis Australia and the Conference Medical Committee are now calling for Abstracts for the 12th Australasian Cystic Fibrosis Conference will be held in Melbourne in August this year.

The deadline for the receipt of Abstracts has been extended to Friday 28th April 2017.

To submit your abstract, simply fill, complete and return the Abstract Submission form.  Click here to download the form.

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If you are interested in sponsoring the Australasian Cystic Fibrosis Conference or would like more information, please contact the Cystic Fibrosis Australia on (02) 9889 5171.

11th Australasian Cystic Fibrosis Conference - Sofitel Wentworth Hotel, Phillip Street Sydney 

We are overwhelmed with the positive feedback we received from the 2016 11th Australasian Cystic Fibrosis Conference in August. A wealth of information was shared by health professionals from Australia and around the world. Cystic Fibrosis Australia Ambassador, Nathan Charles opened the conference with a moving speech inspiring everyone to band together and continue to raise awareness awareness for Cystic Fibrosis.

2015 saw us have the ability to webcast several of the sessions. Below are the links to some of the sessions, with more being uploaded over the next few months as permissions become available and papers become published.




Conference Theme: "CF - Life in the Fast Lane"


Professor Barry Plant, Consultant Pulmonologist and CF Centre Director at Cork University Hospital, Cork Ireland. Professor Plant will present the Key Note Address 

Assistant Professor Scott Nagle, Radiology Department at the University of Wisconsin USA 

Francis Hollander, Department of Dietetics and Nutritional Science at Utrecht The Netherlands

Eleanor Main,  Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy and Course Director at the Institute of Child Health in London UK

Pradeep Singh MD, Professor of Medicine & Microbiology at the Universtity of Washington School of Medicine USA

David Young,  Professor (Clinical) & Vice Chair of Pharmacy Residency in Internal Medicine Director at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy USA

Medical Chair Dr Peter Wark,Operations Chair Simon Martin CEO CFA, CF Physicians Dr's Peter Middleton, John Widger, Paul Robinson, Scientist Dr Tim Kidd, CF Nurses Sharon Hunt & Felicity Finlayson, CF Physios Ruth Dentice & Michael Doumit, CF Social Worker Mary Fantidis, CF Dietitian Tamarah Katz, Pharmacist Courtney Munro and Ann Maree Bosch Conference Coordinator CFA.

The Organising Committee are supported by the Lay Program Sub Committee

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Conference Supporters
Cystic Fibrosis Australia would like to extend our gratitude to the following supporters of the CF Conference.

Platinum Sponsors

Vertex   Novartis    Novartis

Silver sponsors

Pharmaxis      Smiths Medical


Roses Only have provided the flowers for the conference and the conference dinner.  Click through to see some of the gorgeous arrangements,

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