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14th Australasian Cystic Fibrosis Conference 2021

Cystic Fibrosis Australia's (CFA) Conference schedule is packed full of fantastic speakers, a brilliant destination and the most up to date information in CF research.

In 1988 the first international Cystic Fibrosis Conference in the southern hemisphere was held in Sydney and in 1994 CFA organised the inaugural Australasian Cystic Fibrosis Conference (ACFC). This allowed medical, scientific, allied health and lay communities to come together for knowledge gathering, information sharing and understanding of new trends from overseas. 

The 14th ACFC provides a collaborative and educational forum for the cystic fibrosis (CF) community and CF professionals to help advance CF research and care. In 2021 our biennial conference brings together health professionals and members of the CF community from around the world to discuss and share ideas on the latest advance 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.

Planning is well underway with both the Lay and Medical organising communities working together to bring you the most up-to-date and current information from the best speakers both locally and from around the world.

Conference Program - Medical >

Conference Program - Lay >

Conference Venue (Medical only)
Shangri-La Hotel, 176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: 00 (61 2) 9250 6000
Hotel website >
Hotel Covid safety plan - functions and conferences >

The organising committee for the 14th ACFC would like to extend its thanks and appreciation to the following sponsors and exhibitors for their support.

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Sponsors and Exhibitors:

  • We are currently in the process of securing sponsors and exhibitors for the 2021 conference.  We have a range of sponsorship levels to cater to business size.
  • The 14th ACFC provides an excellent opportunity to promote your business to the CF medical professionals and/or CF community if appropriate.

Download the prospectus HERE

Meet Your Committees:

The 2021 Conference Medical & Lay Committees have representatives from all over Australia and New Zealand and are busily working on finalising the conference programs. 

Lay Committee

Paula Wriedt TAS  Executive Officer CF Tasmania - Chair
Nettie Burke  NAT  CEO, CFA
Amanda Bearcroft WA  Person with CF
Caz Boyd WA  Person with CF, lung transplant recipient 1994
Caron David NSW  Parent of a child with CF
Jane Drumm NZ  Parent of two adults with CF
Michelle Koevoets NSW  Parent of a child with CF
Carrie Leppard TAS  Parent of a child with CF
Shannon Malone-Brierley ACT  Parent of a child with CF
Peter Maree TAS  Parent of a child with CF
Leanne Newson TAS  Parent of two adults with CF
George Nicoll QLD  Person with CF, lung transplant recipient 2016
Walter van Praag TAS  Person with CF
Pai Sappl VIC  Person with CF
Kathryn Scott-Mackenzie NSW  Parent of a child with CF
Kat White WA  Parent of a child with CF
Nicki Mileham NAT  Delegate Liaison, Abstract Management and Secretariat, CFA
Mala Ganpati NAT  Speaker, Sponsor and S/T Liaison, CFA

Medical Committee

Phil Robinson VIC  Chair, ACFC
Nettie Burke  NAT  CEO, CFA
Emma Ball TAS  Respiratory specialist
Sean Beggs TAS  CF Centre Director, Paediatrics
Charlotte Burr WA  Clinical Nurse
Jen Corda VIC  Respiratory Physiotherapist
Lauren Farquhar TAS  Dietitian
Felicity Finlayson VIC  Clinical Nurse Consultant
Dominic Fitzgerald NSW  Respiratory & Sleep specialist
Luke Garratt WA  Scientist
Jenny Hauser TAs  Physiotherapist
Tom Kotsimbos VIC  Respiratory specialist
Keith Ooi NSW  Gastroenterologist
Theeba Thiruchelvam NSW  Pharmacist
David Stock TAS  CF Centre Director, Adults
Anthony Talbot VIC  Psychologist
Nicki Mileham NAT  Delegate Liaison, Abstract Management and Secretariat, CFA
Mala Ganpati NAT  Speaker, Sponsor and S/T Liaison, CFA



SHANGRI-LA HOTEL - 17 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000
For reservations call (61 2) 9250 6111 or email: [email protected].  Quote “Cystic Fibrosis Australia Conference” over 06-08 August 2021 to receive a 10% discount.

RENDEZVOUS HOTEL - 75 Harrington Street, The Rocks, Sydney
Contact the hotel directly on 02 9251 6711 or email: [email protected]. There is a 5% discount off best available rates on the 7th & 8th of August 2021 for conference attendees. To avail this discount and book, guests will need to contact the hotel.  Please note that this is subject to availability at the time of booking.

For conference attendees there is a 15% off BAR (Best Available Rate) discount.
Please use the link below and reference.
Booking Window:             02-12 Aug 2021 (this includes pre and post dates)
Rate Access:                       SSACFC21 
P: (+61 2) 9052 7588

RYDGES SYDNEY HARBOUR - 55 George Street, Sydney
Contact the hotel directly on 02 9255 1800. Rydges are offering 20-30% off public rates during the period 5-9 August. Prices vary from $190-$250.

Shangri-La Sydney offer a fabulous Stay 3/Pay 2 Luxury offer through Travel with The Luxury Concierge, with additional inclusions for bookings made through Carine and Linda – [email protected]

Inclusions for all stays booked with the girls are as follows:
 - Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
 - Daily Breakfast for two guests per bedroom, served in restaurant
 - $100USD equivalent Resort/Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full. Applicable to Hotel Outlets including restaurants, bar, lobby lounge, room service and Chi, Spa only and excludes any third party/external services )
Welcome Amenity
 - Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
 - Complimentary Wi-Fi

Rate is flexible, and will allow free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to day of arrival.  Payable on check-in.  Book early, as the Conference coincides with the start of Vivid in Sydney – the rooms at Shangri-La giving you the best view in town!

Infection Control Policy: - please read >

Abstract Submissions: CLOSED
(Closed Friday, 7th May)

Abstract Poster and e-Poster Presentation Information

Contact information:



Please REGISTER HERE  for the
Lay Conference

Please REGISTER HERE for the
Medical Conference

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