Lives unaffected by cystic fibrosis

14th Australasian Cystic Fibrosis Conference 2021


Dear CF Community Member

The 2021 Australiasian Cystic Fibrosis Conference is rapidly approaching and plans are well underway.

CFA has two very important questions for you and your responses will inform our lay and medical conference formats and programs. Please complete the survey link HERE.


Note re COVID-19: If we are still in pandemic conditions at the time of the conference, all in-person tickets/registrations will be fully refunded and the conference will continue online only.

Cystic Fibrosis Australia's 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 will be held in Hobart from 7th - 10th August 2021.

The 14th Australisian Cystic Fibrosis Conference provides a collaborative and education forum for the 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.

In 2021:

- our Lay Conference will be held from Saturday 7th August to Sunday 8th August 
Please REGISTER HERE  for the Lay Conference

- our Medical Conference will be held from Sunday 8th August to Tuesday 10th August 
Please REGISTER HERE for the Medical Conference

Both conferences will be held at the Hobart Grand Chancellor Hobart

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.

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‚Äč - Chair
Nettie Burke WA  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
Pia 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 WA  Minutes Secretary, CFA


Medical Committee

Phil Robinson VIC  Chair, ACFC
Nettie Burke NSW  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 WA  Minutes Secretary, CFA



Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart
1 Davey Street, Tasmania 7000
Tel: +61 (0)3 6235 4535   
Reservations Email: [email protected]
General Enquiries Email: [email protected]
Conference venue: Map of venue


Waterfront hotel accommodation in Hobart city

When you’re looking at staying in Hobart, the only place to be is on the waterfront at the Hotel Grand Chancellor. Conveniently located amongst all the action, this family-friendly hotel allows you to sit back and enjoy both harbour and mountain views from one of the best places to stay in Hobart. The Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart is also just a short walk away from popular attractions such as Salamanca Place and The Markets, Battery Point, the MONA Ferry and the CBD.

Enjoy the comfort, space and facilities of one of Hobart's largest accommodation hotels. Work out in our gym, relax in the sauna or enjoy a swim in the heated indoor pool. Meet for drinks or our signature Afternoon Tea in the Atrium Lounge, or reserve a table at the popular Restaurant Tasman for either a buffet breakfast or √† la carte dinner.

City of Hobart:-
Hobart Sky Bus:   
Taxi Services:
United Taxi's (03) 6243 3300
Hobart Airport Taxi's 13 22 27

Discover Tasmania:-
Tours:   Pennicott Wilderness Journey and Hobart Walking Tours
Hobart and South Activate and Touring options      


Hotel Grand Chancellor 
1 Davey Street, Hobart
Reservations: +61 (0)3 6235 4535
Email: [email protected]
Delegates can either book via the link below or using the code 65ROSES via the hotels website.

The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel
1 Macquarie Street, Hobart
Reservations:  1800 814 676
(please contact reservations directly and quote ACFC2021 for preferential rates)

RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel
154 - 156 Collins Street, Hobart
Phone: +61 (0)3 6270 8603
Fax: +61 (0)3 6270 8699 
Email: [email protected]
Please find your booking link: for reservations for the ACFC2021 - rates and availability are only valid until 7th July 2021 for bookings, before it expires and any bookings after this time will need to be booked directly with us at the hotel subject to availability at time of booking.

Hadley's Orient Hotel
34 Murray Street, Hobart
Reservations:  +61 (0)3 6237 2999 (24 Hours)
(please contact reservations directly and quote ACFC2021 for preferential rates)

The Henry Jones Art Hotel
25 Hunter Street, Hobart
Reservations:  +61 (0)3 6210 7700
(please contact Callum or Hamish in the reservations team and quote ACFC2021 for preferential rates on Standard Rooms and Deluxe Spa Harbour View Rooms)

Mantra on Collins
58 Collins Street, Hobart
Reservations: +61 (0)3 6226 1111
Join Mantra+, which is free to join online.  Mantra+ members who book direct get access to exclusive member rates Mantra+ Terms and Conditions.  As a Mantra+ loyalty member, you will also be eligible for a range of benefits including, FREE WiFi, a late checkout (subject to availability), a dedicated booking phone line 1300 263 543 (Australia), Food & Beverage discount whilst in-house and complimentary drink on arrival. 

Ibis Styles Hobart
173 Macquarie Street, Hobart
Tel:  +61 (0)3 6289 8500
Reservations:  please email [email protected] and quote ACFC2021

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 busness 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

Contact information


Conference Price Guide for 2021



Please REGISTER HERE  for the Lay Conference

Please REGISTER HERE for the Medical Conference