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Cystic Fibrosis Conferences

Cystic Fibrosis Australia's Conference schedule is packed full of fantastic speakers, brilliant destinations 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 13th ACFC will be held in Perth in August 2019.

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Cystic Fibrosis Nurses Conference 2018

The Organising Committee of the 2018 CF nurses conference are excited to welcome you to Parramatta in August 2018.

While we are a group of nurses with a special interest in Cystic Fibrosis we have a wide range of skills and experience levels. Our aim has been to develop a program that will interest and motivate all who work in this rewarding yet challenging field.

Our program will cover key areas of CF patient management with equal focus on Adult and Paediatric care. Our guest speaker will speak to us on the importance of further promoting and recognising the role of nurses in the life long management of people with CF.

Our social program will include welcome drinks as well as a conference dinner that will surely be a night to remember.

Parramatta is located in the centre of Sydney and is a large, multicultural city. Parramatta is  well known for its fine selection of restaurants and “eat street”, historical past and cultural diversity. It is a great place to take a walk by the river or relax with coffee or cocktails after the conference.

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Social events

There are two social events included in this years conference, the welcome cocktail party and the Conference Dinner.

Welcome cocktail party  
When: Wednesday 8 August, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: The Atrium, Novotel Parramatta
Cost: $50
Includes: One hour canape package and drinks (beer/wine/softdrinks)

Conference Dinner
When: Thursday 9 August, 7-11pm
Where: The Lennox, Novotel Parramatta
Cost: $100
Includes: a three-course alternate meal and drinks (beer/wine/soft drinks) plus entertainment
Theme: 80’s themed karaoke night so don’t forget to pack your best 80’s outfit

Tickets for both social events are included in your registration. Otherwise you can also purchase additional tickets seperatley during the registration process.

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This half day program is designed for new CF healthcare providers of any discipline. It will give a broad overview to the many aspects of CF including the pathophysiology and respiratory management of CF, airway clearance techniques, nutritional issues and the psychosocial aspects of life with CF. The program aims to cover both adult and paediatric care.

When: Wednesday 8 August 2018, 1-5pm
Where: Novotel Parramatta
Cost: $55 per person ($30 for nurses who are also attending the full conference). Includes afternoon tea and course notes.
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Buy your ticket: You can attend CF-101 as a part of your standard conference registration at a reduced rate of $30. You can also atend CF-101 as a stand alone course. Both options can be purchased by registering here>

Course Objectives

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Be able to describe the diagnosis of CF, it’s pathophysiology and the current survival data
  • Be able to describe the daily treatment of CF including respiratory and nutritional management
  • Understanding the psychosocial issues relating to CF for the affected individual and the family across the lifespan and the illness trajectory
  • Appreciate the current research into new therapies


1.00 – 2.00pm – CF – What, where and how? A medical overview of CF
2.00 – 2.45pm – Physiotherapy and CF (adult and paediatric speakers)
2.45 – 3.00pm – Afternoon tea
3.00– 3.45pm –  Nutritional management of CF
3.45 -  4.30pm – Psychosocial Issues
4.30 – 5.00pm -  Panel Q & A
5.00pm – Close of workshop and evaluation


Abstracts are now welcome for the 2018 Cystic Fibrosis Nurses Conference to be held in Parramatta, Sydney on the 8-10th of August.

This is a national conference targeting nurses working with children and adults with Cystic Fibrosis. All abstracts are welcome however abstracts and case studies related to the following areas are especially sought.

  • Role of the Nurse in the CF team
  • Microbiology and Infection Control
  • Gastroenterological issues
  • Transplantation
  • Fertility and pregnancy
  • Psychosocial issues in CF

Key dates:

  • Abstracts are invited from 7 March 2018
  • Deadline for receipt of abstracts 14 May 2018
  • Notification of Abstract acceptance 28 May 2018
  • Late submissions will not be accepted

To submit an abstract, please download, complete and return the following form by 14 May 2018 to

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13th Australasian Cystic Fibrosis Conference

The 13th Australasian Cystic Fibrosis Conference (ACFC) provides a collaborative and educational forum for the CF community and CF professionals to help advance CF research and care. This biennial 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.

In 2019: 

  • Our Lay Conference will be held from Saturday 3 August till Sunday 4 August
  • Our Medical Conference will be held from Sunday 4 August till Tuesday 6 August

Both Conferences will be held at the Crown Towers, Perth. 

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