Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Virtual CF Education Days

Here is the next upcoming Web Cast produced by the Cystic fibrosis Foundation. I am already signed up also if you go to the foundations web site they have a list of archived Web Casts. I really like these they give you a chance to hear from other centers and other docs and they update you on all the new developments....

CF Lung Health Anthology:
Smoke Exposure, Exercise, Chronic Meds and ACT

 A Live Virtual CF Education Day Web Cast

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

8 p.m. ET
(7 p.m. CT; 6 p.m. MT; 5 p.m. PT)

Click here to register

Join the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for a live 60-minute Web cast. This year's Web cast series will be in a new four part format.  Each part will feature an expert discussing the latest information on a topic of their expertise. Questions can be submitted in advance or during the Web cast to be answered at the end of each segment. The April 30th Web Cast will feature:

  • Michael Schechter, MD, MPH, from Emory will discuss the hazards of second-hand smoke for people with CF and the best ways to avoid it.

  • Anne Mejia Downs, PT, MPH, CCS, from the University of Indianapolis will talk about exercise and cystic fibrosis. She’ll give tips on what to do, how it fits in with other therapies and daily life.

  • Patrick Flume, MD, from the Medical University of South Carolina will discuss the recommended therapies that people with CF can use to maintain lung health, according to recently published CFF guidelines for the use of chronic cystic fibrosis medications.

  • Mary Lester, RRT, from the Medical University of South Carolina will demonstrate techniques for airway clearance (ACT). She will show the different forms of airway clearance and give tips for how to fit this therapy into daily life.

About this Web Cast Series

Produced by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, this innovative series of Web casts brings the cystic fibrosis community together in a “Virtual CF Education Day” forum to learn from the experts about living with CF and the latest in CF research. Each Web cast features different members of the CF healthcare team, or experts in CF research, from across the United States.

The Web cast forum offers an opportunity for questions from the CF community to be answered. This educational tool helps to empower people with CF, families and friends to take an active part in CF care through increased knowledge about the research and the highest quality care.

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