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UK Cystic Fibrosis Conference 2017 - Day One

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East Midlands Conference Centre

Nottingham

Beeston Lane

Nottingham

NG7 2RJ

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UKCFC 2017

''Healthy Lungs and the role of CFTR'

Day One: Wednesday 6th September 2017

Day One is designed for a multi-disciplinary clinical and research audience - providing the latest pipeline of international cystic fibrosis research and innovation.

09.00 Registration, refreshments & networking

10.00 Welcome & Conference Introduction
David Ramsden, Chief Executive, Cystic Fibrosis Trust
George Jenkins OBE,
Chairman, Cystic Fibrosis Trust

10.10 Session One: Understanding how CFTR keeps lungs healthy and what to do about it when it doesn't work
Chair: David Sheppard, Professor of Physiology, University of Bristol

10.15 The Importance of Airway Surface Liquid (ASL) interface - volume and pH
- The role of CFTR in controlling ASL
Robert Tarran, Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology, University of North Carolina USA

10.40 Visualising the Cilia
Professor Pietro Cicuta, Professor of Biological Physics
Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

11.00 Can We Target Other Channels?
- New opportunities to find alternative therapies for CF
Dr Michael Gray, Cellular Physiotherapy, University of Newcastle

11.15 'Yes We Can!' Hot Off The Press
- Targetting other channels involved in ASL
Henry Danahay, Head of Biology, Enterprise Therapeutics

11.30 Coffee & networking

11.45 Session Two: Mucus

11.50 Sticky Mucus: How Does Ion Channel Dysfunction Affect Mucus In The Lung?
- Sticky mucus results in slowed mucocilary clearance
- How does CFTR dysfunction result in sticky mucus?
- How can an understanding of these processes help identify new ways of treating the lung?

Anna Ermund, Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University of Gothenburg

12.20 'Hot Off The Press' - OligoG: A Novel Approach to Treating Mucus Dysfuntion
Philip Rye, R&D Director, AlgiPharma

12.30 Conference Lunch, Networking and 'Meet the Sponsors'

13.00 Lunchtime Symposium: 'Beyond the Lung' - sponsored by Vertex

13.55 Session Three: Pulmonary Infection & Inflammation

14.00 Pulmonary Infection by Psuedomonas Aeriginoas. The Case for New Antimicrobials
Jane Davies, Professor in Paediatric Respirology, Imperial College & Royal Brompton Hospital

14.30 Why Is It So Hard To Find New Antibiotics?
- Antimicrobial Resistance Report

15.00 A Novel Therapeutic Approach To Resolve Inflammation in CF
Barbara White, MD Chief Medical Officer, Corbus Pharmaceuticals, Inc

15.20 What Happens If We Correct CFTR?
- Longterm follow up data on use of Ivacaftor
Professor Stuart Elborn, Professor of Respiaratory Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital

15.50 Closing Comments and Close of Conference Day One


16.45 CF's got Talent!

Presentations & Award Ceremony
for young CF researchers & people with CF and their families
Chair: Roger Black, Olympian and Presenter
(full online streaming and interaction with CF community)

19.00 2017 Conference Dinner


FAQs

Is the conference for all those with an interest in cystic fibrosis?

Day One is designed specifically for a professional clinical, research and academic audience only.

Day Two (separately bookable) is designed for all those with either a personal or professional interest in cystic fibrosis.

Is the conference open to people with cystic fibrosis?

As meetings and conferences are places where cross-infection could occur, the conference is not open to registration for people with cystic fibrosis.

Instead, we will be offering on-line attendance for both days of the conference through live streaming, digital forums and social media to enable people with cystic fibrosis to view all of the conference sessions and interact safely.

Is there a delegate fee to attend?

The conference is free to attend for health professionals working in the field of cystic fibrosis research and for all those with a personal interest (DayTwo only). A minimal fee is required for those attending from a corporate or pharmaceutical background.

What are my transport / parking options getting to the event?

The nearest stations to the EMCC are Beeston Station and Nottingham. There are over 30 direct trains that travel between St Pancras and Nottingham on a daily basis.

There is parking space for 250 cars at the venue. The EMCC is situated on Beeston Road, which is the main loop road through the campus. For satellite navigations systems please use postcode NG7 2QL.

What are my choices for accommodation near the conference?

The conference venue is next to the Orchard Hotel - which will provide accommodation for many of those attending the event.

Alternative accommodation can also be found at Holiday Inn Castle Marina, the Village Nottingham and Jury’s Inn.

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