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Volume 35, Issue 3
Publication date: September 1, 2014
Expiration date: September 1, 2017

The Future of Cystic Fibrosis Care
Thomas W. Ferkol, Jr., MD (Moderator)
Alexis Hartmann Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary Medicine; Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Albert Faro, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary Medicine; Co-Director, Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Development Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Peter Michelson, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Washington University Cystic Fibrosis Center, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Describe signs and symptoms suggestive of cystic fibrosis.
2. Appreciate the genetic and pathophysiological basis of cystic fibrosis.
3. Describe neonatal screening and diagnostic testing for cystic fibrosis.
4. Recognize genetic and environmental factors that can affect prognosis of cystic fibrosis lung disease.
5. Identify treatments that reduce pulmonary complications in cystic fibrosis.
6. Recognize the impact of newer allele- and mutation-specific therapies on cystic fibrosis lung disease.


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