About this event

  • Date and time Tue 14 Nov 2023 from 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health

Join us for our annual event, where we bring together the UK cystic fibrosis (CF) community to explore the latest advancements in CF care over the past year. With a focus on areas of new research and high client interest, this event offers a unique opportunity to stay informed and connected.

In addition to gaining knowledge about CF care developments, the event also serves as a platform for the "next generation" of CF clinicians to showcase their cases and gain valuable experience and education.

Call for Fellows cases:

The fellows’ round session will include 4 cases from paediatric and adult departments. Each talk will be allocated 20 minutes, case presentations should last 10-15 minutes to allow 5-10 minutes for discussion.

If you would like to submit a case, please send a single side of A4 outlining the case and highlighting discussion points to: anna.shawcross@mft.nhs.uk and r.pabary@rbht.nhs.uk

Deadline for case submission: Friday 15 September 2023

By attending, you will:

  • Understand the role of exercise in the care of individuals with CF
  • Hear expert advice and opinion around the nutritional management of people with CF
  • Consider the long-term follow up options for patients with CF SPID
  • Attendees will be updated on the status of ongoing research studies for those patients not currently eligible for CFTR modulators
  • Through the “year in review” and “fellows rounds” sessions, attendees will gain additional learning in different aspects of caring for people with CF 

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Early bird pricing available until 02 October 2023.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£77.00 £46.00 £46.00 £46.00 £24.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£141.00 £50.00 £50.00 £34.00


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Rishi Pabary, Consultant, Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London and Dr Anna Shawcross, Consultant, Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

The changing face of exercise in cystic fibrosis in the post-HEMT (Highly Effective Cystic Fibrosis) era: Reflections on testing, training and exercise as airway clearance?

Dr Zoe Saynor, Associate Professor, Clinical Exercise Physiology, University of Portsmouth and Ms Lisa Morrison, Lead Physiotherapist, West of Scotland Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre

Tea and coffee break
“What next for the 10%?”: Progress for those not currently eligible for modulators

Professor Kors van der Ent, Scientific Director, Child Health Program, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands

Pro-Con debate: “A label for life”: Should we offer individuals with CF SPID (Cystic Fibrosis Screen Positive Inconclusive Diagnosis) follow-up into adulthood?

Professor Nick Simmonds, Associate Director, Consultant Physician, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre, Royal Brompton Hospital Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Sarah Mayell, Consultant, Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Alder Hey Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Nutrition and gut health in the new era of cystic fibrosis care

Professor Daniel Peckham, Professor, Respiratory Medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Ms Laura Caley, Research Dietitian, University of Leeds

Fellows case 1
Fellows case 2
Tea and coffee break
Fellows case 3
Fellows case 4
The year in review

Professor Robert Gray, Professor, Respiratory Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow

Closing remarks

Dr Anna Shawcross and Dr Rishi Pabary

Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on Monday 13 November 2023.  Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenter’s and RSM’s discretion.

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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