UT Health Center to hold Cystic Fibrosis Family Education Day on Dec. 3

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

“Cystic Fibrosis Family Education Day 2005” will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Center for Biomedical Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, 11937 U.S. Highway 271 in Tyler.

Families and friends of patients with cystic fibrosis, community members, teachers, and health care workers are encouraged to attend and learn more about the disease. It is recommended that patients with CF not attend, because of the possibility of transmitting multidrug-resistant microbes between patients.

The presentations center around the theme, “Advances in Cystic Fibrosis: Changes and Outcomes.” Topics and their presenters are:

  • “Evolving Features of Cystic Fibrosis”
    Rodolfo Amaro, MD, director, Cystic Fibrosis Center, associate professor of pediatrics, UTHSCT;
  • “Advances in Cystic Fibrosis in Children”
    Susan Barrows, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, UTHSCT;
  • “The Role of Nutrition and Outcomes in Cystic Fibrosis”
    Amy Griffith, MS, registered and licensed dietitian, Cystic Fibrosis Center, UTHSCT;
  • “What You Should Know about the Bad Guys in Cystic Fibrosis”
    Tracy Drake, RN, BSN, head nurse, Infectious Disease Clinic, UTHSCT;
  • “Chest Physiotherapy in Cystic Fibrosis,”
    Marty Partida, registered respiratory therapist, Cystic Fibrosis Center, UTHSCT;
  • “The Social Impact on the Family and in the Community”
    Cindy Broadway, licensed social worker, Cystic Fibrosis Center, UTHSCT; and
  • “Cystic Fibrosis in Adults”
    Leslie Couch, MD, director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, associate professor of medicine, UTHSCT.

There will be a question and answer session after the presentations.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided by Chiron Corp., Genentech, and Solvay Pharmaceutical. For more information or to reserve a place at the event, call toll-free (866) 337-2899 or (903) 877-5270.

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