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Published in Press Releases on November 21, 2011 (PDF)

UMMC, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Mississippi sponsors adult cystic fibrosis education day

By Patrice Guilfoyle

The University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Mississippi will host the first adult cystic fibrosis education day for families and patients living with the genetic disease on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the UMMC Conference Center at the Jackson Medical Mall Thad Cochran Center.

Health-care professionals, including physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers and dietitians, are invited to attend.

The featured speaker for the event is Dr. Bruce Marshall, vice president for clinical affairs for the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Families and patients can hear from other nationally recognized and UMMC health-care professionals on topics such as nutrition, exercise, and maintaining airway health. Dr. Nauman Chaudary, director of UMMC's cystic fibrosis program, also will be available to answer questions.

"We want to make every effort to educate everyone involved with CF patients to achieve the best possible care. This day will help boost center efforts in unveiling the mysteries of CF and replace fear with hope for our CF patients and families," Chaudary said.

For more information, email Brea Cole at cbcole@umc.edu. To register for the event, call (601) 984-1300 or visit http://conted.umc.edu.