Check out the live streams of the day here for the chance to hear what happened on Day 1 of the conference. Below, you'll find the agenda to help you navigate through the live streams, and some links to additional video interviews with speakers.
Morning session live stream
Afternoon session live stream
Welcome and introduction to Lungs for Life
Ed Owen, Chief Executive, Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Breathe for Life (Comedy Awards)
The burden of care in keeping lungs healthy
Oli Rayner, Adult with cystic fibrosis
Lungs for life
'Lungs for life' is one of the key themes for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust's major five-year appeal. This one-day symposium explores research at the cutting-edge to help preserve lung function in people with cystic fibrosis, including tools to improve decision making.
Setting the scene, introduced by Professor Stuart Elborn, Queen's University Belfast.
Keynote: Early mucus obstruction and inflamation: pathogenis and strategies for therapeutic intervention
Professor Marcus A Mall, Professor of Paediatics, University of Heidelberg
Preventing lung damage, introduced by Professor Diana Bilton, Royal Brompton Hospital.
A series of talks on the contribution of pulmonary inflammation following lung infections and lung function decline.
Inflammatory cells in the CF airways
Professor Clifford Taggart, Queen's University, Belfast
Pulmonary inflammation. Friend of foe?
Professor Stuart Elborn Queen's University, Belfast
TORPEDO trial - nearly there!
Dr Simon Langton Hewer, Consultant Paediatrician and TORPEDO-CF Lead Clinical Investigator
Biometrics of lung function, introduced by Dr Ed Nash.
A series of talks on innovation to assist decision-making.
Current issues around LCI (Lung Clearance Index)
Professor Jane Davies, Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital
CF START: a new registry-based approach to answering research questions
Rebecca Cosgriff, Registry Lead for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Dr Kevin Southern, Lead Clinician for Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Alder Hay Children's Hospital
How altering the immune system of donor lungs using ex-vivo lung perfusion improves outcomes
Dr James Fildes, Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester
Beyond small molecule interventions; genes and cells, introduced by Dr Bill Skach, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
A series of talks on genes and cells, the next generation of therapies and developments in novel genetic and stem cell manipulations to treat cystic fibrosis.
Moving gene therapy into CF patients
Professor Eric Alton, Respiratory Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute Imperial College, London
G QR-010: Modified Oligonucleotide Correction of the DF508 Mutation
Crystal Anglen, ProQR
Modelling cystic fibrosis with stem cells
Dr Ludovic Vallier, Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
HOT OFF THE PRESS - The very latest research news - introduced by Dr Janet Allen, Cystic Fibrosis Trust
CTP-656: A Novel Next-Generation Once Daily CFTR Potentiator
Dr Scott Harbeson, Vice President, Translational Research, Concert Pharmaceuticals
Watch a video interview with Dr Scott Haberson.
Global perspectives on current cystic fibrosis research, introduced by Professor John Price, Trustee, Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Keynote: Accomplishments and future challenges in cystic fibrosis research
Dr Felix Ratjen, Division Chief of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Watch a video interview with Dr Felix Ratjen.
Closing comments and close of day one
Drinks reception and networking opportunity - sponsored by Concert Pharma
Poster prizes for the Summer Students
Watch a video of the Research Competition results.