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UKCFC is just around the corner... and we're getting personal.

With just one week to go until our annual UK Cystic Fibrosis Conference, there’s still time to book your tickets!

The conference kicks off on Wednesday 7 September at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham and finishes on the evening of Thursday 8 September, and we will be streaming the entire event online for people who aren’t able to attend in person.

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This year we’re bringing together over 400 delegates to explore the opportunities and challenges of personalised medicine. Day one has been catered to a professional audience, and day two is for everyone with a personal or professional interest in cystic fibrosis care.

If you’re tuning in online, be sure to check out our brand new open forum, taking place at 11.40am on Thursday 8 September, where Lawrence McGinty, former Science and Medical Editor at ITN News, will be leading a discussion on the implementation and affordability of precision medicine. As well as watching this event online, you will be able to send in your questions to the panel by emailing or tweeting us using the hashtag #ukcfc.

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The panel will include Ed Owen, Chief Executive of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, and Simon Denegri, National Director for Patients and the Public in Research for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Ed Owen said, “I am thrilled to be joining Lawrence McGinty and others on the precision medicine open forum. It’s a good opportunity to discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for those affected by CF, and we are keen to hear the views, insights and questions of as many people across our community to help us make it a conversation that addresses the real hopes and concerns of those we exist to support.”

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For the first time ever CF’s got Talent, a brand new online event, is taking place on Tuesday 6 September, the day before UKCFC. CF’s got Talent is a fantastic chance for you to get involved in ground-breaking research and engage with young researchers and their work into cystic fibrosis. The event will be streamed live on our Facebook page, and we want you to tune in, listen to the research proposals of our six finalists, and vote for your favourite!

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