Courses

The management of infants identified with cystic fibrosis following newborn screening

Target audience

  • The main target audience are trainees in respiratory medicine and young doctors.

Educational aims

Newborn screening (NBS) programmes for cystic fibrosis (CF) have been successfully implemented in many European countries and the number of countries planning such programs is still increasing. There is agreement that NBS for CF offers the opportunity for early intervention and improved outcomes. It is however important to take precautions in order to minimize avoidable risk and maximise benefits. The aim of this web-based course is to update the participants on the management of infants identified with cystic fibrosis following newborn screening by addressing the following topics: Importance of a multidisciplinary team and care; confirmation of diagnosis after screening including sweat testing; the evaluation and management of infants with an equivocal diagnosis following newborn screening for cystic fibrosis; early respiratory assessment and clinical management in symptomatic and asymptomatic children; early nutritional management; the measures to take in order to prevent cross-infection and psychosocial aspects and family management.


Multidisciplinary team and care
P. Pohunek (Prague, Czech Republic)
Slide presentationMultimedia files
Slide presentationMultimedia files
Diagnostic sweat testing
C. Castellani (Verona, Italy)
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Slide presentationMultimedia files
Evaluation and management of infants with an equivocal diagnosis following newborn screening for cystic fibrosis
K. Southern (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
Slide presentationMultimedia files
Slide presentationMultimedia files
Early respiratory assessment and clinical management
H. Tiddens (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
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Early nutritional management
C. Colombo (Milano, Italy)
Slide presentationMultimedia files
Slide presentationMultimedia files
Measures to prevent cross-infection
G. Doring (Tubingen, Germany)
Multimedia files
Multimedia files
Psychosocial aspects and family management
S. Renner (Vienna, Austria)
Slide presentationMultimedia files
Slide presentationMultimedia files