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Northern New England Cystic Fibrosis Consortium 2020

The Northern New England Cystic Fibrosis Consortium has been in existence for two plus decades. Sharing information, quality improvement projects and research has added value and improved care in all three CF centers (Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont) that have participated in this consortium.

This year we will continue our tradition of case based interdisciplinary discussions, discipline specific breakout sessions and plenaries that will include a review of NTM as a comorbidity of CF, a discussion of the benefits and challenges of telehealth visits for CF patients and presentations of real life stories of CFTR modulator therapies across the region. We will end the two day conference with a review of center specific project reports.

This meeting is a joint effort between the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Northern New England Cystic Fibrosis Consortium.

Activity Details
Start Date: August 27, 2020
End Date: August 28, 2020
Time: August 27: 12:00 - 5:30 pm
August 28: 8:00 am - 12:45 pm
Location: Virtual Event
Download: Event Flyer

Registration is online only. There is no registration fee, but advance registration is required for planning purposes. 

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Preregistration required. The registration deadline is 10 days prior to the activity date. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Speakers & Topics

August 27, 2020

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Welcome & Overview of the Day
~ Brian P. O’Sullivan, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Case Based Discussion
~ Suchari Rutledge, MD, Northern Light Health
~ Sarah Brown, RN, Northern Light Health
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm Break
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Plenary I
 Non-tuberculous Mycobacterial Disease
~ Elizabeth A. Talbot, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Case Based Discussion II
~ Edmund H. Sears, MD, MaineHealth
~ Alicia Murry, RN, MaineHealth
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Break
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Plenary II
Telemedicine Pearls and Pitfalls
~ Clement Ren, MD, Indiana University
~ Dana Albon, MD, University of Virginia
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm Multidisciplinary Seminar
Transitions & Tools to Optimize Inpatient Care
~ Mary Ellen Corrigan, APRN-PNP, MaineHealth
5:30 pm  Adjournment

August 28, 2020

8:00 am - 8:15 am Welcome & Overview
~ Margaret F. Guill, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
8:15 am - 9:00 am Plenary III
CFTR Modulators – Real Life Stories
~ Stefanie Diloreto, PharmD, MaineHealth
~ Brian Bourque, PharmD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
~ Emily Dutille, PharmD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock

~ Martine Antell, PharmD, University of Vermont
9:00 am - 10:00 am Discipline-Specific Break-Out Session
- Physicians/APPs
- Nurses
- Social Workers
- Dietitians
- Researchers
- Respiratory Therapists & Physical Therapists
- Advisory Board Members & Patients
10:00 am - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - 10:30 am Introduction to Discipline-Specific Reports
~ Tom Lahiri, MD, University of Vermont
~ Brian O’Sullivan, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
10:30 am - 11:30 am Discipline-Specific Reports
11:30 am - 11:45 am Introduction to NNECFC Activities
~ Tom Lever, MD, Northern Light Health
~ Brian O’Sullivan, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
11:45 am - 12:45 pm NNECFC Activities Session
Healthcare IT & SIMPLIFY update

University of Vermont:
Update on Micro Processing & Translational Research
~ Daniel Weiss, MD, PhD & Matt Wargo, PhD


PICC-CF update

Northern Light Health:

Site Visit/Other
12:45 pm  Wrap up and Adjournment
Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this learning activity, using recent evidence, participants will be able to discuss at least three new elements of an appropriate plan of care for individuals with NTM disease as a comorbidity of CF.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 8.5 contact hours.

Social Workers:
Category A Continuing Education hours for licensure have been applied for through NASW NH. For questions, please contact Meagan Hall: mlhall@mmc.org.

Receiving Credit

The follow steps must be completed in order to receive credit for this event:

  • Register for the event online
  • Attend the event or session(s). A credit tracking sheet will be provided.
  • Complete the online evaluation - Must be submitted within 30 days after the activity

    Accessing the Online Evaluation (The evaluation is available the day after the event)

  • Log onto https://ce.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/login.aspx
  • Click on the My Activities link in the left side menu. Then click on the name of the activity you attended.
  • Click on the Resume button.
  • Click the Continue button until the Evaluation tab is active, and then click the Launch button.
  • Fill out the evaluation and then click submit. Credits will then be applied to your transcript. You can view your updated transcript by clicking on the "View Transcript" button.

View the Completing an Evaluation and Claiming Credit tutorial.

For questions or technical support, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Additional Information

For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org.

If you do not wish to be included on the conference participant list, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org to inform us.

The CME and CNE Offices are not liable for expenses incurred by participants due to cancellation or changes in programs.

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