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Northern New England Cystic Fibrosis Consortium 2021

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 Vitamin D deficiency and supplementation in patients with CF and the latest updates in cystic fibrosis related diabetes disease and therapies. We will end the two day conference with break-out sessions divided by subspecialty to discuss various topics of interest.

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

Activity Details
Start Date: August 26, 2021
End Date: August 27, 2021
Time: Day One: 12:00 - 6:30 pm
Day Two: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Virtual
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 August 23, 2021. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Speakers & Topics

August 26, 2021

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Welcome & Overview of the Day
~ Thomas Lahiri, MD, UVM Medical Center
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Case Based Discussion
~ Charlotte Teneback, MD & Emily DiSchino, RN UVM Medical Center
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm Break
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Plenary I
Vitamin D: Trails & Travails
~ Clifford Rosen, MD, Maine Medical Center
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Case Based Discussion II
~ Tom Lever, MD, Northern Light Health
~ Lynn Feenan, RN, MS, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Break
4:15 am - 5:15 pm Regional QI Project – Improving Vitamin D Levels in Pediatric & Adult People with CF
~ Lauren Tate, RD & Jessica D’Amico, DO
Maine Medical Center
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm Zoom Social Time

August 27, 2021

8:00 am - 8:15 am Welcome & Overview
~ Ana Cairns, DO, Maine Medical Center
8:15 am - 9:00 am Plenary II
Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes:
Current Evidence & Future Directions
~ Melissa Putman, MD, Harvard Medical School
9:00 am - 10:00 am Discipline-Specific Break-Out Session:
  • Physicians/APPs
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Dieticians
  • Researchers
  • Respiratory Therapists & Physical Therapists
  • Advisory Board Members & Patients
10:00 am - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - 11:15 am Session Intro
~ Brian O’Sullivan, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
~ Thomas Lahiri, MD, UVM Medical Center

Discipline-Specific Reports
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Introduction to NNECFC Activities
~ Nicole Czyzycki, RN, Dartmouth-Hitchcock

NNECFC Activities Session – Short Reports

  • Dartmouth
  • University of Vermont
  • MaineHealth
  • Northern Light Health
12:30 pm Wrap Up
Learning Outcome(s)

At the end of this learning activity, 100% of participants will be able to describe strategies to treat endocrine disorders for patients with cystic fibrosis.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the New England Cystic Fibrosis Consortium. Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 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 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.

Type:     Live Activity
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