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July 2020

Support Group for COVID-19-Related Stress and Anxiety

July 9, 2020, 5:00 pm PST / 8:00 pm EST Coronavirus and Risk Reduction

Moderated by Yelizaveta Sher, MD, psychiatrist at the Adult CF Center at Stanford.

CFRI is hosting a bi-weekly online discussion/support group for members of the CF community. This is an open format via Zoom where people can share their experiences and address the anxiety that COVID-19 is triggering in our community.

To participate, please send an email to CFRI to request the registration link. Please allow 3-4 hours before the meeting to register.

Online Support Group for Adults with CF

Monday, July 20, 2020

CFRI provides a monthly Online Support Group for Adults with CF, which is open to participants nationwide. The group is facilitated by a social worker well versed in issues facing adults with CF.

The group meets on the third Monday of every month, from 6:00 pm PST to 7:30 pm (9:00 pm – 10:30 pm EST).

To participate, please send an email to CFRI to request the registration link. Please allow 3-4 hours before the meeting to register.

Facilitated by Meg Dvorak, LCSW, or Kate Yablonsky, LCSW, CF Social Workers at Stanford.

CF Caregivers Support Groups

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

CFRI provides a monthly CF Caregivers Support Group, which is open to participants nationwide. The groups are facilitated by a social worker well versed in issues facing CF caregivers. Participants are able to participate in person, as well as join anywhere from the country by telephone.

Two groups to choose from:

  • Parents of children with CF:
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm PST
  • Parents/Spouses/Partners of Adults with CF:
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST

To Attend in Person:

730 Welch Rd, Palo Alto, CA; 1st Floor Conference Room (both sessions)

To participate, please send an email to CFRI to request the registration link. Please allow 3-4 hours before the meeting to register.

Facilitated by Meg Dvorak, LCSW, or Kate Yablonsky, LCSW, CF Social Workers at Stanford

Caregivers Support Groups are made possible through grants from Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Chiesi USA, Horizon Therapeutics, Irene Pappas, and a Bequest in Memory of Peter and Kathy Judge.

Support Group for COVID-19-Related Stress and Anxiety

July 23, 2020, 5:00 pm PST / 8:00 pm EST Coronavirus and Risk Reduction

Moderated by Yelizaveta Sher, MD, psychiatrist at the Adult CF Center at Stanford.

CFRI is hosting a bi-weekly online discussion/support group for members of the CF community. This is an open format via Zoom where people can share their experiences and address the anxiety that COVID-19 is triggering in our community.

To participate, please send an email to CFRI to request the registration link. Please allow 3-4 hours before the meeting to register.

Virtual CF Summer Retreat

Thursday, July 23, 2020 – Sunday, July 26, 2020

CFRI’s annual CF Summer Retreat was created to enhance education, positive coping skills, and social support for people who share common experiences with CF. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the retreat (themed “Roaring Reboot 20/20”) will be a virtual event.

The retreat will be filled with various activities such as daily exercise (yoga, UJAM), arts and crafts, rap group sessions, educational presentations with special guests, and fun group-bonding activities (game night, dance party and more), all of which help promote physical and positive mental health.

Register now! Before the event, we will send you a link to join, a detailed schedule, and a welcome care package. 

Adults 18 years and older with cystic fibrosis, their family members, and friends are welcome.

REGISTER NOW!

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August 2020

CFRI’s 33rd National CF Education Conference: Partners in Progress ~ An Exciting Virtual Experience

Saturday, August 1 – Sunday, August 2, 2020

Our 2020 annual conference will be presented in an exciting and engaging virtual format, offering outstanding speakers, support groups, and activities, as well as the opportunity to connect with your CF community from across the country and globe. 

Registration is free!

The first 100 registrants will receive a complimentary hardcover copy of “Salt in My Soul” by Mallory Smith!

Confirmed speakers and topics include:

  • James Chmiel, MD – Anti-Inflammatory Therapies
  • Doug Conrad, MD – CF and Phage Therapy
  • Julie Desch, MD – Learning, Laughing and Loving with CF
  • Marie Egan, MD – CF Pipeline
  • Denis Hadjiliadis, MD – Cancer and CF
  • Nicole Irizarry, DPT – Exercise and CF
  • Rick Moss, MD – COVID-19 Update
  • Virginia O’Hayer, PhD – Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT)
  • Caroline Okorie, MD – Sleep and CF
  • Diane Shader Smith – Salt in My Soul
  • Yelizaveta Sher, MD – Psychiatry’s Role in CF Treatment
  • Sriram Vaidyanathan, PhD – CF and CRISPR
  • CF and the Siblings: Panel Discussion

In addition, 7 CFRI-funded researchers will present their work:

  • Ana Georgina Cobián Güemes, PhD
  • Martina Gentzsch, PhD
  • Lucas Hoffman, MD, PhD
  • Elizabeth Kramer, MD, PhD
  • Keehoon Lee, PhD
  • Kenichi Okuda, MD, PhD
  • Forest Rohwer, PhD

REGISTER NOW!  

Online Support Group for Adults with CF

Monday, August 17, 2020

CFRI provides a monthly Online Support Group for Adults with CF, which is open to participants nationwide. The group is facilitated by a social worker well versed in issues facing adults with CF.

The group meets on the third Monday of every month, from 6:00 pm PST to 7:30 pm (9:00 pm – 10:30 pm EST).

To participate, please send an email to CFRI to request the registration link. Please allow 3-4 hours before the meeting to register.

Facilitated by Meg Dvorak, LCSW, or Kate Yablonsky, LCSW, CF Social Workers at Stanford.

CF Caregivers Support Groups

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

CFRI provides a monthly CF Caregivers Support Group, which is open to participants nationwide. The groups are facilitated by a social worker well versed in issues facing CF caregivers. Participants are able to participate in person, as well as join anywhere from the country by telephone.

Two groups to choose from:

  • Parents of children with CF:
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm PST
  • Parents/Spouses/Partners of Adults with CF:
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST

To Attend in Person:

730 Welch Rd, Palo Alto, CA; 1st Floor Conference Room (both sessions)

To participate, please send an email to CFRI to request the registration link. Please allow 3-4 hours before the meeting to register.

Facilitated by Meg Dvorak, LCSW, or Kate Yablonsky, LCSW, CF Social Workers at Stanford

Caregivers Support Groups are made possible through grants from Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Chiesi USA, Horizon Therapeutics, Irene Pappas, and a Bequest in Memory of Peter and Kathy Judge.

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September 2020

CF Caregivers Support Groups

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

CFRI provides a monthly CF Caregivers Support Group, which is open to participants nationwide. The groups are facilitated by a social worker well versed in issues facing CF caregivers. Participants are able to participate in person, as well as join anywhere from the country by telephone.

Two groups to choose from:

  • Parents of children with CF:
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm PST
  • Parents/Spouses/Partners of Adults with CF:
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST

To Attend in Person:

730 Welch Rd, Palo Alto, CA; 1st Floor Conference Room (both sessions)

To participate, please send an email to CFRI to request the registration link. Please allow 3-4 hours before the meeting to register.

Facilitated by Meg Dvorak, LCSW, or Kate Yablonsky, LCSW, CF Social Workers at Stanford

Caregivers Support Groups are made possible through grants from Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Chiesi USA, Horizon Therapeutics, Irene Pappas, and a Bequest in Memory of Peter and Kathy Judge.

Online Support Group for Adults with CF

Monday, September 21, 2020

CFRI provides a monthly Online Support Group for Adults with CF, which is open to participants nationwide. The group is facilitated by a social worker well versed in issues facing adults with CF.

The group meets on the third Monday of every month, from 6:00 pm PST to 7:30 pm (9:00 pm – 10:30 pm EST).

To participate, please send an email to CFRI to request the registration link. Please allow 3-4 hours before the meeting to register.

Facilitated by Meg Dvorak, LCSW, or Kate Yablonsky, LCSW, CF Social Workers at Stanford.

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October 2020

Online Support Group for Adults with CF

Monday, October 19, 2020

CFRI provides a monthly Online Support Group for Adults with CF, which is open to participants nationwide. The group is facilitated by a social worker well versed in issues facing adults with CF.

The group meets on the third Monday of every month, from 6:00 pm PST to 7:30 pm (9:00 pm – 10:30 pm EST).

To participate, please send an email to CFRI to request the registration link. Please allow 3-4 hours before the meeting to register.

Facilitated by Meg Dvorak, LCSW, or Kate Yablonsky, LCSW, CF Social Workers at Stanford.

CF Caregivers Support Groups

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

CFRI provides a monthly CF Caregivers Support Group, which is open to participants nationwide. The groups are facilitated by a social worker well versed in issues facing CF caregivers. Participants are able to participate in person, as well as join anywhere from the country by telephone.

Two groups to choose from:

  • Parents of children with CF:
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm PST
  • Parents/Spouses/Partners of Adults with CF:
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST

To Attend in Person:

730 Welch Rd, Palo Alto, CA; 1st Floor Conference Room (both sessions)

To participate, please send an email to CFRI to request the registration link. Please allow 3-4 hours before the meeting to register.

Facilitated by Meg Dvorak, LCSW, or Kate Yablonsky, LCSW, CF Social Workers at Stanford

Caregivers Support Groups are made possible through grants from Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Chiesi USA, Horizon Therapeutics, Irene Pappas, and a Bequest in Memory of Peter and Kathy Judge.

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November 2020

Online Support Group for Adults with CF

Monday, November 16, 2020

CFRI provides a monthly Online Support Group for Adults with CF, which is open to participants nationwide. The group is facilitated by a social worker well versed in issues facing adults with CF.

The group meets on the third Monday of every month, from 6:00 pm PST to 7:30 pm (9:00 pm – 10:30 pm EST).

To participate, please send an email to CFRI to request the registration link. Please allow 3-4 hours before the meeting to register.

Facilitated by Meg Dvorak, LCSW, or Kate Yablonsky, LCSW, CF Social Workers at Stanford.

CF Caregivers Support Groups

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

CFRI provides a monthly CF Caregivers Support Group, which is open to participants nationwide. The groups are facilitated by a social worker well versed in issues facing CF caregivers. Participants are able to participate in person, as well as join anywhere from the country by telephone.

Two groups to choose from:

  • Parents of children with CF:
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm PST
  • Parents/Spouses/Partners of Adults with CF:
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST

To Attend in Person:

730 Welch Rd, Palo Alto, CA; 1st Floor Conference Room (both sessions)

To participate, please send an email to CFRI to request the registration link. Please allow 3-4 hours before the meeting to register.

Facilitated by Meg Dvorak, LCSW, or Kate Yablonsky, LCSW, CF Social Workers at Stanford

Caregivers Support Groups are made possible through grants from Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Chiesi USA, Horizon Therapeutics, Irene Pappas, and a Bequest in Memory of Peter and Kathy Judge.

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December 2020

CF Caregivers Support Groups

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

CFRI provides a monthly CF Caregivers Support Group, which is open to participants nationwide. The groups are facilitated by a social worker well versed in issues facing CF caregivers. Participants are able to participate in person, as well as join anywhere from the country by telephone.

Two groups to choose from:

  • Parents of children with CF:
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm PST
  • Parents/Spouses/Partners of Adults with CF:
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST

To Attend in Person:

730 Welch Rd, Palo Alto, CA; 1st Floor Conference Room (both sessions)

To participate, please send an email to CFRI to request the registration link. Please allow 3-4 hours before the meeting to register.

Facilitated by Meg Dvorak, LCSW, or Kate Yablonsky, LCSW, CF Social Workers at Stanford

Caregivers Support Groups are made possible through grants from Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Chiesi USA, Horizon Therapeutics, Irene Pappas, and a Bequest in Memory of Peter and Kathy Judge.

Online Support Group for Adults with CF

Monday, December 21, 2020

CFRI provides a monthly Online Support Group for Adults with CF, which is open to participants nationwide. The group is facilitated by a social worker well versed in issues facing adults with CF.

The group meets on the third Monday of every month, from 6:00 pm PST to 7:30 pm (9:00 pm – 10:30 pm EST).

To participate, please send an email to CFRI to request the registration link. Please allow 3-4 hours before the meeting to register.

Facilitated by Meg Dvorak, LCSW, or Kate Yablonsky, LCSW, CF Social Workers at Stanford.

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For information or to register for these events, please email cfri@cfri.org or call 650.665.7576.