Roughly 30,000 children and adults in the United States have cystic fibrosis, and 1,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Likely most of those patients receive care from a respiratory therapist during the course of their treatment.
The month of May, CF Awareness Month, presents a unique opportunity to help in the education and promotion of this disease.
During May, AARC will be offering its Professor’s Rounds presentation titled “Cystic Fibrosis—A 21st Century Perspective” by Dr. Elliot Dasenbrook for free of charge to members and at a reduced rate of $7.50 for non-members. This offer will run through May 31. Use code CFMONTH when registering.
You may also enjoy revisiting these stories from the past:
- We told the story of Jeremy Parks, a respiratory therapist and CF patient in the April 2013 issue of AARC Times.
- In a video showed at AARC Congress 2013, we related the unusual connection these two AARC members shared, one with CF who received a lung transplant. Listen to the stories of Ronda Passon and Sharon McRee.