Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to Host Congressional Briefing on Precision Medicine

--()--Cystic Fibrosis Foundation:

   

WHAT:

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host a congressional briefing on precision medicine and the progress in developing genetically targeted therapies for cystic fibrosis. The event is being held in cooperation with Congressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus co-chairs Representatives Tom Marino (R-PA) and Jim McGovern (D-MA).
 
Panelists will discuss the process for creating successful treatments for CF, the future of personalized therapies and how Congress can help advance precision medicine by supporting basic research and its translation to new therapies.
 

WHEN:

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Noon to 1 p.m.
 

WHERE:

2226 Rayburn House Office Building
 

WHO:

Panelists include:
• Moderator: William R. Skach, M.D., senior vice president of research affairs at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
• Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
• Noreen Roth Henig, M.D., chief development officer at ProQR Therapeutics
• Mara Cray, adult with Cystic Fibrosis
 

For more information or press registration, please contact Laurie Fink, national director of media relations at (301) 841-2602; lfink@cff.org.

About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation funds more cystic fibrosis research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible in part through Foundation support. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation also supports and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a donor-supported nonprofit organization. For more information, go to www.cff.org.

Contacts

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Laurie Fink, National Director of Media Relations
301-841-2602
lfink@cff.org

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