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Different CF animal models have been developed in recent years.  They are essential tools for understanding the CF pathophysiology and for validating future innovative therapies.  In collaboration with the ECFS, the European national CF associations expressed an interest in having a common European strategy for animal models in CF.

This seminar will provide an overview and a review of the animal models in existence.  At the end of the seminar, there will be an open discussion in order to pave the way for a European strategy to facilitate access to CF animal models in Europe. 

There is no additional registration fee for attendance at this Seminar, however, a special registration is required. Should you wish to attend the Animal Models Seminar please add a note about your participation in the Animal Models Seminar in the ‘Additional Comments’ section of the Basic Science conference registration. If you are unable to travel on the 20th March, the extra night will then be included in your registration fee.

Programme: Wednesday 20 March 2013


 10:00-10:05 Welcome and Introduction 
 10:05-10:35 First model - American CF pig - Joseph Zabner (US) 
 10:35-11:05  Second model - German CF pig - TBC 
 11:05-11:30 Coffee Break 
 11:30-12:00 Third model - CF Rabbit - Laurent Boulanger (FR) 
 12:00-12:30 Fourth model - CF Ferret - John Engelhardt (US) 
 12:30-13:30 Light Lunch 
 13:30-14:00 Fifth model - CF mice - Hugo De Jonge (NL)
 14:00-14:30 Sixth model - ENaC mice - Marcus Mall (DE) 
 14:30-14:45 Final remarks and discussion
 14:45-16:00 Closed Meeting - National Associations