The ECFS is dedicated to developing consensus reports on all aspects of cystic fibrosis. An area or topic is chosen and preliminary documents are prepared by leading workers in the particular topic. A meeting is then convened of about 30 participants who have a strong interest and expertise in the topic under discussion and a consensus statement is developed at that meeting. A report is then prepared and submitted for publication. The Terms of Reference for organising an ECFS Consensus Meeting, can be found here.