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Cystic Fibrosis: A Success Story in Medicine

Location: Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas Signe Auditorium

Address: 4900 Mueller Blvd., Austin, Texas 78723 | View Map »

Date: Friday, September 13, 2019

Time: 7:30–8:30 a.m.

Contact: Mary Matus

About the Event

This installment of Pediatric Grand Rounds features Jason Fullmer, M.D., on cystic fibrosis. Fullmer is a pediatric pulmonologist at Dell Children’s Medical Group.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, the audience participant should be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology and treatment of cystic fibrosis.
  • Discuss the reasons patients with cystic fibrosis are doing better and living longer.
  • Recognize that there are many different diseases causing mutations in cystic fibrosis and the need for personalized medicine.

Target Audience

  • Primary: Pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists, family medicine physicians, pediatric residents
  • Secondary: Nursing staff, hospital staff


This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies:

  • ACGME: Patient care; medical knowledge; practice-based learning and improvement; interpersonal and communications skills; professionalism; systems-based practice.
  • IOM: Provide patient-centered care; work in interdisciplinary teams; employ evidence-based practice; apply quality improvement; utilize informatics.

Fullmer does not have relevant financial relationships to disclose relating to the educational content of this series.

The Pediatric Grand Rounds planning committee members are Nalinda Charnsangavej, M.D.; Daniel Richards, M.D.; Tania Eid, M.D.; Andrew Wang, D.O.; Annemarie Wolfe, M.D.; and Mary Matus. The members of the planning committee do not have relevant financial relationships to disclose relating to the educational content of this series.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.