UK CF team visit Moscow Timelines: Russia

A “Russian School of Cystic Fibrosis” was organised mostly by Dr Siobhan Carr, RBH and Professor Elena Kondratyeva in Moscow, February 2016.

The team was Dr Siobhan Carr, paediatric CF respiratory consultant, Dr Su Madge, consultant nurse, adult CF care (now i/c Adult CF care RBH), Suzie Nolan, paediatric CF dietician and Fiona Cartwright, adult CF physiotherapist. Apart from local Moscow personnel, there were CF medical personnel from  St Petersburg, Crimea, Stavropol, Izhevsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov on Don, Arkhangelsk and Smolensk. The Russian side chose the topics, which ranged from Transition from child to adult CF care, newborn screening, lung transplantation, CF nutrition, airway clearance techniques to fertility and pregnancy issues and CF related diabetes. Proceedings were filmed and used later in Tomsk at a training event for Siberian CF centres.