Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort
3500 Midwest Road
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523 USA
Phone: 1-630-850-5555
Fax: 1-630-850-5569
Toll-free: 1-800-228-9290
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From the O'Hare Airport:
Driving Directions: I-294 south to I-88 west. Exit at Route 83 south, approximately 1 mile to 31st St. (Oak Brook Rd.) Right on 31st St. to Midwest Rd. Left on Midwest Road to hotel on left.

From Midway Airport:
Driving Directions: Take I-55 south to I-294 north to I-88 west. Exit at Route 83 south approximately 1 mile to 31st St. (Oak Brook Rd.) Turn right on 31st St. to Midwest Road. Turn left on Midwest Rd. to 35th St. Hotel will be on the left.

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last updated November 4, 2006

Awareness Day 2006: Saturday, November 18


2006 November 18th Awareness Day Program


This is the most current version of the 2006 program (current as of Oct. 16)—check back for pending changes.

8:00-8:40 Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:40-9:00 Welcome Address
- Review of infection control for the day
- Presentation of website updates and new features
-Short Survey

9:00-10:00 CF Research Update
Dr. Youngran Chung
Loyola University Hospital, CF Center Director

10:00-11:00 Participating in Research Studies; Working New Therapies into your Daily Routine
Patient/Family Panel

11:00-11:30 Break/Visit Exhibits/Local Art Projects

11:30-12:30 Ask the Experts: Question & Answer Panel
Pose your questions to a panel of CF experts.

12:30-1:45 Lunch & Comedy Break
12:30-12:45 Featuring the comedy of Tony Talley, PFT technician (Children’s Memorial Hospital) and founder of Comics For a Cure (a CF fundraiser!).
Round Table topics during lunch include:
Newly Diagnosed, Going to College, Transition to Adult Care, Nutrition, Siblings, Understanding PFTs, and others. There will also be open tables for general discussions.

2:00-3:00 pm
Stress Busters/Relaxation and the Mind/Body Connection
Carolyn Utech, LSW
Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center

CF Nutrition Strategies for All Ages
Carrie Ek, LD, RD
Children's Memorial Hospital

General Open Session
This session is an opportunity to learn about a variety of topics.

1) Staff from the Chicago CF Foundation office will be available to explain how you can get involved with CFF; CF caregivers will also be available.

2) Melanie Ann Apel, author of Cystic Fibrosis: The Ultimate Teen Guide (2006) will be available to discuss her book and issues of communication between those within and outside the CF community.

3:00-3:45 pm
Pulmonary Rehab/Exercise in CF at different stages
Speaker TBA

Q-and-A session on Patient Advocacy: Insurance, disability benefits, Medicare & Medicaid …..what are my options?
CF Social Workers

Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes (CFRD)
Rose Briars, R.N., N.D., PNP, C.D.E.
Diabetes Clinical Program Director
LaRabida Children’s Hospital

3:45-4 pm Evaluation & Suggestions for 2006

An earlier version of the 2006 Awareness Day Program is available in PDF format. Check back later for the final version.


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2006 Awareness Day Registration Information


Seating limited. Please return registration form by November 1, 2006

[note: the preliminary 2006 Awareness Day Flyer may be easier for you to print]



Day Phone (______)_______________________________
Evening Phone (_____)________________________________
A $10 Donation per person is requested to help offset the cost of lunch. Family price is $25.
Adults:#__________________ Children:#____
Round Table Luncheon
Please return registration form and donation payable to:
Chicagoland Adult CF Association
Send this form and donation to:
Maureen Garvey
305 North Irving Ave.
Hillside, IL 60162
Office (708) 327- 9134
Please note: CF Individuals who plan to attend this meeting must not have been cultured positive with Burkholderia cepacia, MRSA, or Multiple Resistant Pseudomonas. Please honor this request. If you are not certain if you have one of these organisms, please contact your CF Care Provider for results/questions.




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