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The Cystic Fibrosis Center of Chicago is committed to advancing the next generation of scientists and health care providers. The Cystic Fibrosis Center of Chicago has an active teaching program from “shadow” programs to formal internships and graduate and medical school training.

High School Mentorship

  • “Shadow” Program for numerous area high schools
  • Summer Internships

College Level

  • Exercise Physiology Preceptor for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Northern Illinois University and Northwestern University
  • Internship Program with Texas Tech University and Duke University

 Graduate

  • Exercise Physiology Clerkship – Northeastern Illinois University and Benedictine University

 Medical School

  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Rush University College of Medicine
  • Loyola University School of Medicine

 Resident Education

  • University of Chicago, NorthShore Univeristy HealthSystem
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
  • Core Lecture Series
  • Grand Rounds

Physician and Healthcare Providers

  • Community Based Pediatricians
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nursing
  • Dietary
  • Social Services
  • Genetic Counselors
  • Pharmacy
  • Community, Chicagoland Hospitals and Practices
  • Grand Rounds, Continuing Medical Education Course

Invited Lecturers, Symposia, Visiting Professorships

In addition to local area education, The Cystic Fibrosis Center of Chicago is invited to speak at medical schools, hospitals, and as visiting professorships.  In doing this, Dr. Boas has provided invaluable educational resources at some of the most prestigious institutions, organizations, and events in the United States as well as internationally.

National

  •          Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  •          Hope Children’s Hospital
  •          Illinois Department of Public Health
  •          Chicagoland Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Day
  •          Evanston Hospital
  •          Swedish American Hospital
  •          Resurrection Medical Center
  •          Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
  •          North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine Biannual Meeting
  •          American College of Sports Medicine
  •          American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting
  •          North American Cystic Fibrosis Annual Conference
  •          Children's Hosital of Pittsburgh
  •          Washington University
  •          University of Virginia
  •          Cystic Fibrosis Institute
  •          Duke University
  •          University of California at Los Angeles

International

  • Sydney Australia Middle and High School Private Conference on Recreational Drug Use
  • University of Kiel, Germany

CYSTIC FIBROSIS LECTURES

“Cystic Fibrosis”

  •          University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. 3rd Year Medical Student Core Lecture Series, 1992 – 1994.
  •          University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry. Dental Student Residents Lecture Series, 1993.
  •          Northwestern University, School of Dentistry. Dental Student Residents Lecture, 1998.
  •          Hope Children’s Hospital. Pediatric CME Lecture Series, 2000.
  •          Illinois Department of Public Health 17th Annual Genetics: A Family Affair, 2003.
  •          March of Dimes 31st Annual Perinatal Conference, 2006.

Cystic Fibrosis: The hope and challenge in 1999 – Overcoming barriers to leading an active life. Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Day, Chicagoland Cystic Fibrosis Adult Association, 1999.

"What’s New in CF.”

  •          University of Pittsburgh, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Pediatric Resident Series, 1995.
  •          Northwestern University, Ann Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Family Update, 1996.
  •          Northwestern University, Ann Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital Pediatric Resident Lecture Series, 1997.
  •          Evanston Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds, 2001.
  •          Swedish American Hospital, Rockford, IL. Pediatric Grand Rounds, 2001.

"Cystic Fibrosis: An immunological update.” Northwestern University Medical Center. Allergy-Immunology Division Conference, 1996.

"Cystic Fibrosis: Dispelling the Myths.” Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Day, Chicagoland Cystic Fibrosis Adult Association, 1996.

“Cystic Fibrosis: A Multi-disciplinary Team Perspective.” An Educational Program for the Chicago Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Ann Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, 1998.

“Financial Aspects of Cystic Fibrosis.” Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Day, Chicagoland Adult Cystic Fibrosis Association, 1998.

“Adolescent Independence and Compliance with Treatment.” Pathogenesis Teleconference Series: “Cystic Fibrosis in Adolescents”, 2000.

“CF Research Update.”

  •          CF Family Education Day. Ann Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, 2001
  •          Chicago Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2003.

“School Issues in CF.” Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Day, Chicagoland Cystic Fibrosis Adult
Association, 2002.

“Cystic Fibrosis: Individualized Care for a Diversified Population.”

  •          Evanston Hospital. Pediatric Medical Staff, 2003.
  •          Resurrection Medical Center. Pediatric Lecture Series, 2004.
  •          Ann Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital. Pediatric Residents, 2004.

“Cystic Fibrosis Institute Winter Education Retreat.” Faculty Panel and Conference Organizer

  •          First Annual Conference – 2006
  •          Recipe for Success – 2007
  •          Quest for Knowledge – 2008
  •          CF 500 –  2009
  •          The Amazing Race – 2010
  •          CFI Glenview – 2011

“Cystic Fibrosis: Breathing Strategies During Exercise.” North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, 2006.

“Cystic Fibrosis: Lung Function as a Poor Predictor of Exercise Tolerance in Individuals with CF.” North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, 2008.

“The Evidence for Exercise.” Health Promotion and Physical Activity Symposium, North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, 2008.

 “Cystic Fibrosis – Day after Glorious Day.” St. Alexius Medical Center, Woman’s Auxiliary Board, 2008

“Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screening.”

  •          St. Alexius Medical Center, 2008.
  •          Evanston Hospital, 2008.
  •          Northwest Community Hospital, 2011.

“The Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis.”

  •          St. Alexius Medical Center, 2008.

“Use of Ultrasonography in Body Composition Assessment in pediatric patients with and without cystic fibrosis.”

  •          American College of Sports Medicine Symposia, 2010.

“Etiology of Abdominal Pain in CF.”

  •          St. Alexius Medical Center, 2010.  Pediatric Grand Rounds

 

EXERCISE

“Recreational drug use and abuse in American Youth.” Invited guest speaker at a private Australian (Sydney) Middle and Senior High School, 1989.

“Anaerobic Exercise Testing in Male Adolescents with Cystic Fibrosis.” North American Society of Pediatric Exercise Medicine Annual Conference, 1994.

“Exercise and Cystic Fibrosis.”

  •          Washington University, Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine. Pulmonary Conference, 1994.
  •          University of Virginia, Division of Pediatric Pulmonary medicine. Pulmonary Conference, 1994.
  •          Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Pulmonology. Pulmonary Conference, 1995.

“Exercise- Induced Asthma.”

  •          University of Pittsburgh, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Genl Academic Pediatric Lecture, 1995.
  •          Northwestern University, Children’s Memorial Hospital Outreach Center. CME Course, 1998.
  •          Current Concepts in Primary Care Sports Medicine. CME Course, 2002 – 2009.
  •          University of Kiel, Germany, Graduate School of Exercise Physiology, 2002.
  •          University of Kiel, Germany, University Hospital. Grand Rounds, 2002.
  •          Northwest Community Hospital. Pediatrics CME Lecture, 2003.
  •          2nd Annual Resurrection Medical Ctr Sports Med Conference. CME Course, 2007.

“Exercise – Just Do It.”

  •          Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Day, Chicagoland Cystic Fibrosis Adult Association, 2000 – 2001.
  •          Cystic Fibrosis Institute, Winter Education Retreat, 2007.

“Exercise Limitation in Cystic Fibrosis and Asthma.” Invited Speaker, 6th Annual International Symposium – “Exercise in CF and Asthma.” Amrum, Germany, 2002.

 

VISITING PROFESSORSHIP

University of Kiel, Germany. October 2002.

 

NATIONAL AND REGIONAL CONFERENCE MODERATOR

 “Advances in Aerosol Antibiotic Therapy, A Physician Education Roundtable.” Moderator, Sponsored by Pathogenesis Corporation, 1998.

 “Pulmonary Therapy for Severe Lung Disease.” Moderator and Speaker, North American Cystic Fibrosis Annual Conference, 2000.

 “Appetite Stimulants.” Roundtable Leader, North American Cystic Fibrosis Annual Conference, 2000.

 “Cystic Fibrosis Institute Dinner Lecture Series.” Course Moderator

  •          “Treatment for the Newly Diagnosed.” Nov 2009
  •          “How to Join the Pit Crew: Seeking Out Employment in Difficult Times.” Aug 2009
  •          “Getting Off to a Good Start: Newly Diagnosed Families with CF.” May 2009
  •          “Getting the Most From Your Lungs.” Aug 2008
  •          “Recipe for Success: Psychosocial Issues.” Oct 2007
  •          “Recipe for Success: Financial Challenges.” July 2007
  •          “Recipe for Success: Legal Issues.” April 2007

 “2008 Working Group: CF and Exercise – Unanswered Questions.” Chair of Working Group, 2008 North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference