Mission & Aims


Mission Statement

AREST CF seeks to improve the detection, prevention and treatment of early respiratory disease in young children with cystic fibrosis in order to improve clinical outcomes and quality of life for patients and their families. 


  •  To better understand mechanisms underlying early lung Docherty Family Slidedisease
  •  To define early risk factors associated with lung damage
  •  To develop new and innovative ways of assessing early lung disease
  •  To define early clinical outcomes that can be used to assess severity of lung disease and response to treatment
  •  To develop therapeutic strategies designed to prevent or delay the onset of lung disease and to minimise the progression of lung disease




Our Logo Represents

AREST CF stands for Australian Respiratory Early Surveillance Team for Cystic Fibrosis.  We have the head and shoulders of a young child and we use the f as our airway to highlight breathing difficulties that people with CF have.  The red stop sign represents our desire to stop lung disease early in life so that children will grow up to lead happy healthy lifes.


Useful Links

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