Conference is not only an invaluable educational tool but
also a fun, dynamic, and interesting event at which attendees participate in small breakout
sessions where information and experience can be shared. The program also features
the Hans Wessel Award to honor Dr. Wesselís tireless and lifetime commitment to
the CF community.  At the 2010 Conference,
retired social worker Carolyn Utech, LCSW, was the recipient of the Hans Wessel award in
honor of her lifelong dedication to those affected by cystic fibrosis. The 2011 recipient was Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. in honor of the organizationís support of research and advocacy for those affected by CF. The award was graciously accepted by Executive Director Carroll Jenkins.