Community Guidelines

Virtual events are designed to be safe and open environments for all participants. Please review and follow the guidelines below when participating in a virtual event:

  • Be kind, open-minded, and respectful of everyone’s opinions and life experiences.
    • Do your part to create a judgment-free zone to make the event a positive and meaningful experience for all.
  • Keep all breakout and chat discussions confidential.
    • While posting about the event on social media is encouraged, the content of small-group video breakouts and chats is private. Please do not share pictures, screenshots, or information from the chat or breakout sessions in any way.
  • Use your real identity.
    • In order to create an open and honest space, you must use your real name or initials and upload a picture of yourself to your profile.
    • To maintain trust and honesty in conferences’ spaces, it is important to attend only the conferences for which you are the intended audience.
  • Do not use malicious or offensive speech.
    • Do not use vulgar speech or other language that may make other participants feel uncomfortable. Event participants have different experiences, personalities, and backgrounds. Please do not make assumptions and be sensitive to others’ perspectives.
    • If you feel a participant has violated the community guidelines, please direct message the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Staff during the conference. The staff can be identified by the words “CFF staff” in their usernames on the conference platform. You can also report a violation by visiting the IT Help Desk.
  • Do not ask for or give medical advice.
    • Everyone’s experience with cystic fibrosis and other medical conditions are unique to them. You may learn about how others manage cystic fibrosis or additional diseases as they share their stories, but do not make any changes to your own treatment plan without first consulting your care team.
    • The discussions in the breakout sessions are not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment recommendations from a qualified professional.
    • If you require medical attention, please consult a clinician, either at your care center or at another treatment institution.

One or more violations of these guidelines may result in your removal from a session, the event, or the virtual environment.

The information you provide during registration will be stored on secure third-party platforms, as it relates to your registration and attendance of this virtual event. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation may use this information in the future for the Foundation’s general business functions. The CF Foundation will keep any sensitive information it gathers secure and confidential. By registering, you agree that you understand the CF Foundation will handle your information as described in its Privacy Policy.

By entering the platform, you agree to these guidelines. Thank you for helping to ensure that community conferences are a positive experience for everyone involved.

For any questions or concerns, please email the virtual events team at