Prof. Dr. Stojka Fushtikj is Head of department for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Medical director of the University Children’s Hospital, Skopje. She is a Chair of Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Group of the European Respiratory Society and national coordinator and member of Steering committee of European Cystic Fibrosis Society Patient Registry. CF is the area of her professional medical and scientific interest for more than 25 years with the sole purpose: to improve the quality and life expectancy of people with CF in North Macedonia and in the region. Her achievements include introducing the European standards of care for patients with CF, modern techniques of respiratory physiotherapy, introduction of neonatal screening for CF, introduction of the latest therapy with CFTR modulators in patients with CF in North Macedonia. Her working portfolio includes extensive volume of research work presented and published in the country and abroad.
Presentation title: Cystic Fibrosis in the Era of Highly Effective CFTR Modulators