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Invitation from DR LUIS ALVES, Chair Programme Committee, to attend the 9th IPCRG Conference & 1st Ibero-American Primary Care Respiratory Meeting, Porto, Portugal, 31 May – 2 June 2018
 
 
Dear Colleagues

It is with my great pleasure that I invite you to register for The 9th IPCRG World Conference and the 1st Ibero-American Primary Care Respiratory Meeting taking place in the wonderful city of Porto, Portugal. The conference starts on Thursday 31 May 2018 at 1200hrs and finishes on Saturday 2 June 2018 at 1300hrs. The conference is at the Alfândega Congress Centre, a former Customs House, located in Porto’s historic centre. 
 
To register, view the programme or submit an abstract, please click here.

We have worked hard with a world-wide team of primary care colleagues to produce an inspiring programme that addresses many of the issues you face to improve the care of people you see in primary care with respiratory conditions. Our 9th World Conference offers a comprehensive scientific programme as well as important networking opportunities allowing you to meet with colleagues to discuss respiratory care and new developments.
 
The theme for the 9th IPCRG World Conference is Respiratory Health: Adding value in a resource-constrained world.  We are delighted that Professor Rafael Bengoa, will deliver our opening address. Professor Bengoa spent 15 years with the World Health Organisation and is an internationally renowned healthcare expert. Further information about the programme as well as the Call for Abstracts can be found at: www.ipcrg2018.org. 
  
KEY DATES FOR IPCRG PORTO 2018
EARLY BIRD RATE ENDS: 28 January 2018
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Closes 28 January 2018
ABSTRACT RESULTS: 19 February 2018
 
Porto, Portugal's second city, sits on the gorge where the River Douro enters the Atlantic Ocean.  The historic riverside area is a UNESCO World Heritage site characterised by medieval townhouses, gothic palaces and baroque churches. Porto was deservedly voted the best European Destination in 2017. 
 
Porto Airport is served by 23 different airlines and many budget airlines offer a regular service.  Flights are already available on many airline websites.  Further informtion about travel, accommodation and visa requirements can be found on at www.ipcrg2018.org 

Journal news: Finally our journal, npgPCRM, has assembled a special collection of articles, for Respiratory Care Week 22-28 October 2017, which raises awareness for improving lung health around the world. In support of this important mission, we have assembled a special collection of articles, highlighting key research from npjPrimary Care Respiratory Medicine.  Click here to view the special collection. 

We look forward to welcoming you to enjoy the excellent educational and networking opportunities and the opportunity to visit beautiful Porto will make your trip a rewarding and unforgettable experience.
 
With my very best wishes,
Dr Luis Alves
Chairman Scientific Programme Committee
 
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