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The 8th Meeting of the Global Alliance against Respiratory Disease took place on the 3rd - 4th July in Astana, Kazakhstan was attended by the IPCRG President Niels Chavannes.

We would like to share a great news with you that the Asia Pacific Congress of Asthma, Allergy, and Clinical Immunology (APCAACI) 2013 will be held on November 14-17, 2013 in Taipei International Convention Center, Taiwan. With the theme “Allergy, Infection, and Immunity in a Changing World”, the APCAACI 2013 program has been constructed in conjunction with various major topics such as, genetics to epigenetics of allergy and asthma in the emerging world, effect of global weather change cutting-edge of allergy and clinical immunology and frontier of allergy and asthma prevention and treatment. Thus, we are expecting to attract more than 1,500 participants from all over the world to this landmark congress.

The congress official website is www.apcaaci2013.org.

We appreciate your devotion and contribution; furthermore, we cordially invite you to join this congress in Taiwan, with the friendly people here, we are sure that you will make precious memories with us.

Looking forward to seeing you in Taiwan!



Francesca Tang 唐珮閔 


Secretariat for APCAACI 2013 


Office: +886-2-8502-7087 Ext. 39 | Fax: +886-2-8502-7025

Email: apcaaci2013.service@elitepco.com.tw

Add: 4F., No. 20, Ln. 128, Jingye 1st Rd., Taipei 104, Taiwan (R.O.C)


The World Allergy Organisation are delighted to welcome you to participate in the 2013 World Allergy & Asthma Congress in Milan, Italy, 22-26 June 2013. The theme of the Congress isAllergy, a Global Health Burden. The Congress will be the highlight of the year for everyone involved in the field of allergy. WAO invite you to join them to share science, knowledge and education with speakers and participants from around the world.  

Please take time to review the Scientific Program. It has been carefully developed to cover the entire field of allergy, including the latest studies, new and expanding topics, highlights and innovative educational formats. 

The WAO encourage you and your members to participate in the scientific program by submitting your research. Abstract submission for the EAACI-WAO Congress 2013 is now open with a submission deadline of 21 January 2013. Applications for 100 Travel Grants will also be accepted from Juniors with accepted abstracts.

To submit an abstract or travel grant, please click here.

To register for the Congress with a reduced rate, please click here and register before 20 February.

This information is also avaliable to view as a pdf. 

 Below is the EAACI-WAO Congress 2013 information for your society’s meeting calendar or newsletter:

EAACI-WAO Congress 2013

22-26 June 2013

Milan, Italy

Website: www.eaaci-wao2013.com

Email: eaaci-wao2013@congrex.com

The IPCRG will be giving four presentations at the 2013 WONCA World Conference in Prague.

The conference will take place in Prague on the 25th - 29th June 2013. 

Four workshops have been included in the preliminary programme:

1. Strategies towards smoking cessation (Wednesday, June 26, 10,00-11,30)

2. Investigation and treatment of common allergic respiratory conditions that should be managed in general practice (Wednesday, June 26, 15,30-17,00)

3. Asthma Control and Severity. What should the doctor do to support patients with uncontrolled and severe asthma (Thursday, June 27, 10,00-11,30)

4. Early Detection and Management of Stable Disease and Exacerbations (Friday, June 28, 15,30-17,00)

Please note, that this is a very preliminary programme and can be a subject of change.

For more information visit the website


The 18th Nordic Congress of General Practice will be taking place in Tampere, Finland on the 21st - 24th August 2013.

IPCRG is likely to be running workshops at this event.

For more information click here

IPCRG running 4 workshops as Wonca Europe Special Interest Group

12-07-05 11.00 Investigation and treatment of common allergic respiratory conditions that should be managed in general practice.

12-07-05 16.00 Early detection and management of stable disease and exacerbations

12-07-06 11.00 Strategies towards smoking cessation. How to maximize the opportunities for smoking cessation in primary care

12-07-06 16.00 Asthma control and severity. What should the doctor do to support patients with uncontrolled and severe asthma in day to day practice

@Miguel Roman leading

7th General Meeting of the World Health Organization Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD) St Petersburg, Russia. Niels Chavannes,President to attend meeting to represent primary care.


World Spirometry Day 2012

World Spirometry Day (WSD) is an awareness campaign that offers people the chance to test their lung health and demonstrates the importance of sport and healthy lungs in the year of the Olympic Games. Health professionals around the world organise lung function testing events for the general public. Find out more here.