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Newsletter 20th December 2014
Dear IPCRG Colleagues,
We are pleased to announce that abstract submission and registration is open for our 4th Scientific Meeting being held on 28th – 30th May 2015 in Singapore. Details of abstract types and how to submit can be found on our website We accept submissions for oral or poster presentations and help is available for those whose first language is not English.
Bursary scheme (specific countries)
There is a bursary scheme for delegates living in the region. More information about this can be found on our website.
New: 1st Respiratory Research School
For the first time, we will run a Respiratory School back-to-back with the Scientific Meeting on Saturday 30th May hosted by Prof Aziz Sheikh, co-Editor-in-Chief of our journal now published by Nature, Prof Khoo Ee Ming and Dr Tan Ngiap Chan. It is designed for any delegate who wishes to design and deliver primary care respiratory research. Delegates with an interest and with or without experience of primary care research are welcome to attend as individuals or teams. During the day we will work in small groups, mentored by highly experienced primary care respiratory researchers and teachers, to develop robust research questions and methods that you will present to the other delegates and a panel of expert judges at the end of the day.

Prize for best research protocol presented at the School
There is a prize of £10,000 for the research protocol judged to be the best. Some preparatory work is required for this Research School. Delegates are also encouraged to enrol for the Scientific Meeting on 29th May to expand their learning by submitting a Research Idea abstract. This will give them an initial peer review before the School starts.
We look forward to welcoming you to Singapore.
Please plan your visit and spread the word by sharing the flyer, the url and tweeting #IPCRG2015.
Best wishes
2015 Scientific Programme Committee
Dr Tan Tze Lee, Singapore, Chair
Dr Tan Ngiap Chuan, Singapore
Professor David Price, Singapore
Professor Josefina S Isidro-Lapena, Philippines
Dr Vinh Nhu Nguyen, Vietnam
Professor Chunxue Bai, China
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