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INNOVATIONS AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR PRIMARY CARE RESPIRATORY MEDICINE





Welcome & Introduction

IPCRG is delighted to be supporting its 1st Euro-Asian Scientific Conference, that will take place from 18-20 October in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Who is the conference for?
The conference is for policy makers, primary care teachers and leaders and practitioners who want to learn about successful ways to build capacity in primary care to diagnose and treat respiratory symptoms and conditions. With financial support from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, you will hear about the successes of the FRESH AIR programme, and how you can implement in the Euro-Asian region, and learn from global primary care respiratory experts in family medicine and nursing.

Why Kyrgyzstan?
We have been working with our Kyrgyz team since 2013, when we secured a grant from the European Lung Foundation's Healthy Lungs for Life  programme to start to support primary care to address the high burden of respiratory disease in the country: in the current edition of the ERS White Book, Kyrgyzstan has the highest respiratory mortality of all countries listed. What is important is that this problem is recognised by the Kyrgyz Ministry of Health, which is highly supportive of actions to address the deficits in diagnosis and management of chronic respiratory disease, not just respiratory infection. And even more importantly, there is support to improve the capacity of primary care doctors and nurses to diagnose and manage CRD in the 1000+ primary care centres in the country. Kyrgyzstan is one of the four FRESH AIR  country partners and has been working to prevent exposure to smoke by exploring better cooking and heating systems, and implementing Very Brief Advice to treat tobacco dependence through both our Global Bridges and Horizon 2020 programmes; improving diagnosis through the online Spirometry 360 learning and mentoring programme with our colleagues at the University of Washington and working with a team looking at under 5 diagnosis (see their paper published in April 2018 here ); and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

We have 8 objectives:

  1. To discuss the optimal system for the management of patients with respiratory disease at the primary health care level adapted to local conditions including clarity about appropriate roles and responsibilities for nurses, family doctors, and non-medical personnel
  2. To improve the practical skills of primary care clinicians, starting with physicians and nurses, to use the minimum simple and accessible methods (technologies) for timely diagnosis and treatment of RD at the primary health care level in accordance with national standards and within the framework of distributed roles and their competencies
  3. To expand training opportunities and strengthen the capacity of primary health care teachers using the "Teach  the  Teacher" methodology developed from EURACT and using respiratory diseases as the example, drawing on existing collaborations such as learning labs for Spirometry 360 tested as part of FRESH AIR

  4. To provide to policy-makers and clinicians an overview of the role and prospects for e-Health and m-Health, in lower income countries in primary care and remote regions, with a focus on m-Health, including an illustration of the potential to use smartphones in the identification of early stage COPD

  5. To increase capacity for implementation science at the primary health care level, especially involving young family doctors and GPs by running a workshop with a focus on quality improvement to improve the diagnostic process in primary care

  6. To present the results of the FRESH AIR project (funded by a research grant from European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 680997) to share experience and dissemination in the countries of the Euro-Asian region.

  7. To run a policy round-table to identify opportunities to change policy to remove barriers and to create enablers for improvements in respiratory health in the Euro-Asian region and to recruit commitment to sustain the developments of FRESH AIR.

  8. To strengthen the role of patients in the delivery of good quality respiratory health by inviting and involving them in the sessions to exchange experience and knowledge

Invitation letter

Please download our invitation letter.

Academic Programme

Programme

The programme runs for three days and will have parallel sessions appealing to nurses, family doctors and other important members of the health systems in the CIS countries, Russian Federation and neighbours. There will be plenty of opportunity for hands-on practice.

Programme (to follow)

Key Speakers

Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee: Professor Talant M Sooronbaev, Chief Pulmonologist of Ministry of Health Kyrgyz Republic, Head of Respiratory Medicine, Intensive Care and Sleep Medicine Department of NCCIM, Head of IPCRG team in  Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyzstan National Coordinator of Global Alliance for Respiratory Disease (WHO-GARD), President of Kyrgyz Thoracic Society, National Coordinator of FRESH AIR study in Kyrgyzstan, Chief Scientific Coordinator of Euro-Asian Respiratory Society, Head of Kyrgyz-Swiss High Altitude Research Center, Co-chair of Central Asia PVRI Task Force (CAPH)

Other national speakers include:

Our international faculty includes:

  • Professor Niels Chavannes, Professor of Primary Care Medicine, Strategic Chair of eHealth Applications in Disease Management, Head of Research, Department of Public Health and Primary Care LUMC, the Netherlands, National Advisor Action Programme Chronic Lung Diseases of LAN,Planning Group Member of WHO-GARD
  • Professor Jaime Correia de Sousa, President IPCRG 2016-2018, ICVS, School of Medicine, Minho University
  • Professor Pam Smith, Professorial Fellow, Nursing Studies University of Edinburgh and Visiting Professor, King’s College London
  • Professor Jim Stout, Professor of Pediatrics University of Washington; Adjunct Professor of Health Services, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic
  • Dr Anders Ostrem, ex President IPCRG, GP and Department of General Practice, Institute of Health and Society, Norway
  • Dr Beraki Ghezai, ex Board director IPCRG, GP, Norway
  • Ms Cynthia Hallensleben, Department of Public Health and Primary Care LUMC
  • Ms Siân Williams, Chief Executive Officer, IPCRG

Registration & Delegate Fees

Please download and complete this registration form and send to thorax.med.kg@bk.ru attention M.Mademilov.

Delegate fees are 12 EUR for medical delegates and 8 EUR for nurses, pharmacists and other non-medical healthcare professionals.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts should be written in single line spacing on an area of 13x18 cm, using the font Arial, font size not less than 12 pt. Maximum 300 words and not more than one page.

Line 1: Title of abstract in capital letters

Line 2: Names of the authors, the name of the institution, the city and the country where the work is done.

Results: separate from the title with 1.5 line space.

Include: the purpose of the study, a summary of the results and a conclusion. The results can be presented in the form of a table.

When using abbreviations for the first time, the term is indicated in full, followed by the abbreviation in brackets. Abbreviations are not allowed in the title of the abstract.


Key Deadlines:

  • Abstract Submission: 20 June 2018 by email along with the completed registration form to: thorax.med.kg@bk.ru attention M.Mademilov.
  • Notification of Outcome of Submission

 Note: Abstracts that do not follow instructions, or if they are sent by fax, will not be accepted for consideration.

Young Scientist Competition

The Organising Committee invites you to participate in the contest of young scientists. The competition accepts the work of young scientists under the age of 35 who can present results of their original research. The winners will be awarded a nominal scholarship and an educational grant named after academician M. Mirrakhimow. 

  1. Article must be drawn up in accordance with generally accepted requirements. The volume of the article should be within 10-12 pages.
  2. Annotation of the work (in English and Russian) with the rationale for the study, indicating its purpose, material and methods, results, conclusions (no more than 250 words); indicate keywords.
  3. List of published references on the topic of the work.
  4. Information about the applicant: surname, first name; date, month and year of birth; Institute and post-institute education, academic degree, place of work, home and business addresses and telephones.
  5. Covering letter, signed by the head of the institution and the head of the work.


Submission marked "Young scientists session" should be sent to the Organising Committee of the Congress until June 20, 2018 by e-mail: mademilov@gmail.com  attention M.Madamilov.

Venue

The planned conference venue will be Jannat Regency Hotel, Bishkek

Travel & Accommodation options

 

Contacts

 1st IPCRG Euro-Asian Conference Organising Committee                                                                                                         

Contact telephones: mob. +996 772 574567;

Fax: +996 312 66 03 87

E-mail: thorax.med.kg@bk.ru; sooronbaev@yahoo.com