Hilary Pinnock and Beraki Ghezai were invited by our colleague Talant Sooronbaev to Bishkek to the  Euro-Asian International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) Symposium as part of the Kyrgyz National Congress of Respiratory and Allergic Diseases and the 3rd Congress of the Kyrgyz Thoracic Society.   This builds on the relationships we have been building through FRESH AIR.   In addition Katrina Flannigan, Respiratory Specialist Nurse in the Scottish Highlands kindly stepped in to deliver a Skype presentation on the role of nurses in COPD.    Our Treasurer Kristine Whorlow attended on behalf of the National Asthma Council Australia.  There is a real appetite to develop services for people with chronic lung disease, and to strengthen primary care across the EuroAsian region and we are delighted to help colleagues in this endeavour.

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