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Dear IPCRG Colleague,
Congratulations to IPCRG colleagues on ERS election
We are delighted to announce that Board director Janwillem Kocks and previous President and active member of GRAP Spain, Miguel Román Rodriquez, have been elected as the leaders of European Respiratory Society (ERS) General Practice and Primary Group (1.05): Janwillem as Chair and Miguel as Secretary. 
Miguel is a key member of our planning team for Porto, designing a strong Ibéro-American track within our comprehensive and ambitious primary care focused programme. Further details about the 9th World Conference & 1st Ibero-American Primary Care Respiratory Meeting being held in Porto from 31 May to 2 June 2018, can be found at
Abstract Deadline: Sunday 28 January 2018

A key part of all IPCRG conferences is the opportunity for the global primary care respiratory community to share the work they are doing and data they are collecting with colleagues.  Please remember that there are only 4 days left before the deadline of midnight GMT on Sunday 28 January 2018 to submit an abstract of your work.
We accept 3 different types of abstracts: 1) Applied Clinical Research/Implementation Science, 2) Quality Improvement/Service Development and 3) Research Ideas on Respiratory Conditions and Tobacco Dependence.
You can submit your abstract by following this link. A guide to abstract submission is available on our conference website.
The conference Early Bird Rate ends on 28 January 2018.  This discounted rate will be held until 30 April for successful Lead Abstract Authors. Abstract Authors will be informed of the outcome of their submission by 19 February 2018.
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With my very best wishes,

Dr Luis Alves
Chairman Scientific Programme Committee