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Newsletter 15th September, 2015
Dear IPCRG Colleagues
We are pleased to announce that abstract submission and registration is open for our 8th World Conference being held on 25th – 28th May 2016 in Amsterdam.
Conference Theme – Teamwork: Who Cares? The Value of Multidisciplinary Respiratory Care for: Patients, Clinicians and Healthcare Systems
We hope that our theme of the importance of team working resonates with you whether that's a multidisciplinary team, partnership between primary and secondary care, between academics and practising clinicians or the essential patient-professional team. Our aim is to attract family and integrated care physicians, patients and also colleagues from different disciplines who work together to get the best outcomes. Our speakers and workshop leaders will address topics and issues relevant to low, middle and high income countries in an exciting mix of plenaries, debates and interactive sessions offering new insights and knowledge.

Opening Keynote – Wednesday 25th May 17.30 – 18.45
Time to increase the impact of research: the value of interdisciplinary approaches for patient benefit. Prof Trish Greenhalgh, England.
Abstract submission
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. Closing date for abstracts midnight GMT on 24th January 2016.
Bursary scheme
There is a bursary scheme available. More information about this will be added to our website shortly.
We look forward to welcoming you to Amsterdam.
Please plan your visit and spread the word by sharing the flyer, the URL and tweeting #IPCRG2016.
Best wishes
2016 Scientific Programme Committee
Dr Jiska Snoeck-Stroband, Chair, Netherlands
Prof Niels Chavannes, Netherlands
Dr Tjard Schermer, Netherlands
Dr Frederik van Gemert, Netherlands
Prof Thys van der Molen, Netherlands
Prof Onno van Schayck, Netherlands
Dr Ioanna Tsiligianni, Greece
Dr Stephen Brunton, USA
The International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) is a charity registered in Scotland working internationally (SC No: 035056) and a company limited by guarantee (Company number 256268)

The IPCRG is the Respiratory Special Interest Group of WONCA Europe and an Organisation in Collaborative Relations with WONCA Global 

The IPCRG is the primary care representative on WHO-Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD) Planning Executive

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