The International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) and the Primary Care Respiratory Group Sri Lanka are delighted to announce our 1st South Asian Scientific Conference run in collaboration with primary care respiratory groups from the region. Following our success in Singapore in 2015, we believe this can become the leading primary care respiratory scientific Conference in the South Asian region for clinicians working in real life settings. The IPCRG’s conferences are already established as the ‘premier Conference place’ for clinicians and academics committed to carrying out and promoting respiratory research in primary and community settings. They provide the opportunity for colleagues to share best practice at an individual and population level to improve respiratory health.
The 2017 IPCRG 1st South Asian Scientific Conference will be held from the 3rd-5th August 2017 at the Hotel Galadhari in Colombo, Sri Lanka. We are committed to delivering this Conference in partnership with industry and offer GSK the opportunity to become involved. We anticipate more than 300 leading primary care respiratory physicians attending, including a good number from India and from the other rapidly developing markets of Asia such as Malaysia, India, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan, as well as notable teachers, researchers and role models from Europe, Australia and New Zealand. We will bring leading global experts from our major FRESH AIR study on prevention and treatment of chronic respiratory disease in low and middle income countries as mentors and teachers (www.theipcrg.org/freshair) including Professor Thys van der Molen, Netherlands, Professor Niels Chavannes, Netherlands and Professor Hilary Pinnock, UK and Dr Sundeep Salvi, India.
Conference Aims and Objectives
To offer an affordable high value Conference that:
- Informs primary care practitioners in the region about evidence-based respiratory practice that takes account of locally available interventions including drugs and devices
- Enables industry partners and leaders, innovators and early adopters to network, share knowledge and experience and strengthen their collaborations.
- Builds capacity to deliver high quality care that improves lung health in South Asia through expert and relevant teaching about tobacco dependence, asthma, COPD, allergic rhinitis, comorbidities and respiratory infection.
- Provides a showcase and opportunity to present respiratory research based on primary and community care and real life experience and data.
- Enhances primary care respiratory research capability through feedback and mentoring essential to improving the detection, prevention and management of respiratory disease in low, middle and high income countries.
- Generates quality abstracts for publication in the IPCRG’s journal published in partnership with Springer Nature Publishing Group, npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine.
- Provides an opportunity for new and experienced researchers to test out research ideas and present findings in a very friendly and supportive setting amongst peers from around the world.
- Identifies and supports the next generation of leaders, researchers and teachers from South Asia.
- Continues to build the FRESH AIR movement across the world www.freshair.world
Scope: chronic and infectious respiratory diseases, respiratory symptoms such as cough, wheeze and breathlessness, multi-morbidity including mental health problems and tobacco dependence in low, middle and high income countries, organisation and care.
Registration and abstract submission opens: 23 January 2017
Abstract submission closes: 25 May 2017
Delegate registration fees: (information to be added shortly)
Prizes for best abstracts
Selected abstracts may be printed in the IPCRG’s journal published by Springer Nature: npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine http://www.nature.com/npjpcrm/ and abstract presenters may be eligible for a HINARI waiver or be eligible for a discounted article processing charge (APC)
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