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Dear IPCRG Colleagues,

 

The IPCRG Annual General Meeting for 2018 will take place on Thursday 31st May 2018. You are welcome to attend as observers. A copy of the agenda is below for information. If you have any comments that you wish raised at the meeting, please let Sam Louw, Business Manager, know by return e-mail (BusinessManager@theipcrg.org).

We kindly remind you that each country member ("Ordinary Member") has one vote. No other attendee has voting rights.

We look forward to seeing many of you in Porto.

 

Jaime Correia de Sousa, MD, PhD

President of the IPCRG

 

PS We are delighted that www.ipcrg2018.org has been awarded 12 CPD points by the Royal College of Physicians, London

 



IPCRG Annual General Meeting 2018

Thursday 31st May 2018

17.35 – 18.25

D. Maria, Alfândega Porto Congress Centre

Rua Nova Da Alfandega, Edificio Da Alfandega, 4050-430 Porto

 

AGENDA

All resolutions are Ordinary Resolutions, unless specified as Special Resolution*

 

1.

Welcome and Apologies

2.

To approve minutes from 18th May 2017 AGM (1)

3.

To receive President’s report

 

4.

To receive Treasurer’s report including the audited Accounts and Directors’ report for 2017 (2)

5.

To agree the appointment and fixing of the remuneration of Auditor: The current auditors, Scott Moncrieff are eligible for re-election. We propose a maximum fee of £6,000.

6.

To fix subscriptions for 2018

a. Ordinary members: a fee of £0 is proposed

b. Associate Corporate Members (2 levels): a subscription fee of €36,750 and €6,300 is proposed, representing no change from 2015-2017

7.

To elect the President Elect: 1 nomination has been received:

Dr Janwillem Kocks (3,4,5)

8.

To elect the Treasurer:  To appoint, on the recommendation of the Directors, Michael Barron as Treasurer.

9. 

Membership - by special resolution to agree

a. Members: application received from Family Medicine Development Society of Montenegro, RESPIRATORY GROUP (FMDSM) (6)

b. Associate members: Board nominations for Invited Specialists

10.

To amend the Articles of Association by passing a special resolution in the following terms adopting new Articles of Association (7,8 and 9)

 

THAT the draft Articles of Association of the Company signed by the Chair of the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 31 May 2018 be adopted as the Articles of Association of the Company in substitution for and to the entire exclusion of the existing Articles of Association of the Company

11.

Planned conferences in 2018, 2019 for information:

a. IPCRG 1st Euro-Asian conference, 18-20 October 2018, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

b. Scientific Meeting 2019

 

12.

Date of next AGM - will be held during our Scientific Meeting

 

Papers

 

Not included, for a copy prior to the meeting, please send a request to businessmanager@theipcrg.org

 

1. Draft minutes of AGM 18th May 2017

2. Final Audited accounts to 31st December 2017

3. Nomination from ELEGEIA

4. Nomination from CAHAG

5. Supporting Statement from Dr Kocks

6. Family Medicine Development Society of Montenegro, RESPIRATORY GROUP application

7. Proposed changes to the Articles of Association

8. Draft new Articles of Association

9. The draft new Articles of Association "blacklined" to show the changes between the existing Articles of Association and the draft new Articles of Association

 

A member can appoint a proxy to represent the member at the Annual General Meeting please complete a proxy form available from businessmanager@theipcrg.org and return by 17.35 on Tuesday 29 May 2018 to the Business Manager, businessmanager@theipcrg.org

 

* A special resolution requires 75 per cent or more of the votes on the resolution to be in favour of the resolution

  An ordinary resolution requires more than 50 per cent of the votes on the resolution to be in favour of the resolution

 


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Dear Colleague
 
There is still time to register for our first respiratory meeting in South Asia!    The International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) and the Primary Care Respiratory Group Sri Lanka invite you to join them in Colombo in August.
 
It's going to be a truly international meeting providing you with updates, answers and skills on a comprehensive range of new primary care respiratory research and key challenges for the region.    There is also time to network with colleagues from around the world and to share ideas, experience and practice.
Abstract authors should now have received confirmation whether their abstract was accepted as an oral presentation or poster.  This includes details of the session they have been allocated, time of presentation or time to be by your poster and details of how to register (all presenting authors must register).
 
The current programme is on the website. You will also be able to download the abstracts from the website.
 
Selected abstracts will be published as an online supplement to npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine after the meeting.  Thanks to all those who responded promptly to editing queries.
 
A reminder about our programme content
 
3rd August: register to join either our Research Writing School or Clinical Diagnosis and Management Workshops. Places are limited so book now!
6pm 3rd August Inauguration ceremony with invited guests
4th-5th  August: plenary sessions and oral presentations.  We are featuring FRESH AIR themes of improving diagnosis in children and adults, treating tobacco dependence with Very Brief Advice, tackling indoor air pollution, delivering pulmonary rehabilitation in low income settings.  In addition, the exciting programme includes challenges in vaccination, asthma, COPD, TB, cough, sleep, ACOS, and allergic rhinitis.
 
Visa required to travel?
 
Details on who requires a visa and how to apply for one can be found on the following site https://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/
 
Follow us on twitter @IPCRGSriLanka17
 
Kind Regards
 
Prof Savi Wimalasekera,
Chair, Sri Lanka Scientific Programme Committee

We are delighted that Ann-Britt Zakrisson was awarded best abstract prize at our recent IPCRG 5th Scientific Meeting.   

Title of abstract:  Improved quality of care by the PRISMS form in supporting self-management in patients with COPD; A Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

The judges, President of IPCRG Jaime Correia de Sousa, Chair of IPCRG Research,  Rachel Jordan, and Scientific Programme Chair Ioanna Tsiligianni, listened to presentations of the highest scored abstracts by the reviewer team, and concluded that Ann-Britt's was the strongest.

Ann-Britt works at University Healthcare Research Center, Region Örebro County as a research supervisor and is affiliated to Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, Sweden.   

Jaime Correia de Sousa

President
IPCRG

 

 

 


Our UNLOCK collaborator, Dr Rachel Jordan, Senior Lecturer, has announced that the Institute of Applied Health Research at University of Birmingham has been appointed as a RESPIRE3 host and are therefore looking for potential fellows to apply to go to her unit on a 2-year European fellowship or 3-year global fellowship.
 
The eligibility criteria and details are all on the RESPIRE3 website (see below), but Rachel says "essentially we are looking for post-doctoral fellows who wish to undertake research in either epidemiology, public health, primary care, occupational medicine or health economics, linked to the Birmingham Lung Improvement Studies (BLISS) team.  We focus particularly on COPD, with a current programme designed to understand disease aetiology, identify modifiable prognostic factors, and develop, evaluate and implement interventions that improve the health of COPD patients. We have a unique primary care cohort of COPD patients in the UK, and a population-based COPD cohort in Guangzhou, China (The Guangzhou Biobank study) as well as access to routine electronic health records (THIN), and an extensive network of research-active GPs for undertaking interventional and observational studies."
 
 Dr Rachel Jordan 
Senior Lecturer  
 Institute of Applied Health Research 
University of Birmingham 
 Edgbaston 
Birmingham B15 2TT 
RESPIRE 3 further information:
 
The 1st fellowship call is now open (deadline: 1 March 2017).
 
On the ERS website, you will find:

·         RESPIRE3 main page: Link to 2017 Application Guidelines, FAQs and online fellowship application platform

·         RESPIRE3 Web Host Registry: The RESPIRE3 Web Host Registry platform will enable potential fellowship applicants to search for suitable host centres and contact them, depending on the nature of their own research project. Host centres/supervisors may also contact potential applicants at their own end to discuss a potential fellowship application.


The 2017 Application Guidelines as well as Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provide further information about the two types of fellowships available (2-year European Fellowships OR 3-year Global fellowships), eligibility requirements, host centre’s commitments, ethics, and so on. 
 
Potential applicants and host centres should discuss different aspects of the fellowship in detail (e.g. research project description, finance/salary, administration, facilities, research costs) already at the application phase. While the applicant will be responsible for submitting the online application (via the ERS online system -  you do not need to be an ERS member, but you do need to register) s/he also will need a number of documents from the Host Supervisor (e.g. Host Supervisor Acceptance Form, CV, list of publications). Further information can be found in the 2017 Application Guidelines. 
 

A total of two calls are planned for RESPIRE3, in line with the EU timeline. The 2nd & final call will be launched in autumn 2017, with deadline during spring 2018 (exact timeline TBC).

 

Rachel Jordan

Siân Williams

 

Newsletter 9 November, 2016
Dear IPCRG colleagues
The IPCRG has now published two new documents on our website as part of a suite of practical guides to assessment tools for use by primary care professionals and also researchers:


These complement IPCRG's existing

We are grateful to the authors led by Professor Andrew Cave for this work, funded by the IPCRG.
Please click on the links to download the guides and circulate to colleagues.
As usual the Research Sub-committee that commissioned the work, welcomes feedback. Please email businessmanager@theipcrg.org with any feedback or leave a comment on the web page.
Jaime Correia de Sousa, MD PhD
President, IPCRG
PS Information now released on our 2017 conferences:
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


Supporter of the NCD Alliance
www.theipcrg.org

 

Newsletter 28 September, 2016
Dear IPCRG Colleague
The IPCRG is looking to appoint its next Chair of Research. This is a tremendous opportunity to influence research practice and to generate evidence that will improve the respiratory health of people across the world.
Previous postholders include Professor David Price, Dr Osman Yusuf and Professor Mike Thomas.
Suitable candidates may include full or part-time academic candidates wishing to build their CV in terms of leadership and international work. Practising clinicians and/or researchers with an interest in primary respiratory care who meet the criteria (Can be found under Documents here) are also welcome to apply.
Place of work
This is mainly conducted from your usual place(s) of work. Nearly all the quarterly committee meetings are virtual and at a time convenient to the committee members.
Commitment
The Chair's first role will be to appoint a new Research Sub-committee in line with the revised Terms of Reference of the committee (Can be found under Documents here).
This is a 3-year term of office with a review at 18 months. The Chair or Research is eligible for reappointment for a maximum total term of 6 years.
There is no mandated time, but an indicative amount would be the equivalent of day a week.
Reward
Do you want to make a difference? There is real scope to advocate for the role of primary care in generating evidence to affect practice using a range of methodologies including implementation science, data analysis and education evaluation. There is also opportunity to increase primary care research capability in low and middle income countries where the greatest burden of chronic respiratory disease is found.
This is a voluntary position; there is no honorarium associated with the role. However, we would expect that the Chair will be an active participant at our scientific meetings and other meetings agreed by the Board and therefore would be entitled to expenses in line with our travel and expenses policy.
How to apply
Please email to businessmanager@theipcrg.org with an up to date CV and covering email that highlights your relevant experience, what you would bring to the role, your vision for IPCRG research, and indicating how much time you could commit to the role.
Jaime Correia de Sousa, MD PhD
President, IPCRG
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


Supporter of the NCD Alliance
www.theipcrg.org
 

 

Newsletter 10 August, 2016
Dear IPCRG Colleagues
Following presentation at the IPCRG's 8th World Conference in May 2016, this new Desktop Helper has been published by the IPCRG, based on the work of Esther Metting and colleagues.
It describes a tool designed to support general practitioners (GPs) in diagnosing their patients with suspicion of obstructive respiratory disease. Misdiagnoses and under-diagnoses of asthma and COPD are common. Many current diagnostic tools are not based on real-life data and hence lack generalisability to clinical practice. The tool was developed by analysing real-life data from 9,297 primary care patients who were diagnosed by a pulmonologist. These patients visited their GP with respiratory symptoms and were referred to an Asthma/COPD(AC)-service for primary care in the Netherlands for a diagnostic assessment according to a strict protocol. A local pulmonologist used the results from this assessment to diagnose the patients. These diagnoses were the starting point for this desktop tool. No exclusion criteria were used, all patients assessed by the AC-service were included for the development of the tool. Statistical analyses were used to evaluate which parameters predicted asthma, COPD, Asthma/COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) or other.
Metting and colleagues showed that most patients in the Dutch Asthma/COPD-service could be correctly diagnosed with this tool (asthma 79% correct, COPD 85% correct, ACOS 32% correct). The tool was validated in another primary care population (n=3215) and showed a comparable accuracy (asthma 78%, COPD 83%, ACOS 24%).
IPCRG funded the writing and thanks to Novartis Pharma B.V for funding the typesetting, printing and postage.
To download:
Link to Ubiopred blog here.

We look forward to hearing feedback from those who try to use the tool.
We welcome volunteers from our Senate to translate/adapt it into other languages.
We also welcome suggestions for future Desktop Helpers. For the full list go here.
Kind regards
Professor Hilary Pinnock
Chair, Education Sub-committee
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


Supporter of the NCD Alliance
www.theipcrg.org
  

 

The U-BIOPRED project, an IMI project with funding from the European Union has finally come to an end, leaving a terrific legacy for the research and asthma community which is as much about the processes as the findings:

  • How to involve patients in research
  • How to recruit in primary care
  • How to work collaboratively across over 40 European institutions
  • How to collect, analyse and share "omics" data in children and adults
  • How to embed research into genetics and new generations of drugs for personalised prescribing into real life primary care teaching

Go to the U-BIOPRED website for details of publications.

The IPCRG's role has been to sit on the Ethics Board - and thanks to John Haughney for his commitment to this, and to be an active member of Work Package 9, focused on dissemination.   We will continue to monitor publications that emerge from the project, and connect with the other partners to ensure the findings that may affect primary care are introduced into teaching and learning across our member countries.

Our Teach the Teacher programme on  Difficult to Manage Asthma, funded by U-BIOPRED and supported by the Patient Input Platform and WP9 partners, introduced the programme to pairs of teachers of primary care from eight member countries, testing how to include it successfully in primary care teaching.  It incorporated the U-BIOPRED research findings into a broader programme driven by IPCRG's asthma messages and teaching including the SIMPLES structured asthma review, which had been well received at the 2013 ERS primary care session attended by over 400 people. The programme has now been rolled out to all participating countries.

 

See the IPCRG U-BIOPRED page for more details on the IPCRG abstracts published and in press on this programme.

 

Together with our UNLOCK programme, IPCRG has now gained considerable experience in collecting and using big data, and we hope that we will continue to be able to work with some of the U-BIOPRED partners to make optimal use of these data, networks, experience and thinking.

 

 

Siân Williams

Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

Newsletter 2nd March, 2016
Dear IPCRG colleague
Abstract Notifications
All abstract authors should now have received their notifications confirming whether their abstract was successful and the session it has been allocated too. If you have not received this, please contact conferencedirector@theipcrg.org and we will get this re-sent.
Programme updates
The programme continues to be updated and the abstract sessions will be included shortly, this can be found on our website www.ipcrg2016.org
Registration
If you haven't registered, please remember that everyone attending, including abstract presenters and speakers, needs to register. Go here or go to the link on your abstract notification e-mails. We may remove abstracts from the programme if a presenter has not registered.
Visa Requirements
If you require a visa to travel please ensure you have started the process. A support letter is available, please contact conferencedirector@theipcrg.org for further information.
Sponsorship
We would like to thank Boehringer Ingelheim, Novartis, GSK, Vitalograph, AstraZeneca, Teva, Clement Clarke, Chiesi Netherlands, Clean Cookstoves, EACCI, Medikro Oy and Nature.Com who have committed to sponsoring the meeting.
Follow us on twitter @ipcrg2016
Kind Regards
2016 Scientific Programme Committee
Dr Jiska Snoeck-Stroband, Netherlands, Chair
Professor Niels Chavannes, Netherlands
Dr Tjard Schermer, Netherlands
Dr Frederik van Gemert, Netherlands
Professor Thys van der Molen, Netherlands
Professor Onno van Schayck Netherlands
Dr Ioanna Tsiligianni, Greece
Dr Stephen Brunton, USA
Professor Aziz Sheikh, npjPCRM
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


Supporter of the NCD Alliance
www.theipcrg.org
 

 

Newsletter 28th January, 2016
Dear IPCRG colleague
Abstract Submissions
We have received over 150 abstracts and these are now all out with the reviewing panel. The panel have until 7th February and then the abstract committee will meet on 10th February to allocate the successful abstracts to sessions. Corresponding authors will receive notifications from 15th February to confirm whether their abstract has been accepted and to which session they have been allocated.
Programme updates
The programme continues to be updated and can also be found on our website www.ipcrg2016.org
Sponsorship
We would like to thank Boehringer Ingelheim, Novartis, GSK, Vitalograph, Chiesi Netherlands, AstraZeneca and Clement Clarke who have committed to sponsoring the meeting.
Follow us on twitter @ipcrg2016
Kind Regards
2016 Scientific Programme Committee
Dr Jiska Snoeck-Stroband, Netherlands, Chair
Professor Niels Chavannes, Netherlands
Dr Tjard Schermer, Netherlands
Dr Frederik van Gemert, Netherlands
Professor Thys van der Molen, Netherlands
Professor Onno van Schayck Netherlands
Dr Ioanna Tsiligianni, Greece
Dr Stephen Brunton, USA
Professor Aziz Sheikh, npjPCRM
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


Supporter of the NCD Alliance
www.theipcrg.org
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newsletter 22nd January, 2016
Dear IPCRG Colleague
There are only 2 days remaining to submit an abstract for our 8th World Conference taking place in Amsterdam, 25-28 May 2016. Our reviewers are ready and waiting and there will be no extension available so please ensure you meet the deadline of midnight GMT on 24th January 2016.
Remember, we accept 3 different types of abstracts: Clinical Research Results, Implementation Science / Service Development and Research Ideas on Respiratory Conditions and Tobacco Dependence. A guide to abstract submission is also available on our conference website. See www.ipcrg2016.org for further details.
Follow us on twitter @ipcrg2016
Kind Regards
2016 Scientific Programme Committee
Dr Jiska Snoeck-Stroband, Netherlands, Chair
Professor Niels Chavannes, Netherlands
Dr Tjard Schermer, Netherlands
Dr Frederik van Gemert, Netherlands
Professor Thys van der Molen, Netherlands
Professor Onno van Schayck Netherlands
Dr Ioanna Tsiligianni, Greece
Dr Stephen Brunton, USA
Professor Aziz Sheikh, npjPCRM

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


Supporter of the NCD Alliance
www.theipcrg.org
 

 

Newsletter 21st January, 2016
Dear IPCRG Colleague
There are only 3 days remaining to submit an abstract for our 8th World Conference taking place in Amsterdam, 25-28 May 2016. Our reviewers are ready and waiting and there will be no extension available so please ensure you meet the deadline of midnight GMT on 24th January 2016.
Remember, we accept 3 different types of abstracts: Clinical Research Results, Implementation Science / Service Development and Research Ideas on Respiratory Conditions and Tobacco Dependence. A guide to abstract submission is also available on our conference website. See www.ipcrg2016.org for further details.
Follow us on twitter @ipcrg2016
Kind Regards
2016 Scientific Programme Committee
Dr Jiska Snoeck-Stroband, Netherlands, Chair
Professor Niels Chavannes, Netherlands
Dr Tjard Schermer, Netherlands
Dr Frederik van Gemert, Netherlands
Professor Thys van der Molen, Netherlands
Professor Onno van Schayck Netherlands
Dr Ioanna Tsiligianni, Greece
Dr Stephen Brunton, USA
Professor Aziz Sheikh, npjPCRM

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


Supporter of the NCD Alliance
www.theipcrg.org
 

 

Newsletter 14th January, 2016
Dear IPCRG colleague
There are only 10 days remaining to submit an abstract for our 8th World Conference taking place in Amsterdam, 25-28 May 2016. Our reviewers are ready and waiting and there will be no extension available so please ensure you meet the deadline of midnight GMT on 24th January 2016.
Remember, we accept 3 different types of abstracts: Clinical Research Results, Implementation Science / Service Development and Research Ideas on Respiratory Conditions and Tobacco Dependence. A guide to abstract submission is also available on our conference website. See www.ipcrg2016.org for further details.
Programme updates
The programme continues to be updated and can also be found on our website.
Follow us on twitter @ipcrg2016
Kind Regards
2016 Scientific Programme Committee
Dr Jiska Snoeck-Stroband, Netherlands, Chair
Professor Niels Chavannes, Netherlands
Dr Tjard Schermer, Netherlands
Dr Frederik van Gemert, Netherlands
Professor Thys van der Molen, Netherlands
Professor Onno van Schayck Netherlands
Dr Ioanna Tsiligianni, Greece
Dr Stephen Brunton, USA
Professor Aziz Sheikh, npjPCRM
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


Supporter of the NCD Alliance
www.theipcrg.org
 

 

Newsletter 7th January, 2016
Dear IPCRG colleague
We hope everyone had an enjoyable festive break.
Our 8th World Conference in Amsterdam is less than 5 months away.
Abstract submission and registration remains open. Deadline for abstract submission is 24th January 2016.
See www.ipcrg2016.org for further details.
Follow us on twitter @ipcrg2016.
Kind Regards
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


Supporter of the NCD Alliance
www.theipcrg.org
  

 

Newsletter 17th December, 2015
Nine reasons to submit an abstract for our 8th IPCRG World Conference being held in Amsterdam 25 – 28 May, 2016. Deadline is Sunday 24th January 2016.
1. Reach a Unique Audience
The IPCRG conference has a unique audience of primary respiratory care key opinion leaders, highly respected primary care academics, paediatricians, and front-line primary care and community-based practitioners from low, middle and high income countries from all five continents
2. Receive robust review from primary care
Peer review is an important part of any research project. You will have time to present your findings and receive feedback from your peers in an intellectually robust but welcoming atmosphere.
3. Choice of oral presentation or printed poster
We aim to give as many people as possible a chance to present their findings orally. However, for those who prefer posters or lack confidence e.g. in speaking in English, there are poster options. These would still require a short oral statement.
4. Substantial scope: include multi-morbidity
As a primary care conference with a focus on respiratory care, we welcome submissions on respiratory symptoms e.g. breathlessness, wheeze and cough, whatever their cause(s); tobacco dependence and its impacts, and also the relationship with mental health.
5. Multi-professional scope
We welcome submissions from nurses, therapists, pharmacists and patients as well as family physicians, paediatricians and pulmonologists.
6. Not just clinical research findings but research ideas and implementation studies too
We accept three categories of submission:
  • Clinical Research Results (that must include a hypothesis, method and data and be relevant to our conference audience of predominantly primary care practitioners
  • Research Ideas on Respiratory Conditions and Tobacco Dependence (that has a title and proposed method but the author seeks feedback on the design)
  • Implementation science/service development
7. Submit previously presented relevant research
Previously presented research is acceptable for submission because our audience is different from other respiratory or primary care conferences and so this is a chance to achieve our mission of getting research findings into the public domain. Please disclose that it has been previously presented. For example, we’ve improved the word count facility so that it matches the ERS word count.
8. Linguistic and structural issues do not impede acceptance
Our philanthropic mission is to build primary care research capability, which is still an under-developed field. Therefore we aim to provide opportunities for new and inexperienced researchers to reach a wider audience and receive peer review that may be difficult in their own country.
9. Feedback and support offered for selected abstracts that are relevant but need improvement
The Abstract Committee has offered to help authors whose abstracts are relevant but need improvement before they can be accepted. This is particularly aimed at new researchers.
Tips to improve the success of your clinical research abstract:
  • Include a hypothesis
  • Include data
  • Check it is relevant to a primary care audience
  • Check it is relevant to the conference theme
  • If it is a service development consider if it should be submitted using the Implementation Science/Service Development form.
Tips to improve the success of your Implementation science/service development abstract:
  • State the problem the change is trying to address
  • Specify who: who has made/is making the change, and/or who benefits
  • Include measures: more measures, less text is a good way to think
  • Provide evidence of the change (remember we can learn from changes that are not improvements)
  • Consider how it is relevant for a wider international IPCRG audience
  • Include a final message: so what have you learned that you want to share?
  • Avoid presenting a literature review, we want an analysis of a real service change
  • If it is about clinical medicine it might be more suitable for the Clinical Research Results category
To submit your Clinical Research Results, Research Ideas on Respiratory Conditions and Tobacco Dependence or Implementation Science/Service Development abstract, please follow the links from www.ipcrg2016.org
Follow us on twitter @ipcrg2016
Kind Regards
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


Supporter of the NCD Alliance
www.theipcrg.org