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< div> < div> < div> < div> < div>Dear IPCRG Colleague
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< div>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.
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< div>Previous postholders include Professor David Price, Dr Osman Yusuf and Professor Mike Thomas. < div> < div>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. < div> < div>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. < div> < div>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). < div> < div>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. < div> < div>There is no mandated time, but an indicative amount would be the equivalent of day a week. < div> < div>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. < div>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. < div> < div>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. < /div> < /div> < div> < div> < div style="margin: 0cm; margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: 16.2pt;">Jaime Correia de Sousa, MD PhD < div style="margin: 0cm; margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: 16.2pt;">President, IPCRG < /div> < /div> < /div> < /span> < div> < /div> < /tr> < /table> < tr> < td style="padding:0px;color:#000000;font-family:verdana,geneva,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1px;font-weight:normal;background-color:#ebebeb;">
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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
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Case-based diagnosis, treatment and self-management of asthma: New free online educational resource for primary care

 

Newsletter 14 September, 2016
Dear IPCRG Colleagues
I am excited to report that a new free online educational resource on the diagnosis and treament of adult asthma is now available here: AsthmaXchange
A blog explaining the development process can be read here.
What can you do to help?
We welcome feedback about this resource as it marks our first venture into online learning, which is a key pillar of our educational strategy. To give feedback as a learner or teacher click here.

Please also let colleagues know about this resource and encourage them to give feedback too.
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
  

 

Case-based diagnosis, treatment and self-management of asthma: New free online educational resource for primary care

IPCRG has provided an international expert faculty and a separate international reviewing team to enable the development of these new online free educational resources for primary care called AsthmaXchange.

 

IPCRG and its Education sub-committee believes they are a high quality resource that enables colleagues to work through real-life examples that draw out key messages and important actions in the diagnosis and treatment of adults with asthma.  In addition, there is a whole module with case studies on how best to support self-management.   There are many other features such as newsletter with hot topics, including our Conference Prize-winners, and a discussion on when and how to refer to secondary care.

 

There are short videos from a number of us.

 

Our involvement in AsthmaXchange represents a new venture for IPCRG - providing the expert faculty to a medical education company, SciMentum,  that has a contract with Boehringer Ingelheim.    It has enabled us to test out a key pillar of our education strategy - to explore the use of online learning to reach grass-roots GPs.   We are satisfied that the production process has been independent of any company bias. It has been a thorough process, and raised a number of challenges about the best way to make cases educationally useful and credible for different audiences across the world.

 

If the site is well-liked, we hope to develop further resources, and therefore welcome your feedback on the relevance of the case studies and what other issues you would like to see addressed.   Write a comment in the box below.

 

I would like to thank all those who helped us hit some pretty tight deadlines, and in particular, Dr Noel Baxter, PCRS-UK President, Prof Hilary Pinnock, Chair of IPCRG's Education Committee, and Prof Ian Pavord, Oxford.  For transparency purposes, I was the other case study author.

 

Jaime Correia de Sousa, MD PhD
President, IPCRG