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Respiratory care in low resource settings: practical approaches

Want to have hands-on training in diagnosis?

Learn how to run a pulmonary rehabilitation programme in a low resource setting

Using cases, discuss how to counsel patients diagnosed with a chronic respiratory disease such as asthma or COPD

Exchange experience and evidence about the diagnosis and management of chronic cough

Learn how to support tobacco dependent patients to stop smoking, including those with TB

Interested in research?

Present your clinical or implementation science data

Learn how to write high quality abstracts


Programme: download here

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 including Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, China, Pakistan, Indonesia, the Philippines and Nepal.


The 2017 IPCRG 1st South Asian Scientific Conference will be held from the 3rd-5th August 2017 at the Hotel Galadari in Colombo, Sri Lanka.     We anticipate more than 300 leading primary care respiratory physicians and pulmonologists attending, as well as notable teachers, researchers and role models from the region and Europe.   Our focus is on learning practical skills in clinical care and/or public health and research and finding solutions through case discussion.


We have invited 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.



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 delivering good care, and 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.           


Conference Aims and Objectives

To offer an affordable high value Conference that:

  1. Teaches primary care practitioners in the region about evidence-based respiratory practice that takes account of locally available interventions including diagnostic tools, counselling, drugs and devices
  2. Enables industry partners and leaders, innovators and early adopters to network, share knowledge and experience and strengthen their collaborations.
  3. 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 TB.
  4. 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.
  5. Provides a showcase and opportunity to present respiratory research based on primary and community care and real life experience and data. 
  6. Generates quality abstracts for publication in the IPCRG’s journal published in partnership with Springer Nature Publishing Group, npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine.
  7. 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.
  8. Identifies and supports the next generation of leaders, researchers and teachers from South Asia.
  9. Continues to build the FRESH AIR movement across the 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.

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Abstract submission site is already live:  You will also need to book and pay for your registration on the registration site

Abstract submission and early bird deadline (updated): 4 June at 23:59 GMT


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Guide to Abstracts

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Prizes for best abstracts

Selected abstracts may be printed in the IPCRG’s journal published by Springer Nature: npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine and abstract presenters may be eligible for a HINARI waiver or be eligible for a discounted article processing charge (APC)

Encore abstracts

We do accept encore abstracts - that is, abstracts that meet our criteria submitted to and/or accepted by a previous national or international meeting, but not a previous IPCRG meeting.

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We are committed to delivering this Conference in partnership with industry.  Please contact the IPCRG Executive Officer, Siân Williams to learn more about the opportunities.