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November 2020

Series 2: IPCRG Clinical Practice Webinar & Abstract Presentations
Confidence in Asthma Management during the
COVID-19 Pandemic
Saturday 28 November 2020, 1200-1410hrs GMT

A quick reminder that we are hosting a Confidence In - Asthma Management Webinar on Saturday 28 November 2020. We are delighted to have four presenters from our primary care networks give a short update that will allow time for questions and interaction with the audience.
The Learning Outcomes for our Confidence in Asthma Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic webinar are as follows: At the end of the webinar participants will be able to recognise the key elements of high quality asthma care in primary care during the pandemic, in order to later analyze, evaluate and take measures to improve the organisation of asthma care in their own contexts.
Specifically, the participants will be able to:
  1. Use the preferable, pandemic adjusted methods for diagnosis of asthma and management of an acute exacerbation of asthma;
  2. Pay attention to prioritised tasks of asthma care during the pandemic, including good communication with patients and deciding who should be offered review first
  3. Identify and manage the specific needs and benefits of interprofessional asthma care due to the pandemic, through examples from the social movement Asthma Right Care.
You can register for the webinar here
Programme: Confidence in Asthma Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic:
  Programme, Saturday 28th November 2020
1200:UK Time Welcome & Intro Siân Williams, CEO, IPCRG
Keynote Lectures

1205 Making an Asthma Diagnosis – Anders Østrem, Norway
1220 The Acute Management of Asthma – Marina García-Pardo, Spain
1235 How do you organise and prioritise routine asthma care – Hanna Sandelowsky, Sweden
1250 Collaborating with Colleagues: Where does Asthma Right Care fit in? - Maria Mar Martinez, Spain
1305 Panel Discussion
Stretch with Siân
Oral Abstract Presentations
5 Oral Abstract Presentations of 7 minutes duration plus 2 minutes of Q&A.
1320 - Impact of a city-wide children and young people’s asthma awareness campaign - #AskAboutAsthma (#AAA) Georgie Herskovits, UK
1330 - Perceptions of school staff, healthcare professionals and policymakers on a school-based intervention for asthma in Malaysia: A qualitative study Kamilla Ramzdan, Malaysia/Edinburgh
1340 - Insights from Photovoice on the impact of socio-cultural factors on people with asthma and limited health literacy in Malaysia Hani Salim, Malaysia/Edinburgh
1350 - Acceptability, feasibility and usability of ALRITE, a mobile health tool to improve diagnosis of acute lower respiratory illnesses in Ugandan children Laura Ellington, USA (pre-record)
1400 - Asthma/COPD Differentiation Classification (AC/DC): Machine learning to aid physicians in diagnosing asthma, COPD & asthma-COPD overlap (ACO) Alan Kaplan, Canada

Summary and closing remarks
The Call for Abstracts for the rescheduled 10th IPCRG World Conference, now being held on the 6-8 May 2021, has been launched allowing you to submit your recent work. Further details are here: The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 25 January 2021. We will be in touch with abstract authors who submitted abstracts for the 2020 conference to outline the options available to them.
Please go to to find out more about the IPCRG, a charity  working locally in primary care and collaborating globally to improve respiratory health so that we can achieve our vision of a global population breathing and feeling well through universal access to right care.

We look forward to seeing you for the Confidence In webinar on Saturday 28 November at 1200hrs GMT.
With our best wishes,
Janwillem Kocks             
President IPCRG             

Siân Williams
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 

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