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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

Following our highly rated Spring series of respiratory health webinars for global primary care, we are launching two new occasional series about primary respiratory care during COVID-19 that will run over the next six months: Confidence In and Complexity In.  We are starting with Confidence In Asthma Management on 28 November 2020, where four of our experienced primary care network will give short updates, allowing plenty of time for questions and interaction with the audience. If you were not able to join any of our first series of webinars, please follow this link for past recordings (
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
Webinar 1: Series 2 - Saturday 28 November 1200-1410hrs GMT
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

Making an Asthma Diagnosis – Anders Østrem, Norway
The Acute Management of Asthma – Marina García-Pardo, Spain
How do you organise and prioritise routine asthma care – Hanna Sandelowsky, Sweden
Collaborating with Colleagues: Where does Asthma Right Care fit in? - Maria Mar Martinez, Spain
Panel Discussion
Stretch with Siân
Oral Abstract Presentations
5 Oral Abstract Presentations, with Q&A, that were accepted for IPCRG 10th World Conference

Summary and closing remarks
IPCRG also has frequently updated resources on many aspects of COVID-19. These can be accessed by following this link: There are a wide variety of resources including:
  • Expert Recommendations for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 Infections in Primary Care (First Edition)
  • Handbook on COVID-19 Infection, Prevention and Control in Communities: Compiled and published by the Bureau of Disease Prevention and Control of National Health Commission of People’s Republic of China
As you know, The 10th IPCRG World Conference scheduled to be held in Croke Park, Dublin in May this year was rescheduled to 6-8 May 2021. We do hope that you have this date in your diaries. At IPCRG we are monitoring the situation closely in Ireland to assess what options are available that will enable us to deliver the valuable sessions, lively discussions, and networking that IPCRG conferences are well known for. We plan to go ahead with the excellent programme that we had planned for May 2020, with relevant updates. 
In the meantime, we have reopened the Call for Abstracts enabling you to submit recent work. Further details can be found by following this link: 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.
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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