Days remaining until the Late Breaking Abstracts Submission Deadline:

Authors who submitted their abstracts within the initial deadline (8th January 2024) will be notified by 5th February 2024.

For the first time we are introducing late breaking abstractsdeadline 7th March 2024, to allow those whose data is not available in time for January to be able to submit an abstract for the World Conference. However, acceptance is not guaranteed as the numbers of late breaking abstracts that can be accepted into the programme slots will be very limited.




Who can submit an abstract?

The IPCRG welcomes abstracts from all members of the multi-disciplinary team, including patients & patient representatives, so long as it is relevant to the global primary care respiratory community. Topics should be related to the prevention, diagnosis, management & palliation of communicable & non-communicable respiratory diseases & tobacco dependency in primary & community settings.
Abstracts are a maximum of 300 words and may include one figure or table.

Abstract Categories

Clinical Research Results Abstract
Your abstract may be a summary of the findings of exploratory, effectiveness or implementation research that addresses a clinical question and uses a research method. You must have data and the work must be relevant to a primary care respiratory audience. Bear in mind that the IPCRG campaignsfor patient care to be evidence-based, using evidence from real life, that includes populations representative of primary care populations.

The questions from our Research Prioritisation exercise provide a useful guide to what would be of most interest to our audience. Please follow the IMRaD format (meta-analyses may require a different format), including an Introduction, Method, Results and Discussion.

For detailed guidance and information CLICK HERE

Research Ideas Abstract
The Research ideas category welcomes abstracts which are a proposal for research that has been carefully planned but is yet to be conducted. This can include protocols for approved research, which may already be underway. The abstract should include the Research question, Background, Methodology and Questions to discuss.

The IPCRG actively encourages primary care practitioners to submit an abstract, being aware that there are few academic centres of primary respiratory care and that there is no global database of primary care respiratory research in progress. We would be delighted to receive abstracts describing a research question and a methodology that can then benefit from peer discussion and challenge to increase research capability in primary care respiratory research.

The questions from our Research Prioritisation exercise are a good starting point for your research ideas, and ideas can include air quality, tobacco use and dependence, physical activity, breathlessness, cough, asthma, COPD, multimorbidity including chronic respiratory disease, respiratory infections including TB, RSV, COVID-19 and post-COVID syndrome.

For detailed guidance and information CLICK HERE

Service Development & Evaluation Abstract
Service Development & Evaluation Abstracts are encouraged and should describe an intervention to create, improve or evaluate a service or interventions that benefit respiratory health, including educational interventions and quality improvement programmes. This can include surveys and should include the aim, outline of context, a brief description of the change and why you thought it would work, your strategy for change, impact and lessons learned. This can also include reviews or meta analysis.

For detailed guidance and information CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE     to review the abstract structure for each abstract category

Guide to Abstract Submission

Word Count & Format: There is a maximum of 300 words allowed for the body of the abstract.

Figures and tables: You may include one image or table to illustrate the work further. Please ensure that you have permission to use any images that you display in your abstract submission; otherwise, you may be liable for copyright infringement and associated charges.
Images can be in any format and up to 5 MB in size. Any patient-identifiable images must have the patient’s written permission for display.
Note on adding tables and images: Tables and Diagrams can be uploaded and added as supporting files and not to the abstract’s body text. Tables or Diagrams should be uploaded as jpg. or png. files and clearly labelled e.g. 1) Tables: Table 1 – Table title 2) Diagrams: Figure 1 - Figure Title.

Abstracts languages: The official language in which Abstracts must be written is English. We accept that you might wish to write your abstract in another language and then translate. Please note however that you will need to create your presentation/poster in English and be prepared to answer questions in English. You are welcome to ask for help to review and rehearse, and to identify someone to work with you, if your abstract is accepted.

As an international conference, the presenting language is English, which ensures that all conference delegates can learn about your work. However, we understand that it can be challenging for people who do not use English frequently in their daily lives to write and present in English. We are again pleased to offer support to make our conference as inclusive as possible. We can support you, for example, by:

- Connecting to peer support within your country/language
- Reviewing the readability and sense of the English
- Using our multidisciplinary network to connect you to a specialist mentor
- Practice runs of your presentation, at the conference venue or online

If you feel you could benefit from this offer, or if it would help you to present at our conference, please let us know. We want to enable you to share your work, which benefits our whole community.

Abstracts should be well written: A correct sentence structure and grammar must be used and please check your spelling. If this is your second language, please have your abstract proofread by an experienced writer.

Review Process and Outcome: All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and authors submitting by the main deadline of 8 January 2024 will be notified by 5 February 2024.

Late-breaking abstracts €50: For the first time, we are introducing late-breaking abstracts to allow those whose data is not available before the initial deadline to be able to submit an abstract for the World Conference. This deadline is 7 March 2024. There are only 10 slots available for late breakers so we strongly encourage you to submit your abstract by the first deadline 8 January. If you are unable to do this there is a late-breaking abstract option but we cannot guarantee there will be space in the programme. Please also note that the review of late breaking abstracts is not free, a €50 administrative fee applies for each Late-Breaking Abstract submission (non-refundable). . 

All abstracts with author permission will also be added to IPCRG online resources .

Terms & Conditions

  • Abstracts can only be submitted electronically through the online abstract submission form available at the top of this webpage and should be submitted by January 8, 2024 or March 7, 2024, at the very latest.
  • Acknowledgement of receipt of your submission will be sent to your stated email address. If you do not receive the confirmation email within 24 hours, please contact the Conference Secretariat at info@ipcrg2024.org.
  • The official language in which abstracts must be written in English.  
  • It is the author's responsibility to submit a complete abstract in finalised format. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific facts will be reproduced as typed by the author.
  • Authors’ names must be listed with mixed-case letters (first name and family name in full). Affiliations (institute/hospital/university, city, country) should be properly stated in your abstract in lowercase. No references to the exact addresses (street number, ZIP) are needed and will be deleted for reasons of uniformity.
  • Abstract text should be split under several headings, dependent on the category you selected (please see above). Please ensure that your abstract is divided into the correct sections. Abstracts not submitted in the correct format may be marked down.
  • There is a maximum limit of 300 words for each abstract, excluding the title, authors list and affiliations.
  • The presenting author is indicated by clicking on the Presenter box next to the respective name in the Affiliations section.
  • Pre-registration of the abstract’s presenting author is available until March 31, 2024 for authors submitting by January 8 and April 15 for late breaking abstract authors. It is a prerequisite for the abstract’s presentation in the Scientific Programme and its publication in the Conference electronic material that the presenting author attends the conference.
  • If an author wishes to withdraw a submitted abstract, a written request should be sent to the Conference Secretariat at info@ipcrg2024.org.
  • All authors agree to abide by the Terms & Conditions pertaining to submission, publication, and presentation of abstracts.
  • The accurate submission of abstracts is also a prerequisite for their acceptance. Any submitted abstract that does not meet the above requirements will not be accepted.

Notification of Acceptance or Rejection

  • All received abstracts will be evaluated by members of the Scientific Committee of the Conference.
  • Notification of acceptance or rejection of the abstract will be sent to the corresponding author of each abstract by February 5, 2024 and for late breaking abstracts March 28, 2024.
  • The corresponding author receives all information concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing all other co-authors of the status of the abstract.
  • All presenters will be asked to reconfirm their attendance after receiving the notification. If you do not reconfirm your paper presentation, register and pay the registration fee before the given deadline, your abstract will be removed from the programme