Scientific Programme

* If you are a member of an IPCRG working group or committee, please check if there are plans to meet before or after the conference before booking travel.


Pre-Conference Meetings

Venue: Golden Age Hotel

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Syrene Hall

FRESHAIR4Life Meeting
(by Invitation Only)
Spirometry Simplified Masterclass
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12th IPCRG Preliminary Programme Overview

Venue: Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Banqueting Hall
N. Skalkotas Hall
MC3 Hall
MC2 Hall
IPCRG Meetings
    Kick-off leadership event: Knowing me, knowing you
(part of the Leadership
development track, see HERE more information)

Co-led by Drs Katherine Hickman (UK) and Maisun Elftise (UK)

A session before the main conference starts to get to know each other,  to explore the importance of self awareness as a leader and the value of knowing yourself and your team to make the best use of all your strengths for better collaboration and conversation. 
Registration, Networking Lunch, Poster Viewing & Exhibition

Opening Plenary Session

Welcome Addresses
Ee Ming Khoo (Malaysia), IPCRG President: Celebrating IPCRG success

Ioanna Tsiligianni
(Greece), Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee

Marianna Karamanou (Greece): History of Medicine in respiratory diseases


Session 1: Planetary health

Chairs: Tiago Maricoto (Portugal), Despo Ierodiakonou (Cyprus)

Mayara Floss (Brazil): Reimagine

Andrée Rochfort (Ireland): Co-benefits of greener primary healthcare – Good for the planet, good for people!

Introduces the Planetary Health Framework, a multidisciplinary effort that aims to guide the education of globalcitizens, health practitioners, and professionals to address the complex planetary health challenges of our world today. The session will cover the environmental threats for human health, with the main focus on respiratory health and how this is particularly relevant to vulnerable populations and regions.  The speakers will examine strategies and initiatives for sustainable healthcare, approaches that address disparities through Equity, Social Justice and inclusion and how Health Care Providers can serve as role models and teachers in their communities.

Oral Presentation Session 1: Respiratory Prescribing

Chairs: Job van Boven (The Netherlands), Norita Hussein (Malaysia)

OP1.1 Juliana Franceschini Pereira (Brazil): Perceptions of systemic corticosteroids use globally for managing chronic respiratory disease in primary care

OP1.2 Tonya Winders (UK): Consensus quality statements on implementing an inhaler regimen switch in respiratory diseases

OP1.3 Alan Kaplan (Canada): Non-Allergist Physician Algorithm for Prescribing Allergen Immunotherapy

OP1.4 Daphne Masterson (Ireland): A review of Azithromycin Prophylaxis; Appropriateness of Initial Prescription and Safety Monitoring

OP1.5 Hisham Farouk (UAE): The clinical burden associated with unregulated access to short-acting β2-agonists in patients with asthma: Findings from the SABINA III study

Workshop 1: Motivational communication

Kim Lavoie (Canada)

In order to get people to engage in good health behaviours, doctors typically give people advice about what they should (and should not) be doing in order to improve their health. However, people often resent getting advice when it is perceived as being “told what to do” – which tends to make people resistant to changing their behaviour. This indicates that 'advice-giving' is not an optimal strategy.

The aim of this workshop is to introduce you to an evidence-based communication framework designed specifically for the context of healthcare – and developed in tandem with its stakeholders. The MOTIVATOR program offers training in Motivational Communication (MC), a flexible communication style rooted in the behavioural sciences.

Oral Presentation Session 2: Asthma management, including role of pharmacists

Chairs: Ema Paulino (Portugal), Kevin Gruffyd Jones (UK)

OP2.1 Piet Ooms (The Netherlands):
Clinical effects of FeNO guided primary care interventions in patients with high SABA use

OP2.2 Sarah Ben Hamida (Tunisia): Implementing a community pharmacy-based educational program to prevent SABA Overuse in asthmatics

OP2.3 Biljana Bozhinovska (North Macedonia): A training and education strategy for the practice pharmacist in asthma care in North Macedonia

OP2.4 Lorenzo Cirri (Switzerland):
Primary care professionals’ views on joint working with pharmacists to optimise asthma control: Results from the IPCRG research school 2023

OP2.5 Gerda Compagne (The Netherlands):  Pharmacist-led SABA overuse case-finding combined with multidisciplinary FeNO guided management of asthma


Poster Sessions
Poster Session 1: Breathlessness and methods
Poster Session 2: Prevalence & burden of disease 

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Session 2: Distressing, disabling, daily breathlessness: State of the art review

Chairs: Amanda Barnard (Australia), Ann Hutchinson (UK)

Gillian Doe (UK): Appropriate context-dependent diagnostic approaches

Anna Spathis (UK): Breathing Thinking Functioning model and key evidence-based interventions

Alice Malpass (UK), Ann Hutchinson (UK): Thinking creatively about responding to breathlessness

Jacob Sandberg (Sweden), Anthony Sunjaya (Australia): The breathlessness research landscape: State of the art, current gaps and opportunities

Session 3: Lung disease in Children

Chairs: Katarina Stavric (North Macedonia), Jim Stout (USA) 

Teresa To (Canada): Nicotine use and health in adolescents and young adults

Paraskevi Xepapadaki (Greece): Childhood respiratory infection and their impact on development of asthma phenotypes

Conversation Café 1: Pulmonary rehabilitation

Chairs: Ioannis Vogiatzis (Greece)

CC1.1 Biswajit Paul (India): Pulmonary rehabilitation delivered in low resource settings for people with chronic respiratory disease: The 3-arm multi-country randomised implementation PuRe trial

CC1.2 Soo Chin Chan (Malaysia): Optimising Pulmonary Rehabilitation Implementation in Malaysia: Tailored strategies for Improved Referral, uptake and delivery in patients with Chronic Respiratory Diseases

CC1.3 Marilena Anastasaki (Greece): Assessing the first pulmonary rehabilitation programme in primary care in Greece: A FRESH AIR implementation science study

CC1.4 Talumba Mercy Mankhokwe (Malawi): A Qualitative Exploration of Patients’ Experiences of Living with Chronic Respiratory Diseases before and after Participating in a Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at a Tertiary Hospital in Malawi, and their suggestions to improve a future program

CC1.5 Stavroula Papageorgakopoulou (Greece): Self-management interventions to improve care of patients with COPD in primary care

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Workshop 2: Building an interdisciplinary team


Habib Ghedira (Tunisia), Darush Attar-Zadeh (United Kingdom), María Mar Martínez Vázquez (Spain), Andreja Sajnic (Croatia), Kirsten Stewart-Knight (United Kingdom), Dimitris Kontopidis (Greece)

Facilitated by a multi-disciplinary team, this interactive workshop is designed for healthcare professionals interested in either building or joining a multi-disciplinary team for an operational or a community-based program with a focus on clinical management, education and awareness  It will include exercises to understand and utilise the Design Charette, SMART objectives, scoring, the role of each healthcare professional, the mind and body connection in the multi-disciplinary team environment, celebration, team building, communication and, of course, the patient perspective. 


Sponsored Symposium 1
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Venue: Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Friday, May 10, 2024

Banqueting Hall
N. Skalkotas Hall
MC3 Hall
MC2 Hall

Sponsored Symposium 2
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Plenary Session 2: IPCRG Education

 Chair: Amanda Barnard (Australia)

Amanda Barnard (Australia) & Luís Carvalho (Portugal): Overview of IPCRG Education strategy and activities

Pedro Fonte (Portugal) & Strephen Holmes (UK): COPD Right Care tools

Luís Carvalho (Portugal): E-learning

Jim Stout (USA): Q&A on Desktop Helpers

Jaime Correia de Sousa (Portugal): Teach the Teacher - recent programmes and impacts

Oral Presentation Session 3: Devices: Issues & new approaches

 Chairs: Alan Kaplan (Canada), Lars Dijk (The Netherlands)

OP3.1 Dhiraj Agarwal (India): Enhancing Chronic Respiratory Disease Management in Rural India: Evaluating the Feasibility of Spirometry/Peak Flow Meter Integration in Primary Care

OP3.2 Deesha Ghorpade (India): Lung oscillometry indices are impaired in healthy smokers and biomass smoke exposed subjects despite normal spirometry

OP3.3 Aidilet Omuralieva (Switzerland): Screening for obstructive sleep apnoea in patients suffering from arterial hypertension in Kyrgyz primary care settings

OP3.4 Dk Arvind (UK): Stratification of asthmatic adolescents based on their short-term sensitivity to airborne particulates using sensor data from a pair of wearable devices

OP3.5 Marika T. Leving (The Netherlands):  Improving the diagnosis of breathlessness in primary care: Large scale implementation of the “Breathlessness Diagnostics in a Box” (BiaB)

OP3.6 Lindsay Welch (UK): A feasibility study to evaluate and refine COMPASS: A Stratified remote monitoring tool for health and digital literacy in COPD

Conversation Café 2: Understanding context and measuring health

Chairs: Rachel Jordan (UK), Shamanthi Jayasooriya (UK)

CC2.1 Sailesh Mohan (India): Health related quality of life among people with COPD in India

CC2.2 Miguel Román Rodríguez (Spain): Measuring lung health in a young population

CC2.3 Anusha Manoharan (Malaysia): Factors influencing inhaler adherence among pregnant women with controlled asthma attending primary care clinics in Malaysia

CC2.4 Catarina Novais (Portugal): Understanding beliefs about inhaled medication in patients with persistent asthma: A cross-sectional analysis of the INSPIRERS studies

CC2.5 Samin Huq (Bangladesh): Prevalence and Determinants of Chronic Respiratory Diseases at community settings in Bangladesh: Evidence from the analysis of 4CCORD-CRD Bangladesh Study

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Conversation Café 3: Upskilling in health delivery

Chairs: Nicola Roberts (UK), Ruth McQuillan (UK)

CC3.1 Biswajit Paul (India): Enhancing chronic respiratory disease care through upskilling healthcare providers of the government health system in a rural district in India: a pre-post educational intervention trial

CC3.2 Antonios Christodoulakis (Greece): Suggestions for overcoming the barriers to critical thinking in Primary Care

CC3.3 Norita Hussein (Malaysia): Optimising the preparation of a site visit for a Multi-Country research study: A strategic approach

CC3.4 Hani Salim (Malaysia): Understanding the importance of context in global health respiratory research: A RESPIRE capacity building initiative

CC3.5 Jaime Gonzalvez Rey (Spain): Basic Assessment of Chronic Cough in Primary Care and Referral Pathways of Patients to Different Specialists

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Session 4: Hot topics in primary respiratory care 

Chairs: Alan Kaplan (Canada), Chunhua Chi (China)

Ayşe Arzu Yorgancıoğlu (Turkey): GINA latest updates and debates

Sundeep Salvi (India): GOLD latest updates and debates

Ioanna Tsiligianni (Greece): Managing the realities in primary care

Session 5: How behavioural science can help you overcome common clinical challenges

 Chairs: Sonia Martins (Brazil), Purva Abhyankar (Scotland)

Kirsten Stewart-Knight (UK): I can’t get enough air’: applying an understanding of how the mind affects respiratory health and how we can intervene

Anna Spathis (UK): Brief psychological interventions for the management of breathlessness: rationale and evidence

Kim Lavoie (Canada): An introduction to brief motivational communication to change patient attitudes and behaviour

Conversation Café 4: Monitoring and tools

Chairs: Antonius Schneider (Germany), Žan Trontelj (Slovenia)

CC4.1 Koh Wen Ming (Malaysia): Feasibility of implementing a Chronic Cough Decision Support Tool (CC-DST) to diagnose and manage chronic cough at primary health clinics

CC4.2 Patricia Mejias Montesdeoca (Spain): Research project: Monitored Exhaled Nitric Oxide Fraction IN Asthma in Primary Care. FENOMENA-AP study

CC4.3 Wai Khew Lee (Malaysia): AMASSMENT - Algorithm Modelled & Applied in Sabah for Smear Negative Pulmonary Tuberculosis

CC4.4 Norita Hussein (Malaysia): Developing and evaluating a mobile phone-based early alert system using high resolution air quality forecast to improve asthma control in Malaysia

CC4.5 Peter Kirm Seng Moey (Singapore): Anti-Microbial Stewardship (AMS) on Antibiotic use in patients with Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI): A case study from Singapore

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Workshop 3: Asthma (no) escape room

Jaime Correia de Sousa (Portugal), Catarina Novais (Portugal), Cláudia Vicente (Portugal), Ana Margarida Cruz (Portugal), Ana Rita Laranjeiro (Portugal),  Cláudia Mourato Silva (Portugal)

Have you ever tried an Escape Room? How about an Escape Room simulating the clinical and patient experience of asthma diagnosis and management? Human factors such as effects of teamwork, tasks, equipment, workspace, culture and organization are increasingly being shown to affect patient outcomes. Escape Rooms are perfe ct opportunities for teams that have never met before (or even better if they have) and asks them to quickly solve under time pressure the uniquely random sets of (hopefully) solve-able problems — albeit strictly for fun!

Refreshments, Poster Viewing & Exhibition

Device Workshop 1

Sponsored Symposium 3
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Lunch Break

Session 6: Medication adherence
(together with FIP, ENABLE (EU COST Action project) and ESPACOMP)

Chairs: Job van Boven (The Netherlands), Sergio Zunino (Argentina)

Job van Boven (The Netherlands/ENABLE): Introduction: definitions, prevalence and impact of medication non-adherence in CRDs

Betul Okuyan (Turkey/FIP): How to measure medication nonadherence in CRDs in primary care

Alexandra Dima (Spain/ENABLE/ESPACOMP): Understanding and supporting medication adherence in CRDs: how to use behavioural science to develop effective interventions and digital technologies?

Moderator:  Moderator: Job van Boven (The Netherlands): Interactive Discussion Panel on implementation challenges and role of the multidisciplinary primary care team

Oral Presentation Session 4: Motivating better health

Chairs: Esther Metting (The Netherlands), Amanda Farley (UK)

OP4.1 Hilary Pinnock (UK): Co-developing a qualitative study with expert patients to explore experiences of supported asthma self-management in the IMP²ART trial

OP4.2 Tanja Tomson (Sweden): Motivation 2 Quit (M2Q): Tobacco Cessation on Prescription, (TCP) – A promising method

OP4.3 Sathia Kanawathy (Malaysia): Development and content validation of a Chronic Cough Decision Support Tool (CC-DST) for Primary Care Doctors

OP4.4 Stephen Holmes (UK): Somerset Respiratory Champion Programme

OP4.5 Ann Hutchinson (UK): Breathlessness self-management: Using realist review to develop theory and work with stakeholders to co-design an implementation strategy

Oral Presentation Session 5: Viral and environmental impacts on health

 Chairs: Bruce James Kirenga (Uganda), Habib Ghedira (Tunisia)

OP5.1 Munir Abu-helalah (Jordan): The epidemiology, health and economic burden of respiratory syncytial virus amongst hospitalized children under 5 years of age: national multi-center cross-sectional study

OP5.2 John P.Bell (UK): Potential impact of the draft PFAS legislation on patients with asthma and chronic lower respiratory diseases in the European Union

OP5.3 Chee Kuan Wong (Malaysia): Enhancing Tuberculosis Prevention through community engagement and involvement: A case study in Sabah, Malaysia

OP5.4 Sandeep Salvi (India): Effect of cleaner cooking fuel (LPG) on cardiopulmonary health in women from rural Maharashtra

OP5.5 Jayakayatri Jeevajothi Nathan (Malaysia): Innovative strategies for sustaining Stakeholder Engagement in Respiratory Health Research: Lessons from Malaysia's RESPIRE initiative amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Workshop 4: Leadership / Overcoming Resistance to Change

Katherine Hickman (UK), Maisun Elftise (UK)

Have you ever tried, and maybe failed, to convince your colleagues, your boss, your patients, your team to approach things differently? This workshop is for you! Learn an effective approach to overcoming resistance to change and put it into practice right away in this interactive session.


Session 7: Diagnosis of chronic respiratory disease in primary care: practical tools for teaching and learning

Chairs: Ioanna Tsiligianni (Greece), Maria Sofia Cuba Fuentes (Peru)

Kerry Hancock (Australia): Spirometry in primary care

Jaime Correia de Sousa (Portugal): IPCRG's asthma diagnosis puzzle

Hani Salim (Malaysia): The use of peak flow meters

Session 8: Less discussed issues in primary care: Sleep disorders and lung cancer

Chairs: Vince Mak (UK), Izolde Bouloukaki (Greece)

Sofia Schiza (Greece): Sleep disorders; a need for an interdisciplinary collaboration

Guilherme Mendes (Portugal): Lung cancer screening in Europe, including the SOLACE project

Demosthenes Bouros (Greece): Interstitial lung diseases: The role of primary care and a need for an interdisciplinary collaboration

Oral Presentation Session 6: Late breaking abstracts

Chairs: Katarina Stavric (North Macedonia)

OP6.1 Nikolaos Pournaras (Sweden): Person-centered and integrated health care pathway for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: The Swedish algorithm for diagnosis and interprofessional management of COPD

OP6.2 Orjola Shahaj (United Kingdom): Variations in the pharmacological management of COPD due to payer-driven access criteria for triple therapy: Pan-European cross-expertise qualitative insights

OP6.3 Sergio Zunino (Argentina): Public Health Strategies in Asthma and their Effectiveness in Primary Health Care

OP6.4 Tonya Winders (Austria): COPD and Cardiopulmonary Risk: Patient Insights and Gaps in Patient Education

OP6.5 Tom Ward (United Kingdom): Identifying modifiable traits in COPD from primary care records

Workshop 5: Managing breathlessness in primary care 

Chairs: Amanda Barnard (Australia), Stephen Holmes (UK)

Breathing - Gillian Doe (UK)

Thinking -
Stephen Holmes and Alice Malpass (UK)

- Matthieu Bremond (France)

Three practical stations will run on how to address problems of Breathing, Thinking and Functioning in primary care, facilitated by an expert team.

16:55-17:15 Refreshments, Poster Viewing & Exhibition
    Device Workshop 2

Poster Sessions
Poster Session 3: Diagnosis and adherence
Poster Session 4: COPD comorbidity, diagnosis and treatment
Poster Session 5: Skills and solutions
Poster Session 6: Approaches in Singapore
Poster Session 7: Asthma
Poster Session 8: Prevention and prevalence

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Venue: Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Banqueting Hall
N. Skalkotas Hall
MC3 Hall
MC2 Hall

IPCRG Annual General Meeting for IPCRG Senate

Plenary Session 3: IPCRG Research

Chairs: Rachel Jordan (UK), Ee Ming Khoo (Malaysia)

Amanda Farley (UK):  Overview of IPCRG research strategy and priorities

Rianne van der Kleij (Netherlands): FRESHAIR4Life

Ee Ming Khoo (Malaysia): RESPIRE2

Rachel Jordan (UK): Breathe Well new projects

Job van Boven (The Netherlands): IPCRG systemic steroid survey

Oral Presentation Session 7: Digital Health tools 

Chairs: Dhiraj Agarwal (India), Nikolaos Pournaras (Sweden)

OP7.1 Rebecca Nantanda (Uganda): A mobile health tool to guide diagnosis and management of acute pediatric respiratory illnesses in Uganda: Implementation strategies for primary care settings

OP7.2 Adina Abdullah (Malaysia): Navigating Digital Health Innovation amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experience from the RESPIRE Digital Health Workshops

OP7.3 Aizhamal Tabyshova (Kyrgyzstan): Cost-effectiveness of CRP POCT for respiratory diagnosis in low-resource setting: Kyrgyz pediatric practice

OP7.4 Elena Smets (Belgium): Artificial Intelligence supported spirometry in primary care: Clinical evaluation of the impact

OP7.5 Stefanie Eck (Germany): A cluster randomized controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of an online asthma education program in primary care

Workshop 6: Asthma Right Care - Success Stories

Chair: Jaime Correia de Sousa (Portugal)

Habib Ghedira (Tunisia): The problem of no shared language. 

Mar Martinez, GP (Spain), Darush Attar-Zadeh (UK): Creating discomfort with the present state using the Question and Challenge cards and slide rule.

Katarina Stavric (North Macedonia), Francesc Moranta (Spain):  Engaging colleagues, including GPs and pharmacists in Asthma Right Care through the Teach the Teacher programme.

Since 2017 IPCRG country members have been testing out and spreading the social movement Asthma Right Care. In this workshop we will feature three success stories. Our goal is to share ways to define the problem, engage stakeholders, inspire creativity, and gain new insights into the management of asthma in different contexts.


Oral Presentation Session 8: Cultural influence and perception of healthcare

Chairs: Sundeep Salvi (India), Sundeep Salvi (India), Zihan Pan (China)

OP8.1 Esther Metting (The Netherlands): Cultural differences in technology acceptance of COPD patients: A cross-country focus group study

OP8.2 Ann Hutchinson (UK): Regional perceptions of exacerbations by people living with COPD: A mixed methods survey conducted in Brazil, China, Europe and the USA

OP8.3 Izolde Bouloukaki (Greece): Prevalence and Determinants of Reluctance for Regular COVID-19 Vaccination among Primary Health Care patients with COPD and asthma in Greece

OP8.4 Therese Öfverholm (Sweden): Factors associated with poor health status in COPD patients with comorbid depression or anxiety

OP8.5 Tiago Maricoto (Portugal): Literacy interventions in asthma – A cost-effectiveness study in Portugal


Session 9: Allergic rhinitis and asthma (ARIA and MASK)

Chairs:  Ngiap Chuan Tan (Singapore), Ee Ming Khoo (Malaysia)

Bernardo Sousa-Pinto (Portugal): The impact of climate change on allergic rhinitis and asthma

Jean Bousquet (France): A new guideline: the ARIA approach (the latest evidence, and the value of crowd-sourced data)

Panel Discussion:
Björn Stridh (Sweden), Ema Paulino (Portugal): Envisioning a year in primary care asthma and allergy management: how to optimise the primary care team time and supported self-management

Oral Presentation Session 9: Managing healthcare responses

Chairs: Manolis Symvoulakis (Greece), Kerry Hancock (Australia), TBA

OP9.1 Daphne Masterson (Ireland): Transforming referral pathways for Respiratory Patients in the Community

OP9.2 Jaime Correia de Sousa (Portugal): Unwarranted global variation in primary care asthma management: Learnings from the 2023 Asthma Right Care survey

OP9.3 Aouatef Chadi (Tunisia): Improving communication among Healthcare Professionals for Asthma Management: Assessing satisfaction with a Local Language Lexicon

OP9.4 Hanna Sandelowsky (Sweden): The PRIMAIR study: The challenge of improving general practitioners’ management of COPD in Sweden

OP9.5 Nonpavit Chotchai (Thailand): Establishment of an Asthma & COPD clinic in a university primary care unit: Coordination between Primary and Tertiary care

Conversation Café 5: Managing living with ill health and perspectives on inhaled medicines

 Chairs: Alice Malpass (UK), Genevie Fernandes (India)

CC5.1 Nuno Ricardo Pina Soares (Portugal): Can the individual socioeconomic position influence the occurrence of critical errors in inhalation technique?

CC5.2 Antonios Christodoulakis (Greece):  Exploring the Role of Social Support in Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) for COPD Patients in Primary Care: A Scoping Review

CC5.3 Diksha Singh (UK): Developing and testing the feasibility of a comprehensive psychological intervention to assess and manage the psychosocial impact of  living with Chronic Respiratory Diseases amongst adults seeking pulmonary rehabilitation in rural India

CC5.4 Shamanthi Jayasooriya (UK): Patient and healthcare provider perceptions of inhaled medicines for asthma care in The Gambia, West Africa

CC5.5 Ann Hutchinson (UK): The differing experiences of people living with COPD during the Covid-19 pandemic: An interview study

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Workshop 7: Post COVID Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Ioannis Vogiatzis (United Kingdom),
Matthieu Bremond (France)

As well as providing an overview of the long-term symptoms of COVID-19, International guidance on COVID-19 rehabilitation and sharing early results from COVID-19 rehabilitation studies (meta-analyses), this workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to: 

  1. Appreciate the persisting effects of Long COVID on physical, cognitive and mental health.
  2. Understand the capacity requirements to deliver an outpatient or a community-based rehabilitation programme for people with Long COVID symptoms and the role of innovation and digital health management apps.
  3. Gain insight into practices to tailor a PR programme around the individual needs of Long COVID patients regarding the educational, exercise and self-management components of the programme.
  4. Consider the safety and efficacy of different exercise modalities; evidence from the literature.

Poster Session
Poster sessions 09: Other respiratory conditions, devices and environment
Poster Session 10: Care and rehabilitation

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Workshop 8: Greening your practice and community

Mayara Floss (Brazil), Despo Ierodiakonou (Cyprus)

In this fruitful workshop you will work in groups to create network diagrams based on respiratory clinical case studies from around the world. By using this powerful tool you will learn;
how to recognize areas within your current practices where you can implement green initiatives and reduce waste,
ways to apply sustainable practices within your primary care settings to reduce environmental impact,
how to educate colleagues, staff, and patients about the importance of greening primary care practice, and how  you can advocate for change.
At the end of the workshop there will be the chance to plant a tree.


Session 10: Cough

Chairs: Dermot Ryan (UK), María Mar Martínez Vázquez (Spain)


Kevin Gruffydd-Jones
(UK): Managing chronic cough in primary care: The 2024 British Guidelines, a new way forward?

Sundeep Salvi (India): Diagnosing chronic cough in low- and middle-income countries: Challenges and Opportunities

Linda Clephane (UK): Patient perspective from the Wellcome-funded Let's Talk About Cough programme

Oral Presentation Session 10: Asthma control tools

Chairs: Alan Kaplan (Canada), Ngiap Chuan Tan (Singapore)

OP10.1 Marika T. Leving (Netherlands): Codex Asthma: A practical tool for primary care providers to identify lung attack frequency and improve guideline adherence

OP10.2 Daniela Bento (Portugal): Continuous Quality Improvement: Pneumococcal Vaccination in Patients with Asthma under chronic corticosteroid therapy

OP10.3 Caroline Ahlroth Pind (Sweden): Change in asthma control and pharmacological asthma treatment – 17 years follow up

OP10.4 Mauricio Soto (Chile): Role of telehealth strategies in children with asthma in primary health care, a scoping review

OP10.5 Liliana Silva (Portugal): Effectiveness of a Rehabilitation Nursing Consultation on asthma control

OP10.6 Miguel Santibañez Margüello (Spain): Comparison of two methods of measuring adherence to inhalers, in terms of their association with control symptoms in the asthma patient

Oral Presentation Session 11: COPD management

Chairs: Pedro Fonte (Portugal), Saeed Saima (Pakistan)

OP11.1 Izolde Bouloukaki (Greece): The impact of Social Support on PROMs among patients with COPD in Primary Care: A cross-sectional study

OP11.2 Jonathan Marshall (UK): Step up to ICS/LAMA/LABA vs switch to LAMA/LABA in patients with COPD on ICS/LABA: Post hoc analysis of KRONOS

OP11.3 Lisette van den Bemt (The Netherlands): Effect of cardiovascular risk management on the risk of major acute cardiovascular events in patients with COPD in Dutch general practice

OP11.4 Lisette Van Den Bemt (The Netherlands): Reducing inappropriate inhaled corticosteroid use in COPD patients in general practice, preliminary results of a regional de-implementation strategy

OP11.5 Carolina Smith (Sweden): Life-Course accumulation of morbidity in COPD patients: A register-based cohort study in Sweden

OP11.6 Hana Mullerova (UK): Increased risk of severe cardiovascular events following exacerbations of COPD: A multi-database cohort study


Closing Plenary

Chairs: Ioanna Tsiligianni (Greece), Amanda Barnard (Australia)

George Samonis (Greece): Birth, Life, sickness, death and philosophical approach through art

Siân Williams (UK): Conference reflections


Lunch & Close of Main Programme

Closing leadership event: Are you ready to be a leader?
(part of the Leadership
development track, see HERE more information)

Co-led by Drs Katherine Hickman (UK) and Maisun Elftise (UK)

This interactive session will cover who can be a leader and change agent (tip - everyone!), imposter syndrome,  and share a number of fun and practical tools and approaches to lead change.
Teach the Teacher
 (by invitation only) 
Leadership development at the 12th IPCRG World Conference
IPCRG believes that to achieve our vision of a global population breathing and feeling well through universal access to right care we need to invest in respiratory leaders. As part of our commitment, we have designed a leadership track including several workshops and a kick-off and closing leadership event. 

In addition, we will also be running optional, recommended skills workshops throughout the conference. Sessions with this icon are optional skills workshops for those taking the development track.

We are aiming to reach primary care clinicians and researchers with the potential to lead their team, organisation, research programme, movement, country group, join IPCRG committees and our board. Importantly, if we are to achieve the goals of universal access to right care then we need to consider diversity in our teams to match the diversity of the population. We particularly welcome COPD and Asthma Right Care leaders, FRESHAIR4Life and RESPIRE colleagues and anyone else who wants to bring about change.

If you're keen on joining the leadership sessions and workshops, kindly reach out to us via email at to express your interest in registering.

Please note that congress registration is a prerequisite.

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