7th World Conference of the International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG)

logo_congress7th World Conference of the International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG)

A Breath of Fresh Air: Multiple Morbidities and Integration

21-24 May 2014
Hilton Hotel, Athens

• Internationally-renowned primary care speakers
• Symposia on primary care case-finding, diagnosis and management
• Cutting-edge real life primary care research from the leading
respiratory units around the world
• Practical workshops to update your skills for everyday practice
• Opportunities to network with like-minded
colleagues from around the world – we expect at least 45 countries

Contact e-mail address
http://www.ipcrg2014.org

A Breath of Fresh Air: Multiple Morbidities and Integration

The International Primary Care Respiratory Group is delighted to announce that its 7th World Conference will be hosted by the IPCRG and ELEGEIA, the Greek Association of General Practitioners, in Athens 21-24 May 2014, at the Athens Hilton Hotel.

Greece is a country known since ancient times for its philosophers and scientists including Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Pythagoras and Hippocrates, “the father of medicine”.

In the wake of such a tradition of discussion, philosophy and medicine, the Scientific Programme Committee and International Advisory Panel are creating a thought-provoking programme that features the challenges of multiple morbidity and integrated care.  The programme offers:

  • Symposia on prevention, primary care case-finding, diagnosis and management in high, middle and low income countries, covering both long term and acute respiratory problems
  • Delivered by internationally-renowned speakers, the majority of whom are experienced primary care practitioners and academics
  • Sessions on how to integrate care for patients with respiratory symptoms who have multiple morbidities, also including mental health, reducing exposure to tobacco and indoor smoke, the role of exercise, rehabilitation, weight management and nutrition
  • Cutting-edge primary care research from the leading respiratory units around the world and opportunities to present your research in oral presentations or poster sessions
  • Practical workshops to update your respiratory diagnosis and management skills for everyday practice delivered by expert primary care facilitators
  • Opportunities to network with like-minded colleagues from around the world – we expect colleagues from 50 countries and in particular welcome colleagues from the Eastern Mediterranean to join our community of interest and practice.

The programme has been designed to broaden horizons and challenge thinking, update knowledge and develop skills, whilst leaving space to meet and develop links with like-minded colleagues from around the world. We will build on the success of Edinburgh 2012 by offering live and recorded webcasts and language support.

We look forward to welcoming you to Athens, the heart of Greece.

 Ioanna Tsiligianni

Chair IPCRG 2014 Scientific Programme Committee

Niels Chavannes

President IPCRG

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