Call for abstracts on respiratory health in primary care

11 November, 2021

Dear HIFA colleagues

COVID-19 has brought more attention to the highly distressing and common symptoms of breathlessness and cough. Of course there are many causes other than COVID, and these all need more policy maker attention and public awareness to prevent, diagnose, treat and palliate. And if we want Universal Health Coverage, then primary care is where we need most activity. If any of you have new research in this field, do consider submitting an abstract in English or Spanish to our bilingual English/Spanish world conference:

Call for abstracts is open now. Deadline 31 January 2022. Meeting 5-7 May, Malaga, Spain.



And here's the call in Spanish - do I need to send to the HIFA Spanish group if so, what's the email please? [*see note below]

11ª Conferencia Mundial de IPCRG y 2ª Conferencia Iberoamericana de salud respiratoria en Atención Primaria. Málaga, España (5-7 de mayo 2022): El plazo para el envío de comunicaciones está ya abierto

Suba su comunicación en español o inglés antes del 31 de enero 2022 a


*¿Quién puede enviar una comunicación?*

Cualquier profesional de la salud puede presentar una comunicación relevante para la comunidad mundial respiratoria de atención primaria. Son bienvenidos los envíos de todos los miembros del equipo multiprofesional sobre temas relacionados con la prevención, el diagnóstico, el manejo y los cuidados paliativos de las enfermedades respiratorias transmisibles y no transmisibles y la dependencia del tabaco en entornos de atención primaria y comunitarios.


HIFA profile: Sian Williams is Chief Executive Officer at the International Primary Care Respiratory Group in the UK. Professional interests: Implementation science, NCDs, primary care, respiratory health, education, evaluation, value, breaking down silos. AT

[*Note from HIFA moderator (Neil PW): Thanks Sian. Yes, please do re-send the message to HIFA-Spanish. The email is: Further info about HIFA-Spanish here: ]