EHS-COVID (25) Free webinar: Confidence in Asthma Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic

9 November, 2020

Free webinar: Confidence in Asthma Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Saturday 28 November 2020, 1200-1410hrs GMT on Zoom


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

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

Programme (times GMT)

1200:UK Time Welcome & Intro Siân Williams, CEO, IPCRG

1205: 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

1315:Break Stretch with Siân

1320:Oral Abstract Presentations - 5 Oral Abstract Presentations, with Q&A, that were accepted for IPCRG 10th World Conference

1410 Summary and closing remarks

10th World Conference - primary care abstracts on respiratory health

Following postponement in May this year, we have reopened the Call for Abstracts enabling you to submit recent work. Further details can be found by following this link: Deadline for the submission of abstracts is 25 January 2021.

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


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