IPCRG webinar series on primary care respiratory care globally

3 June, 2020

4th IPCRG Clinical Practice Webinar & Abstract Presentations COVID-19 and the Primary Care Management of Asthma Saturday 6 June 2020, 1200-1400hrs BST

Please register at: https://www.ipcrg.org/conferences/ipcrg-2020-virtual-conference-sessions

There is uncertainty about the management of asthma during COVID-19 and the risks associated with it, but as each day progresses, we are learning more. The overarching objectives of this webinar are to ensure that you as a Healthcare Professional are familiar with the current evidence and consensus, and to share learning about the best ways to proactively offer support to all the people with asthma in your care. Presenters Dermot Nolan, Ireland and Alan Kaplan, Canada

Our plenary talks will be followed by some of the best-scoring abstracts that would have been presented at the 10th IPCRG World Conference enabling researchers in primary care to share their work with a truly international platform and gain important peer review.

Oral Abstract Presentations

- Patient selected goals in asthma: the relationship between physician and patient desired outcomes, the evidence behind them and how to apply them Christopher Mulvey, Ireland

- Alliance against Asthma Project Javier Plaza Zamora, Spain

- Over-reliance on Short-acting beta agonists (SABA) Is Associated with Higher Exacerbation Frequency. Results from the Dutch Realise Study Anna Jetske, The Netherlands

- Adding GINA step 5 therapies to ICS/LABA in a real-life moderate to severe asthma population: Is inhaler adherence a treatable trait? Job van Boven, The Netherlands

- Primary care management of asthma in Malaysia - Preeliminary findings from the Klang Asthma Cohort Study Norita Hussein, Malaysia

- Identifying and addressing patient beliefs driving short-acting beta-agonist use and over-reliance using an online digital intervention, Rob Horne, UK

We are grateful to Astra Zeneca for their support for the organisation of this webinar. The IPCRG is solely responsible for selecting and briefing the presenters; the abstract presenters have been peer reviewed and are presenting their original research.

All the resources from previous IPCRG webinars, including the presentations and session recordings, can be found by following the links below. We have had really positive feedback from colleagues from 55+ countries:

16 May COVID-19 in Primary Care: Supporting those Suffering & Recovering (https://www.ipcrg.org/conferences/covid-19-in-primary-care-supporting-th...) Presenters: Steve Holmes, UK & Matthieu Bremond, France

23 May COVID-19 in Primary Care: Supporting People’s Mental Health (https://www.ipcrg.org/conferences/covid-19-in-primary-care-supporting-pe...) Presenters: Lindsay Ip, UK & Jaime Correia de Sousa, Portugal

30 May COVID-19 in Primary Care: Protecting the Most Vulnerable (https://www.ipcrg.org/conferences/covid-19-in-primary-care-protecting-th...) Presenters: Hanna Sandelowsky, Sweden & Chunhua Chi, China

IPCRG also has frequently updated resources on many aspects of COVID-19. These can be accessed by following this link: https://www.ipcrg.org/news/covid-19-open-source-sources-of-information.

There are a wide variety of resources including:

* Expert Recommendations for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 Infections in Primary Care (First Edition)

* Handbook on COVID-19 Infection, Prevention and Control in Communities: Compiled and published by the Bureau of Disease Prevention and Control of National Health Commission of People’s Republic of China

Future webinar dates, timings and topics are listed below. Book your place by following this link (https://www.ipcrg.org/conferences/ipcrg-2020-virtual-conference-sessions) :

13 June 1500-1700 BST COVID-19 & the Challenges of Diagnosing Asthma in Primary Care Presenters: Luke Daines, UK & Jim Stout, USA

20 June 1000-1200 BST COVID-19 & the Management of COPD in Primary Care

Presenters: Vince Mak, UK & Hilary Pinnock, UK

27 June 1200-1400 BST COVID-19, Tobacco Dependence & Chronic Lung Disease (Asthma, COPD, ACOS) in Primary Care Presenters: Noel Baxter & Darush Attar-Zedah, UK

04 July 1500-1700 BST COVID-19 & the Importance of Public Education in Primary Care Presenters: Sundeep Salvi, India & Javiera Corbalán, Chile



HIFA profile: Sian Williams is 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. sian.health AT gmail.com