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PCRS Respiratory Conference 2019

There are just ten days left to catch the Early Bird rate for the PCRS Respiratory Conference 2019.

This conference is the only UK-wide conference catering for all types of respiratory professionals and it highlights expert findings across an extensive range of practice subject areas.

It will give you a comprehensive update on the latest respiratory clinical, service and research developments while practical workshops are an opportunity to refresh respiratory skills.

Key clinical topics and speakers are:

  • Managing breathlessness: Dr Anna Spathis, Consultant in Palliative Medicine,  Addenbrooke’s Hospital:
  • Respiratory disease in the context of co-morbidities and ageing: Dr Christopher Dyer Consultant Geriatrician, Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bath
  • Managing cough as a diagnostic symptom: Dr Kevin Gruffydd-Jones, GP and member of the PCRS policy Forum
  • Helping patients to reduce their over-reliance on short acting beta agonists: Darush Attar-Zadeh Respiratory Lead Pharmacist Barnet CCG and member of the PCRS Executive Committee.

The programme also offers:

  • Clinical sessions including:  respiratory related allergy, a pick of the best scientific papers in the journals and a debate on the new COPD guidelines
  • Service development sessions on: reaching hardly reached and seldom heard patients, the NHS Long Term Plan, using group consultations, making the best use of allied health professionals in the respiratory pathway.
  • Practical workshops include:  spirometry, smoking cessation, getting patients moving, using the RightBeathe app and cognitive behavioural therapy.
  • Plenary sessions on how we can optimise respiratory care in the next 10 years and improve diagnosis.
  • Research and best practice abstract sessions

Dr Katherine Hickman, GP and Co-Chair of the Conference Organising Committee, says: “The programme reflects what PCRS is about - integrating multiple disciplines in order to provide first class respiratory care. It also champions the wider primary care team, the physiotherapists, pharmacists, paramedics, occupational therapists, physicians assistants and allied healthcare professionals that are all now integral to patient care.”

We have registration fees starting at just £165 for nurses / allied health professionals and £250 for GPs who are PCRS members, plus the opportunity of a £100 bursary towards travel and accommodation. Register by June 30, to take advantage of these Early Bird rates.

Non-members can also take advantage of substantial conference registration savings by joining online prior to registration.