Opportunity to attend major respiratory conference 2020 supported by mentors
Free registration and bursary to support travel costs
The PCRS Scientific Mentorship Programme aims to provide the new generation of respiratory practitioners and researchers with an introduction to the world of major respriatory conferences and provide a supported environment in which to network, gain inspiration and develop skills for the future. The course is an integral part of the highly respected PCRS Respiratory Leadership Programme. It is funded through the provision of an educational grant from GSK.
Successful participants to:
- Participate in up to two major respiratory conferences
- Discuss current role and leadership/career development opportunities with other participants and group leaders
- Discuss the current healthcare environment and its impact on respiratory disease
- Develop contacts and network within the conference environment across boundaries and professions
- Discuss and highlight the importance of patient-related outcomes
- Present findings from the conference through existing PCRS programmes and locally through work
Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to experience the European Respiratory Society annual congress and/or the British Thoracic Society Winter meeting in 2020. Through small group work with tutors and some course work successful applicants will experience a major congress and learn how to handle the event, get the most from the conference, evalaute learning and share learning with others. The opportunity to attend these events is contingent on the Covid-19 pandemic being under control and the congresses taking place. In the event that the conferences are cancelled due to the virus alternative arrangements will be made.
The programme represents a major investment by PCRS in the individual and successful applicants must be willing to undertake some pre-event coursework and post event evaluation and engagement with PCRS.
Eligible applicants must:
- Be a member of PCRS at the time of application and throughout the programme duration
- Be already participating or have recently particiapted in the PCRS Respiratory Leadership Programme and/or the PCRS academic research network and/or demonstrate a definite commitment to leadership development through their work
- Delegates will ideally not have previously attended a major respiratory conference (excluding PCRS Respiratory Conference)
- Have a proven commitment to leadership and track record of developing a leadership role
- Should ideally be working in primary, community or an integrated care setting
PCRS is grateful to GlaxoSmithKline for the provision of an educational grant to support the scientific mentorship programme. The programme has been solely organised by PCRS.