Supporting members to achieve their career goals
Opportunity to participate in major respiratory conferences, supported by mentors
Free registration and guided support and learning
The PCRS Scientific Mentorship Programme provides respiratory practitioners and researchers with an introduction to the world of major respiratory 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 are able to:
- Participate in two major respiratory conferences (ERS (virtual) and BTS)
- Participate in PCRS conference and PCRS respiratory leaders programme
- Have an opportunity to discuss current career aspirations and goals with mentors and develop a plan to achieve these goals
- Develop contacts and network within the conference environment across boundaries and professions
- Learn how to plan for and get the most from a major respiratory congresses
- Learn about the latest in respiratory research and how the learning can be translated in primary care
- Share learning locally
Note: Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions most of the events are likely to be held virutally in 2021 and will require participants to take time out of work to participate in the virtual conferences.
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.
We also offer guided support and mentorship for those wishing to develop a specific area of professional growth such as writing skills, preparing abstracts, presentation skills or other professional skill.
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
- Be able to take time out of work to participate fully in the programme including evening video-conferences and day-time conference sessions
- 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.