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Submission Deadline: 30th June 2019

A key meeting in the academic calendar
As the only UK conference with a stream dedicated throughout to primary care respiratory research, the PCRS conference is a key meeting in the academic calendar for world-leading researchers and early career researchers alike to find out about what is going on elsewhere, share ideas and make new collaborations. With clinical and service development sessions in streams alongside, it offers an excellent forum for both clinical and non-clinical researchers to gain input from practising clinicians, as well as to stay up-to-date with clinical topics.

Abstract submission are now closed
We welcome both quantitative and qualitative research across the spectrum, from systematic reviews and database studies through to clinical trials and implementation studies. Abstracts on work in progress and study protocols are also welcome - providing an opportunity to receive feedback which can still impact the direction of a study.

All abstracts will be subject to peer review. Higher scoring abstracts will be accepted as oral presentations within the npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine research stream, unless your preference is only to produce a scientific poster. The authors of all abstracts accepted for the conference will be invited to prepare a poster for display throughout the conference and those that are not accepted for oral presentation will have an opportunity for a short presentation and discussion of their work in a dedicated poster discussion session.


Corresponding authors will be notified by 31st July if their abstract has been accepted and will be offered one discounted registration at £165, provided they register by 14th August.


Publication of abstracts
All abstracts accepted for the conference will be published on the conference app and abstracts that have not been published elsewhere will be published in the PCRS membership publication Primary Care Respiratory Update.

Opportunity for free publication in npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
Original research abstracts accepted at the 2019 PCRS conference that are written up and submitted as full papers within 12 months of the conference will be eligible for a waiver of the article processing charge (APC) for npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, if accepted for publication.

Abstract award

A free conference place and a bursary towards cover travel and accommodation (£100) for the 2020 PCRS conference will be awarded to the best scientific original research abstract. The winner will also be invited to present their work in a dedicated conference session.

In addition, complimentary registration for the 2020 conference will be awarded to

  • The ‘best original research poster' (identified at the conference and judged on impact and clarity of poster).
  • The most patient-centred poster as judged by the PCRS lay patient and carer reference group.

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