PCRS Respiratory Conference 2021 Testimonials (Virtual)
"A thoroughly enjoyable conference with a varied programme of topics covered. Standard of speakers was once again excellent. All the sessions I attended were well-pitched, extremely informative with plenty of practical ideas, tips, suggestions to take away. These were very relevant and will be extremely helpful in my role, also to share with colleagues who were unable to attend the conference. Thank you PCRS !"
"Addresses everyday issues and helps guide clinical practice."
"Another fantastic conference Thank you to all involved in organising it."
"Excellent content, easy to understand language, informative. I have learned so much today and will be back. The ability to watch/stream is invaluable. A patients perspective is an enlightenment they know more than we do and need to be listened to and included much more."
“This is the Respiratory Conference to attend - to challenge thoughts and processes and to encourage behaviour change!”
"Excellent speakers and chairs, sessions thought provoking, it felt more interactive this year than last. Well done all, time well spent!"
"Fantastic breadth of topics this year and so pleased to be able to watch some on catch up!"
"Fantastic conference, relevant to to any primary care clinicians, I've learnt a lot and inspired by the work of many. Despite being virtual I still felt the buzz of being there, twitter was our way of chatting in the corridor and between sessions, Excellent support team. The amount of contents and the duration was just right. I am definitely going to watch the other parallel sessions in the next 4 weeks"
"I found the speakers were all very well prepared and the subjects were both thought provoking and very interesting allowing the delegates an opportunity to engage and be part of the sessions."
"I have already implement some changes in my prescribing practice regarding inhaler therapy"
"I really enjoyed the conference, good choice of topic but not too much going on that i felt i was missing stuff or pressured to watch it all. I also think it was a good length."
"Will definitely be attending again!"
"It would be great to see everyone one in person 2022 but the virtual conference is also fabulous and would be equally fantastic"
"It's useful as a respiratory consultant to understand community and primary care management of respiratory LTCs. I attended the 2019 conference for the first time, and found it invaluable. I will be a regular attendee from now onwards, whether it is virtual or face to face."
"Very useful conference and I will take a lot back to practice. Thank you for the excellent organisation and interesting topics."
2020 Testimonials (Virtual)
"Congratulations PCRS for an entirely positive experience in such challenging circumstances. You should be rightly proud of the achievement by all your organising and operating team. I commend your efforts as an example for others to follow."
"I have always wanted to come to the PCRS conference but was too far away, so great to have it virtual. it was very easy to concentrate on the presentations. I did not think I would be able to navigate it virtually so pleased I could access all, the presentations."
"The conference exceeded my expectations (which were, as always very high!). I wasn't sure about a 2 day virtual conference, but it was absolutely amazing. Of course I missed seeing everyone, being together; but the quality of the virtual platform, topics and absolutely incredible speakers - made it possibly my best conference yet!"
"I certainly feel that the virtual conference was a great success! Thank you for all of your hard work for putting together a fantastic conference during a pandemic."
"Really excellent programme and an amazing platform"
"Absolutely excellent virtual conference. Very impressed with how seamless and professional it has been from start to finish. Well done to everyone involved."
"I have not been able to attend these in the past due to the time, travel and cost so this virtual option was excellent and was able to be funded by my Trust. As a Physiotherapist it had topics that were interesting but not necessarily vital for my role but it also had topics that were very relevant to my role - therefore an excellent balance for all Healthcare professionals in Respiratory Care."
"Hugely beneficial to be able to access sessions remotely and then to be able to play back afterwards. It's amazing what you miss first time around. Q&A afterwards was fantastic at answering queries clearly and concisely."
"I really enjoyed the virtual conference; was very easy to navigate the system and interact with each other."
"Virtual was different but actually it was just as dynamic as if we were face to face so I really enjoyed this conference. Always full of information that I can take back to my practice."
Katherine Hickman, 2019 Conference co-chair: “The 2019 conference was our best yet. The feedback we have had has been overwhelmingly positive, it was great to see such enthusiasm over the three days. Delegates commented that they liked the ideas for change that they could take back to their teams and implement straight away.”
Anne Rodman, 2019 Conference co-chair: “Conference in 2019 had a very positive response with ever improving evaluation scores and enthusiastic comments about how much delegates are looking forward to putting their learning into practice.”
“A fantastic conference - probably the best I have been to”
“An inspiring environment, with inspiring people. Thank you”
“A very good and well organised conference. Lots of take home messages & ideas to put into practice.”
“Brilliant conference, I was attending for the first time and felt I learned something new.”
"Coming from Northern Ireland I have had very little experience of the PCRS conference per se - but I am totally blown away with the calibre and quality of this conference and am committed to make it an annual event in my diary.
“Congratulations on another inspirational conference!”
“Can't wait for 2020!"
“It was my first PCRS conference, I found it very friendly and useful.”
“The breadth and depth of sessions this year was excellent.”
“This conference just gets better and better. It’s fantastic to come and be energised to go back to my practice and change things for the better.”
“Everything at this conference has been so relevant to my work.” Sharon, community integrated care respiratory nurse
“I’ve picked up some really good ideas to take back to my team and I have also understood what training is needed to enhance the service provided by my team.” Rachael, service lead, community respiratory nurse
“All the top people are here talking about respiratory it’s very exciting.” Nita, practice pharmacist
“I have been very impressed – the education has been of a very high standard – hearing from the leading, reliable respiratory voices from around the country.” Katie, senior respiratory nurse, integrated care
“I have learned things at this conference that will help me change my practice. In particular the importance of getting the diagnosis right and checking with patients with asthma that they are using their inhalers regularly.” Athan, GP partner
“I have been coming to this conference for ten years. It gives me an excellent clinical update and there is always plenty to take back and share with the other respiratory nurses in my team.” Angela, advanced nurse practitioner
“I’m a regular attender. This is a very well organised conference and every year there’s always something new and different and useful. I always take everything I learn back to the practice and share it with colleagues.” Christopher, GP
“This has been a great opportunity to network with other physios in my area. It has been very interesting to find out what other people are doing.” Alice, respiratory physiotherapist
“This is a good way of getting a really good update in respiratory. I love the workshops– they are an excellent way to get a practical hands-on update.” Karen, practice nurse
“This conference has given me a new enthusiasm for respiratory. I found the presentation on SABA over-reliance eye-opening.” Paul, GP
“The speakers at the PCRS conference are always of a really high quality and the topics, posters and abstracts are always really interesting – every year I get so much out of this event.” Melanie, nurse practitioner and respiratory lead for a primary care network