WONCA Europe Conference 2022

June 28 - July 1 2022
London, UK

IPCRG are presenting at the WONCA Europe Conference in London from June 28 - July 1 2022.

Asthma and COPD are two important chronic respiratory diseases (CRD) frequent in the community. Unfortunately, both are often underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed in primary health care (PHC). While we have effective and cost-effective pharmacological interventions - inhaled medicines; the quality of primary care prescribing, patient adherence to treatment and over-reliance on/misuse of symptom relief can cause concerning risks to patient safety and are excellent opportunities for quality improvement in clinical practice.

The target groups are trainees, early career and experienced family doctors. We suggest a participation of up to 30 participants. The aim of this hands-on workshop is to introduce IPCRG Asthma Right Care and COPD Right Care, that offer an approach to quaternary prevention that improves patient safety.

At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to a) recognise the need for change in PHC approach and management to CRD; b) debate possible courses of action aimed at altering the status quo; c) elaborate a list of actions that can have a higher and sustainable impact on the care of respiratory patients in primary care d) prioritise those applicable in their specific country or regional context allowing for the implementation of quaternary prevention routines with a focus on patient safety.

There will be two presentations, on Asthma Right Care and COPD Right Care. The remaining time will be used for an interactive networking activity on right care, to help participants develop small, feasible right care projects to improve the care of respiratory patients in primary care.  

We will also introduce a new gaming concept for learning about inhalers, showcased at our recent conference in English and Spanish.

Read more here and view the programme here.