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npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine is seeking contributions that look at the implementation of information technology in respiratory medicine, and especially at the primary care level.
On behalf of the IPCRG, Professor Hilary Pinnock and Dr Catalina Panaitescu were invited to present within a sub-forum at the 4th Annual Academic Conference of Chinese Alliance for Respiratory Diseases in Primary Care.
Siân Williams, IPCRG Chief Executive Officer, went to China in October 2019 to meet the CARDPC team to discuss stakeholder engagement in research implementation and dissemination, and to plan for the 1st IPCRG China conference 23-25 October 2020.
Results from the FRESH AIR project featured heavily in the programme of the first IPCRG Euro-Asian Scientific Conference in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in October, 2018.
Chronic respiratory disease (CRD) has been fairly low on health policy agendas, both internationally and nationally in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). This has been understandable, given the impact of communicable diseases such as HIV, malaria and tuberculosis. But the impact and prevalence of CRDs is increasing, alongside a steady rise in life expectancy and better treatments for communicable diseases. It is now a priority to prevent and provide better treatment for CRDs.
We train providers to perform and interpret spirometry, to find and treat common chronic lung disease.
The FRESH AIR project in Greece is being implemented by a multidisciplinary research team from the Clinic of Social and Family Medicine within the University of Crete.
The FRESH AIR team carried out a visit to Vietnam on 17-21 October, 2016. FRESH AIR actions in WP5 are designed to improve diagnosis and treatment of lung disease in the country, and this visit was to inform the WP5 team of the current situation.