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Share your work at the PCRS-UK 2017 conference

Deadline for submission: 30th June 2017


The annual PCRS-UK conference aims to showcase community-based respiratory research and innovative clinical/service developments through a series of abstract-based oral presentation sessions running throughout the two day conference, as well as a top-class poster display in the exhibition area.

Abstracts that have been submitted to other conferences, as well as presentations on work in progress, are accepted by PCRS-UK: please do share your existing work


Abstracts accepted for this conference, that have not been published elsewhere, will be published online in our flagship academic journal npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine (

Abstracts for oral presentation in the research sessions, and poster submissions for display in the exhibition area throughout the 2017 PCRS-UK conference, are invited as follows:

1.  Scientific abstracts of original research

If you are involved with a research project on any aspect of primary care respiratory medicine, this is your opportunity to present your findings and get valuable feedback from primary care-based clinical and academic colleagues. For those new to research it looks great on your CV and is a chance to meet other like-minded individuals. Previous feedback from both junior and experienced researchers has shown that the presentation sessions at the conference are stimulating, enjoyable and useful.

2. Sharing Best Practice / Quality improvement

If you have been involved in a project which has changed practice in primary care, why not submit an abstract describing your project and its findings?  This is an opportunity to showcase your work, share your experiences and discuss the outcomes of your work with colleagues.  We are particularly keen to see the results of local or national audits which have the potential to improve outcomes for our patients in primary care.

An award will be presented for best original abstract in each category*

Abstracts on all aspects of respiratory medicine relevant to primary or community care are welcomed, including work currently in progress


Particular areas of interest to PCRS-UK are:

Diagnosis1: evidence that early & accurate diagnosis improves outcomes  and/or studies/projects  looking at how best to organise diagnostic services
Education1: evidence that better education of health professionals leads to  better care, and /or studies / projects looking at innovative ways of delivering education
Tobacco dependency1:–evidence highlighting tobacco dependency as a long term relapsing condition starting in childhood and /or studies / projects looking at innovative ways of providing smoking cessation services / improving quit rates
Getting research into practice1:specific implementation science based studies looking at how to get proven interventions implemented in routine clinical practice

1 Abstracts in the above categories need not be specific to respiratory care provided they are potentially applicable /transferable to respiratory care.

Deadline for submission is 30th June 2017
HERE to submit your abstract now!

Please note that authors will be notified if their abstract has been accepted following the decisions made on 30th July 2017, and successful authors must register for the conference by 14th August 2017, in order for their abstract to be eligible for publication online in npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine.

Submit your abstract now, and receive registration instructions to take advantage of the abstract author discount.

* Awards are available only to entrants who are submitting original work which has not previously been published or presented at other national/international meetings and conferences.