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Sunday 26 September 2021

Time

Event

15:00 – 17:00

Registration | Pembroke College

18:00 – 20:00

Welcome Reception | Pembroke College

Monday 27 September 2021

Time

Event

08:00 – 17:00

Registration

08:30 – 09:10

Welcome Address

09:10 – 09:40

Keynote Speech

09:50 – 10:30

Podium presentations

10:30 – 10:50

Morning break

10:30 – 10:50

Poster Session 1

10:50 – 12:30

Podium presentations

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 15:10

Podium presentations

15:10 – 15:30

Afternoon break

15:30 – 17:10

Podium presentations

17:10 – 17:15

Announcements and close of day 1

TBC

Reception | Natural History Museum

Tuesday 28 September 2021

Time

Event

08:00 – 17:00

Registration

09:00 – 09:40

Keynote Speech

09:40 – 10:40

Podium presentations

10:40 – 11:00

Morning break

11:00 – 12:40

Podium presentations

12:00 – 15:20

Exhibition

12:40 – 13:40

Lunch

15:00 – 15:20

Afternoon break

15:00 – 15:20

Poster Session 2

15:20 – 17:00

Podium presentations

17:00 – 17:10

Announcements and close of day 2

18:15 – 19:00

Social event TBC

 

Wednesday 29 September 2021

 

Time

Event

08:00 – 17:00

Registration

09:00 – 09:40

Keynote Speech

09:40 – 10:40

Podium presentations

10:40 – 11:00

Morning break

10:40 – 11:00

Poster Session 3

11:00 – 12:00

Podium presentations

12:00 – 12:30

International AGM

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 15:00

Podium presentations

15:00 – 15:20

Afternoon break

15:20 – 16:30

IGNITE Session

16:30 – 16:40

Announcements and close of day 3

18:00 -

Conference Awards Dinner | Oxford Town Hall

Thursday 30 September 2021

Time

Event

08:00 – 17:00

Registration

09:00 – 09:40

Keynote Speech

09:40 – 10:40

Podium presentations

10:40 – 11:00

Morning break

11:00 – 12:40

Podium presentations

12:40 – 13:40

Lunch

13:40 – 14:00

Announcement on ISRP2022 Conference

14:00 – 15:00

Podium presentations

15:00 – 15:20

Afternoon break

15:20 – 16:20

Podium presentations

16:20 – 16:40

Announcements and close of conference

Friday 2 October 2020

Time

Event

TBC

Possible technical tour - TBC

 

This programme content and timing is subject to change. (Updated as of May 13 2020)

TBC – to be confirmed

Conference Contacts

Your Conference Committee is working hard to deliver a great Conference Experience to you!

At this time please just email us directly at  with any questions regarding the upcoming conference.

If you are planning to attend, sponsor, or exihibit at the conference please use the tag #ISRP2021 when mentioning us on social media.

See you in Oxford!

Travel to Oxford 2021

From Central London

Trainwww.nationalrail.co.uk. Railway station is about half a mile from Pembroke College and most hotels.

London Paddington, 4 trains an hour daytime (including Saturday and Sunday). Journey takes about 60 minutes.

London Marylebone 3 trains an hour daytime (including Saturday and Sunday). Journey takes about 70 minutes.

Coach – about 120 minutes travel time.

Oxford Tube Every 12-15 minutes. From Victoria Coach Station/Marble Arch (and others). Stops opposite Pembroke College Oxford then Bus station. www.oxfordtube.com

X90 Coach Service– Has ceased.  It is no longer in operation.

Arrival by Eurostar

After arrival at St Pancras Station use the Underground (Circle Line or Hammersmith and City Lines Westbound) to get to Marylebone (4 stops) or Paddington (7 stops).

Arrival at Airports

From Heathrow

Heathrow Express (Train) to London Paddington (about 30 minutes) then train as above. Allow 15 minutes in Paddington to find Oxford train. www.nationalrail.co.uk.

 

Rail Link Bus to Reading Station (about an hour) then pick up any Paddington to Oxford train about half an hour after it leaves London. Total about 100 minutes. www.nationalrail.co.uk.

 

The Airline – Direct Coach Service. 80 to 90 minutes. Sets down opposite Pembroke College. Every 30 minutes, 24 hours in 24 from Heathrow Central Bus Station, 05.50 to 23.20 from Terminal 5. www.theairline.info.

 

Underground – about an hour to Paddington. Change from Piccadilly to Circle Line at Gloucester Road. www.nationalrail.co.uk.

 

From Gatwick

Gatwick Express (train) into London then trains as above. Many trains to London Victoria (30-40 minutes) plus transit time to Paddington, Marylebone or one of the Coach stops.. www.nationalrail.co.uk.

 

The Airline – Direct Coach Service. 120 to 150 minutes. Sets down opposite Pembroke College. Every 60 minutes, 01.00 to 23.20. www.theairline.info.

London docklands airport

Use Docklands Light Railway then Underground to Paddington, Marylebone or one of the Coach stops.

Other London airports – transit to London – see particular airport website

London Oxford Airport

Don’t be fooled – this isn’t near London. It is near Oxford. Its web site is very coy about any flights that might arrive or depart from it. Handy if you pilot your own plane. www.oxfordairport.co.uk

Birmingham International Airport

A regional airport but convenient. www.birminghamairport.co.uk. Has flights from the rest of UK, Europe and Middle East. Once you are there it has a direct train service to Oxford every hour. Journey time 60 minutes. www.nationalrail.co.uk.

Driving in Oxford.

DON’T. Although cars have been produced in Oxford for over 100 years most of the Colleges are much older than this and do not cater for them. Nor does the city!

There is no parking at Pembroke College. Some hotels may have parking. Westgate Car Park is the closest to Pembroke and costs £25 for 24 hours.

Driving to Oxford.

Oxford is provided with 5 Park and Ride Facilities – one on each of the major roads in. Cars can be left overnight. There are then frequent bus services into the city. Thornhill (on the road from the M40) is £4 for up to 24 hours, £12 for up to 72 hours.

Sponsorship and Exhibition

There are several levels of sponsorship available at the ISRP Oxford conference 2021. Every sponsorship, no matter how big or small, will be greatly appreciated by your Society, will help raise the quality of the conference overall, and will provide lasting exposure to your organisation. All sponsors, small or large, will be recognized in the abstract book.  Join us and be an exhibitor at the conference.  

Refer any questions to  on sponsorship and exhibition.

 

 

Oxford 2021 Conference

ISRP 2020 Oxford Conference Postponed

The formal decision to postpone the 2020 International Conference has now been taken by the International board of directors of the ISRP. The conference has been rescheduled for 2021; we will start on Sunday September 26, 2021 and finish on September 30th 2021. We hope that the World has arrived at some sort of normality by that time.

It is a decision that we would have preferred not to have taken, but given the uncertainty in the coming months and the overriding concern to keep people safe, we think this is the right decision.

We thank you for your understanding and hope that you stay safe during this crisis.

Contact  with any questions you may have about the conference.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Over the years we think we have been asked every question we are ever going to be asked about getting to a conference, taking part, and getting home. Over the coming months, those questions will be listed and answered here. But, if you have any new ones for us, please go to our contact page and let us know.  

What is ISRP?
The International Society for Respiratory Protection, ISRP, is a non-profit body whose charter is to provide an educational and informational service to all individuals involved in respiratory protection. The Society convenes conferences at various locations around the world at regular intervals. The main purpose of ISRP is to bring together occupational health and safety professionals in the field of respiratory protection to share ideas and research findings.

When is the conference?
The twentieth ISRP International Conference will be held September 26 through September 30, 2021, in Oxford, England.

What is the conference about?
The purpose of the conference is to share the latest in respiratory protection research with the international community.  The conference will include presentations, posters, and an exhibition.

Does the conference count towards my continuing education requirements?

ISRP conferences traditionally meet the criteria of several bodies (e.g. ABIH, BCSP, NSPE, and ISHM) for continuing education.  Once the exact program is confirmed we will provide the estimated number of technical contact hours.  Certificates of attendance will be provided on request to valid conference attendees.

Should I present a paper or a poster?
We encourage all potential attendees to consider presenting a paper. or a poster.  If you think you have something interesting to say on one of the session topics, please consider submitting an abstract.

How long should a presentation be?
Each paper is expected to run for about 20 minutes including 5 minutes for questions and comments. Session Chairs will be under strict instruction to keep to the program on time.

How do I submit my paper or poster?

Information on how to submit your paper will be posted once the call for papers opens.  Traditionally the call for papers opens the fall before the conference and closes anywhere from two to six months prior to the start of the conference.

What is the daily program?
The technical program each day will have a specific theme. Presentations will concentrate on topics related to the daily theme. Each day we will have keynote speakers to introduce the theme for the day. However, the conference is about more than scientific presentations.  A number of networking opportunities will be offered throughout the conference.  In the past, these include welcome receptions, social events, and an exhibition for manufacturers, test houses, and other organizations associated with respiratory protection.  

How much does it cost?
We have yet to determine the registration costs.  Traditionally early bird rates are offered and members receive a significant discount on registration in addition to the benefits of being an ISRP member such as access to the Journal of the ISRP.  Depending on these factors and currency fluctuations we can only give a wide range of 500 - 1,000 GBP as a budgetary basis at this time.

How do I register?
Currently, registration is not open.  Details on how to register will be posted once registration opens.

How do I obtain an invitation letter?

Invitation letters in support of VISA applications will be provided to registered delegates, sponsors, exhibitors, and invited speakers.  Contact  to request an invitation letter.  Please include your full name as it appears on your passport, and country from which you are applying for a VISA to Great Britain.  Please note that the letter of invitation does not guarantee entry and that the ISRP 2021 Oxford Conference committee will not directly contact embassies and consulates on behalf of delegates. 

What is the local currency?
The local currency is the pound sterling.

Can I come just for a day?
Yes, there are daily rates available. However, the Awards Dinner is free only to full-week conference attendees.

Should my company be a sponsor?
ISRP relies on the goodwill and generosity of sponsoring organizations to make the conference a success and financially viable. By sponsoring the conference you will receive special benefits as well as a number of advertising opportunities. There are several levels of sponsorship available.  Every sponsorship, no matter how big or small, will be greatly appreciated by your Society, will help raise the quality of the conference overall, and will provide lasting exposure to your organisation.   

Is there an exhibition?
Yes. Exhibit your products and services during our Tuesday event.  Show your latest innovations to an influential and widely experienced audience.  Meet and mix with decision makers, scientists, and professionals from around the world.

How do I travel around Oxford?
The venue of the conference, Pembroke College, is accessible via taxi service directly from nearby airports and train stations.  Nearby airports include London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Birmingham, and Bristol.  Oxford Station offers rail service to and from multiple locations across England and Scotland.  Detailed information on several travels options are available here ---> Travel to Oxford

Which is the Conference Hotel?
More details regarding hotel options will be posted when they become available.

Can a partner come along?
We welcome all partners to Oxford.

What would partners do if they came along?
Oxford is a great place for sightseeing and has many attractions!  Oxford itself has many good restaurants and pubs, the Ashmolean and Pitt-Rivers Museums, Christ Church and of course punting on the River.  Possible excursions outside of Oxford include Blenheim Palace, London, Stonehenge and Stratford upon Avon.

What is the weather like that time of year?

In most years, Oxford averages a daily maximum temperature for September that's between 61 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit (16 to 20 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 48 and 52 °F (9 to 11 °C).   In late September the chance for cloud cover is 50% and the chance of rain averages ~30%.  As such if it is raining one day, it will be just as likely to be clear,dry, and pleasant the next.

What about security?
Oxford is fairly safe, with a relatively low crime rate, although it obviously has more crime than smaller towns and less populated areas, since it is still a city.  If you are aware of your surroundings and use your common sense, you'll be quite safe during your stay in Oxford.

What about refunds?

Our refund policy is part of our terms and conditions provided when you register.

Have a question that we missed?  Contact us.