The International Society for Respiratory Protection

Frequently Asked Questions

Over the years we think we have been asked every question we are ever going to be asked about a conference. Over the coming months, those questions will be listed and answered here. But, if you have any new ones for us, please email us 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.

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 (both live and on-demand), 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.

Why Virtual?

While some regions are returning to a functional new normal, we were concerned that international travel restrictions would not allow the conference to offer the true international in person engagement that traditionally is experienced.  We also felt the virtual experience and the ability to have the conference available around the clock will enable engagement from multiple regions to better educate and share knowledge around respiratory protection.

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.

What is the Ignite topic?

We have introduced the ‘ignite’ topic to allow space for research that may not be fully complete or topics / technologies of interest to the respiratory protection community.  These talks will be limited in time to ~ 5 -10 minutes.

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.

What is the difference between Live and On-Demand presentations?

Live presentations will be presented at an advertised time and offer the opportunity for live question and answers from the audience.  Live presentations will be made on-demand the day after the live presentation.  Live presentation sessions will be staggered to ensure each of our six sections has an opportunity to attend at least one live session during their normal working hours. 

On-Demand presentations will be made available at the beginning of the conference and continue to be available up to one month after the start of the conference.  Attendees to the conference will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters and receive feedback during the conference month.

How do I submit my paper or poster?

We are using ex ordo to manage our abstract submission process this year.  Visit to submit and refer to the support topic page for authors here.  You will be required to create an account with ex ordo if you have not done so previously.  We use this account as the primary form of communication with authors.

What is the daily program?
We expect to publish the program in the early part of 2022.  The technical program each day will have a specific theme or set of themes. Presentations will concentrate on topics related to the daily theme(s). Each day we will have keynote speakers to introduce the theme(s) for the day. However, the conference is about more than scientific presentations.  Even though the conference is virtual, a number of networking opportunities will be offered throughout the conference.  These include online 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. 

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

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.   We will post our sponsorship soon, but feel free to make inquiries to

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

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.

Technical Programme Questions –

General Conference Questions –