Tuesday, Oct. 3 | 7:00–10:00 pm | Room TBA
This year’s 5th annual ARCF fundraiser will be themed Night on the Plaza, and will take place on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 3, 7:00–10:00 pm, prior to AARC Congress, in one of America’s greatest sports cities — Indianapolis, Indiana.
Tuesday, Oct. 3 | 11:45 am–5:00 pm | Room TBA
The 3rd Annual AARC Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit meeting is on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, one day before Congress. AARC welcomes respiratory therapists as well as their patients and caregivers to join this annual meeting that advocates for quality care for chronic respiratory patients.
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Wednesday, Oct. 4 | 8:00 am–9:30 am | Sagamore Ballroom
Wednesday, Oct. 4 | 9:35 am–10:25 am | Sagamore Ballroom
CF patient Claire Wineland will share her message of hope and her daily struggle of prioritizing happiness over health. Attendees will better understand how to reframe the conversation with terminally ill patients from one based exclusively on health to one that dignifies the patient. Photo by Paul Westphal.
Wednesday, Oct. 4 | 8:00 pm–11:00 pm | JW Marriott White River Ballroom
Friday, Oct. 6 | 8:50 am–9:20 am | Sagamore Ballroom
Friday, Oct. 6 | 5:00 pm–8:00 pm | Sagamore Ballroom
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Saturday, Oct. 7 | 12:45 pm–2:15 pm | Sagamore Ballroom
On April 15, 2013, as Dr. Natalie Stavas approached the finish line of her fifth Boston Marathon, she heard explosions just blocks away. Dr. Stavas will not only share her story, but she will also talk about how all healthcare providers are wired to help others in need, and to do so during moments when it’s least expected.