Pre-courses Friday, Nov. 8

Maximize your attendance by registering for a Congress pre-course. All pre-courses will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

If you have already registered for Congress you can add one of the pre-courses by calling Customer Service at (972) 243-2272.

1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

AARC Pre-course #1

The Burden of Asthma and Emerging Therapies

Description

According to the CDC, asthma control in the United States is lacking. This symposium will discuss the socioeconomic burden of asthma in the U.S. and the burden it places on our health care system. Attendees will learn to sharpen their assessment skills and better understand the role of phenotyping as a diagnostic tool. Course faculty will also discuss management strategies of asthma to include pharmacologic management and the role of biologics.

Registration

Course capacity is limited. Deadline for registration is Monday, Oct. 16, 2019 or when the course is full. This course can be applied toward continuing education credits (CRCE). You must attend the entire course to receive CRCE credit; no partial credit will be awarded. See the Registration and Fees page for details.

Schedule

1:00 p.m.–1:55 p.m. | TBA | Diagnostics/PFT

The Burden of Asthma

Kathleen Ververeli MD, Allentown PA

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Kathleen Ververeli

As reported by the CDC, asthma control in the United States is lacking. This presentation will discuss the socioeconomic burden of asthma in the US as well as the stressors on the health care system.

2:00 p.m.–2:40 p.m. | TBA | Diagnostics/PFT

Update on Assessment and Diagnosis of Asthma

Maeve O’Connor MD FACP, Charlotte NC

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Maeve O’Connor

Accurate patient assessment is vital to determining an appropriate diagnosis of asthma.

2:45 p.m.–3:25 p.m. | TBA | Diagnostics/PFT

Pharmacologic Management for Asthma

Douglas S. Gardenhire EdD RRT FAARC, Atlanta GA

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Douglas S. Gardenhire

To properly care for the patient with asthma, clinicians should be able to select the most appropriate medication and delivery device. This presentation will focus on the pharmacologic management of the patient with asthma.

3:35 p.m.–4:15 p.m. | TBA | Diagnostics/PFT

Phenotyping for Asthma

Maeve O’Connor MD FACP, Charlotte NC

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Maeve O’Connor

The GINA guidelines suggest that patients with severe asthma may benefit from phenotyping. This presentation will define phenotyping and how this testing method can assist in the development of a treatment plan for severe asthma.

4:20 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | TBA | Diagnostics/PFT

The Role of Biologics in the Treatment of Asthma

Kathleen Ververeli MD, Allentown PA

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Kathleen Ververeli

Not all patients with asthma respond to standard pharmacologic intervention. The evidence suggests that biologic agents may promote positive outcomes in these situations and increase quality of life.


1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

AARC Pre-course #2

Women in Leadership: Moving Forward

Description

Recent studies show that women remain significantly underrepresented among senior leadership despite the perception of progress. There are many assertions made to account for this gap but examining our own biases and stereotypes can help illuminate some of the existing challenges. Women possess many desirable leadership qualities, including building relationships, inspiring and motivating others, and practicing self-development.

This symposium will focus on leveraging these qualities for success through sessions that address re-framing challenges women encounter as they aspire to leadership roles, ensuring readiness and success with career transitions, and leveraging teams for success. This pre-course is designed for both women and men and for both emerging and current leaders.

Registration

Course capacity is limited. Deadline for registration is Monday, Oct. 16, 2019 or when the course is full. This course can be applied toward continuing education credits (CRCE). You must attend the entire course to receive CRCE credit; no partial credit will be awarded. See the Registration and Fees page for details.

Schedule

1:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m. | TBA | Education

Introduction

Sarah Varekojis PhD RRT FAARC, Westerville OH

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Sarah Varekojis

Recent studies show that women remain significantly underrepresented among senior management despite the perception of progress. This symposium will focus on key areas that will impact your career.

1:15 p.m.–2:10 p.m. | TBA | Education

Reframing Career Challenges

Lori Tinkler MBA, Overland Park KS

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Lori Tinkler

Just as strategic planning is an ongoing part of business development it should also be an ongoing part of your career development. The presenter will discuss the challenges faced when we try to change course or adjust our career trajectory. Learn ways to step back and change your view.

2:20 p.m.–3:15 p.m. | TBA | Education

Positioning for Career Transitions

Shelley Mishoe PhD RRT FAARC, Virginia Beach VA

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Shelley Mishoe

Part of working with others is developing a knowledge of people’s strengths and weaknesses. We know who can get a job done. Breaking out of those perceptions is essential when you want to position yourself for promotion. The presenter will discuss how to set the stage for your next career transition.

3:25 p.m.–4:20 p.m. | TBA | Education

Leveraging Teams for Success

Valerie David MPA RRT AE-C, Smyrna GA

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Valerie David

It’s been said before for many things, “it takes a village.” Our careers are no different. Working in teams can benefit the company, group, and the individual members. Learn how to leverage your teams for success in this presentation.

4:25 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | TBA | Education

Panel Discussion

Valerie David MPA RRT AE-C, Smyrna GA
Shelley Mishoe
Lori Tinkler MBA, Overland Park KS

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Valerie DavidShelley MishoeLori Tinkler

Our three speakers sit down to discuss their lessons learned and dig deeper into hot topics from the day.


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