Join the Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit at AARC Congress 2015

 Updated: July 5, 2016

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Do you have a passion for improving the quality of care and life for your respiratory patients and plan on attending AARC Congress in Tampa? Then make sure you come to Congress one-day early to attend the 1st Annual AARC Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit meeting — on Friday, November 6. AARC is inviting all respiratory therapists as well as their patients and caregivers to join this 1st annual meeting to advocate for advancing the quality of care for chronic respiratory patients.

Do you know some patients and caregivers that want to make an impact in advancing respiratory patient care? There’s strength in numbers — respiratory therapists please invite your chronic respiratory patients and caregivers to this event, as well as any fellow advocates and clinicians. The AARC Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit’s purpose is to build the partnership between chronic respiratory disease patients, advocates, respiratory therapists and physicians — and to provide a strong forum for aligning their common goals and visions towards advancing the quality of care, equipment, and services in health care.

This meeting will showcase lectures from leading respiratory therapists, physicians and advocates — offering clinical insights and possible strategies to tackle the biggest health care challenges and reach future goals. Guests will also participate in moderated roundtable discussions.

Lectures & Discussions:

Navigating the Healthcare Landscape:
A Patient’s Perspective
Speaker: Valerie Chang, JD

Patient/Respiratory Therapist Partnership:
Advocating for the Patient’s Chronic Respiratory Needs 

Speaker: Joe Lewarski BS, RRT, FAARC

Moderated Roundtable:
Role of Patient Advocacy Groups in
Facilitating Better Outcomes
John Walsh — COPD Foundation
Tonya Winders — Allergy & Asthma Network
Sam Giordano — US COPD Coalition
Tom Kallstrom — AARC

Lunch and refreshments will be served.

Hurry! Registration Ends October 25. Together we can provide real health care strategies and solutions.

Full Agenda for November 6:

11:45–12:30 pm
Registration

12:30–1:30 pm
Lunch: Sit-down

1:30–2:30 pm
Navigating the Healthcare Landscape:
A Patient’s Perspective

2:30–3:30 pm
Patient/Respiratory Therapist Partnership:
Advocating for the Patient’s Chronic Respiratory Needs

3:30–3:50 pm
Break

3:50–5:00 pm
Moderated Roundtable:
Role of Patient Advocacy Groups in
Facilitating Better Outcomes

Sponsored by:
sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, Sunovion, GlaxoSmithKline