News Now @ AARC

June 16, 2011

Senators Hear from AARC Members
AARC members James Ginda and Patty Resnik went before a Senate hearing last week to testify about air quality and children’s health. Click on the link to read more about their experiences and watch some outtakes from the session. We think you’ll agree they represented RTs well in the national spotlight.

At Your Convenience: Our DigiMags are Just a Click Away
Respiratory Care and AARC Times both offer DigiMag versions now, and that means you can read your publications anywhere, anytime you have access to a computer or tablet device.

Summer Meetings Deadlines Coming Up June 24
If you’re headed to the Summer Meetings in Vail, CO, July 17–20, now is the time to take care of some last minute business. Friday, June 24 is your last chance to register for both the “Beyond the Preceptor” and “Competency College” pre and post courses, and also the last chance to reserve rooms at the Vail Mountain Marriott at the special AARC discounted rate.

What can you expect in Vail? We just posted some great videos of speakers Georgianna Sergakis, PhD, RRT; Cheryl Hoerr, MBA, RRT, CPFT, FAARC; and Thomas Lamphere, RRT, who talk about the career-boosting benefits of the session and provide a sneak peak of their talks.

Danica Patrick Weighs in on Our New Adopt-a-Company DRIVE4COPD Campaign
We recently got the chance to talk with Danica Patrick about our latest initiative in the DRIVE4COPD campaign, and now you can read what she had to say.

AARC Members Tapped for VAP Bundle Project
Three leading AARC members are now assisting Johns Hopkins in a new project to develop a better VAP bundle. The initiative is being funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

AARC to Congress: Keep FDA Control of Tobacco Intact
The Association has just signed on to a new letter to key members of Congress asking them to oppose an amendment that would seriously compromise the FDA’s ability to regulate tobacco.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News
Our latest list of newsmakers includes members who have been covered for everything from volunteering at a medical relief shelter after the Alabama tornadoes last spring to cheering on vets at a Memorial Day ceremony.

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