News Now @ AARC

July 16, 2009

Health Care Reform is on the Table: Now is the Time to Speak Up for the Profession
Yes, we asked you to “write now” in support of respiratory care legislation in last week’s News Now. But it deserves another push, because Congress is in the process of shaping their health care reform bills as we speak. So click on the link, learn more about it, and then call or e-mail your elected officials to urge them to include our bill in the final package.

AARC Goes to Bat for Rare Disease Research
We’ve just signed on to a letter to key members of Congress asking them to support “special consideration” for rare disease research in the reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research program. If approved, the move could encourage more small biotech companies to tackle diseases the big pharmaceutical companies usually bypass.

Register Now for COPD Course
Want to brush up on your COPD management skills? Then make plans now to attend our COPD Educator Course this Oct. 1–2, in Denver, CO. The course is approved for 10.75 hours of CRCE.

Be a Follower and a Fan!
AARC is now on Facebook and Twitter. Click on the link to get on board! (The Journal is on Twitter too.)

Good Press: AARC Members in the News
Our latest round of newsmakers really runs the gamut: everything from a therapist who’s running for city auditor, to a new grad with a very special (and really cute) inspiration, to an RT who received kudos for planting a secret garden.

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