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August 16, 2012

Proud to Be a Respiratory Therapist
Respiratory Care Week, Oct. 21–27, is the time to tell your story about your role in restoring and improving lung health to people’s lives.  Use the RC Week Store to tell that story with decorative items and gifts for your colleagues. For 2012, the AARC has partnered with Jim Coleman Ltd. to offer more products at all price points and more T-shirt options (styled for men and women). RC Week Contact Information: Store URL; Telephone 847-963-8100; Fax 847-963-8200; Email

Meet the Candidates
It’s time to learn about the AARC members who are interested in serving your association through elected positions. Read about all the candidates for officer, director, and several Specialty Section roles. Then get ready to vote beginning Sept. 4.

Plan Your AARC Congress 2012 Experience
Now you can review the full program and get your travel and registration all set for a meeting that will prove to be anything but traditional! What does that mean? It's where the science of our past collides with the changes of our present to create the vision for our future. All in New Orleans, Nov. 10-13.

Have You Hosted a COPD Awareness Event or Activity? Then Tell AARC Times!
AARC Times is planning a special COPD issue in November to mark COPD Awareness Month and we’d love to have some stories from the membership to showcase all the ways you’ve raised awareness of this chronic lung condition in your communities this year. If you have a COPD awareness event or activity to share, email a brief synopsis of what you and/or your group did (300 words or less), along with 1-2 high resolution pictures (photo file sizes of 2 MB and up), to and we’ll consider it for publication. The deadline for submitting stories is Friday, August 24.

Welcome, International Fellows, Thank-You, City Hosts
It’s official: the AARC will welcome seven International Fellows to the U.S. this fall to tour RT facilities in two cities before attending AARC Congress 2012 in New Orleans. Visit the story to see if a Fellow is visiting your city.

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