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September 24, 2010

Only 4 Weeks Remaining Until Respiratory Care Week 2010!
Need help with your plans? The AARC is the official headquarters for your celebration of Respiratory Care Week, Oct. 24–30. Check out our RC Week pages for activity ideas and resources. And visit the AARC Online Store to view official t-shirts, posters, banners and table tents along with gifts and educational materials to support your event. Watch for specials, too. Order online with a credit card—or shop online and fax your purchase order. Complete order details/options are available.

Go Ahead and “Inspire” Us
Got a 2010 official RC Week “Inspire” t-shirt? Then get someone to snap a picture of you wearing it in front of a local landmark and email it to Click on the link to see how one AARC member already did it. Once we get more, we’ll be sharing them all on the AARC website.

Meet the Candidates Online Now
The AARC Elections are just around the corner—voting starts on Mon., Oct. 4—and now’s the time to learn more about the candidates so you can make an informed decision. We’ll be electing new officers and directors, plus several new Specialty Section chair-elects.

Drive4COPD: 250,000 and Counting!
The Drive4COPD campaign we’ve been telling you about for weeks now just reached a major milestone—since its inception last February, the campaign has reached more than 250,000 people with its COPD population screener. This is a great accomplishment, but we still have miles to go to find all the “missing millions” who have COPD but don’t know it. So click on the link, read more about Drive4COPD, and then start spreading the word via voice, email, Twitter, Facebook, or any other communications avenues at your disposal.

HHS Launches New Site to Register Health Professional Volunteers
If you’d like to volunteer to serve your country in the event of a medical emergency, check out this new website just set up by the Department of Health and Human Services. Respiratory therapists are on the list of professionals being asked to pre-registered via the Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals.

Save Now on Congress Registration
The AARC International Respiratory Congress will be here before we know it—this Mon., Dec. 6–Thurs., Dec. 9—and if you’re planning to attend but have yet to register, you might want to get it done. Special savings end Oct. 31.

We also have some great deals on travel, and the Hilton is offering some special incentives for Congress-goers as well.

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