News Now @ AARC

October 6, 2011

Keynote Address to Deliver Good Dose of Courage
Anyone who has ever worked with COPD patients will be inspired by this year’s keynote address at AARC Congress 2011. Patient advocate Grace Anne Dorney Koppel will share her own experience with the disease and how pulmonary rehab helped her gain control of it. Don’t miss her talk, “Dispensing Courage,” during the Opening Ceremonies on Saturday, Nov. 5.

Time Running Out to Register for Pre-Courses
Pre-registration is required for the pre-Congress courses on hospital readmissions and mechanical ventilation and the deadline is coming up on Oct. 14.  Pre-courses are available to Congress attendees at a discounted rate.  Non-Congress attendees must register by the 14th too, but will pay full price.

RC Week is Only 17 Days Away—Are You Ready?
Respiratory Care Week will be here before you know it. But there is still time to plan activities. Click on the link for lots of ideas, tools and other resources. Right now there are still official posters, banners and t-shirts available in the AARC Store as well, along with other gifts and educational items for your events. Order before Oct. 12 to receive your items before RC Week and avoid express shipping charges. Order online with a credit card, fax your purchase order, or call customer service at 972-243-2272 with your credit card.

Annual Business Meeting
The Annual Business Meeting of the AARC will be held in Tampa, FL, on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 8:30 a.m. Officers and directors will be sworn in and annual reports from the leadership will be presented.

AARC Members Fight for Clean Air
Members from Michigan and Maine were in Washington, DC, last month to lobby their members of Congress against legislation aimed at derailing important provisions of the Clean Air Act.

UN Zeroes in on NCDs
The United Nations held a groundbreaking meeting in New York at the end of September to address the huge burden placed on countries around the world by noncommunicable diseases like cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease. The result is a long “to-do” list of recommendations the UN hopes countries will begin to implement soon.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News
We have lots of great stories to share in this edition, as members talk about everything from why it’s important not to smoke around kids to what it really takes to safely move a ventilator patient to a new facility. 

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