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November 5, 2010

Housing Deadline Extended
The deadline to make housing reservations at the AARC Congress rate has been extended to Tuesday, Nov. 9. Act now to get the best rates at the convenient convention headquarters hotel, site of breakfast sessions, social activities, and pre-Congress meetings.

Great American Screen-Off Takes Place
RTs in four citites took to the streets for the Great American Screen-Off on Thursday, including a group in Fort Worth. Celebrities and lots of fans were included in the fun.

Drive4COPD Contest Wrapping Up Soon: Get Your Ten Today!
Our state competition to see which state society can get the most people screened with the Drive4COPD population screener is entering the last stretch. Click on the link and do your part to make sure your state comes out on top. With our “send an email” program, it’s quick and easy to get everyone you know to assess their risk for COPD.

AARC Leadership Institute Call for RFPs
The AARC Leadership Institute will be an online learning program aimed at facilitating your career development. Organizers are ready to develop the first five core courses, and are inviting members to submit requests for proposals now.

First Medicare Contracter Releases Pulmonary Rehab LCD
The Medicare Part A/B Administrative Contractor for Jurisdiction 4 has just released the first local coverage determination (LCD) on pulmonary rehabilitation since the national benefit went into effect last January. The AARC and its partner organizations made extensive comments on the proposed LCD and were pleased with the outcome on one issue while disappointed that another was not addressed.

Social Media Fanatics Wanted for AARC Congress Tweets and Blogs…
Are you going to the AARC International Respiratory Congress, Dec. 6–9 in Las Vegas? Do you enjoy sharing your thoughts with your peers? Then consider becoming one of our Congress Tweeters and Bloggers!

…And Here's What You Can Blog and Tweet About
So, if you did sign up to be a blogger or tweeter at the AARC Congress, what would you blog and tweet about? Check out the Advance Program and you’ll see there are literally hundreds of great topics that will be up for discussion this Dec. in Las Vegas!

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