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December 1, 2011

AARC Can Help Fulfill Year End Education Needs
AARC members can earn CRCE to meet year end licensure needs by successfully completing AARC self-study courses. Courses cover ethics, aerosol delivery devices, asthma triggers, PAP adherence, reimbursement, protocols, inhaled nitric oxide, neonatal intensive care, COPD, and more.

Webcast Central carries even more topics—and will host a new webcast next Wed., Dec. 7 on “Helping COPD Patients Achieve a Better Quality of Life by Improving Medication Adherence,” presented by Timothy R. Myers, BS, RRT-NPS. Registration is open now, and everyone who attends the live session will earn one FREE CRCE.

RFPs for Congress 2012 Due Dec. 14
The deadline to submit a proposal for a lecture topic or speaker at next year’s AARC Congress in New Orleans is just around the corner—Dec. 14. Take a few minutes to read Doug Laher’s blog on AARConnect for tips on submitting and then head over to our Easy Street submission site to weigh in with your ideas.

Consumer Magazine Has Great Info for Patients
The Fall edition of our online consumer magazine, Allergy & Asthma Health, has been posted on and contains some great information for your patients—including tips on avoiding holiday-related asthma and allergy triggers just in time for the upcoming celebrations.

EPA Asthma Award: Apply Today!
The EPA is accepting applications now for its 2012 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management. Click on the link to learn more about this award program and how you and your program can apply. The application deadline is Feb. 21, and everything you need is right online.

AARC Says Stick with Dec. 31 for Epinephrine Withdrawal
Some members of Congress are asking the EPA to allow Primatene Mist to be sold until existing stock is depleted, even if that means going past the Dec. 31 date set for withdrawal of the key ingredient, epinephrine, from the market. The AARC and six sister organizations are crying foul in a new letter to EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, citing  detrimental effects on asthma patients.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News
This edition of our popular news roundup includes members who’ve gotten coverage for everything from hosting World COPD Day events, to advocating for clean air, to doing medical mission work in Ethiopia, and more.

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