News Now @ AARC


December 14, 2011

Congress Proposals: Deadline Extended to Jan. 11
We know everyone’s busy these days, so we’re giving you all a little more time to submit your proposals for topics and speakers at AARC Congress 2012, coming up next Nov. 10–13 in New Orleans. Take a few moments to consider what you’d like to hear about when we hit the Crescent City next fall, then use our Easy Street submission portal to weigh in with your suggestions by Jan. 11.

IOM Releases Allied Health Report
A summary of a workshop on the allied health workforce and health reform is now available from the Institute of Medicine. AARC was represented at the conference that examined allied health and health care access, effectiveness, and quality.

Great Deals Still Available on AARC T-shirts
We’ll be conducting our year-end inventory soon, and in order to clear the shelves before that happens, we’ve slashed prices on our existing stock of AARC short-sleeved t-shirts—just $2.99 each for AARC members! So click on the link now and take advantage of this great opportunity to stock up on shirts that show off your pride in profession! Hurry, though! These deals only last until existing stock is depleted.

Give the “Gift” of Knowledge!
Here’s a great “gift” idea for your colleagues in medicine, nursing, pharmacy and other specialties—the AARC’s new guide to aerosol delivery for other health care professionals. The book is available free of charge to any health care professional who would like to download it from the AARC website. Or get your department to download the guide and print copies to distribute to members of the health care team.

Roundtables Offers Targeted Information, Networking Opportunities
Last week in News Now we encouraged everyone to consider joining a Specialty Section. But did you know the AARC has 11 additional groups you can join as well? Called “Roundtables,” they are more informal than a section, but still offer the chance to network with like-minded colleagues via dedicated discussion lists on AARConnect. What’s more, they are all available at no extra charge to AARC members. So check out the list (be sure to scroll down past the list of sections to “Roundtables) and then sign up for one or more today.

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