December 3, 2018 • Las Vegas, NV • 11:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Registration deadline: November 19, 2018
Do you have a passion for improving the quality of care and life for your respiratory patients and plan on attending AARC Congress 2018 in Las Vegas? Then join the movement and come to Congress one-day early to attend the 4th Annual AARC Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit meeting — on Monday, December 3, 2018. AARC is inviting all respiratory therapists as well as their patients and caregivers to join this annual meeting to advocate for advancing the quality of care for chronic respiratory patients.
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There’s strength in numbers — respiratory therapists please invite your chronic respiratory patients and caregivers to this event, as well as any fellow advocates and clinicians. The AARC Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit’s purpose is to build the partnership between chronic respiratory disease patients, advocates, respiratory therapists and physicians. It provides a strong forum for aligning their common goals and visions toward advancing the quality of care, equipment, and services in health care.
This meeting will showcase lectures from leading respiratory therapists, physicians and advocates — offering clinical insights and possible strategies to tackle the biggest healthcare challenges and reach future goals. Guests will also participate in moderated roundtable discussions.
Patient Summit Agenda:
COPD Management: A Patient Perspective – Len Geiger
Pulmonary Hypertension: A Caregiver’s Perspective – Steve Van Wormer
National Patient Advocacy Award Presentation – a collaboration between FACES Foundation and AARC – Sharman Lamka, President & Co-Founder, The FACES Foundation
ARDS Foundation – Ellen Rubin, JD, President
LAM Foundation – Susan Sherman, Chief Executive Officer
Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety – Michael Wong, JD, Executive Director
Alliance for Patient Access – Susan Hepworth
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – David Elin, MSW, Director, Policy & Advocacy
Lunch and refreshments will be served. Registration is free.