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Welcome to Congress 2022! Join us Nov. 9–12 in New Orleans, LA, for our annual Congress event, bringing respiratory therapists from across the globe together for learning, connecting, and getting a glimpse of the latest industry trends.
Designed for respiratory therapists of all levels and specialties, Congress will focus on the topics, tools, and skills to enhance your career.
Spread across four days, Congress includes 139 sessions filled with specially designed lectures, symposiums, networking events, research presentations, and exhibit hall browsing.
Our last in-person Congress event was in New Orleans, and we’re excited to get back there and meet up with you. See you soon!
Internist, Pulmonologist, Critical Care Physician and Co-Chair of the CIBS Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
University Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Enterprise Program Manager Respiratory Care Research
Awards Ceremony and Opening Keynote
Special 75th Presentation on Ventilation History
Session Topics: General topics, Diagnostics, Leadership and Management, Adult Acute Care, Education, Neonatal/Pediatrics, and Pulmonary Function
Symposiums: The PFT and Exercise Laboratories: Standards, Fostering Resiliency in Times of Crisis, Clinical Practice Guideline Symposium, Patient Assessment Symposium, New Horizons: Changing Concepts in Mechanical Ventilation, and COVID and Pulmonary Function Testing/Rehabilitation
Plenary: 10th Thomas L Petty Memorial Lecture
Session Topics: Education, Neonatal/Pediatrics, Leadership and Management, Adult Acute Care, and Transport
Symposiums: Why Value Efficiency?, Controversies in Pediatric ARDS Management, Protective Mechanical Ventilation, Addressing Culture and Diversity Through Simulation, Year in Review, Adding Organizational Value: A Respiratory Therapist’s Role in Driving Innovation, and Airway Management
Flag Folding Ceremony
Plenary: 2nd Robert M. Kacmarek Scientific Memorial Lecture
Session Topics: Sleep, Adult Acute Care, Ambulatory & Post-Acute Care, Neonatal/Pediatrics, Leadership & Management, Pulmonary Function, Diagnostics, and Ethics
Symposiums: The Discharge Process and the Respiratory Therapist, Symposium for New Professionals (Students), Community Engagement and the Respiratory Therapist, and Quality and the PFT Laboratory
75th Anniversary Celebration
Plenary: 38th Phil Kittredge Memorial Lecture
Session Topics: Education, Ambulatory & Post-Acute Care, Neonatal/Pediatrics
Symposiums: Journal Symposium
All AARC Congress 2022 meetings will be held at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. This convention facility is next door to the world famous French Quarter, some of the best cuisine and restaurants in the nation, incredible museums, music, historic landmarks, and the iconic Mississippi River. Once your work day is done you can enjoy the truly festive atmosphere of New Orleans — one of the most celebrated cities in all the world!
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