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AARC Congress 2022

November 9–12, 2022
New Orleans, LA

Let the Good Times Roll at AARC Congress 2022

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!

Meet Your 2022 Speakers

Opening Keynote

Wes Ely
Wes Ely

Internist, Pulmonologist, Critical Care Physician and Co-Chair of the CIBS Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Closing Keynote

Kathy Rye
Kathy Rye

Professor Emeritus
University Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Plenary Presenters

Dean Hess
Dean Hess

Managing Editor
Respiratory Care

Robert Chatburn
Robert L. Chatburn

Enterprise Program Manager Respiratory Care Research
Cleveland Clinic

Jie Li
Jie Li

Associate Professor
Rush University

Schedule Highlights

Day 1 — Wednesday, Nov. 9

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

Open Forum

Welcome Party

4.48 CRCE Available

Day 2 — Thursday, Nov. 10

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

Open Forum

5.81 CRCE Available

Day 3 — Friday, Nov. 11

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

Open Forum

75th Anniversary Celebration

6.56 CRCE Available

Day 4 — Saturday, Nov. 12

Plenary: 38th Phil Kittredge Memorial Lecture

Agency Update

Session Topics: Education, Ambulatory & Post-Acute Care, Neonatal/Pediatrics

Symposiums: Journal Symposium

Closing Ceremony

3.81 CRCE Available


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!

New Orleans skyline
New Orleans French Quarter
New Orleans King Cake
New Orleans jazz horns
New Orleans streetcars


Thank You to the AARC 2022 Corporate Partners

Corporate Partner support makes events like AARC Congress possible.

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AARC Congress CRCE


AARC Congress 2022 is approved for 20.66 CRCE.