November 5–8

Nov. 5–8


AARC Congress 2023

AARC Congress 2023

Gaylord Opryland

Nashville, TN

Live it Up in Music City at AARC Congress 2023

Welcome to Congress 2023! Join us Nov. 5–8 in Nashville, TN, for our annual Congress event, bringing respiratory therapists from around 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.

Meet Your 2023 Speakers

Opening Keynote

Closing Keynote

Sharon Newport
Sharon Newport

Sharon Newport, LLC

Joel Brown
Joel Brown

Arrived Leadership, LLC

Plenary Presenters

Michael Klompas
Michael Klompas

Hospital Epidemiologist
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Natalie Napolitano
Natalie Napolitano

Research Clinical Specialist
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Carolyn Rochester
Carolyn Rochester

Yale University School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine and Director

Schedule Highlights

AARC Congress 2023 people
Day 1 — Nov. 5

Welcome Address and Opening Keynote

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening

Session Topics: General topics, New Findings, 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

Award Ceremony

Welcome Party

4.24 CRCE Available

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Day 2 — Nov. 6

Plenary: 11th 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

Expo Hours: 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

5.81 CRCE Available

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Day 3 — Nov. 7

Flag Folding Ceremony

Plenary: 3rd Robert M. Kacmarek Scientific Memorial Lecture

Session Topics: Sleep, Adult Acute Care, Patient Safety, Ambulatory & Post-Acute Care, Neonatal/Pediatrics, Leadership & Management, 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

Expo Hours: 9:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

6.56 CRCE Available

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Day 4 — Nov. 8

Plenary: 39th Phil Kittredge Memorial Lecture

Agency Update

Session Topics: Education, Adult Acute Care, Neonatal/Pediatrics, and Clinical Practice

Symposiums: Journal Symposium

Closing Ceremony

3.82 CRCE Available


All AARC Congress meetings will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. There are nine acres of indoor garden atriums, restaurants, a waterpark, 18-hole golf course, plus a spa and fitness center. The resort is located near Nashville International Airport, downtown, and attractions like the Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium.

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Thank You to the AARC 2023 Corporate Partners

Corporate Partner support makes events like AARC Congress possible.

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Philips logo
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Fisher & Paykel logo
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Zambon logo
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AARC Congress CRCE

AARC Congress 2023 is approved for 20.43 CRCE.