Nov. 20–23 • Orlando, FL

Make Your Respiratory Therapy Impact in Orlando

Welcome to Congress 2024! Join us Nov. 20-23 in Orlando, FL, for our annual Congress event, bringing respiratory therapists from around the globe together for learning, connecting, and the latest industry trends. Designed for respiratory therapists of all levels and specialties, Congress focuses on the topics, tools, and skills that impact your career.

Spread across four days, Congress includes more than 130 sessions filled with specially designed lectures, symposiums, social events, research presentations, and interactions with industry leaders in our exhibit hall.


Congress begins in:

Meet Your 2024 Speakers

Keynote Presenter

Jerome Adams
Jerome Adams

Professor, Presidential Fellow, Executive Director
Health Equity Initiatives at Purdue

Plenary Presenters

Ellen Becker
Ellen Becker

Emerita Professor
Rush University

Michael Lipnick
Michael Lipnick

Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care
University of California San Francisco

Hannah  Wunsch
Hannah Wunsch

Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine

Schedule Highlights

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Day 1 — Nov. 20

Welcome Address and Opening Keynote

Sputum Bowl Preliminary Rounds

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening

Session Topics: General topics, New Findings, Leadership and Management, Adult Acute Care, Education, Neonatal/Pediatrics, and Pulmonary Function

Symposiums: New Horizons Exploring the Depths: Qualitative Research in Respiratory Care

Expo Hours: 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Open Forum

AARC Annual Awards Ceremony

Welcome Party

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Day 2 — Nov. 21

Sputum Bowl Preliminary Rounds

Session Topics: Education, Neonatal/Pediatrics, Diagnostics, Leadership and Management, Adult Acute Care, Ambulatory & Post-Acute Care, and Transport

Symposiums: Year in Review, Simulation Symposium, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Hosptial-Based Education, Setting PEEP in Clinical Practice

Expo Hours: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Plenary: 40th Phil Kittredge Memorial Lecture

Open Forum

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Day 3 — Nov. 22

Session Topics: Sleep, Education, Neonatal/Pediatrics, Leadership and Management, Adult Acute Care, Post-Acute Care, Diagnostics, Ethics

Symposiums: Clinical Management of ARDS, New Professionals, Clinical Practice Guidelines

Expo Hours: 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. (last day)

Flag Folding Ceremony

Plenary: 4th Robert M. Kacmarek Scientific Memorial Lecture

Open Forum

Sputum Bowl Finals

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Day 4 — Nov. 23

Agency Update

Session Topics: Education, Neonatal/Pediatrics, Leadership and Management, DEI

Journal Symposium

Closing Ceremony

Plenary: 12th Thomas L. Petty Memorial Lecture


AARC Congress meetings will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida and the Rosen Center, our host hotel. Take advantage of all the fun in the Orlando area and schedule a visit to say “Hi” to Mickey Mouse, Harry Potter, or even a dolphin.

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Thank You to the AARC 2024 Corporate Partners

Corporate Partner support makes events like AARC Congress possible.

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