Save the Date! Congress 2022 is Headed to New Orleans

 Published: July 21, 2022

By: Addie Schiefer

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Congress 2022 is set to take place Nov. 9-12 in New Orleans, LA. AARC Congress is a spectacular networking and educational event for respiratory therapists from around the world, offering cutting-edge lectures by the top leaders in the industry. Congress gives you the valuable resources you need to push forward in your career.

Stay tuned for more details, such as registration and housing, which will open in August.

Here’s just a small portion of what you can expect this year:

Day – 1 

  • AARC Annual Awards Ceremony
  • OPENING KEYNOTE: Rebuilding After COVID-19
  • SESSION TOPICS: The History of Mechanical Ventilation, Physiologic Implications of Cardiovascular Disease, Engaging Students  on Effective Communication, Unplanned Extubation in Pediatrics, Advocate and Elevate the RT team, and more!
  • SYMPOSIUMS: Advanced Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing, Esophageal Pressure during Mechanical Ventilation, Brain-Lung Cross Talk, Diaphragmatic Stimulation, and more!

Day – 2

  • SESSION TOPICS: Transport and Pediatric Patients, RT Workforce Supply and Demand, Infection Control during Transport, Equity-Focused Teaching, and more!
  • SYMPOSIUMS: LGBTQIA+ Affirming Simulation, Ventilator Liberation, Utilizing the AARC Safe and Effective Staffing Guidelines, Extubation After Difficult Intubation, Tracheostomy Emergencies, and more!
  • 10TH THOMAS L PETTY MEMORIAL LECTURE 

Day – 3

  • ANNUAL FLAG FOLDING CEREMONY
  • SESSION TOPICS: COVID Update 2022, Noninvasive Respiratory Support, OSA Therapies, Sleep Deprivation in RTs and Patients, Remote Patient Monitoring, and more! 
  • SYMPOSIUMS: PF Laboratory and Accreditation Reviews, Effective Discharge Planning, What It Means to be a Professional, Community Engagement, and more!
  • SPECIALTY SECTION MEETINGS

Day – 4

  • SESSION TOPICS: RTs in the Home, Decreasing Penalties, Improving Revenue, Pulmonary Physiology, Student-Led Interprofessional Clinic, Device Selection and Integration, and more! 
  • SYMPOSIUMS: Journal Metrics, Preparation and Presentation of Abstracts, Tips for Reviewing Journal Papers, Preparing Systematic Narratives, and more! 
  • AGENCY UPDATE
  • 38TH PHIL KITTREDGE MEMORIAL LECTURE 
  • CLOSING KEYNOTE/CEREMONY: TBD

While we are excited to see everyone face-to-face, we will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and make any necessary adjustments.

Email newsroom@aarc.org with questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you.

Addie Schiefer

Addie Schiefer is the Communications Specialist for the AARC where she creates engaging content for the association via the AARC website, newsletters, and social media. Connect with her about potential stories on LinkedIn. When she’s not working, you can find her listening to a true crime podcast, traveling to new places with her husband, hanging out with her dog JoJo, or browsing the aisles of the nearest Target.

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