Nov. 8, 2019 • New Orleans, LA • 11:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Do you have a passion for improving the quality of care and life for your respiratory patients and plan on attending AARC Congress 2019 in New Orleans? Then join the movement and come to Congress one day early to attend the 5th Annual AARC Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit meeting — on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The AARC invites all respiratory therapists as well as their patients and caregivers to join this annual meeting to advocate for advancing the quality of care for chronic respiratory patients.
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There’s strength in numbers — respiratory therapists please invite your chronic respiratory patients and caregivers to this event, as well as any fellow advocates and clinicians. The AARC Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit’s purpose is to build the partnership between chronic respiratory disease patients, advocates, respiratory therapists and physicians. It provides a strong forum for aligning their common goals and visions toward advancing the quality of care, equipment, and services in health care.
This meeting will showcase lectures from leading respiratory therapists, physicians and advocates — offering clinical insights and possible strategies to tackle the biggest healthcare challenges and reach future goals. Guests will also participate in moderated roundtable discussions.
Patient Summit Agenda:
Val Chang, JD, Executive Director, Hawaii COPD Coalition
Troy Fields, Board Member, The ALS Association Florida Chapter
National Patient Advocacy Award Presentation — a collaboration between FACES Foundation and AARC – Sharman Lamka, President & Co-Founder, The FACES Foundation
The ALS Association — Kathleen Sheehan, Vice President, Public Policy
Dorney-Koppel Foundation — Grace Anne Dorney Koppel, MA, JD, President
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation — David Elin, MSW, Director, Policy & Advocacy
PHAware Global Association — Marie Mascia-Rand, Co-Founder & Managing Director
Alpha-1 Foundation — Miriam O’Day, President & CEO
Lunch and refreshments will be served.
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