HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLINE JULY 7, 2017

2017 Tri-State RC Conference

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

10:00 Rocco & Marge Tretola Lecture

Physiology of Sleep Deprivation: Concerns for the Patient and You the Therapist

Dennis R. Wissing, PhD, RRT, FAARC
    Professor, LSU Health Shreveport, LA    

11:00

It’s 2017: Have you Made the Case for Respiratory Care
    

Garry W. Kauffman, MPA, FACHE, RRT, FAARC
    Manager/Kauffman Consulting, LLC
   Proud AARC Member since 1974  

12:00   
Lunch on Your Own

2:00

Cardiac Disease: The Unknown Killer in Adolescent/ Young Athletes
    
Diana Merendino, DPT, RRT-NPS, RPFT, FAARC
Associate Professor, LSU Health- Shreveport, LA
Debbie Goyne, Patient Advocate
Who We Play For; The Brandon Goyne Foundation 

3:00
 
Chest X-ray Interpretation; Black, White and All That Grey
Garry W. Kauffman, MPA, FACHE, RRT, FAARC
     Manager/Kauffman Consulting, LLC
     Proud AARC Member since 1974   

4:00    Getting to Know You - Exhibits

Thursday, August 3, 2017

8:00

AARC Update
  
Doug Laher
Associate Executive Director, AARC    

9:00    Breakfast with the Vendors - Exhibits

10:30

Generations in the Workplace
Doug Laher
Associate Executive Director, AARC 

11:30

Nebulization of Unconventional Medications
    
Robert B. Johnson MS, RRT
Quality & Safety Manager
UAB Respiratory Care Department 

2:00    

Education at the Bedside: An Expanding and Essential Role for the Respiratory Therapist
    
William “Bill” Galvin, MSEd, RRT,  CPFT, AE-C, FAARC
Respiratory Care Program, Gwynedd Mercy University, Gwynedd, PA 

3:00

Clinical Use of Ventilator Waveforms
    
Kevin Fischer, BS, RRT
Ventilator Sales Specialist, Philips 

4:00

Healthcare Policy: It’s Huge, Complicated and Walls Don’t Help 
    
Ken Alexander
Louisiana Hospital Association

6:00     Jerry Bridgers Memorial Shrimp Boil

Friday, August 4, 2017

8:00

Patient Care: A Quality and Safety Measures Perspective
    
Robert B. Johnson MS, RRT
Quality & Safety Manager
UAB Respiratory Care Department 

9:00

Patient Literacy
    
William “Bill” Galvin, MSEd, RRT, CPFT, AE-C, FAARC
Respiratory Care Program, Gwynedd Mercy University, Gwynedd, PA 

10:00

Effective Patient Education in Respiratory Care
Tonya A. Winders, MBA
President & CEO Allergy & Asthma Network

11:00

Capnography in Acute Care 
    
Kevin Fischer, BS, RRT
    
Ventilation Sales Specialist Philips