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Attend AARC’s Summer Forum 2023

Next year’s AARC Summer Forum will take place in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, July 15–17 (Sat–Mon) and there’s plenty to be excited about. It’s a spectacular networking and educational event for RT educators and managers from around the world, offering cutting-edge lectures by the top leaders in the industry. Summer Forum will equip you with the valuable resources you need to push forward in your career. Stay tuned for registration details and agenda!

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Hello- My name is Abbie Cary, and I am Speech Language Pathologist with UW Health in Madison, WI. I am reaching out to ask if I may share the information about participation in a research study about tracheostomy patients with RTs in your organization? My colleague, Maggie Barilka, SLP, and I are participating in a research study regarding practice patterns with tracheostomy patients among SLPs, RTs and RNs. The research study explores general knowledge and current practice patterns with tracheostomy patients between nursing staff, respiratory therapists, and speech-language pathologists. This study is being conducted by Susan Thibeault, Maggie Barilka, and myself at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. If you are comfortable with allowing me to share the information about this research study with your members, respondents will complete one electronic survey. The results of this study may reveal where, if any, providers are most in concordance regarding management of tracheostomies and where gaps lie in order to highlight areas of future growth and interdisciplinary education to provide better care.

The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. If you would like to fill out this survey online, please use this link to do so: Feel free to send an e-mail ([email protected] or [email protected]) or call (608) 263-4796 with any questions or concerns. Thank you so much for your time! Respectfully, Abigail Cary, MS CCC-SLP and Maggie Barilka MS CF-SLP    

Date: Friday, March 3, 2023

Time: 10:00 am BOD meeting


Medical Center of the Rockies

2500 Rocky Mountain Ave

Loveland Colorado

Buckhorn Canyon conference room Enter through the main entrance, go right heading south past the gift shop and restrooms

1-Day Respiratory Care Conference

Wednesday, April 19th in Laramie, WY.

The Wyoming Society for Respiratory Care (WySRC) will be putting on a 1-day conference this Spring!

This 1-day conference, in a different location within the state, will help to accommodate our many Respiratory Therapists who are “challenged-by-distance” by the State Respiratory Care Conference typically held in the Fall.

This 1-day conference, also offering CEUs, will be held at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, WY.

See agenda for more details

Due to circumstances beyond our control related to the online conference APP, there have been some unexpected issues in processing the CEs from the State Conference. If you are not able to see your CEs on your transcripts via the AARC website, please contact Kelly Riddell via email no later than Friday, March 31st. email: [email protected] Non-AARC members that need a paper certificate please reach out to Kelly.

 John Wolfe Memorial Award: Laura "Lori" Smith, MBA-HC, RRT, BSN, CCRP

Practitioner of the Year: Raya Tongyou, RRT

 Leadership Practitioner of the Year: Dana Wilkening Evans, BA, RRT, FCCS

Jason Goodman Provider of the Year: Dr. Steven Brizendine, MD

Industry Ambassador of the Year: Roxanne Venard, RRT (Ascent Respiratory Care)

Robert L. Gentile Memorial Award Preceptor/Instructor of the Year: Derrick Davis, M.Ed., RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS

a.       President Elect: Justin Misuraca, MS, RRT, RRT-NPS, C-NPT

b.       Vice President: Shawna Tracy, MS, RRT (Re-elected)

c.       Delegate: Corey Mohnike, BS, RRT, RRT-ACCS

d.       Directors at Large: Candice Kmetz-Parkinson, Alec Howard and Jessica Trivett