Join the Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit at AARC Congress 2018

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Register for the Summit

Dec. 3, 2018 • Las Vegas, NV • 11:45 a.m.–5 p.m.
Registration deadline: Nov. 19, 2018

Do you have a passion for improving the quality of care and life for your respiratory patients and plan on attending AARC Congress 2018 in Las Vegas? Then join the movement and come to Congress one-day early to attend the 4th Annual AARC Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit meeting — on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. AARC is inviting 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:

Patient Keynotes:
COPD Management: A Patient Perspective — Len Geiger
Pulmonary Hypertension: A Caregiver’s Perspective — Steve Van Wormer

National Patient Advocacy Award Presentationa collaboration between FACES Foundation and AARC – Sharman Lamka, President & Co-Founder, The FACES Foundation

Foundation Roundtable
ARDS Foundation — Ellen Rubin, JD, President
LAM Foundation — Susan Sherman, Chief Executive Officer
Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety — Michael Wong, JD, Executive Director
Alliance for Patient Access — Susan Hepworth
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation — David Elin, MSW, Director, Policy & Advocacy

Lunch and refreshments will be served. Registration is free.