AARC Congress 2022: Friday, November 11

 Published: November 11, 2022

By: Debbie Bunch


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As day two and three of the meeting came to a close, attendees at this year’s Congress took some time to digest all they had learned and are getting ready for the final day of education and networking.

Welcome Party Rocks the House

Attendees kicked back and relaxed Wednesday evening during a Welcome Party aimed at giving everyone a chance to enjoy the company of their colleagues in a fun and relaxed setting.

Plenary Session: COPD Takes Center Stage

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Dean Hess during the Thomas L Petty Memorial Lecture. 

Dean Hess, PhD, RRT, FAARC, addressed Congress-goers on “Respiratory Management of COPD Exacerbations” during Thursday’s Thomas L Petty Memorial Lecture, bringing them up-to-date on issues ranging from the escalation of therapy, to the use of oxygen therapy and noninvasive ventilation, to mechanical ventilation of the patient with COPD.

Honoring Those Who Serve

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The Honor Guard at the annual Flag Folding Ceremony. 

Today was Veteran’s Day, and the AARC gathered Congress-goers together this morning for a special Flag Folding Ceremony to mark the occasion and recognize those among us who have given to their country through military service.

Plenary Session: The Terminology of Mechanical Ventilation

This afternoon’s Robert M. Kacmarek Scientific Lecture zeroed in on the terminology surrounding mechanical ventilation in a talk titled “Complexities of Mechanical Ventilation: Toppling the Tower of Babel.” Robert L. Chatburn, MHHS, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC, shared his career-long work on this issue and how he believes it can help put everyone caring for the patient on the same page.

On to Congress 2023!

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We’ll be heading to Nashville, TN, for next year’s AARC Congress, so mark your calendars for Nov. 4-7, 2023, and join us as RTs take over Music City! We promise you it will meet or exceed everything you’ve seen so far at AARC Congress 2022 in New Orleans! Learn more about Nashville at VisitMusicCity.com.

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

Debbie Bunch

Debbie Bunch is an AARC contributor who writes feature articles, news stories, and other content for Newsroom, the AARC website, and associated emailed newsletters. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, photography, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Connect with Debbie by email or on AARConnect or LinkedIn.

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