Congress 2021 Face-to-Face Event Moves to Virtual Platform

 Published: August 17, 2021

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After careful consideration of the persistence of the pandemic, and out of the abundance of caution for our attendees, the American Association for Respiratory Care must cancel face-to-face participation in AARC Congress 2021. Attendee health and safety remain a top concern.

We will continue to rely on our robust virtual meeting platform for this year’s event, in order that all attendees have access to our top-notch program planned for this year.

As much as we want to meet again in-person, now is still not the time. With many of our members working on the front lines, we want to help ensure their safety and provide flexibility during this challenging time.

We are working to bring you a great virtual learning and networking opportunity this December. Ensuring a Congress 2021 educational and interactive event is vital to the growth of our profession.

Congress LIVE! Learning in a Virtual Environment will take place across four days: December 1, 3, 7, and 9. Congress LIVE! will include learning sessions across all subject areas, our annual plenaries, virtual exhibit hall, networking opportunities, and games. Stay tuned for registration details coming in the next month.

We appreciate your understanding and flexibility during the pandemic. Thank you for all you are doing for your patients.

Lanny Inabnit — AARC Vice President of Education and Meetings


Frequently Asked Questions

Will there still be a 2021 Congress?

Yes, we will have a virtual meeting. We will share more details about registration, speakers, and topics as they become available. Meanwhile, we encourage all members to monitor the AARC website and AARC News for more information.

Will the cost of registration be the same?

Registration fees have not yet been identified. We’re quickly working on the details of the event and will open registration as soon as possible. We encourage all members to monitor the AARC website and AARC News for more information.

Will there be a virtual exhibit hall?

Yes. A virtual exhibit hall will be available in conjunction with the virtual event.

How many continuing respiratory care education credits will be offered with the virtual event?

The agenda for the virtual meeting has not yet been finalized, thus we do not know the number of hours of continuing education that will be offered in conjunction with the virtual event. We will release this information on the AARC website as soon as it becomes available.

Will there be a Sputum Bowl event?

No. The 2021 Sputum Bowl competition is cancelled and will resume in 2022.

Will I be able to ask questions during live presentations?

Yes. The virtual event will offer traditional, live, continuing education. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and ask questions.

Email with questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you.

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