Congress 2022 Opening Keynote Speaker | Rebuilding What We’ve Lost

 Published: September 21, 2022

By: Addie Schiefer


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Every year attendees look forward to hearing from the Congress Keynote speakers. This year, Internist, Pulmonologist, Critical Care Physician and Co-Chair of the CIBS Center Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Wes Ely, MD, MPH, will take the stage to kick off Congress 2022.

Go to Congress 2022

Dr. Ely’s keynote is titled “Rebuilding What We’ve Lost in COVID: A Perspective from the ICU.” This presentation will describe the difficulties that health care professionals are experiencing in their desire to provide the best care to ICU patients amidst the COVID pandemic. Dr. Ely will explain a scientifically proven method for amplifying humanism and dignity so that we can work, one patient at a time, to resurrect. He will use the power of human story to identify aspects of patient suffering that are epidemic within the pandemic,offer hope and strategy for rebuilding what was lost amid the pandemic mayhem and discuss a path forward.

About Congress 2022

AARC Congress is our premier educational and networking event each year, and for 2022, we’re offering you a four-day in-person event in New Orleans. Congress 2022 includes learning tracks spread across four days — Nov. 9-12. With 16+ CRCE available, topics and events cover all respiratory therapy specialties, along with student and early professional opportunities. You will also get the chance to explore the exhibit hall, checking out the latest industry products and services. Register early for your best deal.

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Addie Schiefer

Addie Schiefer is the Content Manager for the AARC where she creates engaging content for the association via the AARC website, newsletters, and social media. Connect with her about potential stories by email, AARConnect, or LinkedIn. When she’s not working, you can find her listening to a true crime podcast, traveling to new places with her husband, hanging out with her dog JoJo, or browsing the aisles of the nearest Target.

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