Are You Ready for Congress?

 Published: October 14, 2019

By: Heather Willden


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We are in the final countdown to Congress—are you ready? We put together a quick Congress Checklist to help you plan and prepare so you’ll have a great Congress experience.

Register Online All Through Congress

AARC Congress 2019 is filled with great sessions to help you brush up on your skills and knowledge of the respiratory care profession. We also have great events and activities lined up to help you connect with colleagues.

Visit our Registration page for rate information.

Reserve a Spot at the Fundraiser Gala

Support the American Respiratory Care Foundation by attending their annual fundraiser gala, Night Under the Sea on Friday, Nov. 8. Gala guests will network and connect with colleagues, new and old, all while browsing through the beautiful Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. Guests will also get the chance to win prizes. Proceeds from the event benefit respiratory therapists worldwide through our awards, grants, and scholarship programs, as well as the International Fellowship Program. Contact the Foundation office for ticket availability: (972) 243-2272.

Secure Your Room

Check out the Congress Housing Guide for information about hotels available for Congress. The Guide also includes a map of the convention center site.

Review the Schedule

We have 200+ presentations and sessions for you. With so many options, you’ll want to start planning now for how to spend your days at Congress. Review the speaker and lecture schedule to create your personal schedule for the week. Be sure to read our Congress Highlights post for more details about the events and activities available at Congress, such as the RESPIRATORY CARE OPEN FORUM.

Did you know you can even review our interactive exhibitor map? Begin browsing and even set up your route plan to navigate through the hall!

Be sure to visit the AARC Booth and pick up your badge ribbons and other goodies!

Download the App

Yep, there’s an app for that. Download the AARC Mobile app to enhance your Congress experience. Through the app, you can create your personal Congress schedule, review the sessions, log your attendance for CRCE credit, play Congress games, get announcements through push notifications, share photos, Tweet and more!

See You there!


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

Heather Willden

Heather Willden is the Director of Governance and Strategic Initiatives for the AARC where she works with state affiliates as the HOD liaison. She also manages DEI efforts and strategic initiatives. Connect with her about these topics by email, AARConnect or LinkedIn. When she's not working, you can find her podcasting with her husband, exploring new hiking trails, photographing, and spending time with her family.

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