AARC Congress 2018

Attend AARC’s International Respiratory Convention & Exhibition

This year’s AARC Congress will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dec. 4–7 (Tues.–Fri.), and there’s plenty to be excited about. It’s a spectacular networking and educational event for respiratory therapists from around the world, offering cutting-edge lectures by the top leaders in the industry. Congress will equip you with the valuable resources you need to push forward in your career. Register today and stay tuned for the agenda coming soon!

Register for Congress 2018

Resort and Convention Center

Mandalay Bay Resort is a unique destination set on 120 lush acres on Las Vegas Blvd. featuring exceptional entertainment, award-winning dining by celebrity chefs, a Shark Reef Aquarium and a 1.7-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Mandalay Bay’s offerings also include a House of Blues Concert Hall and restaurant, and The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, a collection of unique boutiques and restaurants.

PLEASE NOTE: Housing for AARC Congress 2018 is not open yet. Unauthorized housing entities are contacting attendees and exhibitors to book Las Vegas hotel reservations. Neither the AARC, nor the AARC Congress Housing Bureau, will be making unsolicited calls regarding hotel reservations. Booking through an unofficial housing company puts you at risk for losing significant deposits and hotel reservations, and incurring hidden costs. The official, authorized phone numbers and links will be on the AARC.org web site when housing opens. Plenty of rooms at the AARC’s special meeting rate will be available at the headquarters hotel.

Las Vegas, Nevada


Plan ahead and make time for entertainment or a sightseeing adventure! There is so much to do and see in Las Vegas that you won’t want to miss the shows, restaurants, attractions, spas, and excursions.

Registration Rates

Register by Oct 8 to get a discounted rate:

Member: $430
Senior Member: $110
Student Member: $45*
Non-Member: $600
Active Duty Military: Free**

*Students do not receive CRCE credit.
**Registration is free for all health care professionals on active duty in all branches of the US armed forces, as well as military reservists recalled to active duty.

Come a Day Early to Attend a Pre-course on Monday, Dec. 3

Pre-course #1: Challenges in Mechanical Ventilation: an Interactive Approach

This course will provide practical information for clinicians at every level of training and experience and review basic and advanced theories and application of mechanical ventilation. Course faculty will demonstrate common patient-ventilator synchrony problems and their solutions using a real ventilator and a breathing simulator. Attendees will be engaged in learning through audience participation, problem solving and team-based learning. Presented by Robert Chatburn MHHS, RRT-NPS, FAARC and Eduardo Mireles-Cabodevila, MD

Member: $120
Senior Member: $30
Student Member: $20*
Non-Member: $155
Active Duty Military: Free

Pre-course #2: Women in Leadership

This pre-course is designed for both women and men who are emerging or current leaders. Many women naturally possess effective leadership skills and competencies, including demonstrating communication and social skills, utilizing creativity and innovation, problem solving, demonstrating judgment and team leadership. It is important to recognize and represent these leadership qualities and competencies appropriately. The sessions will encourage the participant to examine strengths, leverage mentorship opportunities, and establish a leadership presence as part of developing or helping others to develop a career path. Presented by Cheryl Hoerr MBA, RRT; Ellen Becker PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC and Teresa Volsko MBA, MHHS, RRT, FAARC

Member: $75
Senior Member: $20
Student Member: $15*
Non-Member: $100
Active Duty Military: Free

Pre-course #3: Ultrasound Guided and Emergent Vascular Access Simulation Workshop

This 4 hour workshop will include both didactic and hands on simulation training for beginner and advanced respiratory therapists. The ideal attendee is on a vascular access team, rapid response team or seeking the knowledge and skill to develop a team. The simulation training will include ultrasound assessment, needling techniques with use of ultrasound, arterial, venous and intraosseous device insertion. Attendees will rotate through hands on stations to gain awareness and procedural confidence.

The Pre-Course Ultrasound Guided and Emergent Vascular Access Simulation Workshop is industry-sponsored by Teleflex. This course IS NOT an AARC offering. Course content and faculty have been chosen by the sponsor and IS NOT endorsed (tacitly or otherwise) by the AARC. Registration for this course is being provided by the AARC as a courtesy to the sponsor.

Member: $75
Senior Member: $20
Student Member: $15
Non-Member: $100
Active Duty Military: Free

Exhibitor Information:

2018 Congress Exhibitor Prospectus
Congress Sponsorship Prospectus 2018

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