AARC Congress 2019

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Attend AARC’s International Respiratory Convention & Exhibition

This year’s AARC Congress will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana November. 9–12 (Sat.–Tues.), 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 2019

Convention Center

The freshly renovated New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is an essential component of what makes the city’s major business events so successful. With 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, the Convention Center is the sixth largest convention facility in the nation, and it consistently ranks in the country’s top ten of facilities that hold the most conventions and tradeshows annually. Once the meetings are over, the city’s renowned restaurants and music clubs are a great way for visitors to relax and have some fun. The world-famous attractions of the French Quarter lay just steps away from the convention center, while the historic St. Charles streetcar line runs past the elegant homes of the Garden District. The excitement of New Orleans transforms an obligatory business trip into an unexpected experience.

PLEASE NOTE: Housing for AARC Congress 2019 is not open yet. Unauthorized housing entities are contacting attendees and exhibitors to book New Orleans 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.

New Orleans, Louisiana

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

Registration Rates

Sept. 9
After Sept. 9
and On-site
AARC Member $437 $495
AARC Senior Member $125 $130
AARC Student Member* $50 $90
Non-member $600 $637
Exhibitor $300 $350
Guest* $75 $80
Active Duty Military** $0 $0

Register Online Now

*Student and guest rates are not eligible for 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 Friday, Nov. 8

Pre-Course Registration Rates

Register now to get a discounted rate:

Member: $75
Non-Member: $100
Student Member: $25*
Senior Member: $25
Guest: $25*
Active Duty Military: Free**

*Student and guest rates are not eligible for 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.

Pre-course #1: The Burden of Asthma & Emerging Therapies

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Pre-Course #2: Women in Leadership: Moving Forward

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Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit

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Nov. 8, 2019 • New Orleans, LA • 11:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Reserve Your Spot

Do you have a passion for improving the quality of care and life for your respiratory patients and plan on attending AARC Congress 2019 in New Orleans? Then join the movement and come to Congress one day early to attend the 5th Annual AARC Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit meeting — on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The AARC invites all respiratory therapists as well as their patients and caregivers to join this annual meeting to advocate for advancing the quality of care for chronic respiratory patients. Learn more about the event.

Exhibitor Information:

2019 Congress Exhibitor Prospectus

Alert! Avoid Scams When Registering for AARC Meetings & Booking Hotels

Housing reservations for AARC Congress will not be open until the end of August 2019. Reservations for official AARC Congress hotels can only be made through the link that will be posted on www.AARC.org.

Be Aware: Unauthorized registration and housing entities are advertising online and contacting attendees and exhibitors to register for AARC meetings and make hotel reservations. Some of these groups are even posing as the AARC. Booking through an unofficial registration or housing company puts you at risk for illegitimate registrations or losing significant deposits, hotel reservations, and incurring hidden costs. See examples of some fraudulent emails and website below.

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Safety Tip: ALWAYS look for the aarc.org domain name in website addresses and email addresses to ensure it’s a legitimate AARC website or email.

Housing information will be available on AARC.org at the end of August 2019.

Other Congress Related Events:

Students! Participate in the 2019 Sputum Bowl Competition at Congress
The Sputum Bowl has been a time-honored tradition at the AARC Congress since 1978. Uniquely “RT,” the Bowl is the number one place to test your respiratory care knowledge against the best of the best in the profession. Submit your Team applications today – AARC state affiliate sponsored team application begins May 1, 2019 to ensure availability of space for the team. However, application for non-sponsored teams (“Renegade” teams) opens July 1, 2019 at which point team registrations will be accepted as space allows on a first-come, first-serve basis. Learn more about the Sputum Bowl.

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