Big Ideas Theater | Growing the Profession

 Published: December 26, 2019

By: Heather Willden

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As part of Big Ideas Theater 2019, AARC President Karen Schell, DHSc, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-SDS, RPFT, RPSGT, AE-C, CTTS, discusses how the AARC board is moving forward with the six horizon goals, helping to grow the profession.

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Schell explained that 2019 has been filled with landmark events, such as the board approving the new entry to respiratory therapy by 2030 documents. She also encouraged AARC members to stay at the forefront of trending topics, such as COPD and vaping. In closing, Schell offered tips on how RTs, at any level in their career, can strive to give back and support their community.

Big Ideas Theater 2019 was filmed at the AARC Congress 2019 in New Orleans, LA. Congress speakers and lecturers shared their expertise and insights during these brief interviews.

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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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