Join the Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit at AARC Congress 2017

 Published: July 3, 2017

By: Jeanette Chawdhury


Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit

Register for the Summit

Oct. 3, 2017 • Indianapolis, IN • 11:45 am–5:00 pm
Registration deadline: Sept. 22, 2017

Do you have a passion for improving the quality of care and life for your respiratory patients and plan on attending AARC Congress 2017 in Indianapolis? Then join the movement and come to Congress one-day early to attend the 3rd Annual AARC Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit meeting — on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. AARC is inviting 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.

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Do you know some patients and caregivers that want to make an impact in advancing respiratory patient care? There’s strength in numbers — respiratory therapists please invite your chronic respiratory patients and caregivers to this event, as well as any fellow advocates and clinicians. The AARC Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit’s purpose is to build the partnership between chronic respiratory disease patients, advocates, respiratory therapists and physicians — and to provide a strong forum for aligning their common goals and visions towards advancing the quality of care, equipment, and services in health care.

This meeting will showcase lectures from leading respiratory therapists, physicians and advocates — offering clinical insights and possible strategies to tackle the biggest health care challenges and reach future goals. Guests will also participate in moderated roundtable discussions.

Patient Summit Agenda:

Pulmonary Rehab and the COPD Patient
Speaker: Grace Anne Dorney Koppel, MA, JD — President, Dorney-Koppel Foundation

Living with Cystic Fibrosis and Patient Advocacy
Speaker: Claire Wineland

National Patient Advocacy Award
Sharman Lamka, President and Co-Founder of The FACES Foundation

Moderated Roundtable:
Patient Advocacy
Karen Erickson — Associate Executive Director of Community Engagement, Alpha-One Foundation
Kate Gates — Director of Programs, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
Emily Lee – VP of Mission Services – American Lung Association of the Midland States
Grace Anne Dorney Koppel, MA, JD — President, Dorney-Koppel Foundation
Michael Knaapen — Director of Patient & Caregiver Programs, Pulmonary Hypertension Association

Lunch and refreshments will be served. Registration is free.


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