• 2024 TSRC State Conference Susan Parsons-Hunter, MBA, RRT November 10, 2023

    April 8-9, 2024

    12 CEUs

    We have a great program for the 2024 TSRC State Conference:

    Patrick Dunne, AARC President 1991, will be the keynote speaker to open the 2024 TSRC Conference on Monday April 8th at Whispering Woods Conference Center in Olive Branch, MS. He will open with a safety course, which all Tennessee RT’s must have for licensure. Next, Mr. Dunne will take us to Reimagine RT Practice.

    On Monday, April 8th we will also have 2 physician speakers. Dr. Marsh will update us on New Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Cancer. Dr. Chilakala will speak on Emerging Science in Neonatal Respiratory Care. Other topics that day will include Role of RT in Organ Donations, RSV, Vaccines, Leading by Example, Improving CPAP Compliance, Alveolar Recruitment, and RT Opportunities Beyond the Bedside.

    On Tuesday April 9th, Mr. Tim Hayes, JD will be our keynote speaker and will open with a lecture on Depositions. Other topics on Tuesday will include Legal Impact of RT Bedside Practice, Generational Differences, No More Heavy Batteries for Transport, History of NIV, and HFOV and Oscillation. We also have Melanie Thomas, NBRC Sr. Vice President to speak on Testing Change Coming to the Profession. Of course, we will end the conference with Ethics!

    The 2024 TSRC State Conference will include:
    20 Lectures, 12 CEUs in 2 Days, 4 Sputum Bowl Teams, Lots of Vendors, Door Prizes,
    Great Food, Great Friends, and Great Fun!

    Register by March 29th and save $$ – Register Now!

    TSRC Conference Agenda -2024

    Attendee & Hotel registration is Open. Exhibitor information can be found here. Registration is open for attendees and exhibitors (click link below to go to event page with registration info). Register early and save!

    Registration Is Open!

    Early Registration has been extended through March 29, 2024.
    Early Registration will end at 12:00 Midnight on March 29th.

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  • TSRC at the 2023 AARC Congress Susan Parsons-Hunter, MBA, RRT November 10, 2023

    Prior to the 2023 AARC Congress, the TSRC facilitated a riverboat cruise for the AARC House of Delegates, and AARC officers on the General Jackson riverboat. Over 100 people participated in the cruise.

    Highlights from the 2023 AARC Congress

    More than 4,000 RT’s from across the country and around the world attended the 2023 AARC Congress in Nashville. The TSRC was provided a booth at the AARC Congress and we sold T-shirts, Lunch bags, Magnets, and Masks to raise money for our organization. Also two tickets to NASCAR Spring Nationals in Bristol, TN, were donated by the Northeast Chapter of the TSRC. Chances were purchased to win the tickets. An RT from San Diego won the tickets! He was very excited and thankful to the TSRC.

    The AARC updated on compact licensure. The legislative template is being built for Michigan. Then others can use this to gain compact licensure for their states. This is about a two year process before it is operationalized.

    Exhibit hall was amazing! Some of the vendors at Congress have agreed to come to our state conference and have a booth.

    Sputum bowl winners were students from Collin College in Texas and the CEO of Aerogen awarded them with a trip to Ireland!!

    Summer Forum will be held in Snowbird Utah July 14 – 16, 2024
    AARC Congress will be held in Orlando, Florida Nov. 19 – 22, 2024

    Georgia Respiratory Care Society had an escape room at the AARC congress to raise funds for their state society. The whole escape room was related to respiratory therapy.

    It was a great Congress with lots of great information and knowledge shared. The Opryland Hotel was a beautiful venue for the AARC Congress!

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    New AARC Logo
    Carl Hickson, AARC President
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  • AARC 2023 Election Results Susan Parsons-Hunter, MBA, RRT November 10, 2023

    The 2024 Officers from AARC Elections are as follows:

    Dana Evans, AARC President Elect
    Directors -at-Large Caitlin Coppock, Teena Culhane, Aaron Light, & Glenn Pipen
    Ambulatory & Post Acute Care Section Chair – Mike Hess
    Transport Section Chair – Jennifer Watts

  • AARC Disaster Relief Fund Opened for Iowa, Tennessee, and now Arkansas Susan Parsons-Hunter, MBA, RRT April 5, 2023

    Apr 5, 2023 1:09 PM
    Julie Jackson, BAS, RRT-ACCS
    AARC HOD Speaker
    Email: HODSpeaker@aarc.org

    Good afternoon, Delegates. I wanted to make sure that you all received communication that the AARC has opened its Disaster Relief Fund for our members in Iowa and Tennessee. If you know of AARC members in either of these states that may be affected by the recent tornadoes, please share the information below with them. Please note that you can also provide an individual donation to the fund as stated below if you would like as well. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our colleagues in Iowa and Tennessee as they work towards clean up and healing.
    The AARC has opened its Disaster Relief Fund for members affected by the recent tornadoes in Iowa and Tennessee. AARC members living in officially declared disaster areas in this state may apply for a grant of up to $1,000, either online or by mail using our downloadable application form below.

    AARC Disaster Relief Fund – AARC

    We ask that if you know of a fellow member who has been affected, please relay this message to them, as they may not have access to the internet.
    The fund is all about AARC members helping members.
    If you would like to contribute to the AARC’s Disaster Relief Fund, donate online.

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