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TSRC 2019 Elections Are Open

Voting is now open for Tennessee AARC members to elect TSRC officers for the upcoming year.

Only current AARC members can vote. You can only vote once.

The TSRC 2019 elections will close on March 30 at 11:59 PM CDT.

AARC President to Speak at TSRC 2019 Convention

Karen Schell, AARC President

Dr. Karen Schell speaking at AARC Congress 2017

We are pleased to announce that AARC President Karen Schell will speak at the TSRC 2019 State Convention & Exhibition in Gatlinburg, TN. Dr. Schell is scheduled to speak at 8:30 am on Tuesday, April 2nd. The TSRC is honored to have our Association President address our convention.

Note to those planning to attend TSRC 2019: Early registration ends March 25th at 11:59 pm. Register now and save $$.

2019 TSRC State Convention Program

Charlie G. Brooks, Jr. Continuing Education Scholarship

The Tennessee Society For Respiratory care is pleased to announce the Charlie G. Brooks, Jr. Continuing Education Scholarship. Charlie Brooks has been a Tennessee respiratory therapist for over 25 years. He has been an instructor, department manager and a president of the AARC. This scholarship acknowledges his participation and dedication in and to the respiratory care community.

Applications, including all associated materials are due by 5:00 PM March 27, 2109.

Charlie G. Brooks Jr. CE Scholarship Application Information and Instructions

TN Student Representative to Attend 2018 AARC House of Delegates

The TSRC Education Committee would like to congratulate Ms. Kylie Marshall of Tennessee State University for being selected to attend the 2018 AARC House of Delegates as Tennessee’s student representative!! Kylie will be attending the House of Delegates meeting alongside our AARC state delegates, William Phillips and Joel Wilmoth. The House of Delegates meeting is followed by the 2018 AARC Congress in Las Vegas, Nevada. She will share her newfound knowledge and experiences upon her return. Thank you for participating, Kylie Marshall. We look forward to hearing all about it!

2018 TSRC State Convention & Exhibition

gatlinburg, tsrc 2018On April 9th and 10th, 2018, the TSRC presented another sensationally successful TSRC conference, thanks in large part to the efforts of Program Committee Chair, Ms. Susan Parsons, and the many dedicated presenters, attendees and vendors. This year’s conference was held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, nestled in the beautiful Smokey Mountains. Ms. Pam Ditto was honored as Outgoing President as Ms. Susan Parsons took oath as 2018 TSRC President, to begin July 1, 2018. Ms. Ditto served our state well during her time in office, leading us into 2018 and challenging our state to take a greater interest in legislative matters. Ms. Ditto will remain on the Board of Directors as Past President and advisor to Ms. Parsons.

The Presentations:
The conference kicked off with sensational keynote speaker and Country Music Singer, Mr. Bartlee Norton. Mr. Norton treated conventioneers to top shelf entertainment followed by an inspiring discussion on being not only memorable, but legendary in the field and those you touch. Attendees were then treated to professional presentations that met the annual requirements for CEU’s through two tracks, allowing the conventioneers versatility to meet their interests.

The Exhibit Hall:

TSRC Exhibit Hall 2018 leftThe exhibit hall and convention was supported by many great vendors. Attendees were introduced to some of the latest and most innovative technologies available to RCP’s. While visiting the exhibit, attendees fervently bid in a silent auction filled with desirable merchandise from across the state.


Student Activities:

TSRC 2018 Sputum Bowl WinnersThe student population attended in full force, as over half of the schools in the state were well represented. We were pleased to offer a few student-centered activities to include Scholarship Contests, Poster Presentation Contest, and an open forum allowing students to have the floor in front of a panel of hiring managers from the state. The Sputum Bowl was a nail-biter of a competition which pitted five strong competitors against each other. Walters State Community College emerged Sputum Bowl Champions, etching their place in the history books by winning their eighth straight competition.

The TSRC annual conference is a time for RCP’s to recharge their professional batteries and strengthen the camaraderie and unity essential to any profession. Tennessee RCP’s are doing great things across the state every day, the TSRC annual conference is the best way to connect with fellow RCP’s and stay abreast of what’s happening in your profession. We hope to see you in attendance next year!!

*Pictures courtesy of Ms. Christie Ward*

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