Purpose: To increase the knowledge of the Health Care Practitioner working
with patients having conditions affecting the Cardio-Pulmonary System.
Keynote: Gary Kauffman, MPA, FACHE, RRT, FAARC: You Want RT to Thrive? Stop Counting Treatments and Start Adding Value
Shawna Strickland, Ph.D., RRT-NPS, AE-C, AARC: Maximizing Patient Education
Bob Messenger, RRT: Effective Discharge of the Oxygen Dependent COPD Patient
Lisa Jackson, RRT: Respiratory Therapists Role in the Care of ALS Patients
Heather Meehan, RRT: AVAPS Made Easy
Dr. Wanzek: Transition Care to Prevent Re-admissions
Michael Hewitt, RRT: Surviving Before Thriving - Respiratory Care at the Crossroads
John Barnes: The Changing Face of Oxygen Therapy
Richard Steffen, JD: Documentation and other Legal Issues for Respiratory Therapists
Dr. Hogarth: Bronchial Thermoplasty
Mary Tyrrel, RRT: Telehealth: The Future Application
Disclosure policy: Speakers will disclose to attendees the nature of any significant financial
relationships they have with the commercial firms providing support, as well as the commercial
manufacturers of products and/or the providers of services discussed in their presentations.