Respiratory Care 2009

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Congress Gazette

55th International Respiratory Congress • December 5–8, 2009, San Antonio, Texas

Each year the printed Gazette is handed out to Congress attendees to keep them informed about the vast array of daily activities. This online version of the Gazette has the latest news and photos from the Congress.

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Friday, December 4

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Loading up at the AARC executive offices.

Awards, ribbons, badges, the Sputum Bowl, programs, t-shirts, etc. It all must go.

Next stop…San Antonio.

AARC President Tim Myers

It was standing room only for the keynote address.

Military representatives Dario Rodriguez (far left) and William Bernhard (far right) presented the AARC Zenith Awards yesterday to: Masimo, GE Healthcare, Draeger, Covidien, and CareFusion.

Forrest Bird Military Award

Dr. Wantanabe and John Hiser

Military recognition during the opening ceremony.

Lecture Map

Steve Nelson of the AARC (left) and Ed Coombs of Draeger award Weber State College's Janelle Gardiner the ventilator for winning the Vent 5K competition.

Brian Walsh chairs the Neonatal-Pediatric Section meeting.

Bruce K Rubin delivers the 36th Donald F Egan Scientific Memorial Lecture.

AARC President Tim Myers.

New AARC House of Delegates officers elected Friday include Sheri Tooley-Peters, secretary; Bill Lamb, speaker-elect; and Debra Skees, treasurer.

Congratulations to Draeger Medical, whose booth received top honors in this year’s Exhibit Hall Best of Show competition. Invacare Corporation won second place, and Dale Medical Products took third.

AARC President Elect Karen Stewart.

Jim Lanoha, Delegate of the Year—Louisiana.

Monaghan/Trudell Fellowship for Aerosol Technique Development winner Robert L Chatburn RRT-NPS FAARC.

Summit Award winner Kansas Society for Respiratory Care.

Affiliate Contributor Award winners from Minnesota.

Attendees of the the 25 Year Membership Breakfast.

Consumer event.

Consumer event.

Mexican dancers.

5k race participants.

5k race participants.

5k race participants.

Welcome party attendees.

Welcome party entertainment.

Welcome party attendees.

Exhibit Hall.

Exhibit Hall.

Exhibit Hall.

Exhibit Hall.

Welcome party.

Welcome party.

David Pierson and Phil Kittredge Memorial Lecturer Dale M Needham MD PhD.

Damien Beilman presented his very first OPEN FORUM abstract.