American Association for Respiratory Care


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  • ARCF Night at the Vineyards, 7 pm, Mandalay Bay


  • Sputum Bowl Preliminaries, 8 am-6 pm, Reef Ballroom
  • AARC Awards Ceremony, 8:30-10:10 am, Mandalay GH
  • Keynote Address, 10:15-10:55 am, Mandalay GH
  • Opening of the Exhibit Hall, 11 am, Shorelines A
  • OPEN FORUM Editors’ Choice, posters on display at Exhibit Hall entrance
  • OPEN FORUM Poster Discussions, 3:15-5:10 pm, Surf ABC & DEF
  • OPEN FORUM Posters Only, 11 am-2 pm, inside Exhibit Hall; authors present 12 noon-1:30 pm
  • Orientation for First-Time Attendees, 11:30 am-12 noon, Lagoon DEF
  • International Medical Missions Roundtable, 12:30-1:15 pm, Banyan E
  • AARC Opening Reception, sponsored by Draeger, 8-11 pm, South Seas CDFIJ


  • Breakfast Symposium: AARC: Respiratory Compromise and the Role of the Respiratory Therapist, 6:30-8:15 am, South Seas E. Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Covidien.
  • Breakfast Symposium: Masimo: Meeting Recent Guidance from The Joint Commission and CMS on Alarm Safety, Opioid Safety, Blood Transfusions, Hospital-Acquired Conditions, and 30-Day Readmissions, 7-8 am, South Seas F
  • Military Roundtable, 7-7:30 am, Banyan E
  • Annual Business Meeting, 7:30-8:20 am, Mandalay GH
  • Sputum Bowl Preliminaries, 8 am-6 pm, Reef Ballroom
  • Thomas L. Petty Memorial Lecture, 8:30-9:30 am, Mandalay GH
  • Flag Folding Ceremony, 9:30 am in front of the Exhibit Hall entrance
  • Exhibit Hall, 9:30 am-3 pm
  • OPEN FORUM Poster Discussions, 10 am-5:05 pm, Surf ABC & DEF
  • OPEN FORUM Posters Only, 11 am-2:25 pm, inside Exhibit Hall, authors present 12 noon-1:30 pm
  • Management Section Meeting, 9:35-10:05 am, Breakers EFKL
  • Home Care Section Meeting, 10-10:25 am, Mandalay I
  • Diagnostics Section Meeting, 12:30-1 pm, Mandalay J
  • Lunch Symposium: Boehringer Ingelheim: The Diagnosis of IPF, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm, South Seas E
  • Asthma Disease Management Roundtable, 12:30-1:30 pm, Commander’s Boardroom
  • Neurorespiratory Roundtable, 12:30-1:30 pm, Admiral’s Boardroom
  • Patient Safety Roundtable, 12:30-1:30 pm, Banyan E
  • Simulation Roundtable, 12:30-1:15 pm, Breakers EFKL
  • Long-Term Care Section Meeting, 12:45-1:15 pm, Mandalay K
  • Palliative Care Roundtable, 5:15-5:45 pm, Breakers CDIJ


  • 25+ Years AARC Members “Thank You” Breakfast, South Seas CD
  • Breakfast Symposium: Maquet: Integrating NAVA into Your Intensive Care Practices, 6-8 am, South Seas E
  • Breakfast Symposium: Philips: Therapy-Driven COPD Management Program Successful in Reducing Hospital Admissions, 7:15-8:15 am, South Seas F
  • Donald F. Egan Scientific Memorial Lecture, 8:30-9:25 am, Mandalay GH
  • Exhibit Hall, 9:30 am-2 pm
  • OPEN FORUM Editors’ Choice Presentations, 9:30-11:55 am, Lagoon GH
  • OPEN FORUM Poster Discussions, 9:30 am-5:10 pm, Surf ABC & DEF
  • OPEN FORUM Posters Only, 11 am-1:30 pm, inside Exhibit Hall, authors present 12 noon-1:30 pm
  • Adult Acute Care Section Meeting, 9:55-10:25 am, Lagoon JKL
  • Surface & Air Transport Section Meeting, 9:55-10:25 am, Mandalay J
  • Neonatal-Pediatrics Section Meeting, 12:30-1 pm, Lagoon DEF
  • Lunch Symposium: Ikaria: Nitric Oxide Delivery in Neonatal Noninvasive Respiratory Support Devices, 12:30-1:30 pm, South Seas Ballroom F
  • Sleep Section Meeting, 12:45-1:15 pm, Breakers CDIJ
  • Tobacco Free Lifestyle Roundtable, 12:30-1 pm, Admiral’s Boardroom
  • Disaster Response Roundtable, 12:30-1:15 pm, Banyan E
  • Geriatrics Roundtable, 12:30-1:15 pm, Outrigger Boardroom
  • Education Section Meeting, 1-1:30 pm, Mandalay I
  • Continuing Care/Rehabilitation Section Meeting, 1:15-1:45 pm, Mandalay K
  • 37th Sputum Bowl Finals, sponsored by Covidien, 5 pm, Mandalay GH


  • Breakfast Symposium: Integrity: Hospital Discharge of Patients with COPD: Reducing Risk for Future Exacerbations and Readmissions, 6:30-8 am, South Seas F. Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Phil Kittredge Memorial Lecture, 8-8:55 am, Mandalay GH
  • OPEN FORUM Poster Discussions, 9-10:55 am, Surf ABC & DEF
  • Closing Ceremony, 12:30-2 pm, Mandalay GH

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