American Association for Respiratory Care


Join respiratory managers and educators at the AARC Summer Forum at Marco Island, Florida, offering in-depth information and strategies for the leaders in our profession. Learn in 4 days the techniques, tips and technology to help you run your department or classroom effectively and prepare RTs for success in our quickly evolving health care system and earn up to 15.14 hours of continuing education credit (CRCE®) credits.

Managers that attend will receive the rare opportunity to gain an added edge by engaging in our new Health Care & Leadership Consultant Workshops— where specialized consultants will focus on the View from the C-Suite, discussing successful ways to add value to your organization, achieve career goals, maximize your value as an RT leader and ways to preserve your position and department. In addition to our consultant workshops, managers will also attend our comprehensive RT management sessions that will cover topics ranging from the Affordable Care Act to case management.

Educators that attend will find our sessions essential to building and maintaining a successful and sustainable RT program and curriculum. Sessions will include our CoARC’s Meet the Commission covering new or pending changes to accreditation standards and the NBRC-sponsored lecture, which will explore new components of the RRT Clinical Simulation exam.

Come a day early for pre-Summer Forum sessions. A new special session—“How Viable is Your Respiratory Care Program? Assessing Quality and Sustainability of RC Education”—offers Program Directors insights into the financial metrics and quality indicators to keep RT programs sustainable into the future.

Where Will You Stay? Enjoy Marco Island, rated by TripAdvisor as the No. 1 U.S. island and 4th best island in the world. It offers easy access to the subtropical wilderness of the world-famous Everglades and a wealth of pristine beaches. Stay at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort at an exclusive AARC Summer Forum rate of $165 (saves approx. $150 per night). The Marriott Resort offers first-class amenities that are certain to help you relax and have some vacation fun with family and friends.

Here are just a few of the highlights that you will experience at Summer Forum. Visit the Summer Forum schedule and sign-up today.