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March 10, 2011

PACT Returns from Hill Visits with HR 941
Members of the AARC’s Political Advocacy Contact Team completed their Lobby Day visits on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, but they didn’t go home empty-handed. Thanks to their efforts–and the efforts of all of you who wrote your members of Congress during our Virtual Lobby Week–the Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative has now been introduced into the House of Representatives by Rep. Mike Ross of Arkansas.

What’s next? In order to keep the momentum going, we’re urging all of you to continue using our Capitol Connection website to write your House members asking them to sign on as co-sponsors of HR 941 and your Senators to ask them to introduce the legislation into the Senate. 

Respiratory Care Updates Website with New Reading Options
If you haven’t visited recently, you’ll want to take a look. Respiratory Care has just added three new ways to read: a digimag version, HTML articles with cross linking to references, and a new ePub ahead of print feature providing fast access to accepted papers.

AARC Times Wants Your Ideas for Clinical Articles
Have you ever picked up a copy of AARC Times and thought, “gee, they should do an article on _____”? If so, here’s your chance to let our editors know about it! Click on the link to fill out our short suggestion form today.

Education Annual Deadline Extended
Every year the AARC publishes the Respiratory Care Education Annual to provide a forum for educators to share everything from original research to point-of-view essays. The submission deadline for the 2011 edition has just been extended to Mar. 28, so if you have a paper you believe is worthy of this refereed journal, consider submitting it today.

Create Your Own Community on AC
AARConnect is all about getting together with your fellow AARC members, and thanks to our “create a new community” feature, you can do it too. Members have already teamed up to form everything from an alumni group for folks who graduated from the same RT school to a community for people who ride motorcycles. All member-created groups feature a dedicated discussion list and a resource library where you can share documents, pictures, slide presentations, and more.  

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