The Conference


Approximately 16 Continuing Respiratory Education Credits (CRCE’s) will be applied for through the American Association for Respiratory Care.


Conference Program

The conference program is a work in process and subject to change. We update this site often. However, for more frequent program and entertainment updates be sure to like us on Facebook.

Sunday, April 28

1530 - 1930

Participant Registration
     Grand Lobby


1700 - 1930

Exhibitor Registration
     Grand Lobby


1700 - 1930

WSRC Board Meeting
     All members invited to attend!
      Conference Rooms G & H


1700 - 1930

MSRC Board Meeting
     All members invited to attend!
      Conference Room I


1915 - 2100

*** NEW THIS YEAR ***
NRRCC and Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
     Appetizers & Cash Bar
     Entertainment by Joe Richter
      Grand Ballroom


2100 - 2300

Entertainment by Joe Richter
     Kilbourn City Grill

Monday, April 29

0700

Participant & Exhibitor Registration
      Grand Lobby


0730 - 0740

Welcome Remarks
      Riverview


0740 - 0840

Cultural Competence for Healthcare Professionals
Joel Raney, MEPD
      Riverview


0840 - 0940

Spontaneous Breathing: The double-edged sword
Steve Holets, RRT, LRT
     Sponsored by Hamilton Medical
      Riverview


0950 - 1510

Exhibit Hall Open
     Lunch served from 1100-1300
     Sponsored in part by Passy Muir
     Grand Ballroom & Conferences Rooms A-I


0950 - 1050

THERAPIST TRACK

Respiratory Therapy Reborn: Because productivity and reimbursement won't get it done anymore
Julie Jackson, BAS, RRT, RRT-ACCS
     Sponsored by Monaghan
     Riverview

LEADERSHIP TRACK

When Disasters Strike: Being prepared for the worst
Lisa Hass-Peters, RN, CHEP, CIP
     Upper Dells Ballroom


1055 - 1155

THERAPIST TRACK

Mask Free NIV - High velocity nasal insufflation and management of undifferentiated respiratory distress
Ronald DeBellis, Pharm D, FCCP
     Sponsored by Vapotherm
     Riverview

LEADERSHIP TRACK

Expanding the Borders of a Respiratory Care Department
Heidi Obry, BA, RRT, Meagan Webster, RRT, Patient Care Coordinator, and Sarah Schroeder, AA, RRT, RCP II, Clinical Educator 
     Upper Dells Ballroom


1200 - 1300

THERAPIST TRACK

Neonatal Respiratory Distress: The nuts and bolts of surfactant
Chris Bosley, BS, AAS, RRT, RRT-NPS, LRT, RCP
     Riverview

LEADERSHIP TRACK

Fair or Equal? What matters most when developing a culture of trust
Gretchen Mazurczak, BA, RRT
     Upper Dells Ballroom


1305 - 1510

THERAPIST TRACK

Surgical Interventions for Lung Failure: ECMO, lung volume  reduction surgery, and transplant
Daniel P. McCarthy, MD, MBA and Jillian Koch, RRT, ECMO Coordinator
     Riverview


1305 - 1405

LEADERSHIP TRACK

Providing Effective Feedback That Allows For Staff Development
Julie Jackson, BAS, RRT, RRT-ACCS
     Sponsored by Monaghan
     Upper Dells Ballroom


1410 - 1510

LEADERSHIP TRACK

Creating a Culture of Safety
Rhonda Yngsdal-Krenz, MBA, RRT-NPS
     Upper Dells Ballroom


1600 - 1800

Student Sputum Bowl Competition
   
 Riverview


1800 - 2000

Bar Trivia (for students & practitioners)
     Test your knowledge in a variety of subjects
      Riverview


2000 - 2300

Entertainment by "Pat and Patience"
     The Tavern Restaurant - This is located at Cold Water Canyon Golf Course. 
     Shuttle service available.  
 

Tuesday, April 30

0730

Participant Registration
     Grand Lobby


0800 - 0810

Welcome Remarks
     Grand Ballroom


0810 - 0910

Professionalism, Ethics & Opportunities: Rising to the challenges of today’s healthcare environment
Michael J Hewitt, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, RCP, FAARC, FCCM
     Sponsored by Breas Medical
     Grand Ballroom


0910 - 1010

Provider as Patient and Back to Provider
Ashley Strobel, MD, FACEP
     Grand Ballroom


1025 - 1125

Proportional Pressure Support
Maria Madden, MS, RRT-ACCS
     Sponsored by Draeger
     Grand Ballroom


1130 - 1300

Color Guard, Lunch and Awards
     
Sponsored in part by Passy Muir
     Conference Rooms C - I 


1300 - 1400

THERAPIST TRACK

No Place Like Home: A day in the life of a medically complex child
Jill L. Wall, BSN, CRNI, Tana J. Wall, and Dexter Wingfield
     Sponsored by Pediatric Home Service
     Grand Ballroom

DIAGNOSTIC TRACK

Home Sleep Testing Overview
Sue Hoefs, RPGT, CCSH, RST
     Sponsored by Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Inc. 
     Conference Room A/B

STUDENT TRACK

Graduate to Critical Decision Maker 
BIll Letourneau, MA, RRT, RRT-ACCS 
     Upper Dells Ballroom


1405 - 1505

THERAPIST TRACK

Update on Cystic Fibrosis Pharmacology
Brad Boynton, RRT
     Grand Ballroom

DIAGNOSTIC TRACK

Getting Your PFT Lab Ready for ATS Registry
Sue Shipley, CRT
     Sponsored by MGC Diagnostics
     Conference Room A/B

STUDENT TRACK

Therapist Multiple Choice Exam Key Points
Mark Vargus, BSRT, RRT, RRT-ACCS, Pulmonary DIsease Educator
     Upper Dells Ballroom


1515 - 1615

THERAPIST TRACK

Adult HFOV: Shake don't break
Pete Weber, BA, RRT, RPSGT 
     Sponsored by Vyaire Medical
     Grand Ballroom

DIAGNOSTIC TRACK

Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Current trends in monitoring and diagnostics approach
Awni M. Al-Subu, MD 
     Conference Room A/B

STUDENT TRACK

Nutrient Depletion & Pharmacology 
Sunday Muniz, RPh, CCN 
     Upper Dells Ballroom


1615 - 1715

Student Activity - BINGO
     
Upper Dells Ballroom


1800 - 2300

"Border Battle" Party
     Sponsored in part by CORE Staffing
     Appetizers & Cash Bar
     1800-2000: Team "Tailgate Games" Competition
     1900-2300: DJ 
     Conference Rooms C - I   

Wednesday, May 1

0800 - 0820

Participant Registration
     Grand Lobby


0820 - 0830

Opening Remarks
     Grand Ballroom


0830 - 1000

ACCS Exam Prep Course: Key points and highlights
Mark Vargas, BSRT, RRT, RRT-ACCS, Pulmonary Disease Educator
     Grand Ballroom


1000 - 1015

Break


1015 - 1145

ACCS Exam Prep Course: Key points and highlights - Continued 
Mark Vargas, BSRT, RRT, RRT-ACCS, Pulmonary Disease Educator
     Grand Ballroom


1145

Closing Remarks & Door Prizes
     Must be present to win. 
     Grand Ballroom

 

Standard Price

Online registration is closed. Onsite registration prices are as follow:   

Three-Day Pass

Member Rate: $320/person
Non-Member Rate: $440/person
Student Member Rate: $135/person
Student Non-Member Rate: $185/person

Standard Price

Online registration is closed. Onsite registration prices are as follow: 

One-Day Pass

Monday or Tuesday only

Member Rate: $200/person
Non-Member Rate: $250/person
Student Member Rate: $60/person
Student Non-Member Rate: $110/person

 

Hotel Details

Book your stay at the Chula Vista Resort & Waterpark.

The room block has been released, but rooms are still available! 

To book your room:

  1. Call the hotel directly at (855) 388-4782
  2. Tell the agent you are with the NRRCC group
  3. Ask the agent about rates for the following room options:

Tower Junior Suite
Fairway Villa
Tower Family Suite
El Grande Condo (2 bedrooms)
El Grande Junior Suite
El Grande Double (3 bedrooms)
Chalet House

 

Future Conference Dates

April 27 - 29, 2020
April 28 - 30, 2021
April 25 - 27, 2022
April 26 - 28, 2023

Board meetings will take place the day before the conference begins.

Don't Miss a Thing!

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