The Massachusetts Society for Respiratory Care
represents Respiratory Therapists by promoting, advocating, and educating the respiratory community.

 

Promoting

Demonstrate the value of the respiratory therapist in providing respiratory care by supporting, conducting, and publishing research information. Research should compare the value of the respiratory therapist to others who may provide respiratory care services. Information generated should consider the needs of employers, legislators, regulators, other health professionals, and patients. Research efforts will, when appropriate and possible, be conducted in collaboration with other health care stakeholders.

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Advocating

Advocate at the federal and state level for health care policy that promotes access to appropriate, safe, and effective respiratory care for patients and the public. Develop and implement promotion/marketing of the respiratory therapist targeted to legislators, policy makers, and payers. Messages will emphasize the value of the respiratory therapist in controlling the utilization of services, creating cost savings, improving outcomes and patient safety, and increasing access to respiratory care as provided by a respiratory therapist.

Educating

Deliver top level education with respiratory therapists in mind. Our yearly conference that has been actively educating respiratory therapists, nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals for over 30 years. This conference is help annually in the fall. 

Seating is LIMITED, first come, first serve. If sold out no admittance at the door will be allowed.

Join us for the 2015 Virtual Lobby Day. You can do this by clicking on the link below.

The MSRC's Political Advocacy Contact Team (PACT) participates yearly in the promotion of various bills and other issues facing respiratory therapists. The MSRC PACT Team with representatives from almost every other state and Puerto Rico participate in meetings with out local governmental representatives. Want to help? Learn more below on how you can help promote your profession without having to travel to Washington DC. 

2014 marked the 37th Annual Conference

 

On September 29 and 30, 2014 the MSRC hosted it's 37th annual fall conference for local respiratory therapists. Speakers from around the area and from national organizations provided information to the 600+ attendees. Speakers included Dean Hess, Robert Kaczmarek, Ray Ritz, Shawna Strickland, and Charles Friderici. Topics included everything from neonatal respiratory conditions to emergency disaster preparedness, management of your department's budget, and many more topics.