2017 MSRC Annual Conference
We are excited to announce the location for the 2017 MSRC Annual Conference. This year, the MSRC will host the 40th Annual conference at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA on October 24th and 25th. This year's conference will feature speakers that include Dean Hess, PhD, RRT, Martha DeSilva RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, AARC's Past-President Frank Salvatore, MBA, RRT, and more! You don't want to miss this year's conference. Mark your calendar and sign up for our newsletter below! Remember to check back frequently as we update the speaker line up for this year's exciting conference.
Tuesday's Sessions Include
Frank Salvatore Jr., RRT, FAARC, MBA
AARC Past President, Frank Salvatore Jr RRT, FAARC, MBA will be delivering this year's keynote lecture. His presentation is a critical look at the changes in the healthcare system from 2009 to present that necessitates our need to change how we practice to ensure we add value to our patients outcomes.
Paul Nuccio, MS, RRT, FAARC
Paul Nuccio will be presenting on Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) or High-Flow Oxygen Therapy (HFOT): You Decide. This presentation describes how non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is a widely used and studied therapy option for the management of acute respiratory failure. High flow nasal cannula is rapidly growing in popularity and in supportive evidence. This presentation will review the current evidence in support of NIV, and discuss the current research evaluating HFNC and its role in the management of respiratory failure.
Robert Kacmarek, PhD., RRT
Robert Kacmarek, PhD., RRT, will be presenting the topic Patient-Ventilator synchrony and its Impact on Patient Outcome. This lecture will explore the causes and methods of correcting Pt-Vent asynchrony will be presented along with a review of the literature that indicate a negative effect of asynchrony on patient outcome describe.
Bill Gavin, RRT, CPFT, MS, FAARC, AE-C
Bill Gavin will be delivering two presentations this year. The first is titled, Patient Education is Taking on Critical Importance in Today's Health Care System. The presentation will address this critical importance as well as the implications it holds for the patient educator teaching different generations. Attend this session and learn teaching/ learning strategies to be effective and meaningful in communicating with your patients. The second presentation is Acquiring Your Credential: Success on the Board Exams. This lecture will assist those who are looking to successfully complete the NBRC credentialing process is perhaps one of the most important accomplishments for every aspiring RC professional. This presentation will address preparatory measures as well as strategies and techniques to be successful on the Therapist Multiple Choice and Clinical Simulation Examinations.
RRT-NPS, MS, MBA
Gina Farquharson will be delivering the presentation Respiratory Compromise: The Respiratory Therapist's Role Outside of the ICU. This presentation will discuss how to collaboratively develop programs to monitor and mitigate the incidence of patients at risk for respiratory compromise.
RRT, FAARC, MEd
Patrick Dunne will deliver a presentation titled, Refocusing on Health Care Reform: The Journey Continues. In spite of GOP efforts to repeal/replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act, CMS continues with the implementation of major payment reforms for hospital care. This presentation will review the key challenges facing all RT providers and the impact on the traditional practice of respiratory care.
Other Tuesday lectures include:
- Michael Frakes - Getting Ready to Say Goodbye
- And More to Come!
Wednesday Sessions Include
2017 Keynote Speaker
Elizabeth Henske, MD
Dr. Elizabeth (Lisa) Henske is best known for her groundbreaking discovery that mutations in the TSC2 gene cause the sporadic form of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). Dr Henske will be delivering her keynote presentation on the lung disease LAM.
Dean Hess, RRT, PhD, FAARC
Dean Hess, PhD., RRT, will be presenting the topic titled, Respiratory Care – A View of the Past with an Eye on the Future. This presentation will provide an overview of the respiratory care profession and some suggestions for future growth of the profession.
J Woodrow Weiss, MD
Dr. Woodrow will be presenting, Cardiovascular Consequences of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This presentation will provide an overview of the evidence supporting sleep apnea as a cause of arterial hypertension and sympathoexcitation.
Other Wednesday lectures include:
- Ray Ritz, BA, RRT - New Concepts in Lung Injury Prevention: Driving Pressure and Beyond
- Martha DeSilva, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C - Can you name that PFT?
- Dr. Mohamed El-Dib - HIE - What every NICU RT should know
- Robert Boylan, RRT - Enabling Ventilator Dependent Patients to Speak
- And more to come!