April 30 and 1, 2019

The Water's Edge Spa and Resort in Westbrook, CT

Conference Information

Once again it will be a BYOB (bring your own badge) event!

We will have a food drive for the community college food banks. Bring a non-perishable food item or cash to donate.

Raffle baskets to benefit the scholarship fund will also be available.

Social Time on April 30

Join us after the conference for an opportunity to relax and catch up with friends.

Cash bar and hors d'oeuvres.

Lodging Information

Relax and spend the night at the Water's Edge.

A discounted rate of $145.00 is available if you use the code 346260 in the group code when making your reservation.

Click here to book your reservation.

You must reserve your room by April 1, 2019.

Preview of the 2019 Conference Schedule*

*The schedule and titles of the lectures are subject to change

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

7:30-8:00 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:30 am
Welcoming Remarks and Presentation of Colors

8:30-9:30 am

Keynote Presentation:

Heroes: The Past, Present and Future of Respiratory Care

Dana Oakes, BA, RRT-NPS

9:30-10:30 am
Grand Opening of Vendor Hall

10:30-11:30 am

IPF- RT Role in Treatment & Management Hospital to Home

Marlene Scrivani, RRT, AE-C

-or-

“Facing” the Problem: Pressure Injuries from Non-Invasive Masks

Dottie Leighton, APRN

11:30 am-12:30 pm
Mary Ellen Welsh Lecture:

Management of Ventilatory Pump Failure

John Bach, MD

*Sponsored by The Hospital for Special Care *

12:30-1:30 pm
Lunch Buffet

1:30-2:00 pm
Vendor Hall

2:00-3:00 pm

Long-Acting Beta-Agonist Maintenance

Patrick Dunne

*Sponsored by Monahan Medical*

-or-

Pulmonary Function Lecture (Directed towards students)

Karen Griffiths MS, RRT

3:00-4:00 pm

Non-invasive In-patient Management

Robin Scatena, MD

-or-

Alpha 1-Antitrypsin

Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP

*Sponsored by Grifols * 

4:00-4:30 pm
Collection of CEU Certificates

4:00-6:00 pm
Happy Hour with Hors D'oeuvres & Music

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

7:30-8:00 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:30 am
Annual Business Meeting
Welcoming Remarks & Presentation of Colors

8:30-9:30 am
Key Note Presentation:

CF Patient Perspective-Compliance in Pulmonary Dx

Nikolas Job

*Sponsored by Hill Rom*

9:30-10:30 am
Re-Opening of Vendor Hall

10:30-11:30 am

Bronchiectasis & Airway Clearance

Michael Perkins, MD

-or-

Pediatric Pulmonary Topic-Asthma Action Plan

Amanda Filippelli, APRN

11:30 am -12:30 pm

ECMO Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Jeliene LaRocque, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS

12:30-1:30 pm
Lunch Buffet
Raffle Basket Winners Announced

1:30-2:00 pm
Vendor Hall

2:00-3:00 pm

ETCO2 management and Importance

Ranjit Deshpande, MD

-or-

Oxygen: Too Much of a Good Thing

Donald Null, MD

*Sponsored by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals*

3:00-4:00 pm

Pediatric Sleep Disturbances & Treatment

Craig Canapari, MD

-or-

PFT Speaker-Methacholine Challenge

TBD

*Sponsored by Metapharm*

4:00-4:30 pm
Collection of CEU Certificates

Early Bird Registration will open soon. Please stay tuned.