May 1 and 2, 2018

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 May 1

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. Rooms are $155/night and when making reservations, remember to mention the group ID number: 310176.

Beginning January 1, 2018 a daily resort fee of $10.00 per night (exclusive of tax) will be applied to all hotel reservations.  The resort fee includes: valet & self-parking, in-room refrigerator, in-room coffee and tea, property-wide high speed internet access (public spaces and in-room), unlimited local calls, and use of our business center, tennis courts, fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, as well as access to our private beach. 

Click here to book your reservation.

Rooms must be secured by April 1st. 

Conference Schedule*

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

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

7:30-8:00 am
Registration

8:00-8:30 am
Welcoming Remarks & Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:30 am

Keynote Presentation:

Healthcare Delivery & Financing in Connecticut
Kevin Lembo, MPA, CT State Comptroller

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

10:30-11:30 am
Respiratory STAT to Simulation
Steve Donahue, BS, RRT
OR
Beyond the Berlin Model for ARDS; Where is the Research Taking Us?
Mary Ann Couture, MS, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-AAC

11:30-12:30 pm
Mary Ellen Welsh Lecture:
Noninvasive Management of Ventilatory Pump Failure
Dr. John Bach

*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
High Flow Oxygen Management Modalities
Allan Rodrigues, MD, MBBS
OR

Making the Transition From Student to Practitioner - New Graduate Question & Answer Forum

Stanley Davidson, RRT; Jaclyn Aikler, BS, RRT, SY; Jennifer Szantyr, RRT; Ryan Young, RRT

Kerry McNiven, MS, RRT Moderator

3:00-4:00 pm
Maintenance of the Artificial Airway: Time for a New Standard of Care
Nicholas Prevo ESRT, RRT-ACCS
*Sponsored by Health Care Technology *
OR
The Missing Link to Improved Asthma Control
Michael Carjulo, APRN, CPNP, AE-C, PMHS

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

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

 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

7:30-8:00 am
Registration

8:00-8:30 am
Annual Business Meeting
Welcoming Remarks & Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:30 am
Key Note- Breathing is Free, but Not for Me!
Tina Chieco-Schwartz, DPM

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

10:30-11:30 am
Update in COPD 2018
Kevin Twohig, MD, FCCP
OR
Sleep Disordered Breathing: An Update for 2018
Lauren Tobias, MD

*Sponsored by Yale Sleep Medicine*

11:30-12:30 pm
Sleep in Hospitalized Patients- Important, but Lacking
Margaret Pisani, MD

OR

Bronchial Thermoplasty for the Treatment of Severe Asthma

Geoffrey Chupp, MD

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

1:30-2:00 pm
Vendor Hall

2:00-3:00 pm
Avoiding Polypharmacy in Older Adults: What's my Role?
Jane Reardon, MSN, APRN, AE-C
OR
Radon and the Health Effects of Exposure
Dan Burke, DPH

3:00-4:00 pm
Emergent Management of the Burn Patient
Alisa Savetamal, MD, FACS

OR

Bronchiolitis Caused by RSV - A Clinical Review
Christopher Price, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS

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

Early Bird Registration is now Open until April 15th!

You may register on-line or by downloading the registration  form and mailing it in.

To download the form, click HERE.