March 23-24, 2023

Learn from experts in the field about topics that are vital to the delivery of quality patient care.

This event is open to students & practitioners in all medical fields, including Respiratory Therapy, EMT, Nursing & Medical Assistants

Respiratory Continuing Education Units* & Continuing Medical Education Units Available

*12 CEUs applied for through AARC; pending completion of daily surveys; partial credit available for CEU credits; no certificates distributed early


  • Lectures & Presentations | Q&As (Thursday, Friday)
  • Breakfast (Thursday, Friday) & lunch (Thursday), catered by the SUNY Sullivan Culinary Chefs
  • Thursday Night Networking/Recruitment Reception @ Resorts World Catskills Casino-Resort, Student Tournament & DJ Dance Party

NOTE: Room block discounts available at Resorts World Catskills Casino-Resort; call Front Desk &  indicate attendance to conference


Tickets starting at $55; early bird discounts available until March 7

Have questions about this event? Please email or call 845.434.5750 ext. 4308.


Time Speaker Organization Topic
8:15 a.m. Thomas McManus, RT, MPA, RRT, RPF Director, Respiratory Program SUNY Sullivan Patient Safety (PTS) | Patient Safety, Lessons Learned from the Aviation Industry
9:15 a.m. Thomas Harvie, RRT, CPFT Ventilator Program Director & Director for Respiratory Care Northeast Center for Rehabilitation & Brain Injury Clinical Practice (CLP) | Life on a Ventilator After Acute Care
10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m. Mari Stack, RRT, Respiratory Care Educator Jersey Shore University Medical Center Education (EDU) | Providing Education & Need for Compliance
11:30 a.m. Rajan Subbiah MD, FCCP, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Crystal Run Healthcare Clinical Practice (CLP) | Asthma & COPD Update & Newer Management Options
12:30 p.m. LUNCH
1:20 p.m. Kirk S. Hinkley, MD, FACEP, Director of Education and Emergency Medicine Physician Vapotherm Adult Acute Care (AAC) | Rethinking the ABCs: The Forgotten Breath - High-Velocity Therapy Applications for Increased Work of Breathing | Sponsored by Vapotherm
2:20 p.m. Erik Boergesson, BS, RRT-NPS, Critical Care Territory Manager Getinge Adult Acute Care (AAC) | Review & Interpretation of Ventilator Graphics | Sponsored by Getinge
3:20 p.m. BREAK
3:30 p.m. Amelia Lowell, RRT, RCP, Director Respiratory Therapy Mayo Clinic Clinical Practice (CLP) | Respiratory Protocols & Patient Advocacy
4:30 p.m. LeTanya Taylor, JD, MJ, BSRT, RRT, Clinical Educator/Supervisor Respiratory Care Garnet Health Ethics (ETH) | Legal & Ethical Dilemmas of the Practitioner
5:30 p.m. DAY 1 CEU SURVEY
(required for CEU credits; must be completed at the close of each day)
6 p.m. Networking/Recruitment Reception at Resorts World Catskills Casino-Resort
8:30 p.m. Guest Entertainment/DJ Dance Party at Resorts World Catskills Casino-Resort


Time Speaker Organization Topic
8:15 a.m. Stephen Evans, MD, Geriatric Medicine Specialist Roscoe Regional Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Clinical Practice (CLP) | Geriatric Care & Prevention in the Last Two Years of Life
9:15 a.m. David R. Orloff MBA, RRT, LSSGB, Administrative Director of Respiratory Care Cooper University Hospital Patient Safety (PTS) | Improving Communication & Reducing Medication Error
10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m. Okon Bassey MHA, BSc, RRT, Director, Respiratory Care Operations AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Management (MGT) | Dealing with Covid-19/Healthcare Worker Burnout
11:30 a.m. Hiroki Sayama, DSc, Professor, Systems Science Graduate Director Binghamton University Bioterrorism & Emergency Preparedness (BEP) | How Systems Science Helped COVID-19-Related Planning & Decision-Making
12:30 p.m. DAY 2 CEU SURVEY
(required for CEU credits; must be completed at the close of each day)

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