2019 Spring Conference Agenda

The 2019 Spring Conference is packed with three days of knowledge, networking, and excitement!  Scroll for the agenda (subject to change), or click a specific day to jump to those events.

Wednesday (Preconference) | Wednesday (MSRC events) | Thursday | Friday

Wednesday, April 3
Preconference - Ventilator Associated Event (VAE) Workshop

MSRC has partnered with the Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA) for a half-day interactive workshop!  The program includes VAE surveillance strategies, roundtable discussions regarding current VAE practices and challenges, and prevention strategies.  This workshop is geared toward supervisors, lead therapists, directors, managers, and future leaders in respiratory care.

12:00 - 12:25Welcome/Introduction
Kelsey Ostergren, MPH
Doug Rowden, RRT
Jonathan Vono, RRT
12:25 - 1:00Overview of VAP/VAE Surveillance
Dr. Emily Shuman, MD
1:00 - 1:45Roundtable #1: Interactive Case-Based Scenario: Identification of VAE
Dr. Emily Shuman, MD
Andrew Weirauch, BSRT, RRT-ACCS
1:45 - 2:00Break
2:00 - 2:45VAE Prevention Strategies
2:45 - 3:30VAE Systems Approach at Intermountain Health 
Kim Bennion, MsHS, RRT, CHC
3:30 - 4:00Local Stories of Best Practices
To Be Announced
4:00 - 4:50Roundtable #2: Discussion of Current Practices in VAE
Andrew Weirauch, BSRT, RRT-ACCS
4:50 - 5:00Closing Remarks / Evaluations

Other Events

There's plenty to see on Wednesday outside of the preconference workshop!  Come in the evening to get face-to-face with YOUR MSRC representatives, and make sure your voice is heard as we plot a course for the upcoming year!

9:00 - 5:00Sputum Bowl Preliminary Rounds
5:00 - 5:30 Cocktail Reception and Networking
Cash bar
5:30 - 6:30MSRC House of Representatives Meeting - ALL are invited and welcome!
Mike Hess, BS, RRT, RPFT presiding

Thursday, April 4
2019 MSRC Spring Conference 

The main event starts with updates about the state of our society and our profession, as well as business updates and our first-ever Practitioner of the Year Award!  We also open the always-popular Vendor Hall, packed with the latest therapies, medications, and equipment for our patients and our professional advancement.  We're also highlighting our dedicated Student Track, focused on giving your career a jump start right out of the gate.  Stick around to cheer on your favorite team in the Sputum Bowl Finals, and celebrate the day with the legendary MSRC Dance Party!

7:00 - 8:00Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Networking
8:00 - 9:00Opening Ceremony / President's Address / State of the Society
Mike Hess, BS, RRT, RPFT
9:00 - 10:00KEYNOTE ADDRESS | The Professional Road Ahead?
AARC Immediate Past President
 Left Lung TrackRight Lung TrackStudent Track
10:00 - 11:00How Did We Get Here?
How Does Healthcare Get Healthy?

Dr. Vita McCabe, MD
Safety, Quality, and Innovation at Intermountain:
RTs Leading the Way

Kim Bennion, MsHS, RRT, CHC
Student Section Meeting/Roundtable
Stephanie Marcincavage, BS, RRT
Angela Prush, BAS, RRT
11:00 - 1:00Vendor Hall Grand Opening
Be sure to visit all our vendors to thank them for their ongoing support of our profession!
1:00 - 2:00E-cigarettes & Lung Cancer
Dr. Vita McCabe, MD
Capnography & Volumetric Capnography
Dr. Milo Engoren, MD
Test Taking Tips: It's More Than Studying
Richard Zahodnic, PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, RPFT
2:00 - 3:00Asthma Management Update
Dr. Gregory Neagos, MD, FCCP
All In the Family: High Flow Oxygen Therapy
& Mask NIV, Siblings or Distant Cousins?

Robert Campbell, MBA, RRT, RCP
Portfolio/Résumé Building & Interview Skills
Nick Prush, MHA, RRT, RRT-ACCS
Shane Spaulding, MHPE, RRT-ACCS
3:00 - 3:30Vendor Hall Break
Another chance to visit our outstanding industry partners and see what's new in respiratory!
3:30 - 4:30Nitric Oxide vs. Inhaled Prostaglandins
Jonathan Vono, RRT
Ventilator Graphics - Better Than the Numbers
Rena Laliberte, BS, RRT
Simulation Training Live! 
Stephanie Marcincavage, BS, RRT
Megan VanDonselaar, MA, RRT, RRT-NPS
7:30 - 9:00Sputum Bowl Finals
9:00 - midnightMSRC Dance Party
Immediately following the Sputum Bowl Finals!  Come join us and DJ Jon Anderson to dance the night away! 

Friday, April 5
2019 MSRC Spring Conference Day Two

The conference wraps up with another outstanding day of learning, discussion, and networking!  Don't miss the poster presentation session and announcement of the winning poster, receiving FREE REGISTRATION to the 2020 Spring Conference, to be held in Ann Arbor!

7:00 - 8:00Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Networking in the Vendor Hall
8:00 - 9:00KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Respiratory Care: Past, Present, and Future
Albert Moss, MA, RRT
9:00 - 9:15Break / Vendor Hall Time
 Anticholinergic TrackBeta-Agonist TrackCorticosteroid Track
9:15 - 10:15Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Dr. Eric Feucht, MD
Cystic Fibrosis Update
Dr. Jayne Barr, MD, MPH
Dr. Mariam Ischander, MD
The Ethics of Non-Beneficial Respiratory Therapies  
Parker Crutchfield, PhD
10:15 - 11:15Managing Pulmonary Complications of
Neuromuscular Disease

Dr. Sara Mirza, MD, MS
Synchrony & Management of NAVA in Neonates
Kimberly Firestone, MSc, RRT
Aerosol Drug Delivery in Obstructive Lung
Diseases - A Personalized Approach

George Anderson, PhD
11:15 - 12:15ECMO - Understanding the Basics
Samantha Barnes, RRT
Can a Baby's Brain Control a Ventilator? 
NAVA in Neonates

Dr. Howard Stein, MD
Respiratory Therapy In the Home: Readmission 
Avoidance Program

Brian Wicker, RRT, Suzanne Woolley, RRT
Kelly Long, RRT
12:15 - 1:30Lunch (on your own) and Vendor Hall
Don't miss your last chance to visit our supporters!
1:30 - 2:30Overview of Complex Airways
Dr. Ahmed Sufyan, MD
Neonatal Assessment
Dr. Seth Malin, MD
Harmonicas For the Health of It
Mike Hess, BS, RRT, RPFT
2:30 - 3:30Human Trafficking
**Approved for LARA Requirements**

Elizabeth Lucas, MSN, CNP, PMHNP-BC
Current Management of the High Risk Neonate
Dr. Seth Malin, MD
All Things Research - Poster Presentations &
Current Topics

Shari Barnett, RRT, CCRP, PMP

Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit for this event has been applied for with the AARC.