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Indiana Society for Respiratory Care

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:00 AM - Friday, October 11, 2019 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

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ISRC 45nd  Annual Fall Seminar

October 10-11, 2019

Embassy Suites by Hilton

Plainfield, Indiana


Dear Respiratory Therapy Program Director:


The Indiana Society for Respiratory Care is pleased to offer a group discount to your students for the annual fall conference. This year’s seminar theme is “Respiratory Therapists: The Building Blocks of Healthcare”. The seminar will be held at the Embassy Suites in Plainfield, Indiana October 10th & 11th. The cost for a full registration (two days) advanced school registration is $60.00 and lunch is provided. As a token of our appreciation for the group registration, one fulltime faculty member will receive a credit of $135.00 towards the instructor’s registration fee.


To receive the discount the following must be completed:

*        Students must click on the link, find their appropriate school, complete on-line registration (must have their AARC#) and pay

  • Students must be an AARC member to receive the group discount price

*        Fulltime faculty members that will be taking advantage of the $135.00 credit will email their program name, their name and address, email address, and AARC # to Stephanie Steele @ or Susan VonTobel @

*        Completed group registrations must be received by 9/14/2019 at 11:30 p.m. After this date, the group registration will be closed and students will be required to pay the regular registration fee at our website at


**No additions or add-ons will be permitted after the group registration is received**


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. We hope you take advantage of the group discount and participate in this year’s conference.  



Susan Von Tobel

ISRC Program Chairperson


ISRC 45th  Annual Fall Seminar


October 10-11, 2019


Embassy Suits by Hilton


Plainfield, Indiana








The Indiana Society for Respiratory Care is pleased to invite you to our 45th Annual Conference. The conference will bring together a community of respiratory therapists and fellow healthcare practitioners for an exciting variety of topics, networking, and learning opportunities.  This year's meeting will be located in Plainfield, Indiana at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Plainfield Indianapolis Airport, conveniently located off interstate 70 west.  The ISRC Baord of Directors' meeting will be held October 9th from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the conference center.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend. 


ISRC Board of Director's meeting is Wednesday,


October 9, 2019, at 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites by Hilton,


Plainfield, Indiana. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.




The ISRC would like to thank the following companies for their participation and sponsorship of our Fall Seminar.  Without their support, there would not be a meeting.








Program Faculty


  • Marc Rovner M.D. MMM:  Medical Director Pulmonary Rehabilitation IU Health Methodist Directory, COPD Population Health, IUHP.  Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, IUHP Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Robert M Kacmarek PhD, RRT:  Professor of Anesthesiology, Harvard MEdical School.  Director of Respiratory Care, Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, Massachusetts
  • Timothy Polhman M.D.: Staff Surgeon Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Neurocritical Care Luthern Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Michael Meska MS, RRT, ACCS:  Need new info  ISDH Tobacco Prevention/Cessation Grant for Lake County
  • Atul Chungh M.D., FAACC RPVI: Franciscan Physician Network Cardiologist, Advanced Imaging Indianapolis, Indiana
  • JoAnn Matory M.D.:  Medical Director NICU Sydney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital.  Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Leslie Yancy-Meadows MS, RRT, AE-C:  Clinical Training Specialist Ambu Inc. Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Bob Enyart RRT:  IU Health Home Care Indiana University Health Sleep Apnea Education Center Muncie, Indiana
  • David Hormuth M.D., MBA:  St. Vincent Medical Group Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Andie Bleyle BA, RRT:  Hospital Liaison Indiana Donar Network Indianapolis, Indiana


Program Committee


Susan VonTobel, ChairpersonAshley HartmanBrittaney HaynesJeff HunsuckerPat IngleJohn MurphyJeff ScottStephanie SteeleKathy StephensMary ToddSusan Wynn Craig Traxler




ACCOMMODATIONS Embassy Suites by Hilton, 6089 Clarks Creek Raod, Plainfield, Indiana.  Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel at 1-800-362-2779 and use group code RC1.  The group rate will expire on September 10th.  Reservations must be made directly with the hotel.  ISRC is not responsible for hotel reservations.


EVENTS A SILENT AUCTION will be held Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. and Friday, October 11, 2019 from 8-1:00 p.m. Silent Auction bid winners will pay and pick up item(s) after 2:15 p.m. on Friday, October 11th.  Proceeds will benefit ISRC scholarship and educational activities. Must be present to win. 


A FOOD DRIVE to benefit local pantries will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019, from 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. and on Friday, October 11, 2019, from 8 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Please bring non-perishable food items and receive one chance, per item, to win a fabulous prize. 


Come join the fun at the third annual ISRC Trivia Night, Thursday, October 10 at 5:00 p.m. in the same room as the final lecture. Join a team, or form one with your friends to show off your abundant knowledge! No cost to enter and you can win a prize!!


REFUNDSAdvance registrants may request and receive an 80% refund if the refund is prior to August 19. Registrants requesting a refund after August 19 will receive a 50% refund. Refunds will not be granted after August 26. 


MISCELLANEOUS The planners and sponsors of this function claim no liability for acts of any suppliers to this meeting or the safety of any attendee while in transit to or from this event. For program information contact Susan VonTobel at


CRCE CONTACT HOURSApplication has been made to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for 12 continuing education contact hours for Respiratory Therapists. Individuals paying the student rate are not entitled to receive CRCEs.


All registration will be accepted on-line. You may access the registration link at the ISRC Website at Please be aware that all attendees will have a processing fee added to the registration fee. The use of credit cards will have an additional convenience fee. For questions about group registration, please contact Stephanie Steele at 317-997-7382 or e-mail at On-line registration will end on October 9th at 3:00pm.  If you miss this deadline, you may still register at the door.






2019 ISRC Conference Registration Prices

Registration   Options

AARC   Member

Non-   Member

Student   Member

Student Non Member

Advanced   Full (12 CRCE’s)

$135* /$150

$225* /$240

$75* /$90

$125* /$140

Advanced One Day (please select day attending)

  • Thursday   (6 CRCE’s)
  • Friday   (6 CRCE’s)

$85* /$100

$180* /$195

$65* /$80

$115* /$130

On-Site   Full (12 CRCE’s)





On-Site One Day

  • Thursday   (6 CRCE’s)
  • Friday   (6CRCE’s)






 *Discounted Early Registration before September 14, 2019.




Thursday, October 10, 2019 Exhibit Hours, Silent Auction, and Food Drive: 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.


Trivia Night 5:00 p.m.


7:30-8:30 a.m. Registration


8:30 - 8:35 a.m. Welcome from ISRC President Mary Todd


8:35-9:30 a.m. Marc Rovner M.D.


"Population Health for COPD"


9:30-10:30 a.m. Robert Kacmarek PhD, RRT “Recognition and Management of Patient-Ventilator Asynchrony”


10:30-11 a.m. Break – Visit Vendors


11 a.m.-12 p.m. Robert Kacmarek PhD, RRT “Lung Protective Ventilation:2019!”


12-1:15 p.m. Lunch – Visit Vendors


1:15-2:15 p.m. Timothy Pohlman M.D. “Hemorrhagic Shock and Interesting Case”


2:15-3:15 p.m. Michael Meska RRT “Intersecting Lines: Respiratory Care and Tobacco”


3:15-3:45 p.m. Break – Visit Vendors




3:45-4:45 p.m. Atul Chugh M.D.


“Cardiopulm Stress Testing”


5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Trivia Night




Friday October 11, 2019


Exhibit Hours 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m; Food Drive 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Silent Auction 8 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


8-9 a.m. JoAnn Matory M.D. “What Causes Respiratory Distress in Newborns?”


9-10 a.m. Leslie Yancy-Meadows MS, RRT, AE-C “When the Hero Need a Hero”


10-10:30 a.m. Break – Visit Vendors


10:30-11:30 a.m. David Hormuth M.D.

“Diagnostics and Surgical Options in the Treatment of Lung Cancer


11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. David Hormuth M.D.

“Critical Care Management of Lung Failure”


12:30-1:45 p.m. Lunch – Visit Vendors


1:45-2:45 p.m. Robert Enyart RRT “Going Home with a Ventilator Child: The Parent's Perspective”


  2:45-3:45 p.m. Andie Bleyle RRT “Respiratory Therapy and Organ Donation"                                                                                                                

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Embassy Suites by Hilton
6089 Clarks Creek Road
Plainfield, IN 46168

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:00 AM - Friday, October 11, 2019 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Indiana Society for Respiratory Care


"The mission of the Indiana Society for Respiratory Care is to provide proactive leadership in the delivery of Respiratory Care and to promote professionalism among Respiratory Care Practitioners."


The ISRC provides proactive leadership in the delivery of respiratory care.  One of our key purposes is to provide education to the general public in pulmonary health promotion and disease prevention.

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