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ISRC--"Respiratory Therapy: The Building Blocks of Healthcare!" -- 45th Annual Fall Seminar

Indiana Society for Respiratory Care

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:30 AM - Friday, October 11, 2019 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

ISRC--"Respiratory Therapy: The Building Blocks of...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Full (12 CRCE's)--AARC member Sep 14, 2019 $135.00 $9.85
Early Bird Full (12 CRCE's)--NON-AARC member Sep 14, 2019 $225.00 $15.33
Early Bird One Day--AARC Member THURSDAY ONLY (6 CRCE's) Sep 14, 2019 $85.00 $6.81
Early Bird One Day--NON-AARC Member THURSDAY ONLY (6 CRCE's) Sep 14, 2019 $180.00 $12.59
Early Bird One Day--AARC Member FRIDAY ONLY (6 CRCE's) Sep 14, 2019 $85.00 $6.81
Early Bird One Day--NON-AARC Member FRIDAY ONLY (6 CRCE's) Sep 14, 2019 $180.00 $12.59

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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, Chairperson
Ashley Hartman
Brittaney Haynes
Jeff Hunsucker
Pat Ingle
John Murphy
Jeff Scott
Stephanie Steele
Kathy Stephens
Mary Todd
Susan 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 Welcome from ISRC President Mary Todd

8:30-9:30 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.

“Cardiopulmonary 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"                                                                                               


Embassy Suites by Hilton 

Every Suite at Embassy includes: Two-room Suites, Complimentary Drinks, Free Made-to-order Breakfast

Kick back in a studio suite with free WiFi, a large HDTV, mini-fridge and microwave, or treat the family to a two-room suite with a living area, sofa bed, 2 HDTVs and private bedroom.

Made-to-order breakfast is free with your stay, and we welcome you to unwind after a busy day at the complimentary Evening Reception*. Stop by the Local Kitchen & Tap for appetizers, hearty fare and local beer, and count on room service and 24-hour market when cravings kick in.

They have recreation covered with a fitness center and indoor pool


*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.

Have questions about ISRC--"Respiratory Therapy: The Building Blocks of Healthcare!" -- 45th Annual Fall Seminar? Contact Indiana Society for Respiratory Care

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

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:30 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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