Congratulations to the Texas National Sputum Bowl Team for
winning 3rd place at the National Sputum Bowl in Las Vegas, Nevada!
We are proud of you!
Codi Galloway, Tori Theobalt and Kelsey Edinger
Collin College, McKinney, Texas
The Texas National Sputum Bowl Team
Gary Pipes, RRT; Angie Switzer, BS, RRT-NPS; Julie Boganwright, BS, RRT-NPS
First off, best wishes for a Happy Holiday season! So much always happens at the end of the year! I have been in attendance at both the House of Delgates as well as the General Sessions of the AARC. It's been a long week, but it's been a good one! You're about to notice a distinctive upturn in activity from TSRC. It started this morning. The call is out, it's time to get active! It's also time to follow the web and/or social media sites to stay up to date. The liks are on the right side of this page. This year's AARC theme was this: It begins with you! Now is the time! Here is the place! Texas RCP's - the nation is watching! Our push for Sunset passage is the subject of more conversations than you can imagine. Everyone is pulling for us. Now we need to deliver. This is our fight, not just the BOD's fight! Make those calls. Write those letters. Send those emails. Tell everyone you know. It's not just RCP's who can request time with a legislator. So, enjoy your holidays. But remember: It's up to you! Now is the time! Here is the place! See you in Austin ! Russell
The Texas Legislative session will begin in January. The TSRC Board of Directors will be in Austin to call on the legislatures beginning January 26, 2015. We intend to raise awareness of an rally for legislator support for passage of the Sunset bill. We are asking you to call your legislators to book a time we can meet with them on your behalf. It is important for all of our members and non-members to let your respective legislators know you have a voice and you want it to be heard!
TSRC Board of Directors
The 2014 AARC Congress is going on this week in Las vegas, Nevada. Our TSRC President, Russell Graham along with our delegates Terry Gilmore and Jennifer Gresham. They will be sending in updates on what is going on. Check back often to keep up with the news!!!
Have you ever attended an AARC Congress Meeting? If not, check out what you are missing!!
The new bill the AARC will be lobbying for is Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2014 HR 5380. Lobby on the Hill day will be March 17, 2015. We will need your help! Virtual lobby week will be prior to this day. More information to come.
To read more about this bill go to:
Take the time to review the AARC 2015-2020 statigic plan here:
Have you taken a flight on American Airlines this month or planning on one before the end of the year? The profession is highlighted in the following video on all AA flights equipped with TV monitors prior to the departure.
The TSRC Program Committee is currently seeking exhibitors for the 2015 State Convention and Exhibition to be held July 8-11, 2015 at the Westin Galleria in Houston, Texas. Using the theme "To Go Where No One Has Gone Before", the program will be centered on the future of Respiratory Care in the great state of Texas! Part of this future includes our invaluable sponsors. We have "launched' a new prospectus, which can be downloaded at the link below!
Forms are in Adobe PDF
The TSRC State Programs Committee is currently seeking speakers/presenters for the 2015 State Convention and Exhibition to be held July 8-11, 2015 at the Westin Galleria in Houston, Texas. The theme "To go where no on has gone before" is centered on the future of our profession. If you are interested in presenting information on treatment modalities, research, education or in any other area of expertise, please submit your RFP.
Respiratory Care Students, this year we are opening up the opportunity to present to you in your very own abstract presentation. We know you are future practitioner, managers, researchers and educators. We want you to help bridge the gap between the way it was, the way it is and they way it will be. Please submit your RFP to have your abstract reviewed, and if chosen, you will have the opportunity to showcase your work on a state level.
All RFP's are due by November 30, 2015 to Gaylene Lee, TSRC President-Elect and State Programs Committee Chair.
RFP's are in Adobe PDF