Holzer will host 16th annual Respiratory Symposium

Staff Report

GALLIPOLIS — The Holzer Health System Respiratory Therapy Department will host the 16th annual Respiratory Symposium.

The one-day presentation will give respiratory care professionals the opportunity to learn and review different aspects and concepts in the respiratory field. Scheduled for Friday, Oct. 21, the event will take place at the Holzer Health System Education and Conference Center, located at the hospital in Gallipolis.

According to Darlene Hussell, manager of respiratory therapy at Holzer, the planning committee has been working to provide participants with a superior conference experience.

A variety of topics will be covered over the duration of the symposium by several healthcare professionals including Dr. Jennifer Biber, pediatrics, Hoops Family Children’s Hospital/Cabell Huntington Hospital; Dana Oakes, educational consultant; Corey Schaal, executive director, Ohio Respiratory Care Board; Dr. Georgianna Sergakis, associate professor and program director, Ohio State University; and Mark Vargas, clinical specialist, Masimo. A variety of topics and informational sessions will be available throughout the day.

A special feature of the symposium is a vendor display with representation from a number of local businesses and organizations, which will have the newest products on hand to view.

Health care professionals who should attend this seminar include all respiratory therapists, including those from hospitals, long-term care, doctor’s offices, and HME/DME; home care/DME business owners; registered nurses; licensed practical nurses; respiratory students; and others who provide respiratory services. Six Category 1 CRCE have been applied for with the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).

To attend, a registration form must be completed. Forms may be obtained by calling the Respiratory Therapy Department at 740-446-5919, or e-mail at dhussell@holzer.org.

Registration is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Staff Report