Looking to the Future 

Thursday & Friday – August 2nd & 3rd 2018

Location/Hotel Information 

Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel
54 Jemez Canyon Dam Road
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone 505-867-0000 

Room Rate: $149/night for Luxury King or Queen room

Click here for Hotel information/registration form 


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  Wednesday, August 1st  
5:30 – 7:30 pm NMSRC Board Meeting (all are welcome)  
   Thursday, August 2nd
  8:00 – 8:45 am Participant Registration & Vendor Registration/Set Up  
  8:45 – 9:00 am Welcome

Sarah Lyon, RRT, RCP – NMSRC President

  9:00  – 10:00 am A Swing and a Hit: Why Respiratory Therapists Should Step Up to the Plate

Keynote Speaker – Becky Anderson, RRT

  10:00 – 10:30 am Grand Opening Vendor Area   
  10:30 – 11:30 am Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Neonate

Jennifer Anderson, MD 

  11:30 – 12:30 pm Lunch On Your Own/Vendor Area Open   
  12:30 – 1:30 pm COPD & Hospital Readmissions: Bridging Hospital to Home with Wearable, Open Ventilation

Ray Gregg, BS, CRT, RPSGT, RST

  1:30 – 2:30 pm Respiratory Therapy – Not Just About Breathing Anymore

Vesta Sandoval, MD, FCCP

  2:30 – 3:30 pm Break/Vendor Area Open  
  3:30 – 4:30 pm Management of the Complex Organ Donor Patient

David Comfort, RRT, CPTC 

  4:30 5:30 pm Anatomy of the NMSRC

NMSRC Board of Directors Interactive Panel Discussion 

  6:00 7:30 pm Sputum Bowl Competition   
  7:30 9:30 pm Bowling Tournament (teams of 4, three game format)  
   Friday, August 3rd  
  7:30 – 8:00 am Registration Booth Open

Vendor Area Open 

  8:00 – 9:00 am Implementing a Successful COPD Care Program

Becky Anderson, RRT

  9:00 – 10:00 am What’s New?: Highlights of Recent Respiratory Research

Susan Pasnick, MD

  10:00 – 11:00 am Break/Vendor Area Open  
  11:00 – 12:30 pm Awards Ceremony Luncheon  
  12:30 – 1:30 pm Non-Invasive Ventilation – Reducing COPD Exacerbations and Readmissions

Kim Applegarth, RRT 

  1:30 – 2:30 pm


The Case for EtCO2 in the EMS/Out-of-Hospital Environment

Alex Howell, NRP, FP-C, NM, I/C 

  2:30 Final Raffle Drawing / CEU Certificate Distribution  


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Be sure to turn in your CEU paperwork and collect your CEUs prior to leaving the conference. CEU’s will be emailed within 30 days.             


Main Presenters
Becky Anderson, RRT Manager, Respiratory Care Services, Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND
Jennifer Anderson, MD Medical Director, Presbyterian Hospital NICU, Albuquerque, NM
Kim Applegarth, RRT Regional Clinical Specialist, ResMed, San Diego, CA
Wesley R. Arnold, RRT Regional Clinical Director, AeroCare Holdings, Inc., Orlando, FL
David Comfort, RRT, CPTC Coordinator, New Mexico Donor Services, Albuquerque, NM
Alex Howell, NRP, FP-C, NM, I/C Flight Paramedic, Air Methods/CareFlight, Santa Fe, NM
Susan Pasnick, MD


Pulmonary and Critical Care physician, Director of Critical Care, Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, Santa Fe, NM
Vesta Sandoval, MD, FCCP Director of Pulmonary Critical Care, Director of ICU and Respiratory Services, ACMO for Quality, Lovelace Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM
NMSRC BOD Panelists
Sarah Lyon, BA, RRT NMSRC President; Staff Therapist, Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, Santa Fe, NM
Rebecca Jeffs, DOM, RRT, RCP NMSRC Secretary; Program Director Santa Fe Community College Respiratory Care Program
John Blewett, MA, RRT NMSRC Treasurer, Life Member; Quality Consultant, University of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque, NM
Jessica Barrera, RRT-ACCS NMSRC Northeast Regional Director; Staff Therapist, Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center; Instructor, Respiratory Care Program, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM
Ian J Clark, RRT NMSRC Central Regional Director; Specialty Registered Respiratory Therapist, Cardiac Cath Lab, University of New Mexico Hospital
Abby Redway, RRT-NPS, BOE NMSRC PACT Co-Chair; Staff Respiratory Therapist/Senior Research Coordinator, University of New Mexico Pediatric Pulmonary Center, UNMH


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For more information, please contact us.

RT CEUs: Roger Willcoxen, RRT (575) 317 – 1253, roger.rrt@outlook.com

Speakers: Sarah Lyon, RRT (505) 681 – 2444, sarah.lyon@stvin.org

Vendors: Ian Clark RRT, (575) 649 – 1274, iclark@salud.unm.edu or Sarah Lyon