Winterfest 2014: January 23 & 24, 2014

Ruidoso Convention Center, Ruidoso NM.

New Mexico Society for Respiratory Care
An Affiliate of the American Association for Respiratory Care

CEUs applied for:  AARC: 10, NM RN: 12.2



Thursday, January 23, 2014 (6 ceus) 

0800-1000:  Registration & Vendor Booths Open

0945-1000: Welcome: Roger Willcoxen, NMSRC President

1000-1100: The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Respiratory Care, A Change in Outcomes and Financial Incentives:Larry E Leaming, RRT, DHA, FACHE

1100-1200:  Metatherapy®: A New Combination Therapy for Atelectasis: Dee Faram, Sponsored by Hill-Rom Respiratory 

1200-1230: Vendor booths open:

1230-1245: Lunch Served

1245-1445: Neonatal, Pediatric, and Adult Applications for High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation Treatment of Refractory HypoxemiaDaniel Baird, MBA, RRT-NPS  (Two hours, Two CEU’s)

1445-1500: Break/Vendor Booths Open

1500-1600: Advanced Ventilation Techniques: Eric Davis RRT, RPFT Sponsored by Covidien

1600-1700: Indoor Air Contaminants:Scott W McMahon, MD

1700-1830 Vendor Social:  All are welcome


Friday, January 24, 2014 (4 ceus) 

0800-0900:  Registration Open

0900-1000: Mid-Level Practitioners: How Do They Fit in NM Healthcare Professional Shortage?: Jane Batson, Retired RN, BS, MA

1000-1100: Review of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the Preioperative Setting: A Rude Awakening: Sapna Bhatia, MD

1100-1130: Break/ Vendor Booths Open

1130-1230: Wake Up and Breath:  Scott B. Helberg, MD, MBA

1230-1330: The Future of Respiratory Therapy, From the Hospital CEO’s PerspectiveLarry E Leaming, RRT, DHA, FACHE

1330-1400: CEU Distribution- At Registration Desk. 

Be sure to turn in your CEU paperwork and collect your CEUs prior to leaving the conference.  CEUs will only be handed out at the conference.

1400:  NMSRC BOD meeting convention center (all are welcome) 


For more information contact:

GENERAL:  Roger Willcoxen, RRT  575-317-1253,

VENDORS: Owen at