• Nominate an Outstanding Patient Advocate

    The deadline is underway for the National Respiratory Patient Advocacy Award. Hurry and nominate a Respiratory Therapist who is an outstanding advocate for patients.

  • Cast Your Vote

    Voting is now underway for our annual Zenith Awards! Let your voice be heard and vote NOW.

  • Summer Forum Deadline Approaching

    Plan your professional Summer getaway and take a trip to AARC’s Summer Forum with other RT Managers and Educators from around the country.
    It's the perfect opportunity to unwind and build on your professional managerial and educator skills.

    Hurry, online registration for ends tomorrow, May 31!

  • Your Input is Needed

    The AARC is conducting a short 10 minute survey on educational levels in the profession and we need YOUR input. Please share the survey with your RT colleagues and friends.

    Survey participants will be entered to win a FREE AARC membership!

  • Vote for the August Cover of AARC Times

    Our photo finalists are in and the AARC Times wants YOU to decide on the winning photo! The winning photo will be featured on the August cover of AARC Times. 

  • Earlybird Deadline Approaching

    The early bird gets the worm! Get a jumpstart on your Congress registration and save $100 by registering today.

  • Earlbird Deadline is Approaching

    Get a jumpstart on your Congress registration & save $100 by registering today. Earlybird registrations will close on May 15.

  • The Clock is Ticking!

    Managers and educators, the clock is ticking! If you’re thinking of attending this year’s Summer Forum on June 25, then you better get clicking. Catch up with the latest developments in respiratory care management and education at the AARC Summer Forum at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa in picturesque Tucson, AZ.

  • Nominate a Patient Advocate

    The AARC has joined forces with The FACES Foundation to sponsor the National Respiratory Patient Advocate of the Year Award.

    See what it takes to qualify and consider nominating a peer today!

  • Free Ethics Course!

    Our 70th anniversary is coming up on April 15 but we’re starting the party now with free registration to our online Ethics Course! To access your free code, tap into one of our social media pages or in the April 6th edition of News Now.

  • Discount Ends Next Week

    This year’s Summer Forum in Tucson promises to deliver need-to-know info for managers and educators. Register by April 3 to take advantage of the lowest registration rate.

  • We Need Your Voice!

    Congress needs YOUR voice heard for this year's Virtual Lobby Week!

    Make your voice heard – support RTs in telehealth and write to Congress now.

  • De-License RTs in Iowa? Don’t Count on It!

    It took less than a week for Iowa legislators to realize de-licensing RTs is a very bad idea. The Iowa Society led the charge.

  • Get AARC Empowered

    Maximize your membership and start reaching your goals with popular AARC career tools! Get AARC Empowered today!

  • Register for the Sputum Bowl

    In order to continue a practitioner competition at the Sputum Bowl, 15 teams must be registered by July 15. Start fielding your teams today!

  • Enter the Photo of the Year Contest

    It's that time of the year again where AARC Times is looking for creative members to participate in the annual Photo Contest. Finalists will receive a free one-year membership renewal and will have their submittal entered into our Photo-of-the-Year Contest.

  • Disaster Fund Opened for Georgia Members

    AARC members in Georgia who sustained property loss due to the severe weather that hit their state earlier this month can apply for grants from the AARC Disaster Relief Fund.

  • Register For This Month's JournalCast

    Don't forget to register for this month's RESPIRATORY CARE JournalCast and earn 1.0 CRCE while you're at it. The presentation will focus on the research design and interpretation of the results.

  • Can You Help Patients Like Brian?

    Brian started smoking at age eight, had his first heart attack at 35, and went on the transplant list in his 50s. The CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign has great resources we can use to help patients like Brian kick the habit for good.

  • Submit Your Proposals

    There's only a little over a week left to submit your proposals for Congress 2017. Get your's in before the deadline passes.

  • Upcoming Maintenance

    We'd like to inform all of members that AARConnect will be under maintenance this Friday, December 16th and Saturday, December 17th.

    Please bear with us during this short time period and we apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you.

  • RT Holiday Gift Guide

    Shop our RT Holiday Gift guide this holiday season for all your friends and colleagues. The shop contains over 90 RT related gifts!

  • Giving Tuesday

    Tune into your holiday spirit and help American Respiratory Care Foundation reach their $5,000 Goal!

    Please contribute to the Giving Tower for #GivingTuesday by Tuesday Nov. 29 and spread the word among colleagues, friends, and family!

  • Tobacco Cessation

    In honor of COPD month, we held a FB Live chat on the quitting experience of a former smoker and his RT spouse. Join us for our followup discussion and link to the video on Tobacco Cessation on Tobacco-Free Lifestyle Roundtable!

  • COPD Awareness Month

    November is COPD Awareness Month.

    Your friends at the AARC would like to challenge you to take COPD Foundation's Go Orange photo challenge to help bring awareness to this disease.

  • Happy RC Week!

    We at the AARC hope everyone is enjoying a great National Respiratory Care Week. As you wrap up your activities, take a few moments to share a brief summary of your celebrations with us, and send a photo or two as well. We’ll be publishing the results on our website, in AARC Times, and on our social media pages too.

  • Nashville Experience Package

    Raffle tickets for the “Once in a Lifetime Nashville Recording and Songwriting Package” being sponsored by the AARC and country and western star Billy Dawson to support the ARCF are on sale now. Purchase yours today and then stay tuned for the big drawing on the 28th!

  • Ready to Make Record-Breaking History?

    Join us in setting a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD! To participate, attend the AARC Congress 2016 Awards Ceremony and we will all attempt to set the record for the “most people blowing pinwheels simultaneously.”

  • NHLBI Is Seeking Your Feedback

    What are your COPD improvement goals? NHLBI is seeking your feedback to develop a national action plan.

  • AARC Election 2017 Results Announced

    The wait is over– the election results are officially in!

  • Share Your Moment!

    In 30 words or less, share your heroic, inspirational, or pivotal moment - tell us what makes you love respiratory care or how you are making a difference! Please email your shareable quotes to by Friday, September 16.

  • Only a Few More Days Left to Vote!

    Vote for your favorite respiratory care companies - deadline to vote is August 20!

  • Meet the 2017 AARC Candidates

    Get acquainted with the candidates before voting begins. And mark your calendars for Aug 15!

  • Not seeing AARC Facebook Posts Anymore?

    Recently, a few of our members have told us that they’re just not seeing AARC Facebook posts anymore when viewing their news feed on Facebook. Here's how to fix that in 2 easy steps.

  • Outpatient Pulmonary Rehab Rates Set to Rise

    Thanks in part to the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Toolkit developed by the AARC and her sister organizations, CMS has just proposed significant rate increases for outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation programs in 2017.

  • RC Week Store Now Open

    Get your RC Week Gear - RTs Are Real Life Heroes - and your free planning guide today!

  • Sneak Peek: Respiratory Care Week 2016 Theme

    This year's theme is inspired by YOU!

  • AARC Congress 2016 Program Now Available

    So many reasons to attend, plus bonus attractions!