Florida Society for Respiratory Care

Mission Statement: "Empower Respiratory Therapists Through Education,
Advocacy, and Advancement of the Profession".

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2020 Election

A survey was sent to all AARC & FSRC Combo members regarding the 2020 Elections! If you did not receive an email please contact the Executive Office at 1-813-649-8942. The deadline for voting is January 31st.

Meeting Announcements

Florida Board of Respiratory Care
January 17, 2020 8:30AM
Hilton Garden Inn Orlando at Sea World
6850 Westwood Blvd.
Orlando, FL

FSRC Board of Directors
February 21, 2020 10:00AM
Hillsborough Community College
Allied Health Bldg, Rm 302 (DALH 302)
4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd.
Tampa, FL

Announced at the 2019 AARC HOD meeting at Summer Forum in Ft. Lauderdale, Earnestine (Mikki) Thompson MS, RRT, FAARC, Director, Respiratory/Pulmonary Services at South Miami Hospital was selected to receive the prestigious AARC Bill Lamb Award. Mikki is a former AARC Delegate as well as Past-President of the FSRC.

The award was created in 2014 in honor of a respiratory therapist who for over 3 decades went “above and beyond for the profession”. Bill Lamb was an AARC Delegate representing the state of Missouri “who led by example and through his mentoring activities”.

The award will be presented at the 2019 AARC Congress in New Orleans. Congratulations Mikki!!! As always, you make Florida and the profession proud.

FSRC Region 6

Invites You Out For An Evening of Respiratory Therapy Networking & Camaraderie

Bahama Breeze
25830 Sierra Center Boulevard
Lutz, Florida 33559
Thursday, February 27, 2020
7:30 PM
FSRC membership not required

Click Here to RSVP for the FSRC Region 6 Event

RT Nation Fun Night - February 29th

Calling all Respiratory Therapists!
Join us for RT Nation Fun Night at Amway Center! Respiratory Therapists, friends and family are all invited!

Region 4 of the FSRC has reserved Section 116 at the February 29 Orlando Solar Bears Hockey game!

The Solar Bears will be playing the New Foundland Growlers and it is “Hockey Fights Cancer Night!”

The game starts at 7pm, and tickets in the FSRC reserved section 116 are just $22.

You can also can join us from 4:30pm-6:30pm for the Solar Bear’s food festival on Church Street, just outside Amway Arena. Grab food from over 15 of your favorite restaurants for only $10. You must have a ticket to the game to participate in the food festival.

Sunshine State Seminar

Join us at the Sunshine State Seminar on April 15- April 17, 2020. The Florida Society for Respiratory Care host this annual program offering Continuing Education, Networking Opportunities and Exhibits highlighting products and services beneficial to the Respiratory Care Profession.

Registration Fees:
1 DAY FSRC Member $110 Non-Member $155 Student $45
2 DAYS FSRC Member $205 Non-Member $250 Student $90

Please contact the FSRC Executive Office for additional information.

Sputum Bowl:

2020 Florida Student State Sputum Bowl Competition

Preliminaries will be hosted on Thursday, April 16th, 2020 from 1PM – 4PM
(time may vary depending on the number of teams participating)
Finals will be hosted on Thursday, April 16th, 2020 from 5:30PM – 6:30PM
WHERE: FSRC Sunshine State Seminar at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. 100 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118.
WHO: All 2020 Respiratory Care students of a Florida Respiratory Care program. We encourage all respiratory care students to compete. Each program may send two teams of up to (4) students.
RSVP by Tuesday, March 31, 2020 to Bethanie Pullen at bethanie@fsrc.org

Please note Students are not required to register for the 2020 Sunshine State Seminar but are greatly encouraged to attend the conference. Student Sessions will be presented on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Student registration includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Refreshments during the competition. Student registration is only $45.00 per day, and guestrooms are $135.00 plus 12.5% tax per night for Standard ocean view King or Double Queen. Please visit http://www.fsrc.org/events.php to register and for additional hotel details.

The Florida Society of Respiratory Care does provide guestroom accommodations in consideration for the winning team to compete at the AARC National Congress Sputum Bowl Competition in Orlando, Florida on November 14-17th 2020. Teams are encouraged to study from a variety of resources such as program textbooks, AARC Clinical Practice Guidelines, Quizlet and the TMC study materials.

Register today to exhibit and/or sponsor the 2020 Sunshine State Seminar. Exhibiting allows your company the opportunity to increase your visibility and build solid business relationships with Florida Respiratory Care Professionals. You can also distinguish yourself from your competition and generate leads by enhancing your presence at the event with the sponsorship opportunities that are available and custom-tailored sponsorships.

Exhibitor Fees:

Standard $850 Premium $950

Sponsorship Opportunities (includes Exhibit Booth)
o Physician Speaker Sponsor
o Continental Breakfast Sponsor
o Break Sponsor
o Lunch Sponsor
Download the Exhibitor Registration Prospectus for additional information.
Please contact the FSRC Executive Office for additional information.

Hotel Room Reservations:
Make your hotel reservations today at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
Make your reservations today by using this link:

Group Name:Florida Society for Respiratory Care
Group Code:FSRC
Discounted rates apply for the following dates:
Hotel Name:Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
Hotel Address:100 North Atlantic Avenue
  Daytona Beach, Florida 32118
Phone Number:386-254-8200

Use the code FSRC when making your reservations to secure the contracted room rate for FSRC attendees. The room rates listed below do not include taxes.
o Single Room Rate - $139
o Double Room Rate - $139
o Triple Room Rate - $149
o Quad room Rate - $159

You receive complimentary WiFi and no Resort Fee charges in the FSRC room block.

Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
100 N. Atlantic Avenue
Daytona, Beach 32118

FSRC Online Hotel Reservations -
Please contact the FSRC Executive Office for additional information.

Jackson/Holtz Respiratory Blitz

Register today to attend the Jackson/Holtz Respiratory Blitz. This informative program provides 7 CEUs.

A few of the program topics that are included on the program:
o Bronchiolitis

Registration Fees
o FSRC Member $60
o Associate Member $60
o Non-Member $110
o Students $25
o Host Facility Member $30 (Jackson Health System Employees Only)

Don’t Wait – Register Today
Space is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-paid basis

Date: Friday, March 27, 2020
Exhibit Hours: 7 AM – 8 AM and 12 PM – 2 PM

Booth Registration Fee for a Standard Booth - $300

Sponsorship Opportunities (includes Exhibit Booth)
o Physician Speaker Sponsor
o Absent Sponsor
o Continental Breakfast Sponsor
o Break Sponsor
o Lunch Sponsor

Download the Exhibitor Information and Registration Form to learn more.
You can also contact the FSRC Executive Office for additional information.
Happenings in Respiratory Therapy


Note: All current FSRC members are welcome to attend: CEUs are not awarded.

February 21, 2020 10:00am Location: Hillsborough Community College
Room: DALH 302
4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd
Tampa, FL
April 15, 2020 9:00am Location: Hilton Daytona Beach Hilton
100 N Atlantic Ave
Daytona Beach, FL 32118

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Get Involved!

Contact your Region Director and ask about the FSRC Ambassador Program.