2010 OSRC Pacific Northwest Respiratory Care Conference Summary
Dear OSRC Members,
In reviewing the 2010 conference details and the feedback, the best word that comes to my mind is WOW! We had a stellar turn-out this year for our conference in Eugene. Our final count of attendees was approximately 240 with 25% of those being students! We also had tremendous vendor support which greatly helps us with putting on the conference for our members. All of this in this trying economy; this says a lot about our members and their interest in attending our annual conference and we as your Board members give you our most sincere thanks. After all, the members are why we are here.
I would like to thank the conference attendees for all of the wonderful feedback that they provided via the CEU and feedback forms. Overwhelmingly, the attendees stated that this was the best conference in a number of years, that it was great to see the Chili Cook-Off return with a vengeance, and that they are eagerly awaiting the 2011 conference. For all of our OSRC members, we have been able to secure a number of presentations from our presenters and these have been posted in the links above this article.
For 2011, the conference returns to Portland and I am already hard at work with the beginning stages of its planning. For those of you that are unaware, the Vice-President of the OSRC Board is the Conference Chair. This means that the VP has the responsibility for organizing and planning a successful conference each year. This cannot ever be done solely and the other OSRC Board members are instrumental to the VP in accomplishing this feat. That being said, we cannot do it alone! The membership contributes enormously to the success of the conference and in looking ahead to 2011; I am planning on having a Conference Committee to assist me with the 2011 Conference details. This committee will be comprised of OSRC members that are interested in helping with the organization and with selecting conference presenters. This gives the membership the opportunity to be involved with the conference planning process and provides an opportunity for the membership to have its voice heard.
Thanks again to everyone that helped support our 2010 OSRC Pacific Northwest Respiratory Care Conference. We look forward to seeing you in 2011 in Portland!
Jeffrey Moors, RRT
OSRC Vice-President & Conference Chair