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2018 Conference - May 30  to June 1 Drury Lane
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May 30- June 1, 2018

The Illinois Society for Respiratory Care and the Program Committee proudly invite you to participate in the 49th Annual Conference and Exhibition; the ISRC’s biggest educational show of the year. Respiratory Care Practitioners and other healthcare providers will gather in Oak Brook Terrace for three days you will enjoy education, exhibits, awards and recognitions, entertainment, networking, food and friends.



Become a member of the AARC/ISRC for free. If you register for the full conference as a nonmember, we will give you a free one year combined AARC/ISRC membership, (a $111.50 value). One-day non-member registrants can receive a discounted one year combined AARC/ISRC membership for only an additional $45 (a $111.50 value). Stop by the membership table near the registration desk and fill out an application for a free or discounted membership. Don't pass up this exceptional offer.

Continuing Education Credit

A maximum of 18 contact hours can be obtained with 18 lectures offered. Application has been made to the AARC for continuing education contact hours.

General Information: Audrea Hardwicks-Williams 773-827-5855
Exhibits: Kelli DeBerry
Membership/Registration: Douglas McQueary 708.849.6109


  • Conference Badges must be worn to attend all lectures and exhibits

  • Lost badge fee $10.00

  • Content and speakers may change without prior notice

  • Opinions of the faculty do not reflect that of the ISRC

  • Please bring appropriate attire.  The lecture rooms may be chilly.


WEDNESDAY, May 31 9:10 - 10:10 am

Dr Shapiro was a Specialist in Anesthesia and a pioneer in the fields of Critical Care Medicine and blood gas technology. Dr Shapiro shaped many RCPs across the country through his lectures, books and bedside rounding. The ISRC remembers Dr Shapiro with the Barry Shapiro Commemorative Lecture each year at the Annual Conference and Exhibition. Please join us for an exciting presentation.


Board of Directors Meetings:

You are welcome to attend your ISRC BOD 4th Quarterly and 1st Quarterly business meetings. Meeting Times and Location subject to change

  • Wednesday May 31st, 4:30pm – 8pm – 4th Quarterly meeting. - Drury Lane - Light Dinner Will be Served

  • Thursday June 1 - 11:30 to 12:50 - ISRC General Assembly and Awards Ceremony - Box Lunch Served

  • Friday June 2 12:30 pm – 2:00 – First Quarterly meeting - Hilton

Society Events

Exhibit hall hours -
Thursday June 1, 3:10 to 5:30 pm
Friday, June 2, 12:00pm - 3:00 pm,

Respiratory Director and Vendor Reception
Thursday, June 1 ,1:00-3:00 pm in the Conference Exhibit Hall

Administrative Directors/Managers of Respiratory Care and one guest are invited to a Director and Exhibitor reception. Food and beverages will be served.
This is an opportunity to have special time to meet and discuss opportunities with the vendors. We would also like to use this special event as a “ thank-you ” for the support and understanding you give to the Respiratory Care practitioners in your charge throughout the year. You must be registered at conference to attend.

Please RSVP to Audrea Hardwicks-Williams 773.827.5855 or by May 7th, 2016

Contributions to the ISRC are not tax deductible - Presentations from  previous conferences


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