Call for Presenters

Call for Presenters

– Deadline October 31 -

RTs are invited to submit a presentation for the 2018 CSRT Annual Education Conference that will be held in Vancouver, BC from May 24-26, 2018 - submissions are accepted in each area of practice (critical care, neonatal/pediatric, diagnostics and general therapeutics, anesthesia and chronic care. Presentations are also accepted for the following patient care areas – quality improvement, patient safety, research and innovation, patient and family-centered care and evidence-based practice. As in the past there will be a forum for students, educators, and RT leaders.

You may complete the form on-line here

Funding is provided to RTs speaking at the 2018 CSRT conference - economy travel, ground transportation and accommodation for 2 nights for presenters from outside the Vancouver area only. Also, a complimentary registration is provided to speakers for the day of their presentation – full registration will be offered to speakers at a reduced rate of $200.

If you are looking for topics of interest - the following is a list of topics were provided from RTs who attended the 2017 conference:

  • Rare respiratory diseases (Alpha-1)
  • Respiratory compromise issues following surgery and on general floors
  • Capnography
  • Latest research and guidelines / policies on neonatal topics – BPD, volume guarantee in the NICU - What people are doing to decrease BPD rates
  • Home care related topics
  • Bronchoprovocation testing
  • More information on assist to die – update on guidelines
  • Pulmonary function / Pulmonary rehab
  • CTs guidelines for Ped LTMV
  • How to use NIV with COPD and Restrictive lung disease (mixed diagnosis)
  • Critical reviews of NIV adjuncts AVAPS/AVAPS-AE/IVAPS
  • Community & Chronic Care – specific population in our health care: indigenous, newcomers, LGBTQ, etc.
  • More leadership strategies or idea generators, or change techniques
  • Respiratory care for high risk pregnancies / birth
  • Respiratory care for burn / severe trauma patients
  • Tips for mechanical ventilation in critical care by experts
  • Leadership – how to manage a diverse group of staff in particular shift workers who you rarely see
  • Clinical applications of practice guidelines
  • Comparison of respiratory care in counties where the RT profession exists and where the RT profession does not exist.
  • Health work place, burnout, how to deal with this
  • Difficult airway talk
  • Ultrasound workshop as it relates to AA’s assisting in regional anesthesia
  • Sleep and respiratory disorders
  • Neuromuscular patient and ventilation (non-invasive, mouthpiece ventilation, MIP, MEP, peak cough flow)
  • Bi-level downloads in tandem with oximetry and CO2 monitoring in the home
  • How can RT’s develop confidence and skills sets as an ongoing mutual professional development from graduation to veterans
  • Community RTs; developing roles and skill sets outside of acute care
  • Rehab and chronic care: gaps / successes in weaning and/or transitioning patients back to the community
  • Medical marijuana
  • Home assisted ventilation
  • Community settings/barriers
  • Tools for teaching but for professionals (not educators)
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Anything about diagnostic tests (PFT)
  • RTs in private practice and the changing landscape of health care funding and service delivery
  • Palliative care in respiratory therapy
  • ECMO in the emergency room
  • Prone ventilation
  • High flow nasal cannula use in the operating room
  • Less invasive administration of surfactant
  • Compassion fatigue
  • International RTs and what RTs are doing elsewhere
  • More current treatment of respiratory disease based on new research
  • New assessment tools and diagnostics available in respiratory disease
  • AA presentations on relevant discussions.
  • Learning about automated weaning protocols versus spontaneous breathing trails
  • New research in cystic fibrosis and the patient`s perspective and personal stories
  • Transitioning from student to preceptor
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