Blue Ridge Symposium
Building on the success of the last 6 years, we are pleased to present the 2014 Blue Ridge Symposium for Respiratory Care. 

This year’s 2-day event will have an expanded focus, incorporating new trends in the laboratory to the usual respiratory care trends. 



 If you have questions, call 540-536-8941 or email brs@valleyhealthlink.com.

OCTOBER 1, 2014
7:30-8:00am          Registration and Breakfast
8:00-8:15am Welcome 
8:15-9:15am Neonatal Substance Exposure
Teresa Clawson, MD
9:15-10:15am Respiratory Care, a Look Forward
Matthew T. Davis, RRT
BREAKOUT
9:15-10:15am          
The Times are Changing: The Interplay of HPV Testing and Vaccination
on Clinical Practice
Mark H. Stoler, MD
10:15-10:30am Break
10:30-11:25am Optimizing Spontaneous Breathing with Nasal High Flow
Clemmis Futrell, BS, RRT
BREAKOUT (LAB)        
10:30-11:25am    
Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia Azita Shahsavari, MD
BREAKOUT (PFT)
10:30-11:25am                          
Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction: Pathophysiology, Prevalence,
Diagnosis and Treatment
Kenneth W. Rundell, MD
11:25 – 12:15pm Acute Lung Injury: Somewhere between Afflicted and Infected!
Dana Morrison, RN, BSN, MSN, CCRN-CMC, CNRN
12:15 – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30 – 2:20pm The Challenge Of Chronic Disease
Mike Mihailoff, RRT, MBA
BREAKOUT (LAB)
1:30 – 2:25pm
Molecular Diagnostics and Transfusion
Chelsea A. Sheppard, MD
2:25 – 3:20pm Mobilization of the Critically Ill…Is it just a walk around the park?
Joel Brown II, BSRT, RRT, FAARC
BREAKOUT (LAB)
2:25 – 3:20pm
Application of Six Sigma in the Clinical Laboratory
Joseph Litten, Ph.D.
3:20 – 3:30pm Break
3:30 – 4:20pm Sepsis
Glen Bouder, MD

  
 October 2, 2014
7:30-8:00am                                   Registration and Breakfast
8:00-8:15am Welcome
8:15-9:15am Respiratory Complications in the Surgical Patient and Importance of Protocols
Kenneth Saum, MD
9:15-10:15am To Prone or Not To Prone. That is the Question?
Joel Brown II, BSRT RRT FAARC
BREAKOUT (PFT)
9:15-10:15 am
An Overview of Vocal Cord Dysfunction
Kenneth W. Rundell, MD
10:15-10:30 am Break
10:30-11:25 am Respiratory Care for the Spinal Cord Injured Patient
Dave Albecker BS, RRT-NPS, RPFT
11:25 – 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 – 1:45 pm What the HIV are CD4 Cells?
Dana Morrison, RN, BSN, MSN, CCRN-CMC, CNRN
1:45 – 2:40 pm Bronchial Hygiene: Why So Important?
David Grooms, MSHS, RRT
BREAKOUT
1:45 – 2:40 pm
Advances in Neonatal and Pediatric Nasal High Flow
Clemmis Futrell, BS, RRT
2:40 – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 – 3:50 pm The Challenge of COPD
Mike Mihailoff, RRT, MBA