Welcome to the West Virginia Society for Respiratory Care!  The WVSRC is a chartered affiliate of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).  The WVSRC is the professional organization for respiratory therapists practicing in the State of West Virginia.  The WVSRC provides leadership to the state profession and offers educational seminars continuing education credits for education and training of respiratory care professionals.

West Virginia Society for Respiratory Care's Winter Health Conference

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2018 is a CEU Reporting Year for RTs licensed in WV - 20 CEUs are required to renew your license 

The WVSRC is hosting our annual 1 ½ day winter conference focused on increasing the knowledge and capabilities of healthcare professionals working with patients with lung disease and comorbid health issues. 

WHEN: February 1 and 2, 2018
WHERE: Canaan Valley Resort, Davis, WV

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Directors and Managers of Respiratory Care/Cardiopulmonary, Pulmonary Rehab staff, DMEs and Sleep Lab staff, staff Respiratory Therapists, RT Students, RNs, and other medical staff 

CONTINUING EDUCATION: 10 CEUS for RTs and RNs licensed in WV. Application is being made to the AARC for 10 CRCEs 

Click Here to Register and pay online as a participant or vendor


Scholarship Opportunity

The West Virginia Society for Respiratory Care is offering five $120 scholarships to eligible students.  To be eligible you must be in your last year of a CoARC accredited Respiratory Care program in West Virginia, which are listed below.  There will be one winner from each of the five schools. In the event not all schools have representation we will divide $600 equally among the winners. To enter please complete the attached form and email it to me at vestr@wvumedicine.org by 11:59 PM December 31, 2017.  Your application will be reviewed by select members or past members of the WVSRC, who are not staff members of any of the Respiratory programs, and they will be blinded to your name.  They will only see your school and application 1 as an example.  If you have any questions about eligibility please discuss with your program instructors.  The winners will be announced at the WVSRC Winter Conference at Canaan Valley on February 1st and 2nd 2018.  You do not have to be present to win.  Good luck!

Eligible Programs:
Carver Career Center
Marshall University / St. Mary's Medical Center
Pierpont Community & Technical College/Fairmont State University
Southern West Virginia Community College
Wheeling Jesuit University

<<Download scholarship application Here>>


Tell Me Again What the AARC Does For Me
So, let's sum it up. Why should you join the AARC?
Professional Growth. Since 1947, the American Association for Respiratory Care has been committed to enhancing your professionalism as a respiratory therapist, improving your performance on the job, and helping you broaden the scope of knowledge essential to your success.
Job Security. The AARC speaks for you. We are the only national professional organization speaking exclusively for the benefit and success of this profession.
Protection of Your Interests. With nearly 52,000 members worldwide, the AARC is the only professional society for respiratory therapists working in hospitals, educational programs, and other care settings.
Government Advocacy. The AARC continues to work toward the recognition of RTs in all care settings and safeguarding patient safety by ensuring that those who provide respiratory care are competent to do so.
Professional Tools. In addition to offering a full range of services, programs, products, and money-saving opportunities to meet your needs, the organization's major emphasis has been and will always remain the same - helping you grow and develop as a respiratory care professional.
Professional Research and Publications. Award-winning publications keep you up to date on respiratory care science and trends.
Your support of the AARC is integral to the success of the profession.
Each member helps us gain access and strengthen our position and credibility with lawmakers and administrative agencies. By joining us, you strengthen the foundation of this profession.
We're fighting for quality respiratory care. Are you with us?