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West Virginia Society for Respiratory Care Winter Health Care Conference 
September 13-14, 2023  
Pipestem Resort State Park, Pipestem, 

  • HEAR from local and national experts: Garry Kauffman – AARC; Kellie Carroll – NBRC; Dr. Michael Ritchie – CAMC; Jonathan Butler – Vapotherm, Dr. Don Reed, and others!
  • TOPICS: Tobacco Cessation & Priority Populations, Quality Improvement Project Implementation, Types of Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury, Update from the NBRC, and more!
  • LODGING DISCOUNTS! Single and Double Rooms $98/night, cottages start at $110/night.
  • ACTIVITIES: golf, frisbee golf, hiking and biking trails, horseback riding, kayaks and more!
  • LEARN the latest evidenced-based practices, how to improve patients outcomes, and other resources!
  • NETWORK with RTs from the region, our vendors, WVSRC board of directors, and expert speakers
  • 30th Anniversary Celebration Party! Join us Wednesday with Joe Kerner and AAA Entertainment at 8pm.
  • LECTURES begin at 8am each day. The conclusion of the conference is 12:30pm Thursday.
  • Meals Included! A main meal, morning, and afternoon meal breaks, and hors d’oeuvres at the 30th Anniversary Party are included in your registration fee.

Can’t attend both days? No Problem!

Single Individual Day Early Registration to attend either Thursday or Friday 

  • $75 for AARC members
  • $100 for non-members

How to Save on Registration? Become an AARC member. Membership gives you discounts on WVSRC conference registrations, online AARC continuing education, and more! By selecting WV as your state, you help support your state society. Go to www.aarc.org to sign-up/renew today! AARC/WVSRC membership starts at $99/year.

How to Register: Go to www.wvsrc.org

Complete the participant registration which then directs you to the easy PayPal system to pay via debit or with credit card. You do not need to sign into PayPal to complete payment. You will receive an email confirmation when you have completed the registration and provided payment. Payment via check and mail-in form is also available. See attached By Mail Registration flier for details.

Continuing Education: A maximum of 10 continuing education units will be available when attending both days. Application will be made to the AARC for CRCE approval.

Pipestem Resort State Park is West Virginia’s premier family adventure resort. Sitting on the east rim of the Bluestone River Gorge, Pipestem offers something for everyone including exhilarating zipline tours, guided trout fishing trips, mountain bike excursions and more. Spend some time on the water at the park’s new adventure lake and splash park or set out on a kayaking and stand-up paddle board tour, tubing or whitewater adventure on the Bluestone River.

The sprawling 4,050-acre park is located on the border of Summers and Mercer counties and features 26 cabins and two lodges, one of which can only be accessed by riding the park’s aerial tramway to the bottom of the Bluestone River Gorge. Just 20 minutes down the road you’ll find even more to do at Bluestone State Park on the banks of Bluestone Lake.

Location Information: https://wvstateparks.com/park/pipestem-resort-state-park/

Agenda: Conference Agenda Download

Conference Agenda

Reserve Your Room Today!
Discounted Conference Lodging:
$98 a night at the lodge (single, double, and suites available)
2-bedroom: $110 a night
3-bedroom: $130 a night
4-bedroom: $160 a night

CALL: 1-304-466-1800 — state you are attending the WV Society for Respiratory Care conference. You can also extend your stay – come early or stay through Friday at the same reduced rate. No online option available. You must call to receive the discounted conference rate.
Refund Policy: There are no refunds, however substitutions are permitted with advanced notice.

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Thank you for your consideration! We look forward to seeing you in Pipestem!


WVSRC Board of Directors

The WV Society for Respiratory Care (WVSRC) is a chartered state affiliate of the American Association for Respiratory Care.

The WVSRC is an approved provider for the West Virginia Board of Respiratory Care (WVBORC) and the WV Board of Examiners of Registered Professional Nurses #1997-0171RN.