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Continuing Education

Smoky Mountain Symposium

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15th Annual

November 6-8, 2024   |   Ramsey Hotel & Convention Center   |   Pigeon Forge, TN + Virtual

Course Information

Platinum
Sponsor:

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Others
Sponsors:

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Join the thousands of respiratory therapists, sleep technicians, and nurses who have elevated their careers over the past 14 years!

Encore Healthcare hosts the annual Smoky Mountain Symposium in the foothills of the beautiful Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge, TN. This annual event is the premier continuing education of the south. Respiratory, sleep, and nurse professionals can receive 14.5 CEUs (Respiratory) and 12.5 CEUs (Sleep) including both ethics and safety courses. The goal of this conference is to provide relevant and timely information that can elevate your career now and in the near future.

Our courses are approved by the American Association for Respiratory Care and American Association of Sleep Technologists.

Dates: October 25-27, 2023

Location: The Ramsey Hotel & Convention Center

3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

or attend virtually from your location!

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Respiratory Speakers

Speakers
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Zach Gantt

RRT, FAARC

Encore Healthcare

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Dean Hess

PhD, RRT, FAARC

MA General Hospital
Managing Editor - 
Resp. Care

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Varun Shah

MD

Pulmonary Medicine,
StatCare

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Samuel Louie

MD

Professor - Univ. of Calif.

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Steve Chaucer

RRT

MGC Diagnostics

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Carrie Proffitt

RRT

Encore Healthcare

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Ray Gregg

BS, CRT, RPSGT

Encore Healthcare

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Roxanne Venard

RRT

Ascent Respiratory

Care

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Gene Gantt

RRT, FAARC

Eventa, LLC

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Tim Safley

RRT, MBA, RCP 

ACHA

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Mike Harrell

RRT

Passey Muir

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Margie White

BS, RRT, NPS

Sentec

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Lisa Cracchiolo

BA, RRT-NPS, AE-C

Sentec

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Sleep Speakers

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Gerald George Mannikarote

MBBS, MBA, RST, CPT

SleepTech Talk

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Gabe Tallent

MD, DABPN

Sleep Centers

of Middle Tennessee

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Byron Jamerson

RPSGT, RST, CCSH, FAAST

Nox Medical

Tim Safley

RRT, MBA, RCP

ACHC

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Robert Miller

RPSGT, RCP

Apria

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David Worley

LRCP, RPSGT

ResMed

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Robert Lindsey

MS, RPSGT, CCSH

Blue Ridge Medical Center

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Dottie Covey-Elleby

BS, RPSGT

MedBridge Healthcare

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Agenda

Agenda

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 (All times listed in Eastern Time)

12:00-5:00PM                  Exhibitor Set-Up

3:30-5:00PM                    Attendee & Exhibitor Registration

5:00-6:30PM                   
Leadership Workshop
                                          "Leading Yourself: How to Overcome When You're Overwhelmed"

                                           Ken Hartley, Author/Speaker

 

Thursday, October 26, 2023 (All times listed in Eastern Time)

7:00AM

Registration & Exhibits

8:00AM

8:15AM

Respiratory

Gold Sponsor & Announcements

Non-Invasive Ventilation
Dean Hess, PhD, RRT, FAARC
Managing Editor, Respiratory Care Journal

Sleep

Gold Sponsor & Announcements

Developing Your Center's CPAP Clinic
Gerald George Mannikarote, MBBS, MBA, RST, CPT
Co-Host, Co-Producer
SleepTech Talk

9:05AM

Panel Discussion: 2023 & Beyond
Zach Gantt, RRT, FAARC
President/CEO, Encore Healthcare

Service Excellence in the Sleep Lab
Robert Lindsey, MS, RPSGT, CCSH
Director, Sleep & Neuroscience

Break / Exhibits

9:55AM

10:30AM

Endobronchial Valves: A New Lease on Life
Varun Shah, MD, FCCP, DAABIP
Pulmonary Medicine, StatCare

Sleep Apnea Screening & Post-Discharge Care to Reduce Readmissions
Robert Miller, RPSGT, RCP
VP, Sleep Business

Sponsored by: Apria

11:20AM

Restoring Gas Exchange Capacity with Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation Therapy
Lisa Cracchiolo, BA, RRT-NPS, AE-C
Clinical Application Specialist
Sponsored by: Sentec

2023 Updates to the AASM Scoring Manual
Byron Jamerson, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, FAAST
Senior Product Specialist
Sponsored by: NOX Medical

Exhibits

Dr. Samuel Louie - "Targeting Systemic & Localized Type 2 Inflammation in the
OCS-Dependent Asthma Patient" (Lunch Provided)

Exhibits

12:10PM

12:30PM

1:30PM

1:40PM

An Unconventional Career Path
Steve Chaucer, RRT
Sales Consultant
Sponsored by: MGC Diagnostics

The Role of Sleep Technologists in Advancing Sleep Medicine
Dottie Covey-Elleby, BS, RPSGT
Associate Director – Customer Experience

2:30PM

Engaging Physicians with Patient Reporting to Align Outcome Goals: 2-Year TeleRespiratory Results
Ray Gregg, BS, CRT, RPSGT
VP Sales & Business Dev., Encore Healthcare
 

Bi-Level Titration & Application
David Worley, LRCP, RPSGT
Regional Clinical Specialist, ResMed
Sponsored by: ResMed

Break / Exhibits

3:20PM

4:00PM

Communication: Essential Link in the Patient Safety Network
Mike Harrell, RRT
Director of Clinical Education – Respiratory 
Sponsored by: Passy Muir

5:00-6:30PM

Tiki Party

Friday, October 27, 2023 (All times listed in Eastern Time)

7:00AM

Registration & Exhibits

Respiratory

Sleep

7:30AM

Blood Gas Surrogates
Dean Hess, PhD, RRT, FAARC
Managing Editor, Respiratory Care Journal

Sleep and Neurological Disease
Gabe Tallent, MD, DABPN
Self-Practice

8:30AM

Achieving Quality of Life on Home Mechanical Ventilation
Roxanne Venard, RRT
President, Ascent Respiratory Care

Understanding the Adds Ratio Product: Enhancing Sleep Technologist's Statistical Analysis Skills
Dottie Covey-Elleby, BS, RPSGT
Associate Director – Customer Experience

9:30AM

Break / Exhibits

10:00AM

Clinical Respiratory Care in the Home Environment
Tim Safley, MBA, RCP, RRT
Program Director, ACHA

Social Media and Your Sleep Business
Gerald George Mannikarote, MBBS, MBA, RST, CPT
Co-Host, Co-Producer
SleepTech Talk

11:00AM

Ventilation and Proactive Respiratory Care in the PICU with Transcutaneous Monitoring
Margie White, BS, RRT, NPS
Clinical Applications Specialist

Sponsored by: Sentec

The Future of PAP Therapy
Gabe Tallent, MD
Self-Practice

12:00PM

Lunch on Your Own / Exhibits

1:30PM

Panel Discussion
Zach Gantt, RRT, FAARC
President/CEO, Encore Healthcare
Gene Gantt, RRT, FAARC
President/CEO, Eventa, LLC

Evaluation of Your Sleep Center Processes
Tim Safley, MBA, RCP, RRT
Program Director, ACHC

2:30PM

To Post or Not to Post: The Ethics of it All
Carrie Proffitt, RRT
VP of Clinical Operations, Encore Healthcare

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Reviews
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Lunch Presentation

Satellite

Thursday, October 26, 2023  ●  Lunch Presentation  ●  12:10 - 1:30PM

Related Forms:

Prospectus Letter

W-9 Form




For more info about exhibit opportunities, please contact us:

Keisha Harper

(877) 853-2931
kharper@encorehc.com

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