March 4, 2020
The Worcester Pulmonary Symposium is held annually in March in Worcester, Massachusetts, and offers a high quality health professional program for Respiratory Therapists, Pulmonologists, Nurses and all health professionals with an interest in pulmonary medicine and respiratory health. The meeting was first established and carefully developed over many years by Ronald J. Dorris, MD. Now, over 20 years later, the program continues to thrive in the hands of an expert interdisciplinary planning team comprising of Richard Rosiello, MD, Director, Division of Pulmonology, Saint Vincent Hospital; Luanne Hills, BS, RRT, Manager, Respiratory Care Department, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center; and Anna Rudnicki, MD, Pulmonary Director, Wingate Neurorehabilitation; Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School.
The 2020 Worcester Pulmonary Symposium will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2020 at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Who Should Attend
- Respiratory Therapists and Respiratory Therapy Students
- Certified Asthma Educators
- Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows
- Physician Assistants and PA Students
- Nurses, Nurse Practitioners & Nursing students
- Pulmonary Rehab Specialists
- Primary Care Physicians
Registration is $75 per person (or $25 for Fellows and Students); including meeting materials and refreshments/meals as listed in the program.
Registration fees are payable strictly in advance of the symposium and are non-refundable in the case of cancellation. Substitutions can be made in advance of the event by sending details to [email protected]
7:45 a.m. Registration, Breakfast and Exhibit Viewing
8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introduction:
Michelle Caul, Division Director, Health Promotions, American Lung Association
Richard A. Rosiello, MD, WPS2020 Planning Committee; Director, Division of Pulmonology, Saint Vincent Hospital
9:00 a.m. TRACH:Paulo J. Oliveira, M.D., Director, Interventional Pulmonary Procedures; Medical Director, Respiratory Care; Associate Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship Program, UMass Memorial Health Care
9:45 a.m. COPD Update 2020:Emil Tigas, M.D., University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center
10:30 a.m. Refreshments and Exhibit Viewing
11:00 a.m. NICU:Lawrence M. Rhein, M.D., MPH, Chief, Division of Neonatology; Chair, Department of Pediatrics, UMass Memorial Health Care; Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School
11:45 a.m. Q&A Panel Symposium:
Moderator: Richard A. Rosiello, M.D. WPS2020 Planning Committee; Director, Division of Pulmonology, Saint Vincent Hospital
12:30 p.m. Closing Remarks and Lunch
1:00 p.m. Evaluations and Depart
*The agenda is provided as a guide only. The organizers reserve the right to make amendments to the timing, topics and speakers as needed.
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363 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605
The WPS Annual Meeting provides an excellent opportunity for attendees to network with colleagues and visit company exhibits to discover important information about the innovative products and services available to them and their practices.
We welcome companies to join us at the event to meet up with existing contacts and build new relationships with a large, vibrant and diverse multidisciplinary audience.
Please contact Michelle Caul at [email protected] or by phone at 860.838.4370 if you are interested in exhibiting.
Contact us for further information about the meeting, membership or exhibition opportunities.
Richard Rosiello, MD, Director, Division of Pulmonology, Saint Vincent Hospital
Luanne Hills, BS, RRT, Manager, Respiratory Care Department, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center
Anna Rudnicki, MD, Pulmonary Director, Wingate Neurorehabilitation; Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Page last updated: March 17, 2021