Pennsylvania Respiratory Research Collaborative

PSRC 2022 Research Symposium Webinar - Call for Abstracts

The Pennsylvania Society for Respiratory Care invites you to submit an abstract for the Research Symposium Webinar on November 24, 2022.  The top six abstracts will be selected to give a 15-minute presentation. 


Submission deadline is October 30th, 2022. All applicants will be notified of acceptance on or before November 13th. Both practitioners and students are welcome to submit abstracts for review in accordance with the below guidelines. 


Abstract Guidelines:

  • All authors should be listed with credentials and affiliations

  • Abstracts should include the following headings/categories: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions

  • Abstracts should be no more than 2500 characters including spaces and may include 3 tables or graphs

  • You may abstracts that have been submitted for the 2022 AARC Conference.  You may submit abstracts that have been presented at conferences in the last year.


You can submit your abstract by clicking HERE

What IS the "PA Respiratory Research Collaborative"?

Research and Quality Improvement (QI) within Respiratory Therapy departments is inconsistent both around the country and within Pennsylvania.  Research and QI projects are dependent not only on the individuals but also on the resources and mentorship available to them.  Unfortunately, there are not enough individuals, resources and mentors available around the state.

However, high level QI projects resulting in great improvements within individual hospitals IS being performed!  While many of these projects have resulted in submission of abstracts and poster presentations at conferences such as the American Association for Respiratory Care International Congress, very few of the respiratory therapists take the next step and submit their work for publication.  This has led to a tremendous lack of research on respiratory therapy related topics BY respiratory therapists!  The PSRC has created the Pennsylvania Respiratory Research Collaborative (PRRC) with the ultimate goal of increasing the amount of research being performed and published by respiratory therapists in the Commonwealth.

CLICK HERE to view How To JOIN & Get Involved / Who Can Participate in the PRRC

CLICK HERE to view the Goals of the PRRC

CLICK HERE to view the PRRC Charter

CLICK HERE to view Publications


Current Project

"A Comparison of AS, RT and BS, RT"

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if you have been invited to participate in the current research project.  You'll need the password provided to you to access the page.


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