CSRT Annual Conference


CSRT 2021 Annual Conference
May 5-7, 2021

The CSRT 2021 Annual Conference will be held virtually from May 5-7, 2021 and is poised to be a marquee educational event for the respiratory therapy profession. The CSRT 2021 Annual Conference will bring you all the elements you value and look forward to from CSRT conferences, including three days of educational sessions, an interactive exhibit hall, multiple networking opportunities and social events.

Session Details by Stream

Click on the links below to view the session details for each stream:

Pre-Conference: April 26 to May 4, 2021:
- Pre-Conference Sessions

Wednesday, May 5, 2021:
- Learning Through COVID-19
- Evolutions in RT Practice

Thursday, May 6, 2021:
- Coping and Caring in the RT Profession
- Virtual Respiratory Care

Friday, May 7, 2021:
- Research and Innovation
- Reflections on Practice


Keynote Speakers


The FROG Factor

Wednesday May 5, 2021

Sarah McVanel
Certified Senior Organizational Development Professional (CSODP), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL).
Sarah McVanel helps individuals and organizations discover their greatness and then use that greatness to improve themselves, their workplace and their bottom line.

The Pandemic’s Silver Lining: A Virtual Care Revolution in Respiratory Medicine

Thursday May 6, 2021

Dr. Samir Gupta
Samir Gupta is a Respirologist and clinician-scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

An RT's Guide to Understanding and Building Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity in the Healthcare Sector

Friday May 7, 2021

Jeff Dionne
Past-President CSRT
Director Leadership & Organizational Development –Unity Health Toronto

Karen Schell
Past-President, AARC
Clinical Assistant Professor and On Campus Medical Advisor, Kansas University Medical Center (KUMC), Kansas City, Kansas


Social Events

We know our respiratory therapists and delegates alike have come to expect the best when it comes to the social events at the CSRT Annual Conference. As we shift to a virtual conference this coming May (5-7th 2021) we want you to know that you can still plan on getting in some GREAT social time and attending events!

RT Olympics: Game Show Edition

Sponsored by Medtronic
May 5, 2021
Register your team
Join us for an interactive experience for contestants and audience alike! There will be fun, food, and great prizes up for grabs. Let’s see how well you know what really makes RTs tick…

Let’s Get Social

May 6, 2021

We know you’ve missed connecting with your friends and colleagues, and the CSRT wants to give you the time and space you need to get social. Grab a drink, a snack and make plans to enjoy this open time with your peers – the CSRT’s virtual platform will be the perfect spot to facilitate your conversations.

Take a Trip Around the World

May 7, 2021

It’s been a tough year, so take a well-deserved escape to some far away destinations with the CSRT! You will have the opportunity to sojourn virtually in several amazing locations around the globe where you will delight in the local sights, sounds, and tastes. So, what will it be: will you take a tour in Ireland, learn a new language in Kenya, or satisfy your inner foodie in Argentina? Or perhaps try all three?


Register Today!

Your Registration includes all sessions over May 5-7th as well as during our pre-conference week (April 26th). The first 500 delegates to register will also receive a conference “swag” package by mail.

If you are an active member of the CSRT, you must use your member log in information to access member pricing. DO NOT create a new account for yourself. If you do not see member pricing when registering, please do not continue with the transaction, contact us first: conference@csrt.com or 1-800-267-3422, ext. 0.

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Contact Us: conference@csrt.com or 1-800-267-3422, ext. 0.

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors


Poster Competition


Archive of Past Conferences

Please click the links below to view the conference proceedings from past conferences.
Looking for a PDF of a specific conference presentation? Please e-mail csrt@csrt.com.