Symposium by the Sea

Symposium by the Sea – 2018

41st Annual Symposium by the Sea

May 23 and May 24, 2018

Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel

Keynote Address for the Inaugural Charles G. Durbin, Jr., MD Respiratory Care Lecture

“50 Years Treating Respiratory Failure – A Personal Account and Global Progress Report”

Charles G. Durbin, Jr., MD


Continuing Education

Application to be made for 12 CRCE credits to the American Association for Respiratory Care.

Symposium Fees
Dates for early / late feesthrough April 28 beginning April 29 
1 day2 days1 day2 days
AARC member$100$200$125$225
Student*, AARC member$70$75$95$100
Student*, non-AARC member$80$85$105$110
Active Military, AARC Member$70$75$95$100
*Student: pre-licensure respiratory therapy or nursing student.

Attendee registration is open!

Program Brochure

Download the program brochure and checkout the times and speakers.

Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel

3501 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. $149 per night, plus taxes. Make your room reservations by 5 pm April 20, 2018 to avoid the late reservation room rate increase. Mention the “VSRC Symposium by the Sea” and receive a special discounted room rate.

Tuition Savings Opportunity

The first 3 professional and first 3 student Sputum Bowl teams (excluding alternates) who register for the Spring Conference as a competing group will receive complimentary registration! Question submission due by May 1. Contact Denise Bieszczad for more information and to register teams.

Meet and Greet

Evening of Tuesday, May 22. More details to follow.

Vendor Information
Download the conference vendor brochure with general information and rules and regulations.

Vendor registration is open!