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AARC Adds New International Affiliate

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January 27, 2011

Respiratory therapy is a growing phenomenon in nations around the world, thanks in large part to the efforts of our International Council for Respiratory Care and International Fellowship Program. As these nations have developed the profession within their borders, so too have they established their own respiratory societies, and now many of these organizations are becoming affiliates of the AARC as well.

The most recent addition to our roster of international affiliates is the Saudi Society for Respiratory Care (SSRC). The SSRC joins affiliates from the United Arab Emirates, Mexico, and Italy, bringing the number of international affiliates in the Association to four.

International colleagues from these organizations work tirelessly to facilitate foreign submissions to RESPIRATORY CARE and re-publication of our journal articles in foreign publications. They also open doors for American RTs to participate in international speaking engagements and they actively recruit international members.

We welcome the 312 members of the SSRC to the AARC family and look forward to many years of collaboration to ensure high quality respiratory care both here in the US and abroad.