14th National Conference of the

Indian Association of Respiratory Care (IARC)

in collaboration with

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre

knowledge partner

Yenepoya University, Mangalore

*02-04 October 2021, Convention Center, IMA HOUSE, Kochi

About RESCARE 2021

About RESCARE 2021

RESCARE 2021, is the 14th National Conference of the Indian Association of Respiratory Care. This year conference is held under the theme of ACHIEVING MILESTONES IN RESPIRATORY CARE The organizing team has brought in a scientific extravaganza with many national and international faculties. The conference will be held at Kochi, Kerala on 02-04 October, at one the most fabulous and state of the art venue; The IMA House-Kochi. Each session will present real-life applications, solutions, and evidence based practices, while the workshops allow you to dive deeper into basic and advanced respiratory skills with hands-on learning activities.

RESCARE 2021 is More Than Just a Conference, It is also the Grand Ceremony of Our Silver Jubilee Celebrations. The 14th annual conference of IARC will open new windows for experts, exhibitionists, professionals, end users, companies and other stakeholders to share ideas, negotiate challenges, and exchange the best in respiratory care practices. One of the main objectives of RESCARE 2021 is to provide better opportunities for Respiratory Therapists, who are the advocates of patient care and professional practices, in the futuristic world of modern medicine, which will comprehensively depend on Allied Health Specialists.

World-class keynote speakers will inspire you with stories of how our profession has been successful through the years, educate you on the latest in our specialty, and connect you with others who are passionate about respiratory therapy. The ceremonial gala dinner will be an opportunity to express the gratitude and acknowledgement of IARC’s founding members, and to the IJRC’s prestigious community of researchers who have enriched IARC with their valuable contributions.

Here are some highlights of the event:
   IERS/AARC level 1 accreditation
   Get the latest, state-of-the-industry news and trends directly from providers, industry organizations, analysts, and consultants
   Learn about new technologies; of, by and for the respiratory therapists
   Listen to what some of the nation’s leading policy makers, health plans, and government authorities are doing to promote this allied health profession
   Network with peers facing the same challenges as you

In collaboration with Amrita Instituite of Medical Scieneces & Research Centre and knowledge partner Yenepoya University Mangalore

Amrita Hospital
Yenepoya University

Event Overview

2021 is a landmark year for Respiratory Therapy profession in India. Respiratory Therapy in India is celebrating its 25 years of inception. This year’s IARC national conference RESCARE’2021 will be hosted in Kochi, Kerala on 02 – 04 October 2021 (Saturday,Sunday & Monday.), and there is plenty to be excited about. It’s a spectacular networking and educational event for respiratory therapists across the nation and around the globe, offering cutting-edge lectures by Pioneers of the field. The Conference will equip you with the valuable resources you need to push forward in your career. As part of the silver jubilee celebrations, we will be honoring the extraordinary contribution of those Senior Medical and Respiratory Therapy Professionals, without whom IARC and the Respiratory Therapists of India would not have achieved the professional heights, which they have accomplished today.

It is a platform to reminisce, as we look back on our achievements and milestones, as well as to thank all those who have been instrumental in keeping us going for a quarter of a century. Respiratory Therapy Students from more than 40 institutions will not want to miss a track devoted just to them including state of the art basic and advanced certificarte courses, pro-con debates, plenary & panel discussions, interview tips, and competitive exams followed by career guidance session. We invite you to join us for this academic fiesta and the following cultural extravaganza, with a pleasant stay at “Kochi-The Queen of Arabian Sea” to have a winning experience! The exclusive certificate courses bring together health-care professionals from many disciplines, all focused on the respiratory care aspects of the peoples of India, including academic and community service providers, nurses, physiotherapists, educators, researchers on to one platform. Register today and stay tuned for further updates..!

Conference Committee


  • Dr. Suresh G Nair
  • Dr. Lakshmi Kumar
  • Dr. Jacob Varghese

  • Organizing Chairman

  • Dr Jerry Paul

  • Organizing Co-chair

  • Mr Jithin K Sree

  • Scientific Committee Chair

  • Mr Gokul Krishna G

  • Scientific Committee Co-chair

  • Dr Joel Devasia Vazhakkat

  • Organizing Secretary

  • Ms. Girija Vijaykumar

  • Joint Secretaries

  • Ms. Gayathri K P
  • Mr. Harikrishnan

  • Treasurer

  • Ms. Ramitha Ramachandran

  • Chair Student Affairs

  • Ms. Revathy P D

  • Hospitality & Transportation

  • Ms. Lakshmi Haridas
  • Mr. Rahul Murali

  • Advisory Board

  • Dr. Sudhesh Rao
  • Dr. Harish M M
  • Dr. Anitha Shenoy
  • Dr Rajiv Yeravdekar
  • Dr. Sammita Jadhav
  • Mr. Farhad Yenepoya
  • Dr. Ramkumar Venkateswaran
  • Dr. J V Peter
  • Dr. D J Christopher
  • Dr. M N Shivkumar
  • Dr. Lokesh K S
  • Mr. Arthur Sadhanandam
  • Dr. Saumy Johnson
  • Dr. Manjush Karthika
  • Ms. MadhuraGauri Shevade
  • Ms. Tisha Ann Skaria
  • Ms. Sumi Varghese
  • Mr. Sri Harsha Tatineni
  • Ms. Savitha Joseph
  • Ms. Preetha (Hyderabad)
  • Ms. Anita Patil
  • Mr H N Murthy
  • Mr. Amal Joseph
  • Ms. Mangal Raj
  • Ms Kumari Sulochana
  • Dr. Vaidyanathan R

  • Event Schedule

    Here is our event schedule


    Aerosol Medicine and the Newer technologies

    This course aims to provide state-of-the-art knowledge in aerosol therapy including aerosol science, basic principles and practices of aerosolized drug administration, patient-related and device-related factors influencing efficacy of treatment, monitoring and assessment of outcomes after therapy in adults and neonates.

       Course Scheme

    Basic modes of Mechanical Ventilation and Ventilator graphics

    The ventilator graphics certificate of completion program provides comprehensive theory and hands-on experience in initiating, monitoring, describing and troubleshooting mechanical ventilator by exploiting ventilator graphics and equation of motion. Thereby identifying key determinants of safe ventilation strategy.

    Essentials of Ultrasonography in Respiratory Care

    Lung ultrasound is a point-of-care imaging tool that is routinely used in acute care medicine. This module trains the Respiratory Therapists about the basic techniques of lung Ultrasound including but not limited to Lung Volume Measurement, Identification of abnormal lung signs and airway assessment

    Polysomnography & CPAP titration

    Upon completion of this course the practitioners shall understand the systematic process used to collect physiological parameters during sleep that includes electroencephalography(EEG), electroocculography (EOG), electromyography(EMG) as well as airflow and respiratory efforts. This course also provides an updated review on CPAP titration which is an in-lab sleep study used to diagnose and manage obstructive sleep apnea.


    Theme: The Golden Circle Concept for advancing Respiratory Therapy Profession

    • Why? Rationale of recognition and advancement of RT Profession
    • How? Establishing the roles and responsibilities of RTs, at their work place
    • What? Educational and Training Programs, addendum to the conventional route of Under-graduation and Post-Graduation (Fellowships, Certificate Courses, ECMO Training, etc.)

    Tea Break

    Inaugural Ceremony

    Theme : Adult Respiratory Care Updates 2021

    • What’s new in sleep?
    • Essential Skills for RTs in Multidisciplinary teams
    • Pulmonary function testing- ATS-ERS guidelines and updates


    Theme: Hot Topics: Acute and Critical Care Updates

    • Evidence based practice in ARDS management
    • The concepts, application and challenges in Advanced modes of ventilation (ASV & PAV)
    • PRO/CON: NIV vs HFNC in Adult intensive care units

    Theme: Millennials; The Future Respiratory Therapists!

    • Transforming students to professionals
    • Learning beyond Text books; Smart learning



    • Taking the Profession forward!
      • How does Individual contributions matter?
      • Leadership
      • How to align personal goals with professional goals
      • Hurdles to cross!!


    Grand Inaugural Ceremony

    INDIAN RT’s Got Talent!!

    Gala Dinner


    Theme: Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care Updates 2021

    • The Golden hour of RDS management.
    • Unplanned extubation in NICUs and PICUs.
    • A Day in NICU – What to expect as an RT.

    Visualizing Lung Mechanics in Real Time

    • Ultrasound - Applications in Respiratory Care
    • Electrical Impedance Tomography and Trans pulmonary Pressure monitoring- Diagnostics guided Therapeutics


    • “Rules of thumb” in clinical research.


    • Paper presentation
    • Poster presentation



    25 YEARS of RT India, struggle and challenges and Future plans

    • 5-member team representing each institution across the India, sharing their experiences
    • Hurdles and struggles during the initial times
    • Curriculum development
    • Faculty Enhancement


    Event Venue

    Event venue location info and gallery

    IMA House Cochin

    IMA House Cochin is a beautiful property located behind Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Palarivattom, Cochin. This1,50,000 sq.ft. hotel is more than your usual hotel. We have everything under our roof - restaurants, conference halls, auditoriums, board rooms, gymnasiums, home theatres, travel desks, in-house catering services and more.


    • Rescare is the annual national conference of IARC conducted primarily for the Respiratory Therapists in India.RESCARE 2021 is the 14th National Conference of IARC.

    • RESCARE is usually a 3-day event during which the first day consists of a workshop where the participants can have hands-on experience for various respiratory care skills. The second and third days are a scientific fiesta consisting of talks by eminent speakers, dignitaries, RT students as well as interactive sessions. There will be various academic competitions like poster presentations, quiz competition and cultural programs especially for students, where the winning candidates are felicitated. RESCARE is also a platform for the Annual General Body meeting as well as Executive meeting of the IARC office bearers.

    • Any health care professionals or students of any health specialty can register for the conference. However, special concession in registration fee is applicable only to IARC members.

    • RESCARE is usually conducted in the month of October by institutes that provide Respiratory therapy/ Respiratory Care Technology courses. It is organized by the respective department of the host institute. This year, that is RESCARE 2021 will be held in Cochin, Kerala on October 02-04.

    • All the payments are online. The link for registration is available on the official conference/IARC page. Early bird, mid-registration, spot registration are the various categories in registration. Any changes pertaining to dates, venue, registration fee etc. will be updated on the website. A Scheme of payment (Example: Early bird, gold, silver and spot ) is also shown.

    • Yes. RESCARE is an event for the RT community and by the RT community. Volunteers are always welcome to be a part of this, provided they should be an active participant. Contact the scientific committee chair Mr. Gokul Krishna G for getting involved. (Email: )

    • All the queries may be directed to the Organizing Secretary or Joint-Secretary who will give you necessary guidance Email: or to

    • No. However, the organizing team will provide you with various options (best and cheap) as per your requirements.

    • Yes, you can definitely attend RESCARE

    • Yes, you can register as a member during RESCARE for which you need to follow the requirements mentioned in the IARC webpage. There will be a membership booth and volunteers available for your assistance.

    • RESCARE is a platform where the upcoming RTs have an opportunity to meet the pioneers and seniors of RT profession, consultants and physicians in the field of respiratory care and various corporate giants in this field. Thus RTs should make use of this opportunity for networking as well as to create bonds for their personal and professional growth.

    • There will not be any refund or cancellation of registration under any circumstances. In an unlikely event of cancellation of RESCARE, the refund details will be announced on the official website.

    Fee Structure

    Here is our fee structure

    Workshop Registration

    Only 25 Seats (First Come First Serve Basis), Only 1 category of registration, Upto 31st May 2021

    • Aerosol Therapy Course: ₹1150 (Venue : Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre)
    • Sleep Course: ₹1350 (Venue : Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre)
    • Lung Ultrasound Course: ₹1750 (Venue : Aster MediCity)
    • Mechanical Ventilatuion Course: ₹1250 (Venue : Aster MediCity)

    After 31st May, Only 1 category of registration

    • Aerosol Therapy Course: ₹1650
    • Sleep Course: ₹1850
    • Lung Ultrasound Course: ₹2250
    • Mechanical Ventilation Course: ₹1750

    1) Only 25 seats available for each session, registrations will be accepted on first come first serve basis
    2) One person can attend only one certificate course

    Conference Registration

    Plan Delegate Type Price (INR)
    Early Bird
    14th March to 31st May
    IARC Student Member 2100
    Student - Non IARC Member 2850
    Registered IARC Members 3500
    Non IARC Members 4250
    1st June to 31st July
    IARC Student Member 3250
    Student - Non IARC Member 3750
    Registered IARC Members 4250
    Non IARC Members 5000
    1st August to 15th September
    IARC Student Member 3850
    Student - Non IARC Member 4250
    Registered IARC Members 5000
    Non IARC Members 5500
    After Sep 15
    IARC Student Member 4500
    Student - Non IARC Member 5000
    Registered IARC Members 5500
    Non IARC Members 6000
    Complimentary Registration   5000



    • East, West Club Seating
    • Access to exhibition center
    • Custom Badge
    • Regular Conference Kit


    • Chairman’s Club Seating
    • Full access to guest lounge
    • 25 years gift pack
    • Custom Badge
    • Exclusive Meal Card
    • Custom loaded conference kit


    • Reserved Seating
    • VVIP/Faculty Lounge access
    • VIP Meal Card
    • Exclusive Certificates
    • Custom Badges & 25 years gift kit

    Contact Us


    IMA House, Behind Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium, Kathrikadavu, Palarivattom, Kochi, Kerala 682025
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