Virtual Conference of the

Indian Association of Respiratory Care (IARC)


Respiratory Therapists–Advocates of Patient Safety and Quality Care

*Workshop & Conference: 12th-14th November 2021

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 Respiratory Therapist - Advocates of Patient Safety and Quality Care.The organizing team has brought in a scientific extravaganza with many national and international faculties. The conference will be held virtually on 12th to 14th November 2021. 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 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, 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 inaugural Ceremony 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:
   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

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 on a virtual platform, from 12th – 14th November 2021 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), 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 sessions on current challenges and innovative therapeutic in Respiratory care,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.This Rescare 2021 would 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

Organizing Chairman

  • Dr Jerry Paul

  • Organizing Secretary

  • Ms. Kumari Sulochana

  • Administrative Secretary

  • Mr. Kishore Kumar

  • Joint Organizing Secretaries

  • Ms. Rujuta Bagade
  • Mr. Amal Joseph

  • Advisory Members

  • Dr. Anitha Shenoy
  • Dr. Suresh G Nair
  • Dr. Lokesh KS
  • Dr. M N Shivkumar
  • Ms. Sumi Varghese
  • Mr. Jithin K Sree
  • Dr. Manjush Karthika

  • Scientific Committee

  • Dr. Manjush Karthika
  • Ms. Madhuragauri Shevade
  • Ms. Tisha Skariah
  • Ms. Kumari Sulochana
  • Mr. Kishore Kumar
  • Ms. Anmol Thorbole
  • Mr. Louin Jose
  • Mr. Gokul Krishna
  • Ms. Ann Mary Jose
  • Ms. Carol Mathews
  • Mr. Aakash Soni
  • Ms. Mrudula Sawadkar
  • Ms. Aathira Rajan
  • Ms. Saranya Jayachandran

  • Organizing Team

  • Mr. Shareef NM
  • Mr. Ashish Yadav
  • Mr. George Savio Chalam
  • Ms. Rutuja Mungase
  • Ms. Namya Miglani
  • Ms. Ipshita Panigrahi
  • Ms. Daphne Peter
  • Ms. Prachi Jalan
  • Mr. Gulshan Kumar
  • Mr. Vishnu Kesav

  • Treasurer

  • Ms. Anjali Kotian

  • Event Schedule

    Here is our event schedule

    12.11.2021 (Friday) Pre-Conference Workshop(2:30 - 6 PM)




    Speakers : Mr. Kishore Kumar, Mr. Prathmesh Desai

    • Devices
    • How do I do it?

    Question & Answer (5 mins)



    Speakers : Dr. Lokesh K.S, Mr. Shivamoorthy C

    • About Spirometers
    • Conducting Spirometry
    • Interpreting Spirometry

    Question & Answer (5 mins)



    Speakers : Ms. Carol Elizabeth, Ms. Anusha Kunder, Ms. Ranjitha Sherigar

    • Sampling
    • Pre-Analytical Issues
    • Interpretation

    Question & Answer (5 mins)



    Speakers : Ms. Sneha Shinde

    • Different Devices
    • Aerosol therapy in ventilated & non-ventilated patients

    Question & Answer (5 mins)



    Speakers : Mr. Rafeek MK

    • Sleep Lab overview
    • PSG Hook ups
    • Diagnosis & Titration

    Question & Answer (5 mins)


    Result declaration(7:00 PM)

    Scientific Programme

    13.11.2021 (Saturday) Conference (1:30 PM - 7.00 PM) VENTILATION DAY

    Inauguration ceremony

    Topic 1

    Pulmonary Mechanics during Mechanical Ventilation

    Speaker : Dr. Ramkumar Venkateswaran

    Topic 2

    Clinical Utility of Ventilator Graphics

    Speaker : Ms. Ramitha Ramachandran

    Topic 3

    Sedation & Muscle Relexant during Mechanical Ventilation

    Speaker : Dr. Badri Narayanan

    Topic 4

    Ventilator Induced Lung Injury & Lung protective Strategies

    Speaker : Dr. Dharanindra Moturu

    Topic 5

    Artificial Intelligence in Weaning

    Speaker : Dr. Harish Mallapura Maheshwarappa

    Question & Answer (20 mins)

    Topic 6

    ARDS ventilation- Does the mode matters?

    Speaker : Dr. Anoop Kumar

    Topic 7

    Driving pressure in ARDS- How and When to use it?

    Speaker : Mr. Sriharsha Tatinei

    Topic 8

    Postoperative Management of Hypoxemia: NIV, HFNC or Standard O2 Therapy

    Speaker : Dr. Arjun Alva

    Topic 9

    Ventilatory Strategies in Neonatal Lung Injury

    Speaker : Mr. Nithin George

    Topic 10

    Non-invasive Respiratory Support in COVID-19 Pandemic

    Speaker : Dr. Habib MD Reazaul Karim

    Question & Answer (20 mins)


    • Lessons Learnt from the Pandemic: Respiratory Therapists are not optional, but a real necessity!
      • Speakers : Mr. Narasimha Murthy, Mr. Radhakrishnan and Mr. Premanand Johnson
      • Moderator : Mr. Thiruppathi Chockalingam

    Scientific Programme

    14.11.2021 (Sunday) Conference Day-2 (1:30PM – 7:00 PM) Beyond the Conventional Respiratory Care

    Topic 1

    Point of Care Lung Ultrasound

    Speaker : Dr. Vivek Kumar

    • Technical aspects of LUS
    • Role of RTs in managing Cardiopulmonary emergencies using LUS

    Topic 2

    Monitoring Recruitability -EIT

    Speaker : Mr. Aakash Soni

    • Technical consideration
    • Clinical Application

    Topic 3

    Apnoea of Prematurity

    Ms. Eribaweimon Shilla

    • Pathogenesis
    • Management Strategies

    Topic 4


    Speaker : Ms. Sumi Varghese

    • Diffusion Capacity of Lungs for Carbon Monoxide

    Topic 5

    Impulse Oscillometry (IOS)

    Speaker : Ms. Charu Singh

    Topic 6

    Transpulmonary Pressure Monitoring (TPP)

    Speaker : Dr. Sanjith Saseedharan

    • Technical Consideration
    • Role in Mechanically Ventilated Patients

    Topic 7

    Endo Bronchial Ultra Sound (EBUS)

    Speaker : Ms. Anmol Thorbole

    • About the equipment
    • What should I get ready?
    • Clinical problems

    Topic 8

    Transportation of Critically Ill- Tips and Tricks

    Speaker : Mr. Vaibhav Bohra

    Topic 9

    Tele Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    Speaker : Ms. Renugadevi

    • E-rehabilitation how do I do it?
    • Challenges and Opportunities

    Topic 10

    Extra corporeal Life support

    Speaker : Dr. Pranay Oza

    • Role of RTs

    Topic 11

    Research in Respiratory Care

    Speaker : Ms. Madhuragauri Shevade

    • Attitude towards Research
    • Balancing the practice

    Question & Answer (20 mins)

    EC meeting & General Body Meeting (6:00-7:00 PM)

    Vote of Thanks

    Event Venue

    Zoom Platform


    • 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. But this time due to Covid19 pandemic RESCARE 2021 will be held virtually, from November 12-14th 2021

    • All the payments are online. The link for registration is available on the official conference/IARC page.

    • 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 Organizing Secretaries Ms. Kumari Sulochana and Mr. Kishore Kumar

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

    • 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.

    • 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

    Category Price (INR)
    IARC Student - Members 500
    Non IARC Student Members 700

    Category Price (INR)
    IARC Members 1000
    Non IARC Members 1500


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    Cochin Kerala,India
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