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Emerging Professionals Workshop

AACVPR is happy to announce educational and networking opportunities for cardiac and pulmonary rehab professionals who are within the first few years of their career. These events are perfect for current students and recent graduates, individuals who are just entering the field, and those attending their very first AACVPR Annual Meeting. There is no additional fee to participate, but verification of your status as an emerging professional may be requested. Advanced RSVP is required for Emerging Professional Luncheons, as spots are limited. 

Friday, September 20 | Room C122

12:15 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. Welcome and Introduction


12:20 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. Staying Informed of Relevant Research

Speaker: Jason Rengo, MSc, CCRP, FAACVPR

Practical tips for accessing research, interpreting data and determining the potential for application. 


12:40 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Cross-Disciplinary Communication/Collaboration

Speaker: Hayden Riley, RCEP, TTS

How to establish multidisciplinary collaborations
and practical tips for communicating with MDs and other providers


1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Establishing Your Professional Identity

Speaker: Thomas A. Draper, MBA, FAACVPR

Includes different career trajectories and finding a mentor  


1:20 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Individual Professional Certifications

Speaker: Adam T. deJong, MA, FAACVPR, FACSM

Overview of various certifications relevant to rehab professionals   


1:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion/Question and Answer



Emerging Professionals Reception

Friday, September 20

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Punch Bowl Social

Join fellow emerging professionals at one of Portland’s hottest venues, Punch Bowl Social, for appetizers and cocktails. Mix, mingle and make connections to help progress your career. By invitation only