The first ever Florida Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit / FSRC Sunshine Seminar on May 18th, 2018, was a huge and historic success!

Over 200 Respiratory Therapists and Patients gathered during the first hour of the Summit, and the Voices of the Florida Respiratory Patients and Providers were heard and appreciated! The Vision of Breathe Strong Florida and America was celebrated and great information was shared, even beyond the scheduled time, past 5 pm, there was still great discussion and questions going on with the Providers/Patients Panel! Feedback was positive from patients, providers, and industry sponsors.
Pic 1 – Florida Respiratory Patient Advocacy Summit Faculty Team celebrated a historic day May 18th at the FSRC Sunshine Seminar. From left to right, Jerry Boggs, RRT, Halifax Health Pulmonary Rehab, Jill Marzullo, IPF Patient Champion, Bob Sobkowiak,RRT, Breathe Strong Coordinator and COPD Foundation State Captain, Dianne Lewis,RRT, Lee Health Case Manager, Karen Deitemeyer, COPD Patient Advocate and State COPD Foundation Captain, and Zach Gantt, RRT, Encore Health CEO, AARC Post Acute Co-Chair. NOTE: Missing from Team Picture- David Thompson, RRT, COPD Educator Florida. Hospital Deland, COPDF State Captain, and Leader of the West Florida Oxygenarians Support Group.
Pic 2 –  Summit panel discussion late into the afternoon (past 5 pm discussion still going on!)
Pic 3 – Bob and Kris Sobkowiak at Breathe Strong Table with Banner, displaying Portable Oxygen Assessment Form.