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Education Opportunity - Free Webinar

Registered Respiratory Therapists are invited to participate in a free 1 hour Webinar hosted by Boehringer Ingelheim Canada.  The Webinar will be a case study approach to the LWWCOPD program.  For details and tinformation on registration, please click here.


Conference on Clinical Approaches to Smoking Cessation

Don't miss the 7th Annual Ottawa Conference: State of the Art Clinical Approaches to Smoking Cessation, taking place during National Non-Smoking Week on January 23rd and 24th, 2015. Registration and Call for Abstracts are now open. Visit www.ottawamodel.ca for details. Register now!


Kyle Mikoliew from the University of Manitoba WINS!

The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) held a contest this fall.  Any student holding a valid CSRT Student Membership was entered into a draw to win a complete CSRT Conference Prize Package, including accommodation, travel and the conferenc fee!  Kyle was the lucky winner.

On behalf of the MARRT Board of Directors, Congratulations go out to Kyle Mikoliew!


Mini-conference for Health Care Professionals

Improving the long term lung health outcome for our patients

When -  Saturday, November 8, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where - Norwood Hotel - Room Promenade B

For additional information, click here. To register, click here.

Lung Cancer Education Program

Manitoba Lung Association is also offering a Lung Cancer Education Program on November 27th.  For details, please click here.

Should E-cigarettes be banned in all places where smoking is not allowed?

This and many similar questions are being asked about e-cigarettes:
  • Are there health risks?
  • Are they effective in helping smokers to quit?
  • Are they a threat to existing tobacco control efforts?
Mantra will be hosting a breakfast forum on e-cigarettes on November 5th at the Norwood Hotel.
Mark your calendar and plan to attend.  More information to follow.

What Does It Mean to be Self-Regulated?

Respiratory Therapy in Manitoba is a self-regulated health profession.  What does that mean?  Click here to have that exact question answered and to view the 2014 AGM presentation by Rhonda Lorch of Lorch and Associates.


College of Rehabilitation Sciences Endowment Fund 2015 Competition

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 College of Rehabilitation Sciences Endowment Fund Competition.  For full details and the application form, please click here.


Attention all Registered Respiratory Therapists!

For information on professional general liabilty insurance and an explanation of why it is important please click here,  http://youtu.be/AGD_Z5lfulc


WELCOME TO THE MANITOBA ASSOCIATION OF REGISTERED RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS (MARRT)

For general enquiries and direction, or more information about the profession, contact us at the MARRT Office.

MARRT is Manitoba's professional and licensing body that is governed by The Registered Respiratory Therapists Act C.C.S.M. c. R115. , while functioning within the Registered Respiratory Therapists Regulation 342/88R and the Manitoba Association of Registered Respiratory Therapists By-Laws. To practice as a Registered Respiratory Therapist within Manitoba one must be a licensed member of MARRT. MARRT's current membership stands at 314 active practicing individuals.

For information related to license eligibility, registration procedure with MARRT, license application and renewals, the continuing competency process, and MARRT policy and legislation, contact Shane McDonald the MARRT Registrar.


Ebola Crisis Updates

Manitoba anesthetists publish papers in the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - “Ebola Virus Disease: An Update for Anesthesiologists and intensivists”.  Click here to view the article.

For additional information on the ebola crisis please visit the following websites:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/procedures-for-ppe.html

The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists, http://csrt.com/en/professional/position_statements.asp


The MARRT Board of Directors congratulates the U of M Class of 2014!

2014 U of M Grad Class Convocation was held on October 23, 2014 following the Awards and Pin Ceremony of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences. Twelve graduates had the degree of Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Respiratory Therapy (BMR-RT) bestowed upon them. We wish you all the best in your careers!


Congratulations Ms. Kelley Fingas!

Kelley Fingas The MARRT Board of Directors would also like to congratulate Ms. Kelley Fingas, recipient of the MARRT Professional Award. This award is presented to a graduating student of the Respiratory Therapy program who has exhibited professionalism throughout their time in the program. We congratulate Kelley on this outstanding achievement!