FOCUS Conferences, Inc.    845-876-2936

FOCUS Conferences Inc. produces regional conferences by and for Respiratory Therapists, Sleep Techs and Pulmonary Function Technologists. Our conferences each Fall are known for their strong academia and entertainment features packaged to provide exceptional value.

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Like you, we at Focus Conferences, (actually just myself and part-time Teresa, now) have been monitoring the pandemic crisis, but the news continues to be grim with only “projections” for when things will get better. That, and the fact that even if the acute pandemic ends “soon”, there will be economic fallout for many of our RT, Sleep and PFT colleagues to deal with afterward, we’ve decided that having the 26th annual Focus conference this September is now impossible and actually, un-wise. Candidly, I first wondered if I could simply move the conference to say, April of 2021, but we feel that even that date may be too early. Thus, I’ve decided to reschedule the 26th annual Focus Conference to September 10-11, 2021; an entire 18 months from now. This morning, I signed new contracts to that effect with the Guesthouse at Graceland Hotel in Memphis, TN. and with The Red Lion Hotel in Albany NY, since the same thinking pertains to our 1-day conference that was scheduled for September 25, 2020 in Albany NY but is now rescheduled for October 8th, 2021; a full 19 months from now.


You can just imagine the hundreds of details that must now be re-arranged on our end. I start, however, with my colleagues, our prospective attendees in Respiratory Care, Sleep and Pulmonary Diagnostics who have been to Focus conferences previously and/or were planning to attend in 2020. Please know that we will be retaining the exact same academic program (our speakers have already told me that they will be with us in 2021) and the new contracts I signed with the hotels, retain ALL of the fantastic room rates and money-saving “perks” they were providing us for 2020. Thus, on their end there will be no price increases and the same goes for the Focus fees. There will be no price increases from what our fees were going to be in 2020.


As I write this, I am shaking my head in disappointment because we truly had a fantastic academic and entertainment program ready to go with a superb compliment of speakers, a great venue at outstanding prices, an exhibit hall full of vendors for your perusal, and, as usual, our fun comedy night and other surprises. The good news again, is that every speaker has already pledged that they will be with us in 2021 and we will be providing everything that was set for 2020, so, the program will simply be on hold until that time.


We will stay in touch about details and you can continue on this website even NOW to see the speakers, topics, hotel details, the entertainment planned and more that we will provide in 2021. You can even register if you wish to.


First things first, however. This is yet another time to shine in front of the general public and our time to stay safe and healthy. We are seeing examples of the courage and dedication of our colleagues every day and I must say I never been prouder to be a Registered Respiratory Therapist myself. With that in mind, Teresa and I wish you all God speed and safety to all of you and your families. Our office is open on a limited basis so if you have a question, feel free to call us at 845-876-2936 or e-mail me at [email protected] The dates for the 2021 conferences and all the appropriate information for each, follows below.


Warm Regards,

Bob Miglino RRT BSRT MPS - Focus Conference Chairman

FOCUS 2021 - Memphis TN

for Respiratory Therapists, Pulmonary Function Technologists & Sleep Technologists

Friday & Saturday Sept. 10 & 11, 2021

The Guest House at Graceland Hotel Memphis, Tennessee

15 Credits (CRCEs, CSTEs & CECs) for RTs and Sleep Technologists in 2 days.

15 PFT-specific Credits (CRCEs) for Pulmonary Function Technologists in 2 days.

Plus

available to all registered attendees, our bonus 3 Credit Workshop in Medical Ethics, Patient Safety & Infection Control the evening before the conference begins, at no additional charge! (allowing attendees to earn a total of 18 credits if they wish)

($75 per person for this workshop if not registered for the conference).

2-day Registration - $350 *

1-day Registration - $250 *

2-day Significant Other Registration - $100

1-day Significant Other Registration - $75

*

Active, Reserve or Veteran Military and Students may take $50 off the asterisked rates above

FOCUS 2021 - Albany NY

for Respiratory Therapists, Pulmonary Function Technologists & Sleep Technologists

Friday October 8, 2021

The Red Lion Hotel, Albany NY

10 Credits (CRCEs, CSTEs & CECs) for RTs and Sleep Technologists in just 1 day.

10 PFT-specific Credits (CRCEs) for Pulmonary Function Technologists in just 1 day.

Plus

available to all registered attendees, our bonus 3 Credit Workshop in Medical Ethics, Patient Safety & Infection Control the evening before the conference begins, at no additional charge! (allowing attendees to earn a total of 13 credits if they wish)

($75 per person for this workshop if not registered for the conference).

Registration Fee - $225 *

*

Active, Reserve or Veteran Military and Students may take $25 off the asterisked rates above

Need some help?

Contact Bob Miglino via E-mail: [email protected]

Have any questions?

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