Welcome to the 2017 Suncoast Pulmonary Symposium

2017 Suncoast Pulmonary Symposium

Final Cancellation for the 2017 Suncoast Pulmonary Symposium

SPS Exhibitors and Participants:

In the interest of Safety, prior to the Approach of Hurricane Irma, we made the painful decision to cancel the Suncoast Pulmonary Symposium for 2017. We will try to preserve the majority of our program and speakers for the next iteration of the SPS in 2018. In the interim we will refund all registration fees for the 2017 SPS to Participants and Exhibitors


If you registered on-line as a Participant or Exhibitor your registration or Booth fees will be returned automatically to your credit card via Cashnet. Please allow 48 hours for this transaction to appear on your Credit Card statement.

  • If you were a participant who paid by check please contact us at: to identify the appropriate mailing address for us to send you a refund check in the U.S. Mail.
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After consultation with our planning committee and local employers, the long-term post Irma impact to participants and the compressed nature of the dates available at the Hyatt for a “reboot” in SPS in 2017, were the primary considerations prompting this difficult cancellation decision.

Thank you for your long-term support of our Symposia;

J.B. Elsberry, RRT, PhD
SPS Chairperson & Associate Dean
Cardiopulmonary and Emergency Care Programs
Jean Newberry, MEd., RRT-ACCS, NPS
SPS Co-Chair & Program Director
Respiratory Care

For over 25 years the Suncoast Pulmonary Symposium has been providing a unique blend of thoughtful presentations from both national and regional speakers to the Respiratory Care Community. For two days this September, Respiratory Therapists, Students, Nurses and Physicians will interact and network with you in the lecture hall and vendor exhibition hall at the fabulous Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa.

Our planning committee works year- round to assemble a venue for interesting speakers and topics on a wide variety of emerging issues in clinical practice and professional interest. Join us this year for a single 6 CEU day or the entire conference and earn up to 12 CEUs . The Laws and Rules mandatory hours will be available through two unique presentations on Friday September 8th. Explore our new online registration or call our automated message line (239) 433-6937 to contact us for questions.