The Illinois Society for Respiratory Care (ISRC) held its 48th Annual Conference and Exhibition, where respiratory care practitioners and other healthcare providers gathered for three days of educational experiences, competitions, exhibits and networking.

St. Augustine College Student Heidi Vargas, a respiratory student, won first prize in ISRC’s House of Delegates (HOD) Presentation Competition. The achievement permitted Heidi to represent ISRC in the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) conference and in the 62nd International Respiratory Convention & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas.

This is the second year in a row that a St. Augustine College Respiratory student has won this prestigious competition.