In partnership with the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine
29th Annual Congress, Milan

Learn about the 29th Annual Congress:
European Society of Intensive Care Medicine:

Join us in Milan on 3rd October 2016 at 18:00-20:00 (Room Brown 3)

Milan1The GTC are hosting a FREE meeting for interested delegates attending the ESICM Congress in Milan. Internationally recognized speakers will outline the place of better tracheostomy care and the role of quality improvement collaboratives in Europe, with a chance to talk to leaders and members of the GTC over a glass of wine.

The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in improving tracheostomy care from all specialities and all professions (medical, nursing, allied health staff are very welcome). The meeting is free to attend and if you are attending the ESICM Congress, you can just turn up at 18:00*. It is possible to attend for free if you are not part of the Congress, but we need you to register via the GTC website in advance (to secure access to the Congress).

*We would ask all delegates thinking of attending to please register in advance via the GTC website so that we may cater adequately for those attending.

A meeting of patients and families, and interested parties, will also take place October 3rd in central Milan with the time and venue location to be determined. Come meet Erin Ward (GTC Patient & Family Chair), GTC leaders, and other patients and families with similar experiences to share stories, contacts, and learn how you can influence your care and care providers through collaboration with the GTC. Click here to register!

Preliminary Programme

Drinks reception

Dr Brendan McGrath
GTC Europe Lead
Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital South Manchester, UK
NHS England Tracheostomy Lead Clinician

Quality Improvement Collaboratives and their place in Critical Care
Prof Todd Dorman
President Society of Critical Care Medicine
Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, US

Successful Quality Improvement Collaboratives – Matching Michigan
Prof Julian Bion
Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, University of Birmingham, Honorary consultant in ICM at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, UK
Past President of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine

What’s the problem with tracheostomies?
Adults – Prof Tony Narula
Consultant Ear,Nose and Throat surgeon,
Head and Neck surgeon, London, UK
President, ENT UK 

Paediatrics – Dr Eva Wesslen-Eriksson
Neonatologist and Pediatrician
Director longterm PICU, Astrid Lindgren´s Children´s Hospital, Karolinska University Hospital

The Patient and Family perspective – Mrs Erin Ward
Chair of the GTC Patient and Family Committee, Boston, US 

Why join the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative?
Dr Rahul Shah
Vice President, Chief Quality and Safety Office, Children’s National Health System
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, US 

It’s a team game (Summary)
Dr David Roberson
Associate in Otolaryngology, Boston Children’s Hospital, US
Associate Professor of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School

Questions & Answers over drinks