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13 Jul, 2016

Register for the GTC Milan Launch Event

July 13th, 2016|Conferences, Exclude From Latest Updates|

Global Tracheostomy Collaborative Launch Event In partnership with the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine 29th Annual Congress, Milan Join us in Milan on 3rd October 2016 at 18:00-20:00 We would ask all delegates thinking of attending to please register in advance below, so that we may cater adequately for those attending. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

22 Jun, 2016

Read About a Patient’s Experience Discussing her Tracheostomy Scar

June 22nd, 2016|Featured Patients & Families|

What was I supposed to tell a kid without scaring him off or making me feel uncomfortable? As a kid, were you ever embarrassingly honest? To the point where you completely mortified your mother? That was totally me. We all know that kids say the darnedestthings, when we hear an alarmingly honest comment from anyone [...]

19 Jun, 2016

GTC Member returns from travels visiting centres of excellence around the world

June 19th, 2016|News Stories|

GTC Member, Gavin Straffon is a physiotherapist at Nottingham University Hospital (NUH). He recently spent eight weeks travelling throughout the USA and Australia, studying the effects of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) approach to tracheostomy care, and the physiotherapist’s role within that team.  Gavin’s travels around the world were enabled by a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust [...]

1 May, 2016


May 1st, 2016|Conferences, Exclude From Latest Updates|

INVITATION – MEET THE GTC LEADERS /DISCUSSION FORUM On Sunday morning, May 1 from 10:30am - 12noon, at the Schaffer Auditorium, we invite you to attend a meeting of all who are participating in GTC as leaders, committee members, ITS organizers, and hospital champions. This will be an opportunity to hear from GTC leaders and [...]

29 Apr, 2016

Third International Tracheostomy Symposium

April 29th, 2016|Conferences, Exclude From Latest Updates|

CHECK IT OUT! Friday April 29th, 2016: International Tracheostomy Symposium 7:15am - 4:50pm: GTC North America Kickoff (Turner Auditorium) 1:00pm - 4:50​pm: Patient and Family Perspective (Turner Auditorium; MRB G01) 2:15pm - 4:50pm: Database Session (Turner Auditorium) 5:30pm - 6:30pm: Wine and Cheese Reception (Ticketed Item) (Turner Concourse) Saturday April 30th, 2016: International Tracheostomy [...]

28 Apr, 2016

North America GTC Kick Off

April 28th, 2016|Exclude From Latest Updates, Kick Offs|

Thursday April 28th, 2016: (tentative) 6p - 7pm: Use of Passy Muir Valve in Critically Ill Patients (Schaffer Auditorium) 7pm - 8pm: Demonstration of Passy Muir Valve in Ventilators (Schaffer Auditorium) (CEUs will be offered for SLP, RT, and Nursing; And light refreshments will be served) Sunday May 1st, 2016: 10:30am - 12:00pm: Global Tracheostomy [...]

8 Feb, 2016

Feb 2016: University of North Carolina’s Multi-Disciplinary Children’s Airway Center

February 8th, 2016|Other Education Resources|

A Multidisciplinary Children’s Airway Center: Impact on the Care of Patients With Tracheostomy Click here to download or view on mobile

15 Jan, 2016

Jan 2016: Children’s National: GTC Experience

January 15th, 2016|Other Education Resources|

The Global Tracheostomy Collaborative: one institution’s experience with a new quality improvement initiative Click here to download or view on mobile

14 Jan, 2016

Dr. Brendan McGrath Approved £400k Grant

January 14th, 2016|News Stories|

The Health Foundation ( is an “independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the United Kingdom.” The £400,000 ($600,000 US dollars) grant will help fund 20 institutions in the United Kingdom to join the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative (GTC) and evaluate in detail the benefits to patients, their families, [...]

15 Dec, 2015

Dec 2015: Inpatient Nursing and Parental Comfort

December 15th, 2015|Other Education Resources|

Inpatient Nursing and Parental Comfort in Managing Pediatric Tracheostomy Care and Emergencies Click here to download or view on mobile