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International Tracheostomy Symposium
April 29, 2016 @ 8:00 am - April 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
This activity is designed to educate those caring for patients with difficult airway anatomy and/or tracheostomy. Participants will develop a comprehensive knowledge of the indications, contraindications, complications, and postoperative management of tracheostomy. On the first day, there will be a Global Tracheostomy Collaborative Kick-off meeting in the morning followed by a Patient and Family Session in the afternoon. A concurrent Friday afternoon session covers practical approaches to implementing tracheostomy quality improvement efforts. On the second day, a Percutaneous Tracheostomy Lab will be held with a didactic session in the morning followed by a hands-on skills session in the afternoon utilizing human cadavers and pig trachea in the Minimally Invasive Surgical Training Lab. Simultaneously, an Excellence in Tracheostomy Care track will be held that will include state-of-the-art presentations on the management of patients with tracheostomy in the Thomas B. Turner Auditorium.