Global Tracheostomy Collaborative


Register Today for the ITS conference in Melbourne on October 11, 2019!

The countdown continues...There are 3 weeks to go until the 5th ITS. This will be a fantastic meeting. It's not too late to register now!

Symposium Themes:


  • Growing Good News!  The Global Tracheostomy Collaborative
  • Innovations in music therapy and virtual reality for tracheostomy patients
  • Scientific Sessions - Inter-professional Collaboration & Education
  • How to Fast Trach Safer Tracheostomy Care Everywhere
  • Keynote - Improving the are of tracheostomy patients:  Opportunities & challenges
  • Keynote - BREXIT:  British Experiences improving tracheostomy care
  • A Tale of Two Patients: Bariatric patient considerations
  • Dynamic Decision Making:  Exploring the interactions between clinicians, patients & families
  • The Strength of Collaboration - Improving patient & family outcomes
  • Scientific Sessions - Raising the bar in safety & quality
  • Patients & families inspiring change around the world
  • I am more than my tracheostomy - Inspiring patient stories
  • Scientific Sessions:  Patient Voice / patient experience

Please join us in providing Safe Tracheostomy Care for Everywhere and experience the vibrant city of Melbourne.

Jointly sponsored by:

There are special reduced rates for patients & family members.

A Message from Erin Ward, MS. Ed., CAS, GTC Board Member and Chair of the Patient and Family Committee

As the mother of a child with a long-term tracheostomy, I know how difficult and challenging tracheostomy care can be. I also know firsthand how care for our loved one with a trach, or yourself as an individual living with a tracheostomy, is all too often fragmented and disorganized, and how hard that is for patients and families.

At Boston Children's Hospital, where my son receives his care and where I serve as a Patient Partner on the hospital Trach Team, I have witnessed the transformation and quality improvements made in tracheostomy care and services since becoming a GTC Member Hospital. This is why I am writing you, to ask that you consider supporting the GTC through a donation. With truly integrated care, as promoted by the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative (GTC), tracheostomy care can be improved, quality of life improved and lives can be saved.

Please consider donating to the GTC today and spread the word among your family and friends.

Erin Ward, MS. Ed., CAS, GTC Board Member and Chair of the Patient and Family Committee

Our Mission

To ensure the best possible care for every tracheostomy patient.

Our Vision

The GTC is a global partnership of physicians, nurses, therapists, caregivers and patients working together to disseminate best practices and improve outcomes around tracheostomy care.

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