7th Annual International Tracheostomy Symposium

7th International Tracheostomy Symposium

Oct 20-21, 2023 | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

The 7th International Tracheostomy Symposium will be held on October 20-21, 2023 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. We are partnering with Johns Hopkins Medicine and Tracheostomy Review and Management service (TRAMS) to host an innovative two-day program that brings together thought leaders for interactive sessions and scientific innovation. The program will feature the latest technology, patient and family perspectives, cadaver Lab, and state-of-the-art presentations on the management of the patients with tracheostomies. This is the premier event for tracheostomy specialists, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, patients, and families to grow and learn together. We hope you will join us! 

Target Audience: Practicing Clinicians, Proceduralists, Interventional Fellows, Simulation Experts, and other Health Professionals and Learners

7th International Tracheostomy Symposium is now a Hybrid Event

Want to participate in the 7th International Tracheostomy Symposium but can't make it in person? No problem! Virtual registrants can attend virtually, live via Zoom or view recorded sessions at a later date with the exception of the hands-on cadaver course. Recordings will be available until Dec 4.

The cost to attend virtually is the same as in person as both types of attendees will receive the same amount of CE credit.   

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Free Option
We are offering a very limited amount of presentations for free to our GTC Community. Free attendees can enjoy some of the keyotes and a very limited number of sessions. The content offered for free will not earn CE credit. 

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Cadaver Course at ITS

In Partnership with American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (AABIP)

Discover the Art of Tracheostomy and Airway Management

Unlock New Horizons in Medical/Surgical Skills at Johns Hopkins MISTC Laboratory!

Are you ready to take your medical/surgical skills to the next level? Join us for an exclusive hands-on cadaver course at the Johns Hopkins Minimally Invasive Surgical Training and Innovation Center (MISTIC) Laboratory on October 21st. Prepare to immerse yourself in the world of tracheostomy and advanced airway management techniques!

  • Master the Art of Tracheostomy: Learn how to perform tracheostomy using both open and percutaneous techniques for both pediatric and adult populations. Gain valuable insights and hands-on experience that will enhance your proficiency in this essential procedure.
  • Cultivate Skills in Difficult Airway Management: Broaden your understanding of airway management by mastering the art of intubation. Our experienced instructors will guide you through techniques for normal and difficult airway management, equipping you with the skills to handle a range of patient scenarios.
  • Enhance Your Emergency Skills: Immerse yourself in the world of emergency airway management. Discover how to perform cricothyroidotomy, a critical procedure in life-threatening situations. Gain the confidence to act swiftly and effectively when every second counts.
  • Dynamic Learning with Cutting Edge Resources: Our course blends hands-on experience with a range of educational resources, including human cadavers, pig trachea, and manikins. This multidimensional approach ensures you develop a comprehensive understanding and practical expertise in tracheostomy and airway management techniques.

Secure Your Spot Today: Seats for this exceptional cadaver course are limited! Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to enhance your skills and advance your medical career. Visit our website or contact us directly to register for this transformative event. Take the first step towards mastering tracheostomy and airway management techniques. Enroll in our hands-on cadaver course today!

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Continuing Education Credits

Below is a list of the types of continuing education we have applied for:

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • ANCC – American Nurses Credentialing Center

If you have any questions regarding accreditation, please email [email protected].

Hotel Information

There are a limited number of hotel rooms reserved for conference attendees at the following hotels:

Marriott Residence Inn Baltimore at the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus – $139 per night. 
Reservations must be made by Sept 28, 2023 in order to receive the discounted rate.   

Marriott Booking Link

Please note: If you are unable to secure a room at the Residence Inn within our hotel block, please consider booking using the public link: Marriott.com. The public hotel rate will be higher than the conference rate, but it is often cheaper than other hotels in the area.

Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor – $209 per night.
Reservations must be made by Sept 28, 2023 in order to receive the discounted rate.   

Hilton Booking Link


Onsite Information


Thomas B. Turner Building
720 Rutland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21205
Cadaver Course - Johns Hopkins Minimally Invasive Surgical Training and Innovation Center (MISTIC).

John Hopkins Find Your Way App – For attendees who aren’t familiar with the area, we recommend downloading the Johns Hopkins Find your way app.  The app includes parking location as well as step by step directions to find your way around onsite.  

Parking Information can be found at the link below.  Parking is $15 per day.  

John Hopkins Parking Information

Conference Events:

Tracheostomy Interprofessional Tour

Thursday, October 19 | 8:30am – 4:30pm
GTC will host a Tracheostomy Interprofessional Tour for international attendees on October 19. The tour will feature stops at both the University of Maryland Medical Center as well as Johns Hopkins Hospital. Attendees will receive a tour of the facilities while engaging in discussions with hospital Physicians, Nurses, and Speech Language Pathologists.

Sip, Savor and Socialize: Poster Reception

Friday, October 20 | 5:00-7:00pm – Ticketed Event
Join us for a cocktails and appetizers while engaging in discussion with the 60 poster presenters regarding their research, evidence-based practice, educational and clinical initiative posters. The event is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased for $50 at the registration desk.  

Thank You To Our Sponsors

ICU Medical



Childhood Tracheostomy Task Trainer

Nashville Speech & Swallowing Specialists, PLLC

Pepper Medical

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