8th International Tracheostomy Symposium

8th Annual International Tracheostomy Symposium

8th International Tracheostomy Symposium

November 1-2, 2024 | Virtual

The 8th International Tracheostomy Symposium will be held virtually on November 1-2. We planning 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, 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

Link to Register


Call for Abstracts 




Step 1: Create Abstract Submission

Link to Submit

  • This will take you to Oxford Abstracts
  • Required fields are denoted by a red asterisk (*).

Step 2: Author and Affiliation(s) Information

  • Complete the author and affiliation information for each presenting author

Step 3: Presentation Type

  • Please indicate if you are submitting your abstract for oral presentation, poster presentation or either.
    • If selected for oral presentation, the presenter must record their presentation and upload to Oxford Abstract Management System by October 1st, 2024. This will be used as a backup in case of technical issues or if the presenter is in a different time zone and is unable to present. It is preferred that the presenter be present live for the whole presentation. However, if unable to present, the presenter must make attempts to join the question-and-answer session after their recorded presentation has been played.
    • If selected for poster presentation, the presenter must upload their poster via PowerPoint to Oxford Abstract Management System by October 1st, 2024. In addition, the presenters are also requested to record a short presentation and upload it to the Oxford Abstract Management System by October 1st, 2024. More details will be provided upon selection.

Step 4: Number of Presenters

  • Please indicate if this submission will have a single presenter or a group of presenters
    • Single presenter option is for those who will be presenting solely.
    • Group presenter option is for those who plan to present as panelists. All presenters must register for the symposium.

Step 5: Categories

  • Plenary: This option is intended for keynote speakers and inspirational talks relevant to tracheostomy care.
  • Patient and family: This option is intended for talks related to patients and family audience
  • Database: This option is intended for talks related to the use of Global Tracheostomy Collaborative Database to improve tracheostomy outcomes
  • Scientific session – Adult: This option is intended for any quality improvement, evidence-based projects, research, review of literature, or interesting case studies related to individuals 18+ years of age
  • Scientific session – Pediatrics: This option is intended for any quality improvement, evidence-based projects, research, review of literature, or interesting case studies related to newborns to 18 years of age


  • Fill in each of the fields for
    • Title
      • The title should be entered in field and contain 15 words or less.
    • No images or tables will be accepted.
    • Introduction/Background
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusion
    • Implication
    • Total word limit is 300 words

Step 7: Permission to Publish

  • Global Tracheostomy Collaborative would like to request your permission to publish your abstract (if chosen) in the Tracheostomy Journal. Please check the box to indicate your permission to publish.

Step 8: Author Approval

  • Please confirm that this submission has been approved by all authors by checking the box

Step 9: Author Attendance

  • Please check the box to confirm that all authors listed will register for the conference and present at the conference.
  • Please do not include names of authors who will not register for the conference

Step 10: Click Submit

  • Please review the submission
  • Click Submit.

The submitting author will be notified via email of the submission’s acceptance or rejection by June 2024. Please ensure that the first author’s email address is included with the submission. All notifications and correspondence will be directed to the first author. It is the responsibility of the submitting author to confirm that all author email addresses are current at the time of submission to ensure that any notifications sent by Global Tracheostomy Collaborative are received. All decisions made by the Program Committee are final.

Scoring Criteria

Link to scoring criteria rubric

Nomination-Based Awards
On acceptance, your abstract or case report may be considered for an award. Abstract- and case-report-based awards are given to the first author of the abstract or case report. All authors of an abstract or case report will be notified if their submission receives an award.


Important Dates

  • February 5, 2024: Submission period opens
  • May 15, 2024: Deadline Extended (To allow enough time for selection and application to obtain CME/CE credits)
  • June 15, 2024: Scientific abstract review completed
  • June 2024: Notification of submission acceptance sent electronically to first author
  • July 1, 2024: Program finalized
  • November 1-2, 2024: Virtual 8th International Tracheostomy Symposium

Continuing Education Credits

Below is a list of the types of continuing education we plan to apply for:

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • ANCC – American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • ASHA – American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 

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

Thank You To Our Sponsors

ICU Medical



Summary of ITS/GTC joint sessions (4/29-30 2016)

The 3rd International Tracheostomy Symposium (ITS) was an astounding success. Thank you to everyone who participated. With over 200 registrants either in person or via live streaming, we found great support for the GTC and a thirst for quality improvement to be put into practice. The major takeaway: healthcare, especially high quality tracheostomy care is a team endeavor. Every team member has different experiences and perspectives, and by working together, we will improve the culture of tracheostomy care in our institutions.

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