Speech Pathologist, Melbourne Australia
Vice-Chairman, Board of Directors, Global Tracheostomy Collaborative
Director of Tracheostomy Review & Management Service (TRAMS)
Sr. Speech Language Pathologist

At Austin Health located in Melbourne Australia, she obtained her Masters in Speech –Language Pathology from the University of Colorado and has worked in numerous centres in the US, Canada and Australia. Tanis has extensive experience in the management of ventilated and tracheostomised patients and brings a unique perspective to interdisciplinary care of this patient group. She has presented nationally and internationally and has published outcomes in a number of areas. As a founding member of TRAMS Tanis has been integral to the success of this innovative service. TRAMS coordinates multi-disciplinary tracheostomy care from ICU through to the community and has managed over 1,200 patients since 2002. Additional information can be found at www.tracheostomyteam.org.