Date & Time: March 26th at 7.00pm EST / 11.00pm London / March 27th at 10.00am Melbourne / 7.00am Hong Kong

Webinar Update: Given acceleration of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York, this session will also include a brief update from Babak Givi, M.D., surgeon and associate professor at NYU

The COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded with remarkable speed, posing unprecedented challenges for healthcare systems and for society. This webinar draws on some extremely instructive experiences from international colleagues who have navigated this crisis successfully.  What we can learn strikes a note of hope and clarifies the work ahead of us.  This understanding can help organize actions needed to drive the transmission of infection to healthcare workers toward zero.  This webinar reveals how powerful lessons taken from prior coronavirus infections –particularly SARS in 2003– have been used to prevent the spread of infection.  Preserving the workforce is critical for patient care.  This webinar will focus on safe practices for tracheostomy, airway, and intensive care related to novel coronavirus infection. 

Please join this Global Tracheostomy Collaborative webinar on one of the great challenges of our time.  The session will show how cross-cultural insights are critical for overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.


  1. To improve knowledge around COVID-19 in the healthcare setting, with focus on lessons from Hong Kong, Australia, and United States
  2. To learn what strategies have proven effective in avoiding transmission of COVID-19 across geographies
  3. To identify factors specific to tracheostomy that may impact safety of patients and the multidisciplinary team
  4. To identify aerosol generating procedures and strategies to mitigate infectious risk around such procedures

Moderators: Michael Brenner and Vinciya Pandian


  • Professor Anthony Y.B., Teoh, FRCSEd (Gen), FACS, FASGE, MBChB, Deputy Director of Endoscopy and Associate Professor, Division of Upper Gastrointestinal and Metabolic Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Professor Grace C.Y., Lui MBChB (Hons), MRCP (UK), PDipID, FHKCP, FHKAM (Medicine), Assistant Professor and Head of Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine & Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Professor Eddy Wai Yeung Wong, FRCSEd (Oto), MBChB, Chief and Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Dr. Sam Radford, BMedSci Hons, MBBS, Hons, PGCHPE, FRACP, FCICM, Staff Specialist Physician Intensivist, Austin Hospital and Warringal Private Hospital
  • Dr. Karthik Balakrishnan, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Stanford Medical School, Stanford, CA
  • Dr. Robert Jackler, Sewall Professor & Chair, Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Stanford Medical School, Stanford, CA
  • Dr. Babak Givi, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Section Chief, Otolaryngology, Manhattan VA Medical Center, Patient Safety-Quality Improvement Officer, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, NYU Langone Heath, New York, NY

Audience: Nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, speech-language pathologists, patients with tracheostomy, and family members

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