Date & Time: January 20th, 5.00pm New York, USA / 4.00pm Chicago, USA / 2.00pm San Francisco, USA / 10.00pm London, UK / January 21st at 9.00am Melbourne, Australia

The Global Tracheostomy Collaborative has harnessed the power of data science to improve patient care in various continents.  This webinar will explore the GTC database version 3.0 highlighting changes and additions to the database.  This session will familiarize people new to the database with the outline of the database and will enable people experienced with using previous versions to become more comfortable with the details of this version.  We will review the numerous improvements made to enhance ease of data entry and functionality for the front-end user.  We will also demonstrate how the additions and changes to the database can strengthen the impact of the data collected. Specifically we will review changes made to the sections on tracheostomy-related adverse events and tracheostomy-related complications, which we have linked with the World Health Organization's level of harm classification system.  We will also review changes made to the pediatric co-morbidity data fields and reasons for admission, as well as the expanded communication and swallowing sections, in response to our member hospitals suggestions. We will use this forum to identify challenges and solutions.

Please join us for this state of the art webinar from the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative.


  1. Describe the importance of data science.
  2. Theorize how findings from data science can be translated into clinical practice.
  3. Review the changes made to the GTC database and unveil the new Version 3.0.
  4. Appraise the benefits of the GTC database.
  5. Strategize effective application of the GTC database.


  • Vinciya Pandian PhD, MBA, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Johns Hopkins University
  • Michael Brenner, MD, FACS, University of Michigan Medical School and President, Global Tracheostomy Collaborative
  • Amy Freeman-Sanderson, PhD, BAppSc, Speech Path, University of Technology Sydney


  • Bradley Schiff, Associate Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA
  • Carly E. Miliren, MPH, Center for Applied Pediatric Quality Analytics, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, USA
  • Charissa Zaga, BSpPath, MPH, PhD(c), Senior Speech Pathologist & Acute Care Stream Leader, Tracheostomy Review and Management Service, Austin Health, Australia
  • Joshua R. Bedwell, MD, MS, FAAP, FACS, Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA

Audience: Physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, speech-language pathologists, anesthesia/critical care specialists, other healthcare workers, patients with tracheostomy, and family members/caregivers

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