The premier events for tracheostomy specialists, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, patients and families to grow and learn together.

Catch up on ITS6 content from the September 2021 virtual meeting in Manchester, UK! Click here.

The highly successful inaugural (2011) and 2nd ITS (2014) were hosted by Austin Health in Melbourne with over 600 medical professionals from 11 countries attending. The 3rd ITS (2016) and 4th ITS (2018) were then hosted in the USA respectively by Johns Hopkins Medical Centre (Baltimore) and by UT Southwestern Medical Centre (Texas) together with the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative (GTC). The 5th ITS (2019) was hosted again by Austin Health in Melbourne, with over 300 international delegates and diverse representation from industry partners.

The 6th ITS was a virtual meeting hosted live from Manchester, UK with the theme By the patient, for the patient. There were over 1250 delegates including healthcare professionals, patients, families and industry partners. The ITS has grown to attract attendance from a diverse group of medical specialists, patients and families. It is an exciting and unique high energy, positive meeting with high exposure to those interested in tracheostomy care and quality improvement. Recent meeting have seen presentations describing the impact of international improvement programs, with over 8,000 patients in the GTC database and detailed evaluations showing impact.

The GTC was formed in 2012 creating the world's first tracheostomy quality improvement collaborative aimed at improving tracheostomy care around the world. There are now over 60 member hospitals, over 1500 healthcare professional affiliate members and over 200 family members of the GTC. Read the latest news here or visit the GTC at

You can catch up on highlights from the sessions by clicking the links to the side. The full program link is there too so you can get a sense of what to expect from the next ITS! Any queries, please get in touch via emailing the GTC.