Airway Groups

This page is a listing of Global Airway Societies, Interest Groups, Training Programs and Advanced Airway Management Fellowships

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Airway Society Kochi (ASK)

Airway Society Kochi (ASK) was formed in August 2016 with the aim of holding conferences, seminars and workshops periodically to enhance the knowledge and skills of members and like minded medical personnel in the science and art of human airway management.

We have successfully conducted two Advanced Airway Management Conferences (DAS Verified) during the last two years and both were highly appreciated by delegates and faculty alike. Kochi Airway workshop and conference has become the most sought after Airway management course in this part of India.

Our next programme (KAAMCON 2020) is on 18th & 19th January 2020 at IMA House Kochi and preparations are in full swing with many eminent national and international faculty confirming participation.

Airway Management Foundation (AMF), India

The Airway Management Foundation (AMF) originates from the seed sown back in 2003 and nurtured through a free and two-way exchange between experts and participants on regular basis. It now has a large pool of Airway Instructors who ensure uniformity of approach to understanding and sharing of information and skills. AMF aims to make the study of Airway Management Interesting, user friendly and uniform and to spread the belief that- ‘Nothing is Difficult Once You Have Learned How to Do It!’

Canadian Airway Focus Group (CAFG)

The Canadian Airway Focus Group (CAFG) is comprised of a group of 15 airway enthusiasts. Originally brought together in the late 1990s by Dr. Edward Crosby, he and the group published a highly-cited 1998 article “The unanticipated difficult airway with recommendations for management” in the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. With some of the original members and some new ones, the CAFG convened for a second time in 2011 to examine the interval literature and update the guidelines. This resulted in dual guideline publications in 2013, also in the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. One article made recommendations for difficulty encountered in the unconscious patient and the other helps guide clinician decision-making when faced with a patient with an anticipated difficult airway. Currently, another guideline update is underway by a third iteration of the CAFG. Our hope is for submission of the manuscripts in early 2020, again to the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. Thereafter, we plan to shift the Group’s focus to fostering a cross-country network of clinicians interested in airway management research.

ATAM – Advanced Techniques for Airway Management

Innovative course designed mainly for medical professionals that need to manage and control patients’ airway.
Three days course, completely hands-on, where participants are able to get expertise in managing airway devices and its application in the difficult airway algorithms. The course includes training in simulators and animal models as well as development of non-technical skills in high fidelity simulation scenarios. It allows participants to increase knowledge and skills in fibroscopy, FONA and airway ultrasound. The translation for the clinics is done at the Operating Theatre of a referential Hospital.
The course is endorsed by EAMS and certified by EACCME with 24 credits.

Centro de Treinamento em Vias Aéreas – CTVA

The airway training center was created in 2007 by three anesthesiologist (Dr. Maurício do Amaral Neto, Dr. Maurício Luíz Malito and Dr. Daniel Perin) to spread the knowledge of airway management acquired with Dr. Andranik Ovassapian at University of Chicago.

We are a private teaching company which have regular courses in São Paulo/Brazil. The program contains lectures, manikin training, low and high fidelity simulation and behavioral simulation. The teaching team consist of 26 instructors from different specialties. We have already trained more than one thousand doctors: anesthesiologists, intensivists, emergency physicians, surgeons and clinicians). We also have mobile courses made in different cities of Brazil. This is very important because Brazil is a continental country and the good airway management need to reach everywhere.

Finally, we are proud to say that our events are approved by the Society for Airway Management – SAM since 2017.

Combined Airway/ORL Advanced Fellowship

The Department of Anesthesiology ensures the future of quality care through a rich educational program aimed at medical students, residents and colleagues at Montefiore Medical Center

A multi disciplinary fellowship focusing on challenging airway management with subspecialty rotations through otorhinolaryngology, oromaxillofacial surgery, bariatrics, A multi disciplinary fellowship focusing on challenging airway management with subspecialty rotations through otorhinolaryngology, oromaxillofacial surgery, bariatrics, invasive pulmonology, peds bronchoscopy, ambulatory, and CT surgery .A research month is incorporated into the fellowship, and a fellows college giving valuable information to the fellow as he transitions into becoming an attending.


The EVA LA CLASA Group is an academic and educational chapter from the CLASA (Confederation of Latin American Societies).  This group was conformed in Panama in 2011.

The main goal of the group is disseminating scientific information, up to date knowledge and promote evidence based studies as an essential way for meeting international standards and improve patient care and safety. The course profile contains a full array of procedural techniques, teaching methodologies and presentation of different devices available.
EVA LA CLASA trainig includes Plenary Sessions, Roundtable Discussions, Clinical Scenarios and Simulation Workshops as well as hands-on workshops in Fiberoptics, Videolaringoscopy, supraglottic devices, point-of-care ultrasound, front of neck access and many other skills necessary to manage the challenge of the difficult airway

EVA LA CLASA have trained more than 5000 professionals and a long path have been walked since the first Training Course in 2012.
We have been growing, maturing and today we walk with the certainty that our seed of restlessness traying always to excel is blooming in the hearts of new generations and professionals to come, in order to fulfill the main expectation, to make better practitioners and keep our patients happy and safe.


Clinical Airway Skill Training In Emergency Room (castER) Malaysia

Clinical Airway Skill Training In Emergency Room (castER) was founded on July 4, 2017. The inaugural programme was conducted in University Malaya Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The first castER committee team consists of 10 members who are Attending, Emergency Physicians and Post-Graduate Year 1 to Year 4 residents in Emergency Medicine. Our mission is to provide emergency medical personnels with current knowledge, understanding and confidence in managing emergency/ critical airway in a triumphant manner. Moreover, updating the core skills, tips and tricks, that are required when challenging airways are encountered. castER also serves as a platform and networking hub for nations, organizations and individuals, among the airway enthusiasts. We sincerely hope this mannequin airway course will not only benefit the emergency room doctors, but also the paramedics and staff nurses; as well as those in the fields of Critical Care & Anesthesiology. Hence to improve emergency and advanced airway management education, simulation, training, and for the promotion of better patients’ outcomes.


FIDIVA is the name of a group of people interested in the development of learning on airway management with more than 25 years teaching in Spain and South America. The group was born following Dr. Valentín Madrid, a pioneer in the current concept of airway management. Main activities from FIDIVA are organizing general and specific courses, a Train the Trainer course and a Fellowship Degree course, all them focused on airway management and directed to staff members and trainees from Anaesthesiology, Critical Care and Emergencies. The members of FIDIVA are experienced and accredited professionals in both, airway management and teaching and come together with renowned international speakers to conduct quality teaching on airway management.

FLAVA (Fondation Latine des Voies Aériennes)

FLAVA (Fondation Latine des Voies Aériennes) is a Swiss nonprofit foundation established in 2010 to promote safe airway management.
It was initiated by four Swiss airway enthusiast anaesthetists representing the French and Italian speaking part of Switzerland (The “Latins”). In 2018, a fifth member joined the airway team.
Every year, the FLAVA organizes national difficult airway courses in Switzerland and their instructors are regularly involved in international airway initiatives. The Foundation actively supports airway research related projects and education, which have led to numerous scientific publications and new airway device developments.
In 2011, the FLAVA was acknowledged by the Swiss Society of Anesthesia and Resuscitation as a leading group of experts and tasked to develop new strategies and guidelines for safe and innovative airway management in Switzerland. In 2017, the FLAVA courses were endorsed by the EAMS and in 2018 by the DAS.
In 2019, the FLAVA is proud to be associated with the WAMM initiative and is happy to explore further collaborations around the world”.

Kosova Airway Management Society (KAMS)


It has been one year since the establishment of Kosovo Airway Management Society (KAMS) reaching 263 participants on its first year as a medical specialist society formed to contribute to the management of the airway of patients by anesthesiologists, critical care and emergency care practitioners and doctors from other specialties interested in airway management. During this year, we organized 3 airway workshops (the third will be held in the upcoming month in October) and joined as a country member in EAMS Council.
KAMS is a growing non-profit society aiming to disseminate and promote the exchange of information in airway management. The KAMS aims the continuous and modern education and promotion of airway management in our country, close collaboration with all airway societies and colleagues with interest in airway management.

Korean Society for Airway Management (KSAM)

We started to make Korean Society for Airway Management (KSAM) at September 2018. This is the first group regarding airway management, which is operated by anesthesiologists in South Korea. The goal of our group is to share, teach, and progress knowledge with skills on airway management.  We have made several small meetings and one big conference this year.  We will continue to make efforts to contribute to the improvement of airway management and the safety of patients.
In addition, we hope to exchange with overseas airway groups to acquire various knowledge from experts around the world.

Gruppo di Studio SIAARTI Gestione Vie Aeree

The SIAARTI Difficult Airway Management study group was born in 1998 from the intuition, the body of research and the devotion of Giulio Frova. It was first born as a bunch of airway enthusiasts and it is now grouping more than 140 participants from all Italy. The group is working on airway guidelines, with publication in 1998 and 2005 of adult guidelines set, pediatric in 2006, one lung ventilation in 2009 and obese patient consensus in 2016. The group members are involved in online and residential courses, including the Train the Trainer courses and advanced skills courses using simulation for development of non-technical skills. A large body of clinical research results from the national activity of the recently renamed “SIAARTI Airway Management Research Group” which is also participating in active interaction with many national and international institutions, being represented in WAAM, ESA, EAMS, DAS and many other international scientific societies.

Saudi Arabian Difficult Airway Society ( SADAS )

In Dublin that was presentation of KFSH and RC, Riyadh Saudi Arabia as the first chapter of SAM, USA since 2013. We have been organising International Difficult Airway Management (IDAM ) in collaboration with SAM and representation from SAM attended as International Speaker every year.

Meanwhile Saudi Arabian Difficult Airway Society ( SADAS ) is active with myself as Founding President of SADAS. We are involved in teaching and training colleagues involved as airway management practitioners, including physicians, nurses, respiratory therapist and Paramedic staff. We have also been conducting workshops in peripheral hospitals and organising two days airway conference in other big city. I am also involved in oral and posterprentation in different parts of the world promoting, “Awake Management Of Difficult Airway Under Topical Anaesthesia Only Without Sedation” has gained acceptance in minimizing deaths and morbidities. I am presenting poster in upcoming WAMM in Amsterdam titled, ” Shahid-Scholten Modified Handgrip for Bag- Mask Ventilation” and our other colleague will be presenting a poster on Awake management of a child with dysmorphic face. Article in Summer Gazzette SAM and a recent publication Sand Script are attached for your information.

We will be presenting Teaching videos, Posters, Simplified Algorithm upcoming conference IDAM 2020 banners and other helpful information like WAMM held in Dublin.

Global Tracheostomy Collaborative

International not-for-profit Quality Improvement Collaborative with the simple goal of improving tracheostomy care everywhere. Over 60 member hospitals, primarily in North America, Europe (mostly the UK) and Australasia. The GTC works together to share resources and know how to rapidly improve care. Improvements are tracked and benchmarked using a bespoke patient-level database. The database now has over 6,000 entries and reports describing the impact of membership on safety, quality and duration of care are emerging.

National Tracheostomy Safety Project

UK based airway group focussing on improving the quality and safety of care for patients with tracheostomies and their families. The NTSP operates principally by providing educational resources for staff, but also for patients and families. The NTSP has produced collaborative guidelines for routine and emergency care, textbooks, video resources and contributed to national and international airway projects. Our most recent social media educational campaign achieved over 1.1 million views. The NTSP is a registered charity based in the UK.

Wexham Airway Group

The Wexham Airway Group is based at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough and has been running difficult airway workshops since 2003. It was set up by Dr Jairaj Rangasami, past President of DAS (2013-2015). We have a loyal and very experienced faculty and have also run workshops in Hungary, Estonia, Slovakia, India, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Thailand.

International Airway Management Society (IAMS)

International Airway Management Society (IAMS, is a non-profit academic organization founded by more than 50 individuals from 12 countries and regions and registered in the United States in 2016. The current president of IAMS is Prof. Huafeng Wei from USA with other board directors from China, Japan, India, Germany and Ireland. IAMS aims at promoting education, training and research in the airway management and improvement of patient safety, especially in Asia countries and regions. IAMS organize annual meeting, awards and competition related to airway management in collaboration and coordination with other international academic organizations or institutions.

Airway Management Academy

The Airway Management Academy was founded in 2013
The aim of the Airway Management Academy is to increase global patient safety during airway management. We organise non-profit basic and advanced training courses for medical and paramedical professionals involved in routine and emergency airway management procedures. The Airway Management Academy can provide training for all levels of expertise for health care professionals treating patients in the operating room, intensive care unit, emergency department, ambulance, air medical environment or prehospital. We work together with junior faculty. Most courses are in Dutch or English. Courses in German will be given on request. In close collaboration with experienced inspiring educators from Amsterdam The Netherlands, Bern Switzerland and Doha Qatar and other international institutions airway management skills can be practiced in state-of-the art training facilities. Individual and small group lessons are available on request.

Western Australian Airway Group (WAAG)

WAAG is an Australian, multi-disciplinary airway group focused on difficult airway management and training. Our aim is to bring together multiple critical care and surgical specialists to learn from each other and share ideas in difficult airway management. The annual Bali scientific conference attracts delegates from all over Australia and New Zealand, and from diverse specialties such as Anaesthesia, Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine, Retrieval, ENT and Oral Maxillofacial surgery. Practical workshops include the “Can’t intubate, Can’t oxygenate (CICO)” scenario based on the work of Dr Andrew Heard, Nasendoscopy, Videolaryngoscopy, Fibreoptic intubation, Radiology interpretation of difficult airways and emergency management of Anaphylaxis. The WAAG Bali conference has evolved into a truly international conference with world renowned speakers from UK, USA, Canada, Singapore, NZ as well as from across Australia. Our social and partner program will ensure fun is had by the whole family. August 2020 Bali

The Awake Airway Management Group

The Awake Airway Management group is a new interest group based in Brighton, UK. We experiment enthusiastically with novel methods of airway management, in particular awake tracheal intubation. Patient safety and ethical validity form the foundation on which we hope to grow new ideas in this exciting and interesting area. Accordingly, we use the image of a bunch of spring onions to symbolise fresh thinking. Our aim is to generate and develop better ways to secure airways without losing the protective shield of consciousness.

UCLH Airway Group – Education 

Multidisciplinary opportunities, hands-on experience

University College London Hospitals hosts the UCLH Head and Neck Centre, providing world class diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the face, mouth, jaws, ear, nose, and throat. Care is delivered by a varied, integrated and comprehensive multi-disciplinary team bringing together clinicians from many specialities including, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Head and Neck Oncology services, as well as specialist nursing, anaesthetic and rehabilitation services. The Royal National Ear Nose and Throat Hospital (RNTNE) is a specialist hospital. A range of multidisciplinary educational opportunities are on offer:

#AirwayHub – a pan-London monthly educational meeting in safe airway management.

#AirwayHub provides of well-executed regular teaching and training in an inclusive multidisciplinary arena allowing for reflection and discussion, with a special focus on clinical skills, teamwork and communication. Sessions are held monthly and are free to attend.

Twitter @airwayhub

Fellowships in Advanced Airway Management

Six-twelve months clinical posts based at UCLH and the RNTNE with dedicated time for research and teaching activities

Awake Fibreoptic Intubation Course

This practical workshop runs every other month and is specifically designed for anaesthetists who wish to gain both confidence in topical anaesthesia of the airway and improve manual dexterity in airway endoscopy. The course includes video demonstrations, hands-on practice on endoscopy trainers and manikins and actual performance on delegates themselves in a monitored environment under the supervision of experienced trainers.

Multidisciplinary Simulation: SaFE Airways in Anaesthesia

SaFE (Simulation and Facilitation Education in Airways for Anaesthetists) Course is an all-day full immersion course held at the state-of-the-art UCLH Education and Simulation Centre. The course is centred around airway management and the important influence of human factors on our performance, team working and decision making.

One Lung course in thoracic anaesthesia:

One Lung is a simulation and practical skills course in thoracic anaesthesia. It is specifically designed for anaesthetists, surgeons and anaesthetic assistants wishing to learn about lung isolation, single lung ventilation and the management of common thoracic anaesthetic emergencies.

Airway Matters – UCL Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Explore key concepts underlying safe, multidisciplinary airway management with this free course for all health professionals. How can we improve safety, prevent complications, and be prepared to manage them when they arise? How, in a crisis, can we ensure that all human and technical resources are best utilised?

This DAS endorsed, free, UCL course will answer these key questions, and help you develop strategies to improve patient safety in your area of practice. The content has been carefully designed to provide an up-to-date and practical educational experience, with learners accessing comprehensive course materials developed in collaboration with leading experts, frontline clinicians, and patients. By engaging in a global cross-platform discussion. It broadens the access to key concepts in multidisciplinary safe airway management based on the DAS Guidelines, highlighting learning points from the 4th National Audit Project (NAP4), and presenting novel techniques.

Airway Management

Airway Management

The major objective of the Airway Management Special Interest Group (SIG) is the promotion of science and education by the exchange of ideas between anaesthetists with a particular interest and involvement in airway management. The main focus of the SIG is to provide a forum for continuing education for anaesthetists tending to specialise in airway area. The Airway Management SIG is supported by the three leading Australasian bodies which includes the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) and the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists (NZSA).


Founding date
The Airway Management was established in 2007 and currently have 859 members.



Airway Leads in Australia

A new initiative of the Airway Management SIG is the establishment of an airway leads network throughout both public and private sectors to assist each other and improve airway management in anaesthesia.   
The Airway Management SIG is aiming for one airway lead to be nominated at each Australian health facility that provides general anaesthesia or sedation.


Airway Incident in Anaesthesia Audit (AAA)

The Airway Incident in Anaesthesia Audit (AAA) is a prospective six month on-line audit and will be completed on 3rd October. The audit is being conducted in 12 hospitals in Australia and New Zealand and has been a conducted under the webAIRS project. Despite the length of time webAIRS has been collecting data, several ethics and governance issues had to be managed in several of the hospitals before the project started on 3rd April. Dr Yasmin Endlich, Dr Linda Beckmann, and Dr Martin Culwich shouldered an enormous amount of work to ensure as many hospitals as possible would be ready to start. We are expecting that the results of the project will have important implications for future research and teaching within Australia and New Zealand.


Keith Greenland has been appointed to the advisory committee for PUMA (Project for Universal Management of Airways).

Professor Keith Greenland has been appointed to the advisory committee for PUMA (Project for Universal Management of Airways). This was a project initiated by Professor Carin Hagberg to establish one set of international airway management standards. The project plans to provide a report at the WAMM (World Airway Management Meeting) in Amsterdam in 2019.


Regular newsletters for Airway Management SIG members
Regular newsletters have been edited for Airway Management SIG members.  This includes up and coming events


Successful Airway Management SIG meetings every two years
The SIG has held regular meetings since 2010 with attendance ranging between 200 – 300 delegates and up to 20 exhibitors.  The Airway meetings have been held in various locations in Australia and Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

 For further information on the Airway Management SIG, please contact Kirsty O’Connor

Safe Airway Society (Australia and New Zealand)

The Safe Airway Society is the interprofessional airway society for Australia and New Zealand. Our members represent a wide range of health professions including Anaesthetists, Intensivists, Anaesthetic technicians, Emergency Physicians, Nurses, Rural Doctors, Surgeons and Paramedics.

We aim to overcome our geographical challenges by reaching out to clinicians in all corners of the continent, to bring together the skills and expertise of our various professions.

Through innovative collaboration, we aim to create resources including consensus guidelines, promote education and training with an emphasis on human factors and team performance, and improve systems through research and standardisation of practice.

The Safe Airway Society aims to build an environment where safe and effective airway management prevails across all professions and for all patients.


Twitter: @safeairway

PICEU Foundation

PICEU  foundation is registered charity in Pune – India working since 2012 . With core as Anaesthesiologist and Surgeons it works for training medical postgraduate trainees and updating consultants. PICEU foundation works in field of Point of care and advanced ultrasound, Airway management and ECMO.

We have been conducting airway course along with Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital both for trainees and consultants since 2014.  Our Advance Airway course is regarded as one of the best in western part of India with hands on training and interactive teaching in difficult Airway and Airway Simulation sessions.

This program focuses on difficult airway, strategies to tackle difficult airway in patient groups like obstetrics, airway surgery. There is special consideration to human factors involved in critical scenarios.

We are the first and unique in having ENT surgical colleagues collaborating with us for full session in our courses (since 2017) with some important management principles in difficult airway situations being shared between us.  Highlights of the course are:

  • E-learning course material with clinical and Practical consideration.
  • Scenarios based case discussions focusing routine practice.
  • Hands on sessions on Skill stations in small work groups.

Society for Airway Management, Airway Safety Movement and the Patient Safety Movement Foundation

The Society for Airway Management, Airway Safety Movement and the Patient Safety Movement Foundation are leading a coalition of multispecialty professional medical societies, patient safety groups and quality improvement organizations on a national “Campaign to Zero” preventable deaths from unplanned extubation. The coalition has developed the roadmap and the tools necessary to decrease the incidence of preventable harm and death from UE.

Hospitals should determine what their current rate of unplanned extubation is and then incorporate the proven best-practice quality improvement methods in order to take aim at zero preventable deaths and harm from unplanned extubation. The Unplanned Extubation Awareness and Prevention initiative involves efforts to increase awareness of the problem and provides tools that hospitals can use to achieve these goals.

Difficult Airway Group of SPA

The Portuguese Society of Anaesthesiology has a subgroup dedicated to Airway Management.

In 2016 they published a relevant document “Anesthesiology consensus in the management of the airway”, a result of a large national discussion.

Rev Soc Port Anestesiol | Vol. 25 – nº1 pg 7-31 | 2016

Since 2008, Endorsed by the CEEA/ESA organizes and teaches, at least twice a year, a “Difficult Airway Course”, for residents and specialists of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care. 

 These courses have had significant scientific and organizational success since the start. They constitute a reference in the postgraduate training plan of Anesthesiology residency as well as in the Continuing Medical Education of anesthesiology specialists in Portugal.

The group developed airway alert cards and online registry of difficult airway situations in our country.

All India Difficult Airway Association

The All India Difficult Airway Association (AIDAA) is the national airway society of India. AIDAA is a professional non profit organisation with over 700 members who are interested and involved in airway management. AIDAA was formed in 2010 and completed its decennial year in 2019. AIDAA aims to provide a multidisciplinary platform to share knowledge and experiences and promote education and research in airway management, with the goal of increasing patient safety and improving patient outcomes.

Stanford Advanced Airway Management and Fiberoptic Course

The Stanford Head and Neck Anesthesia and Advanced Airway Management Program of the Department of Anesthesiology is offering comprehensive, multidisciplinary airway training to national and international audience. Learn new, up to date information, and instantly improve your advanced airway skills in our unique, intense 2-day course. We teach all aspects of advanced airway management in the operating room, emergency department, intensive care unit, and in adult and pediatric patients. 

The course highlights include:

  • Over 30 evidence-based lectures, reviews, and case discussions
  • 12 state-of-the art difficult airway stations, including airway ultrasound, surgical airway, and THRIVE (high-flow nasal oxygen)
  • Integrated, 6 station fiberoptic intubation course
  • Immersive, high fidelity simulation
  • Small learning groups with 4-5:1 participant-to-instructor ratio

Become our program insider, and benefit from over 20 years of national and international teaching experience! Learn from the experts who practice and teach advanced airway management daily.

Mount Sinai Hospital-Sinai Health System, Toronto, Canada

Advanced Airway Management Fellowship

Mount Sinai Hospital-Sinai Health System, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The largest hospital in Canada in high risk obstetrics and a centre of excellence in oncological surgeries and special needs dental program.

One-year clinical/research fellowship to acquire advanced airway management skills in a diverse patient population including Obstetrics, Oral Maxillofacial, Head&Neck and Dental surgery. An active education in journal seminars, airway simulation/techniques and airway ultrasound, with teaching opportunities of trainees and at meetings.

One dedicated research day/week with the goals to formulate/conduct research studies, ethics application, and manuscript publication. Presentation at a scientific meeting is financially supported with a departmental research grant.

Operating room and caseroom on-call duties (16-24 hours)

Applications and Enquiries.

Please send an updated Curriculum Vitae and Letter of Intent to:

Dr. Eric You-Ten, MD PhD FRCPC

Associate Professor
Director, Advanced Airway Management Fellowship Program
Mount Sinai Hospital-Sinai Health System
600 University Ave.
Toronto, ON M5G 1X5
P: 416-586-4800 x 5270
F: 416-586-8664

 Stanford Advanced Airway Management and Fiberoptic Course

The airway fellowship, originally established by Dr. Richard Cooper, focuses on the acquisition and demonstration of expertise in airway evaluation and management, enabling the individual to serve as an essential resource in the teaching and management of difficult airways.

The fellow will be actively involved in the care of patients undergoing complex head and neck surgical procedures in a large volume academic centre.

Participation in research and education is expected.  There will be opportunities to join existing research projects, initiate new ones and to present findings at local, national and international meetings, and to teach in airway workshops at the Toronto Anesthesia Symposium. Fellows educational rounds occur weekly.


Advanced Airway Management Fellowship Director:

Dr. Matteo Parotto
Assistant Professor | Departmnet of Anesthesia and Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto
Staff | Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto General Hospital
Director of Innovation and QA | CVICU, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre
EN 442 – 200 Elizabeth Street, M5G 2C4 Toronto, ON, Canada
Phone: + 1 416 340 4800 ext. 3567 | email:

Applications and Enquires

Please send an updated Curriculum Vitae and Letter of Intent to:

Dr. Adam Snyman
Director, Fellowship Program
Toronto General Hospital
200 Elizabeth Street, EN3-438
Toronto, ON Canada M5G 2C4

Note: Due to high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be receiving a response.

 SIMVA Group Chile

We have been working as group related to Airway Management since 2012 when we organized our first International Symposium for Airway Management, SIMVA in Spanish: Simposio Internacional para Manejo de la Vía Aérea. We have a Symposium in Chile every 2 years with important SAM and DAS members. The symposium includes presentations and workshops performed by our guests, and the event is endorsed by SAM . 2020 will be the fifth edition.

Every year we perform an e-learning Course with University of Chile: MEDICHI. It takes 2 months, including theory classes (weekly modules), practical workshops with all the devices necessary for Airway Management and a final test for each (weekly).

In our Hospital: Clínica las Condes, we organize 2 courses semester, one basical level and the other advanced, oriented to medical personal, specialist and non-specialist.

Finally, in an organization called CEFAV, that performs BLS, ACLS and PALS courses ( recognized by The American Heart Association), we do monthly courses for Medical personal of Airway Management.

Every year some of our members attend to DAS, SAM and World meetings of Airway Management.

4.- Contact individual: Dr. Ramon Coloma, email address:

 Northwick Education in Oxygenation (NEO) Workshop

The NEO workshop is a multidisciplinary airway management course covering basic to advanced airway techniques and occurs twice yearly at our Trust. NEO was established in 2017 and is designed to de-mystify airway management, break down barriers and increase familiarity with the available equipment at the Trust as well as airway team members.

NEO consists of open access, drop-in workshops. All staff, regardless of grade or speciality, are welcome to attend. Attendees circulate between stations and are educated based on their learning needs. NEO has a mixed faculty of anaesthetic trainees, consultants and industry representatives. A self-directed, non-threatening conversational approach is used.

Stations include: supraglottic airway devices (SAD); videolaryngoscopy; fibreoptic intubation set-up and tips; fibreoptic intubation through SAD; surgical cricothyroidotomy (animal larynx); jet ventilation; tracheostomy emergencies; high flow nasal oxygenation; ultrasound identification of the cricothyroid membrane; paediatric transfer ventilator.

NEO has been approved by the Difficult Airway Society and Royal College of Anaesthetists since 2019 and is free of charge. Each NEO workshop has between 60-100 attendees and consistently gets very positive feedback. Almost 100% of attendees report that they learnt something new and would recommend the course to a colleague.

 Northwick Education in Oxygenation (NEO) Workshop

The NEO workshop is a multidisciplinary airway management course covering basic to advanced airway techniques and occurs twice yearly at our Trust. NEO was established in 2017 and is designed to de-mystify airway management, break down barriers and increase familiarity with the available equipment at the Trust as well as airway team members.

NEO consists of open access, drop-in workshops. All staff, regardless of grade or speciality, are welcome to attend. Attendees circulate between stations and are educated based on their learning needs. NEO has a mixed faculty of anaesthetic trainees, consultants and industry representatives. A self-directed, non-threatening conversational approach is used.

Stations include: supraglottic airway devices (SAD); videolaryngoscopy; fibreoptic intubation set-up and tips; fibreoptic intubation through SAD; surgical cricothyroidotomy (animal larynx); jet ventilation; tracheostomy emergencies; high flow nasal oxygenation; ultrasound identification of the cricothyroid membrane; paediatric transfer ventilator.

NEO has been approved by the Difficult Airway Society and Royal College of Anaesthetists since 2019 and is free of charge. Each NEO workshop has between 60-100 attendees and consistently gets very positive feedback. Almost 100% of attendees report that they learnt something new and would recommend the course to a colleague.

 Mediterranean Advance Airway Management course (MAAMC)

Anaesthesiology Society of Cyprus, in collaboration with the internationally recognised Guy’s (London, UK) Advance Airway Management and One-Lung Ventilation Courses,  is hosting the MAAMC on the 18th October at Nicosia , Cyprus. This 1-day course  includes lectures and DAS-approved workshops from international experts in this field. It is recommended for specialists and trainees from European and  Mediterranean countries  who are interested in the latest updates concerning airway and one lung ventilation. 

Royal Perth Hospital Airway Research & Education Group

Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) is a 450-bed inner city adult tertiary referral hospital in Perth, Western Australia. RPH is Perth’s oldest hospital and home to the State Major Trauma Unit (the second busiest in Australia). It provides most adult surgical specialties including busy Ear-Nose-Throat Surgery and Oro-Maxillo-Facial Surgery services. RPH is internationally recognised for its airway training, particularly in relation to the Can’t Intubate, Can’t Oxygenate (CICO) scenario.


The RPH Airway Fellowship program accepts two senior anaesthetic trainees every six months (total of four per year). Gaining proficiency in performing and teaching the RPH CICO Rescue Approach is a core element of the fellowship, in both our animal training facility and in manikin-based courses. Fellows are expected to complete and then teach on our CICO Instructor Course, versions of which are now delivered in Perth, the UK and Taiwan. There is extensive opportunity to develop skills as well as teach, videolaryngoscopy and awake and asleep flexible intubation techniques. Fellows are also expected to participate in research, audit and quality improvement activities during their time.


In addition to education, recent research activities of the group include apnoeic oxygenation using a novel buccal approach, investigating the physiology of apnoeic oxygenation, building a CICO case series, and comparing various CICO rescue techniques.


Please contact us for enquiries about the RPH Airway Fellowship, or attendance at our CICO Instructor or Provider Courses.


SFAIÖP 9is a sub-association for airway management within the Swedish Association for Anesthesia and Intensive Care.
The board consists of representatives from the various university hospitals and consists of Katarina Hallén and Per Nellgård, Gothenburg, Louise Walter Sturesson, Lund, Johan Ullman and Åse Lodenius Stockholm, Peter Frykholm and Robert Sutterlin, Uppsala, Chris Cressy, Umeå and Jonas Graf Linköping.

Our main area of ​​work is to identify and improve procedures in airway management in surgery and intensive care. We have been in the SFAI since the mid-nineties and worked out the Swedish airway algorithm. Since then, we have updated it several times and the latest version came 2018 for adults. The pediatric version has been developed together with the sub-association for pediatric anesthesia this year. Together with the Swedish ENT Medical Association, we have also developed common Swedish recommendations for the management of patients with tracheostoma. These have been quickly adopted and have led to work with uniform teaching and routines in departments with tracheostomy patients in Sweden.
The board members form a network within the country for colleagues who want to discuss difficult patients, routines and boundaries for where and how different patient categories should be treated.










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