Dilational Tracheostomy
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  18. und 19. Jahrhundert
  20. Jahrhundert


Operative Tracheostomy  

Dilational Tracheostomy

  Sheldon Tracheotom
  Toye Weinstein
  Fantoni (TLT)
  Ciaglia BlueRhino


Indication / Contraindication 


Late Complication 

Decanulement / Canula change



Oral presentation / poster / Abstract form

International Symposium


Tracheostomy: Past and Present


550 years of the Greifswald University


11 - 13 May 2006 Greifswald

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear colleagues,


Tracheostomy is one of the oldest surgical operations in the history of medicine. In the past that intervention was practiced almost exclusively in the extreme emergency. Nowadays, this is a procedure that is most often linked to the tumour surgery or for securing free airways in the intensive care patients.

During the last 15 years various methods for percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy were developed. In the practical intensive medicine these techniques have found their extensive use.

The present symposium should provide insight into the large spectrum of the dilatational and surgical techniques of tracheostomy, and at the same time, will try to reveal the historical roots of that often lifesaving intervention. Apart from the introductory review lectures, the number of researcher will present their most actual scientific results related to the tracheostomy. We are happy to announce that the numerous world wide known experts in the field have accepted our invitation and will be taking part at this symposium.

We will be delighted and honoured to welcome you here in Greifswald, on the Pomeranian Baltic sea coast, to celebrate with us, at the same time, the 550th anniversary of the University of Greifswald. You will have the opportunity not only to assist to the scientific meetings but also to get acquainted with one of the oldest European universities.

Welcome to the Hansestadt Greifswald and to the 550th anniversary of the Pomeranian University.

Frank Feyerherd                                                     Matthias Gründling

Sven-Olaf Kuhn                                                      Stefan Grützenmacher


The Organisers


Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Medicine

Institute for Anatomy

Department for Otorinolaringology, Head and Neck Surgery,

Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald


Scientific program

Anatomical basis of tracheostomy

History of tracheostomy

Surgical tracheostomy, Percutaneous tracheostomy (Ciaglia, Griggs, Fantony, Ciaglia BlueRhino, PercuTwist)

Complications of tracheaotomy

Injuries of trachea and their late development

Long-term problems of tracheostomy

Tracheostoma and rehabilitation

Nursing of tracheostoma

Limits of PDT – indications and contraindications

PDT in high-risk patients

Sonography for tracheostomy

Is bronchoscopy obligatory?

How high to do a tracheostomy

Paediatric tracheostomy

Airway management in PDT


Tracheostomy and intra cerebral pressure

Infection of tracheaostomy

Does tracheostomy really brings something to the long-term ventilated patient?

Guidelines for airway management

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Invited Speakers

Dr. Martin Beiderliden, Essen

Dr. Thomas Birken, Rostock

Dr. Christian Byhahn, Frankfurt

Prof. Dr. Antonio Fantoni, Milan

Prof. Dr. Jochen Fanghänel, Greifswald

PD Dr. Frank Feyerherd, Greifswald

Prof. Dr. Giulio Frova, Brescia

Dr. Sylke Graumüller, Güstrow

Dr. Bill Griggs, Adelaide

Dr. Matthias Gründling, Greifswald

Prof. Dr. Werner Hosemann, Greifswald

Dr. Stefan Kluge, Hamburg

Dr. Sven-Olaf Kuhn, Greifswald

PD Dr. Reinhold Laun, Berlin

Dr. Till S. Mutzbauer, Zürich

Prof. Dr. Michael Quintel, Göttingen

Dr. Jens-Carsten Rückert, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Alan Šusti, Rijeka

Dr. Thomas Treu, Waren

Prof. Dr. Martin K. Walz, Essen

PD Dr. Klaus Westphal, Frankfurt

Lecture of Honour

Prof. Dr. Reinhold Scholl,  Leipzig

The Ebers Papyrus – the longest written document of Egyptian Medicine



Institute for Anatomy
Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald
Fr. Loeffler-Straße 23c
17487 Greifswald

Scientific board

Prof. Dr. med. Jochen Fanghänel
Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald
Institut für Anatomie
Fr. Loeffler-Straße 23c
17487 Greifswald

Prof. Dr. med. Werner Hosemann
Klinik und Poliklinik für Hals-, Nasen-, Ohrenkrankheiten, Kopf- und Halschirurgie
Walther-Rathenau-Straße 43 - 45
17487 Greifswald

Prof. Dr. med. Michael Quintel
Zentrum für Anaesthesiologie, Rettungs- und Intensivmedizin
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Robert-Koch-Str. 40
37075 Göttingen

Prof. Dr. med. Michael Wendt
Klinik und Poliklinik für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin
Friedrich-Loeffler-Straße 23b
17487 Greifswald


Practical Workshop


11th May 2006, in he morning

Vth Practical Seminar in Dilatational Tracheostomy

The fifth Seminar in dilatational tracheostomy, which will take place during the symposium, will offer video presentations, practical training on the Phantom, and Demonstration of Tracheostomy in patients. The number of participants is limited to 25 and an early registration is recommended. The persons who are registered for the symposium do not pay extra fees for this Practical Seminar.




Dr. Matthias Gründling
Klinik und Poliklinik für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin
Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald
Fr. Loeffler-Straße 23b
17487 Greifswald

Tel.: 03834 - 865860
Fax: 03834 - 865854

Social Program


Visit to the old University
Visit to the Pomeranian Museum
Exhibition of the ancient medical books
Exhibition of the ancient tracheostomy instruments

Get together evening on a boat in the Greifswald Bay


Registration fees


before 1st March 2006

Doctors 50,00 € Non-Doctors 25,00 €

after 1st March 2006

Doctors 70,00 € Non-Doctors 35,00 €



In Zinnowitz
(Usedom) Hotel Baltic (Bustransfer)
Übernachtung pro Person im DZ: 36   (Anmeldung über )

In Greifswald über



Free Presentations and Posters

Proposals for free presentations and posters are welcome, and should be submitted not later then indicated.

Abstracts of free presentations and of the posters: 1st  April 2006 





Deadline for Abstracts 1.04.2006      

Abstracts of all free communications and posters that will be accepted will be published in a special issue of the Journal für Anästhesie und Intensivbehandlung (Verlag Pabst Science Publishers)


Organising Committee

Dr. Matthias Gründling
Klinik und Poliklinik für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin
Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald
PD Dr. Frank Feyerherd
Klinik und Poliklinik für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin
Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald
Dr. Sven-Olaf Kuhn
Klinik und Poliklinik für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin
Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald
Dr. Stefan Grützenmacher
Klinik und Poliklinik für Hals-, Nasen-, Ohrenkrankheiten, Kopf- und Halschirurgie
Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald
Organising Team
Katrin Bolz, Frank Feyerdherd, Sylke und Matthias Gründling, Stefan Grützenmacher, Ines und Jana Kiesow, Sven-Olaf Kuhn, Dragan Pavlovic, Kristin Westphal

The main building of the University and the Dome

Sheldon Tracheotom

Various Tracheotoms


Prof. Baum / Greifswald

Tracheostomy after Scultetus

Tracheotom and Tracheal cannula


We hope to be able to transmit over to you our joy and pleasure that we are having during the preparation of this symposium and wish you to spend interesting and fulfilling days at the University and Hansestadt Greifswald and its surroundings.

Your Organising committee and Organising team

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