4th Vienna-ESTS Laryngotracheal Course Vienna, 5th – 7th March 2020




Dear Colleagues, Guests and Friends,

The Organizing Committee welcomes you to the „ESTS-Vienna Laryngotracheal Course” in Vienna.


This is already the fourth time we will host an international meeting focusing on airway surgery in Vienna. Based on the success of our previous meetings in 2014, 2016 and 2018, we decided to once more invite experts in the field to join us for an interdisciplinary conference. As the nature of airway surgery requires a close cooperation between different specialties (thoracic surgery, otolaryngologists, anesthetists, pediatricians, pulmonologists, etc) the meeting intends to address a broad audience involved in management of the laryngotracheal "border zone".

This year’s meeting will also again be open to free contributions. Participants are encouraged to submit an abstract, discussing an interesting case, a new technique, basic research in the field of airway surgery or a summary of their institutional experience. The best abstracts will be rewarded with an oral presentation incorporated in one of the plenary sessions.

Furthermore, this meeting will be highlighted by live surgery and an optional hands-on cadaver course.

This meeting will be an excellent opportunity to discuss new developments in airway surgery and the problems we all face in our everyday work – along with discussions to inspire our young colleagues.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Vienna for these interesting and exiting two days. Enjoy the spirit of the city and obtain a very special information.



Walter Klepetko 
Professor of Thoracic Surgery

Doris-Maria Denk-Linnert  
Professor of Phoniatrics


Hasan Batirel
ESTS Representative

Isabelle Opitz 
ESTS Representative


Konrad Hoetzenecker
Congress Secretary




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