Protected Airway Course

Emergency airway training built for the real world.


The Protected Airway Course is a uniquely immersive, interactive and collaborative two-day training course designed to teach core concepts and skills for managing airways. We built PAC around a single simple idea: that any airway knowledge is useless if it can’t be successfully translated into action during the stressful, critical, and time-sensitive moments when it matters most. Our faculty will guide you through all the key concepts, skills, and procedures in emergency airway care in ways not possible in the traditional one size fits all conference format. Welcome to the future of airway training.


Day One

On day one, our team of expert educators from every discipline have blended art into science, and physical into digital space in order to transform how you learn. We have six uniquely immersive, interactive, and self-directed learning installations and each explores an important theme in airway care. Together, they present all the core concepts and skills necessary to master any airway emergency.

They include: 

  •  Join the OxygeNATION - How to Oxygenate Any Patient
  • Own the Head of the Bed - How to Feel Comfortable in the Zone
  • The Anatomically Difficult Airway - The Anatomically Difficult Airway 
  • The Physiologically Difficult Airway - Resuscitate Before You Intubate
  • The Situationally Difficult Airway - Be prepared in Any Environment 
  • The Pediatric Airway - It’s True, They’re Not Little Adults!

Day Two

On day two we offer a full day of training in our state-of-the-art anatomy lab, where our team has created a unique multi-media experience. Practice procedures and advanced airway skills on multiple cadavers with varied anatomy in small groups, and get intensive one on one coaching from our PAC faculty. Log over 100 intubations and airway procedures in a single day!

How to Apply

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Program Contact Information

Bria Williams

Mailing Address
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
525 E. 68th St., Box 179
New York, NY 10065

Office of the Chair
Emergency Medicine
525 E. 68th St., M-130
New York, NY 10065
(212) 746-0780

Residency Office
530 E. 70th St., M-127
New York, NY 10021
(212) 746-0892

Research Office
525 E. 68th St., M-130
New York, NY 10065

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