A non-profit global network of inspiring airway educators

Airway management can be defined as the medical techniques and treatments that are required to protect or establish an open connection between the lungs and the outside world to ensure oxygenation and prevent aspiration. Without oxygen all body functions cease in short time. Complications during airway management can lead to severe morbidity and mortality.



The aim of the Airway Management Academy is to increase global patient safety during airway management


Training courses 

The Airway Management Academy was founded in 2013. 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, airmedical environment or prehospital. Most courses are in Dutch or English. Courses in German will be given on request. In close collaboration with experienced inspiring educators from the Departments of Anesthesiology of VUmc in Amsterdam and Inselspital in Bern and Hamad Medical Corporation in Doha, airway management skills can be practised in state-of-the art full scale simulation training facilities.


Dedicated to innovation and excellence in airway management



The tutors, advisors and friends of the Airway Management Academy are airway management enthousiasts from various disciplines being active in patient care, teaching, research and innovation. Most teachers are active members of international airway management societies or special interest groups airway management, patient safety or simulation in healthcare.



We have three teaching locations in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Qatar

VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam

Inselspital, Bern

Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha


Collaboration and support
The Airway Management Academy is supported by national and international academic partners and major corporate leaders in the field of airway management. The Airway Management Academy is an educational non-profit activity of the Mobile Anaesthesiology Service Holland Foundation based in Amsterdam the Netherlands.


© Johannes Huitink 2013-2018