welcome to a new era of patient care

promoting health with better breathing

join us for a better tomorrow

We bring together specialists from various medical fields to exchange knowledge, collaborate, and shape the future of airway care. It’s an event dedicated to advancing knowledge and management of airway conditions and prevention, fostering discussion on the latest developments. It serves as an active platform for expanding and advancing treatment protocols, aiming to enhance patient care and outcomes.

2 days

8 speakers


october, 11/12th


scientific program



08.30 am

welcome session

Dr. Christian Leonhardt & Dr. Claudia Pinter

09.00 am

Treatment Planning Concept Airway is all about Structure – Function – Behaviour

Dr. Christian Leonhardt - General Dentist

10.00 am

coffee break

10.30 am

Restoring missed milestones in Growth and Development

Dr. Stanley Liu MD, DMD, FACS

12.30 pm

lunch break & networking

02.00 pm

Early Childhood Assessment – Prevention is better than Cure

Dr. Clemens Paffenholz - General Dentist

02.45 pm

Early Childhood Intervention

Dr. Steffen Decker - Orthodontist

03.30 pm

coffee break

04.00 pm

Towards prevention and therapy of allergy

Prof. Dr. Niederberger-Leppin - ENT

04.30 pm

The role of the tongue in interdisciplinary management
Sleep Disordered Breathing

Renata Nehme - Myofunctional Therapist

05.00 pm

round table discussion

All speakers of the day

05:30 pm

end of scientific sessions

08.00 pm – 12.00 am

get together



06.00 am

group run through vienna (optional)

Front Door, Park Hyatt Hotel

08.30 am

welcome & breathe-on session

Dr. Christian Leonhardt, Dr. Claudia Pinter & Renata Nehme

09.00 am

To witness a revolution – treating CRSwNP with biologicals

PD Dr. Dr. Sven Schneider - ENT

09.30 am

coffee break

10.00 am

interdisciplinary joint lecture, part 1:

Was Mozart a mouth breather?

1.  Maxillary expansion and its effects on breathing

2. Maxillary expansion – historical perspectives

Dr. Claudia Pinter, Dr. Stanley Liu MD, DMD, FACS, Dr. Christian Leonhardt

12.20 pm

poster competition winner ceremony 

12.30 pm

lunch break

02.00 pm

interdisciplinary joint lecture, part 2:

3.  Contemporary maxillary expansion approaches

4. Introducing the Vienna Workflow

Dr. Claudia Pinter, Dr. Stanley Liu MD, DMD, FACS & Dr. Christian Leonhardt

03.00 pm

group photo

03.30 pm

coffee break

04.00 pm

The Vienna Workflow in Action: 3 cases

Dr. Christian Leonhardt - General Dentist

04.30 pm

round table discussion

All speakers of the day

05.00 pm


we look forward to seeing you in








registration now open!

Secure your spot at the Vienna Airway Congress 2024 by completing the registration process. Register online today to reserve your seat and how you can enhance your patients’ health by improving their breathing and sleep.

show your research!

Join us at the Vienna Airway Congress 2024 and contribute to the advancement of airway science. We invite researchers, clinicians, and experts in the field to share their latest airway-related findings and insights through poster presentations. Poster submission closes August 31, 2024. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your work, exchange knowledge, and participate the competition.
Send your poster to
A winner will be selected at the end of the event. Be part of the conversation shaping the future of airway medicine.

Please send your poster as a PDF in DIN A0 format with a resolution of 300 ppi. We will provide the color printing on a roll-up free of charge, and it can be taken by the creator after the congress.

the venue

Nestled alongside the banks of the Danube River, Vienna boasts a rich tapestry of history, culture, and innovation. The venue, Park Hyatt in Vienna, stands as one of the city’s most exclusive establishments. Housed within a former bank building from the early 20th century, situated in the central ‘Golden Quarter,’ Vienna’s premier shopping district, it offers a fusion of luxury and Viennese elegance. Experience unparalleled sophistication amidst historic charm during your stay.

As an alternative accommodation option, we recommend :

Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof

Herrengasse 10
Vienna, Austria, 1010

In walking distance, the hotel is only 3 minutes away from the venue

about us

Allow us to introduce the passionate minds behind this collaborative endeavor: Dr. Clemens Paffenholz, Dr. Dr. Florian Six, Dr. Christian Leonhardt and Dr. Claudia Pinter (fltr).

Fueled by a shared vision of revolutionizing dental care and improving patient’s overall health, ignited by the Airway concept in Treatment Planning, our journey is nurtured by dynamic collaboration and a profound love for dentistry in all its intricate facets.

The pivotal moment came during the inaugural Dome 2.0 Operation (an intervention concept developed by Dr. Stanley Liu) in Wels, where the decision to embark on this venture was solidified.

What binds us isn’t just our professional pursuits but a longstanding friendship that has now manifested into the Vienna Airway Congress. Recognizing the imperative to elevate the discourse around Airway management, we resolved to extend our reach beyond our practices, engaging both regional and international colleagues.

Our mantra, “Be a lighthouse, not a lifeboat,” resonates deeply. It’s not just about rescuing individuals from drowning; it’s about preventing crises altogether. The growth of the Vienna Airway Congress is a testament to the power of teamwork and collective knowledge.

Our mission is clear: to disseminate this ethos of collaboration and expertise far and wide. Join us as we illuminate the path forward in Airway management.


We extend our gratitude to our esteemed sponsors and partners for their generous support of the Vienna Airway Congress 2024. Their contributions enable us to advance the field of airway management.



Do you have questions about the Vienna Airway Congress 2024? Browse our frequently asked questions for answers to common inquiries about registration, hotel, and more. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to contact us for assistance.

Until when can I register?

As long as there are spots available, you can register right up until just before the congress. However, spots are very limited, so don’t wait!

Do I receive continuing education credits?

Yes, the organizing committee provides you with 16 continuing education credits through the Austrian Dental Association.

Is there a room block reserved at the conference hotel?

There is no room block. Please reserve your room early.

Is my entry ticket transferable to others?

Yes, it is. Please contact us at info@viennaairwaycongress.com.

How can I cancel my ticket?

Please contact us directly if you would like to cancel your ticket. Please see our refund policy.

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see you in vienna