Advanced Vascular Surgery: Anatomical Approaches Workshop


CTEC's two day workshop with 100% dissection time will provide surgeons and trainees with the opportunity to learn new skills and practice performing unique and complicated vascular exposures crucial for training. This popular workshop is offered on a biennial basis and will next be offered in 2024.

Suitable for: Consultants, Advanced and Intermediate Trainees in Vascular Surgery. Observers welcome. Limited places available for Theatre Nurses to assist workshop participants.


No dates set


This workshop, based in CTEC's state of the art surgical workshop at The University of Western Australia enables detailed anatomy revision and enhanced operative knowledge. 

The workshop utilises superior teaching models - fresh frozen cadavers which have undergone arterial gelatine injection to enhance arterial/venous discrimination. There will be two participants per cadaver. 

Pre-reading will be provided so all workshop time is spent on dissection.

The sessions are fully interactive with an emphasis placed on knowledgeable faculty who provide superior training and immediate feedback in a practical and controlled workshop environment. An anatomist will be part of the Faculty to assist with immediate advice and guidance.

Workshop Content

Examples of exposures which will be included are:

  • Thoracoabdominal
  • Thoracotomy
  • Distal internal carotid with mandibular subluxation
  • Vertebral
  • Retroperitoneal aorta
  • Lateral popliteal
  • Major visceral arterial and venous exposures

Please note that this workshop will not cover techniques of vascular surgery nor commonly used approaches to the abdominal aorta, carotid and common femoral which is covered in other courses.


Workshop Inclusions

  • Online pre-reading
  • Fresh frozen human cadaveric dissection
  • All meals and refreshments

Terumo Australia is kindly providing the following text book for all Participants and Observers to take home:

Anatomic Exposures in Vascular Surgery, 4th Edition by Gary G. Wind and R. James Valentine


2024 Fee

2024 participant and Observer Fees to be confirmed.
Theatre Nurses: Free of charge (limited places)


CTEC PPE & COVID-19 Lab Safety Workshop Strategy

COVID-19 Information for Workshop Participants

CTEC Terms & Conditions

Workshop content, date and convenors  may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.

Accreditations or CPD Approvals

RACS CPD Program reapproval will be sought for the 2024 workshop.


"This workshop contributed significantly to my skills in this area by (allowing me to be able to) freely expose the various parts and appreciate the surrounding structures in a 3D format. "
"I have been able to see and perform rare exposures and get a better understanding of the surgical anatomy and relations."
"Professor Jansen was really good at helping at each station, and going through tips."
"This was a fantastic course."
- 2022 Workshop Participants


The University of Western Australia
Entrance No.2 Hackett Drive, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia

For more information contact

John Linehan
Senior Course Coordinator
T +61 8 6488 8049

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