Advanced Vascular Surgery: Anatomical Approaches Workshop


The ANZSVS 2017 Conference is being held in Perth from 13 - 16 October 2017. Immediately preceding the Conference, this 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 vascular training.

Suitable for: Consultants, Advanced and Intermediate Vascular Trainees. Consultants & Advanced General Surgical Trainees. Theatre Nurses are welcome in the role of assisting and scrubbing for workshop participants.


No dates set

Participant places now full.  2 observer places remaining!


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


Full Fee: $3,630
WA Health Employee Fee: $3,030
Full Fee Observers: $1,105
WA Health Employee Observers: $925
Theatre Nurses: Free of charge

CTEC Terms & Conditions

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




This educational activity has been approved in the RACS CPD Program. Fellows who participate can claim 1 point per hour (to a maximum of 16 points) in Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. Participation in this activity will be populated into your RACS CPD Online.


"I have lived two days in the lab as if I am in the real operating theatre. "
"An absolutely outstanding course essential to higher vascular surgical trainees."
"Essential for general surgeons dealing with trauma."
- Past Workshop Participants


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

For more information contact

John Linehan
Senior Course Co-ordinator
T +61 8 6488 8409

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