Advanced Vascular Surgery: Anatomical Approaches Workshop


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. This workshop is offered by CTEC on a biennial basis, with the next workshop scheduled for 2021.

Suitable for: Consultants, Advanced and Intermediate Trainees in Vascular Surgery. Observers also welcome (Limited places). Theatre Nurses are welcome in the role of assisting and scrubbing for workshop participants.


No dates set


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

2019 Fee

WA Participant: $3340
Non-WA Participant: $3500
WA Observer: $1020
Non-WA Observer: $1220
Theatre Nurses: Free of charge (limited places)

Terumo Australia is kindly providing the following text book for all Participants and Observers to take home:
Anatomic Exposures in Vascular Surgery, 3rd Edition by Gary G. Wind, R. James Valentine


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 Fellows' RACS CPD Online.


"I have learnt new approaches I would previously have not thought of attempting. "
"With these skills learnt over the two days I feel both competent and confident for practice and to also share my experiences with team members."
"Confidence improves with practice and the workshop provided suitable practice. "
- 2019 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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