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.

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


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


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

CTEC Terms & Conditions

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




Reaccreditation of this educational activity in the RACS CPD Program will be sought for 2019.


"All (of the workshop sessions) were world class. "
"I have developed a greater understanding of anatomy and vascular exposures."
"Excellent overall. "
- 2017 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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