Australian Regional Anaesthesia & Cadaveric Ultrasound Seminar


The Australian Regional Anaesthesia and Cadaveric Ultrasound Seminar (ARACUS) is aimed at anaesthetists and GP anaesthetists who wish to improve their knowledge, understanding and skills at basic and advanced regional anaesthesia blocks.

Suitable for: Anaesthetists - Registrars and Consultants - and GP Anaesthetists


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This highly practical two day cadaveric course allows candidates to repeatedly practise basic and advanced ultrasound guided peripheral and neuraxial, single shot and continuous nerve block techniques on freshly thawed human cadavers. These freshly thawed human cadavers have excellent anatomical realism and provide near normal tissue properties for the clinician to perform ultrasound guided nerve blocks and catheter techniques.

Delegates should return to their hospitals with newly acquired knowledge and the confidence to perform regional anaesthesia on their patients, gained from having practised new techniques under supervision in a realistic setting.


Course Content

Delegates will be grouped according to prior experience as much as possible and the group size will be small, with three delegates per instructor.

Each station at the course will feature a freshly thawed cadaver and a live human model, with two or more instructors:

  • Practise specific blocks on cadavers
  • Practise scanning techniques on live human models
  • Discuss and practise good block ergonomics and needling techniques
  • Dissected cadaveric prosections and charts are available for reference.

There will also be stations where delegates may choose the block they want to practise or learn from faculty and repeat under expert guidance.

GP Anaesthetists - The Australian Government is offering training grants of $2000 per day to rural and remote procedural and emergency medicine GPs to maintain their respective skills. ARACUS is approved for a 2 day Anaesthetic Rural Procedural Grant. 
Please contact:
RACGP National Rural Faculty
T 1800 636 764

Workshop Inclusions
All meals and refreshments including Day 1 Sundowner and Closing Talk by Convenors

2019 Fees

GP Anaesthetists and Anaesthetic Registrars: $1820
Consultant Anaesthetists: $1950

CTEC Terms & Conditions

Course content and date may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.






Under ANZCA CPD Program: Knowledge and Skills: 2 credits per hour
Accredited for 40 points (Category 1). Approved for a 2 day Anaesthetic Rural Procedural Grant.
Accredited for 30 PRPD points.


"Excellent course, superb instructors and organisation"
"Best course I've ever been on"
"Extraordinary teaching, provision of equipment and live models"
- Past Workshop Participants


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

For more information contact

Lorna Christie
Senior Course Co-ordinator
T +61 8 6488 8505

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