Australian Regional Anaesthesia & Cadaveric Ultrasound Seminar


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.

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


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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. Reaccreditation in the Training Program will be sought for the 2020 - 2022 triennium.
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

2024 Fees

GP Anaesthetists: $2150
Anaesthetic Registrars: $2245
Consultant Anaesthetists: $2410


COVID-19 Information for Workshop Participants

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





Accreditations or CPD Approvals

Approved in ANZCA's CPD Program under the category of Knowledge and Skills: 2 credits per hour.
Reaccreditation of this educational activity by RACGP and ACRRM will be sought for the 2023-2025 triennium.


"Awesome! Thanks so much. One of the best courses I have done."
"(The teaching aids and practical stations were) absolute gold! Both the live scanning and then needling on donors."
"The teaching......was really extremely helpful in guiding future block skills, the passion and the skill of the presenters was brilliant."
"(The course) consolidated my knowledge and I will teach Trainees much better."
"(The course) accelerates learning in all aspects of scanning and needling."
"Thanks to (ARACUS Convenors) Dr Dempster and Dr Bozic and the whole team. Outstanding."
- 2023 Workshop Participants


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

For more information contact

Lorna Christie
Senior Course Coordinator
T +61 8 6488 8505

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