Core Skills: Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Skills


This highly practical one day cadaveric workshop aimed at providing participants with the most efficient techniques for advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery, including safe colon mobilisation and techniques for vessel control.

Suitable for: Senior SET Trainees and Consultants in Colorectal Surgery. Theatre Nurses in assisting and scrubbing for workshop participants. Limited Observer positions are available.


Available (doctor) Available (nurse) Available (observer)
Friday, 22 November 2019



The workshop aims to provide participants the opportunity to gain and consolidate skills in dissection techniques and knowledge of anatomy associated with colorectal resections. This cadaveric workshop will also feature case scenarios and discussions, whilst allowing sufficient time for practising skills in a supportive environment with a high faculty to participant ratio. Limited places for Observers are available.  

Workshop Content

Trainees will deepen their understanding and skills in the following areas:

Demonstration and Cadaveric Practical Sessions

  • Safe laparoscopic colorectal dissection techniques
  • Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy 
  • Laparoscopic high anterior resection (left hemicolectomy)


  • Ergonomics
  • Entry techniques 
  • Trocar and instrument placement
  • Dissection techniques and vessel control
    • Blunt and sharp dissection
    • Energised dissection
    • Sealing vessels, staplers, clips and energised sealers
  • Patient preparation
  • Case discussion on critical points during surgery


Workshop Inclusions

  • Fresh frozen human cadaveric dissection
  • Didactic sessions
  • All meals and refreshments
  • Limited places to maximise practical learning time



WA Participant: $1020
Non-WA Participant:  $1070
Observers: $150
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 8 points) in Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. Participation in this activity will be populated into your RACS CPD Online.


"It helped me to understand the anatomy better during the cadaveric dissection and I picked up surgical technique / guidelines from experienced surgeons."
"Excellent faculty support. "
"The workshop featured attentive and knowledgeable faculty - excellent step by step explanations. "
- 2018 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 8049


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