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. The workshop aims to provide participants the opportunity to gain and consolidate skills in dissection techniques and enhance their laparoscopic skills in colorectal surgery. 

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, 18 October 2024


They will gain an improved understanding of laparoscopic technique and knowledge of anatomy associated with colorectal resections, including anatomy of the bowel. The workshop aims to consolidate clinically relevant surgical and anatomy knowledge useful to real life practise and exam preparation. This workshop will also feature presentations 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


Workshop Inclusions

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

CTEC invites its Laparoscopic Surgery workshop registrants to visit its Research and Skills Practice Room prior to or after your workshop for free of charge practice sessions.  This room is a dedicated simulation skills resource designed to enhance your learning experience.  For further information contact the CTEC Course Coordination Team: T (08) 6488 8044  E


2024 Fee

WA Participant: $1260
Non-WA Participant:  $1560
Observers: $175
Theatre Nurses: Free of charge


COVID-19 Information for Workshop Participants

CTEC Terms & Conditions

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


Accreditations or CPD Approvals

This biennial educational activity was approved in the 2022 and prior RACS CPD Programs.


"World class faculty and course. Very humbled by how lucky we are to have this facility here in Perth. "
"Great hands-on and one-to-one interaction with colorectal surgeons. Complex case taken down step by step. "
"A perfect course. "
"Thanks John and faculty for a great course and for your time and willingness to share your expertise."
- Past Workshop Participants


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

For more information contact

John Linehan
Senior Course Coordinator
T +61 8 6488 8049


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