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 knowledge of anatomy associated with colorectal resections. This surgical workshop will next be offered in 2022.

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 November 2022


This cadaveric 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


2022 Fee

WA Participant: $1235
Non-WA Participant:  $1485
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

RACS CPD Program reapproval will be sought for 2022.


"World class faculty and course. Very humbled by how lucky we are to have this facility here in Perth. "
"Outstanding convenor. "
"A perfect course. "
- 2020 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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