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 (observer) Sold out (nurse)
Friday, 4 December 2020


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 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



WA Participant: $1070
Non-WA Participant:  $1120
Observers: $150
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. 


RACS CPD Program reaccreditation will be sought for 2020.


"Excellent instruction. I really appreciated the one-on-one exposure experiences and (they) gave feedback without taking over"
"Faculty were so supportive and engaging. "
"I appreciated both the theory and practical aspects of the workshop."
- 2019 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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