Core Skills: ENT Sinus Surgery Workshop


As of Monday March 30, as part of The University of Western Australia’s wider commitment to the community effort to lessen the spread of COVID-19, CTEC has temporarily suspended workshop presentations. In agreement with Department of Health WA, CTEC’s 2020 Workshop Calendar has been substantially restructured. We are now offering as many workshops from our suspended calendar as possible between October and December. Please feel free to contact CTEC Senior Course Co-ordinator John Linehan directly with any queries: T 0406 488 697 or E Further COVID-19 Information for Workshop participants can found via the link below.

Suitable for: Trainees, Fellows and Junior Consultants in ENT Surgery, Limited Observer positions and limited assistant positions for Theatre Nurses are also available . This workshop is immediately followed by the Core Skills: Facial Plastic Surgery workshop. Participants are welcome to register for both workshops.


Available (doctor) Available (nurse) Available (observer)
Friday, 6 November 2020

Core Skills: ENT Sinus Surgery Workshop

The Core Skills: ENT Sinus Surgery Workshop places a focus on increasing procedural knowledge and operative skills in established and emerging techniques in ENT sinus surgery. This highly practical FESS cadaveric workshop provides participants with exposure to some mandatory ENT Surgical Traineeship procedures using the latest highly specialised navigational imaging technologies. It will enhance participant knowledge of nasal sinus anatomy.

This workshop aims to improve surgical safety, operative confidence and procedural efficiency in a way that cannot be provided by routine surgical supervision or by other simulated environments.

The sessions are fully interactive with a high ratio of faculty to participants. Knowledgeable faculty will provide superior training and immediate feedback in a practical and controlled workshop environment.  Limited Observer positions are available.

The Core Skills: ENT Sinus Surgery workshop is immediately followed by the complementary workshop Core Skills: Facial Plastic Surgery workshop.  Participants are welcome to register for both workshops.

Workshop Content

Demonstration and Practical Cadaveric Sessions:

The workshop will focus on the following cadaveric procedures:

  • Endoscopic septoplasty, antrostomy
  • Ethmoidectomy sphenoid surgery
  • Frontal recess surgery
  • Sphenopalatine artery ligation, Vidian neurectomy
  • CSF repair
  • Orbital/Optic nerve decompression
  • Extended endoscopic approaches to the skull base
  • Frontal drill out, pituitary surgery.


Workshop Inclusions

  • Fresh frozen human cadaveric dissection
  • Didactic sessions
  • All meals and refreshments
  • Places limited to 12  to maximise practical learning time


WA Participant: $945
Non-WA Participant: $1135
Observer: $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.


"The faculty were great. They were clear, articulate, informative and approachable."
"It was an excellent teaching/learning experience. "
"I gained confidence in my sinus operative anatomy and approaches. "
- 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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