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.

Suitable for: RACS Surgical Trainees in ENT, Registrars, Fellows, Junior Consultants, 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 (nurse) Available (observer) Sold out (doctor)
Friday, 1 November 2019

Participant places FULL.  Observer and Nurse positions available.



This highly practical 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: $900
Non-WA Participant: $1080
Observer: $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.


"Clear guidance, excellent equipment and specimens, fantastic faculty."
"Live demonstrations followed by cadaveric dissection was great. "
"Small groups allowed for great hands-on experience. "
- 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 Co-ordinator
T +61 8 6488 8049

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