Core Skills: Hepatobiliary Surgery


CTEC’s unique Core Skills: Hepatobiliary Surgery Workshop provides participants the opportunity to learn new skills in a technically challenging and more complex area of General Surgery. It is suitable for Fellows and SET Trainees in General Surgery and GSET Trainees above Level 2.

Suitable for: Fellows and SET Trainees in General Surgery and GSET Trainees above Level 2. Limited places for Observers and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.


No dates set


The only workshop of its type in Australia, this full day cadaveric workshop features 100 per cent surgical dissection time, with a high ratio of expert faculty to participants. Pre-reading will be available prior to the workshop. 

This workshop aims to enhance participants’ knowledge and technical skills in laparoscopic and open hepatobiliary surgical procedures. It provides participants with a rare opportunity to practise skills and procedures they may have limited exposure to in the clinical setting.  Each practical session will also focus on the immediate anatomy of the structures operated on and their adjacent structures, broadening and consolidating participants’ anatomical knowledge and understanding. 


 Workshop Content

The workshop features the following Cadaveric Procedure Sessions:
Laparoscopic Liver Resection:

  • Local liver resection 
  • Left lateral liver resection

Open Hepatobiliary Surgery:

  • Right hemihepatectomy including: 

    - Cholycystectomy
    - Liver mobilisation
    - Hilar dissection
    - Parenchymal dissection

  • Bile duct end-to-end anastomosis
  • Roux-en-Y biliary reconstruction
  • Portal vein/Hepatic artery reconstruction optional
  • Evisceration

Registrants are encouraged to consolidate practical laparoscopic skills and procedural experience prior to this workshop by utilising CTEC’s Research and Skills Practice Lab. Please contact the Senior Course Coordinator to book the Lab. 


Workshop Inclusions

  • Pre-reading
  • Fresh frozen cadaveric dissection
  • Limited places to maximise practical learning time


2023 Fee

WA Participant: $1190
Non-WA Participant: $1670
Observers: $175
Theatre Nurses: Free of charge - limited places


CTEC PPE & COVID 19 Lab Safety Workshop Strategy


COVID-19 Workshop Information for Participants

CTEC Terms and Conditions

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


Accreditations or CPD Approvals

This educational activity was approved in prior RACS CPD Programs.


"It was a wonderful experience. The teachers were excellent. And the material used was relevant to daily surgical use."
"Fantastic course, really improved my knowledge of the anatomy and principles of hepatobiliary surgery and evisceration."
"All the staff helped and supported throughout the course, very much appreciated."
"My skills were greatly enhanced."
- 2022 Workshop Participants


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

For more information contact

John Linehan
Senior Course Coordinator
T +61 8 6488 8049

CTEC acknowledges the support of the following:

Stay informed of our activities