Core Skills: Introduction to Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery


Core Skills: Introduction to Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery is a hands-on workshop aimed at providing junior trainees with a greater understanding and improved level of competence in the basic techniques required for laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Participants must have laparoscopic suturing experience to be eligible for this workshop.

Suitable for: Service Registrars and Junior Trainees (SET 1 - 3) in General Surgery with experience in laparoscopic suturing.


Available (doctor)
Thursday, 24 August 2017

Only 2 places remaining!



This new CTEC workshop aims to provide participants the opportunity to gain knowledge of dissection techniques and vessel control, consolidated by practical sessions in laparoscopic colorectal surgical set up, techniques and dissection.  It will also feature case scenarios and discussions with expert faculty. 

Practical Sessions Including Use of Animal Tissue and Simulation Models

  • Bench top stapling: principles of stapling devices and end to end anastomosis
  • Small bowel anastomosis
  • Laparoscopic suturing
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy exercise
  • Laparoscopic right hemi mobilisation
  • Laparoscopic loop ileostomy formation

Demonstrations and Practical Set up for Laparoscopic Exercises

  • Trocar placement
  • Instrument choice and placement
  • Dissection
  • Manipulation
  • Clips / stapling



  • Ergonomics
  • Entry techniques
  • Role of the assistant
  • Sealing vessels: staplers, clips and energised sealers


Dissection techniques and vessel control. Includes:

  • Blunt and sharp dissection
  • Energised dissection
  • Sealing vessels: staplers, clips and energised sealers
  • Patient preparation    

Case discussion: Critical points during surgery



  • Practical sessions utilising specialised colorectal laparoscopic models with tissue inserts, animal tissue models and laparoscopic simulators
  • Didactic sessions
  • All meals and refreshments
  • Limited places to maximise practical learning time


Full Fee: $680
WA Doctor:  $650

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 7 points) in Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills.


"Thank you to the instructors, all were approachable and excellent educators"
"Excellent convenor - relevant experience and knowledge"
"Great experience!"
- 2016 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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