Core Skills: Level 2 Oncoplastic Surgery Workshop


This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to learn oncoplastic breast surgical procedures. This 100% hands-on cadaveric workshop focuses on a combination of surgical techniques which aim to provide best aesthetic outcomes with optimal surgical treatment and management of breast cancer.

Suitable for: Plastic Surgeons and Consultants in General/Breast Surgery and Fellows and Senior SET Trainees in Plastic Surgery or General/Breast Surgery. Limited positions are available for Observers and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.


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Participant positions now FULL, Observer and Theatre Nurse positions available.



This workshop also provides a focus on anatomical dissection and enhances knowledge of oncoplastic surgical anatomy, including the preservation of nerves and vessels.The workshop will use a combination of pre-reading, discussion and dissection in a supportive, stress-free environment without the time pressures of the clinical setting.  Participants will have access to hands-on training in small groups under the guidance of expert faculty, with only two participants per surgical station.

It is particularly beneficial to those who have had limited exposure to procedures in the clinical setting.

Workshop Content

This workshop will focus on the following surgical procedures in dedicated cadaveric practical sessions, with two participants per station:

  • Mastectomy with subpectoral expander reconstruction 
  • Serratus flap
  • Dissection thoracodorsal pedicle
  • Pedicled TRAM flap
  • Umbilical reconstruction
  • Mesh repair abdominal aponeurosis
  • Latissimus dorsi flap


If time permits, the practical sessions will conclude with a nipple reconstruction, focusing on new surgical advances in this procedure.

Participants will have access to hands on training in small groups under the guidance of expert faculty.

Workshop Inclusions

  • Fresh frozen human cadaveric dissection
  • Didactic sessions
  • All meals and refreshments

2021 Fee

WA Participant: $1320
Non-​WA Participant: $1590 
Observer: $175 - limited places
Theatre Nurse: Free of charge - limited places


COVID-19 Information for Workshop Participants


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


"An amazing experience."
"The workshop was excellent, very good teachers."
"Invaluable learning - thank you. "
- 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 Coordinator
T +61 8 6488 8049

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