Core Skills: Level 2 Oncoplastic 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: Oncoplastic Breast & Plastic Surgeons, Fellows and Senior SET Trainees. Limited positions are available for Observers and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.


Available (doctor) Available (nurse) Available (observer)
Monday, 14 December 2020

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. It 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


WA Participant: $1145
Non-​WA Participant: $1380
Observer: $150 - limited places
Theatre Nurse: Free of charge - limited places

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.


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.


"An amazing experience."
"The workshop was excellent, very good teachers."
"Invaluable learning - thank you. "
- Past Workshop Participants


The University of Western Australia
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For more information contact

John Linehan
Senior Course Co-ordinator
T +61 8 6488 8049

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