Core Skills: Level 2 Oncoplastic Surgery Workshop


This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to learn oncoplastic breast surgical procedures.

Suitable for: Oncoplastic Breast & Plastic Surgeons, Fellows and SET 4-5 Trainees. Limited positions are available for Observers and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.


Monday, 18 May 2020


This 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 will use a combination of pre-reading, discussion and dissection in a supportive, stress-free environment.  Participants will have access to hands-on training in small groups under the guidance of expert faculty.  The workshop 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:

  • 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

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 one point per hour in Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills - Total Points 8.


"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 Co-ordinator
T +61 8 6488 8049

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