Core Skills: Microsurgical Skills and Anastomotic Techniques


CTEC’s new Core Skills: Microsurgical Skills and Anastomotic Techniques Workshop will provide Neurosurgical Registrars and other doctors training in microsurgery with the opportunity to learn new skills and gain an improved level of competence in a range of techniques in microsurgical anastomosis.

Suitable for: Junior and Senior Trainees and Service Registrars in Neurosurgery and doctors training in microsurgery


Available (doctor)
Saturday, 23 November 2019


Offered by CTEC for the first time in Australia, this highly practical workshop will provide the participants with sustained hands-on experience in aspects of microsurgery and microvascular anastomosis.  

Participants will receive a detailed introduction to setting up a microscope for microsurgery and gain familiarity and proficiency in knot tying using microinstruments, microsutures, animal and artificial vessels.  Workshop participants will return to their hospitals with enhanced practical experience in anastomotic techniques and basic knowledge about microvascular procedures in Neurosurgery.  There will be one participant per surgical station.

The practical sessions will be followed by a fluid pressure assessment of the participants’ anastomotic model/s.

Workshop Content

Presentation and Animal Tissue/Model Practical Sessions 
The following procedures will be demonstrated and performed:

Microsutures and Knots Under the Microscope: 

  • Technique and demonstration
  • Microsutures and knots

Microanastomosis End to End

  • Technique and demonstration
  • End to end anastomosis

Microanastomosis End to Side

  • Technique and demonstration
  • End to side anastomosis

Anastomosis Assessment

  • Fluid pressure test


Professor Christopher Lind
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Mr Stephen Honeybul
Head of the Department of Neurosurgery
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Mr Arul Bala
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital


Registrar: $495


Workshop limited to 10 places to maximise practical procedural time.

CTEC Terms & Conditions

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


RACS CPD Program accreditation will be sought.


"This workshop is new for 2019."


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

For more information contact

Meagan Connor
Course Co-ordinator
T +61 8 6488 8044

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