Core Skills: Microsurgical Skills and Anastomotic Techniques


CTEC’s Core Skills: Microsurgical Skills and Anastomotic Techniques Workshop will provide Trainees in Neurosurgery, ENT, Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery 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 in Neurosurgery, ENT, Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedics


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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 and animal tissue models.  Workshop participants will return to their hospitals with enhanced practical experience in anastomotic techniques and basic knowledge about microvascular procedures.  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


2021 Fee

WA Registrar: $575
Non-WA Registrar: $610


Workshop limited to 10 places to maximise practical procedural time.


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. 

Accreditations or CPD Approvals

This educational activity has been approved in the RACS CPD Program. Fellows who participate can claim 1 point per hour (to a maximum of 6 points) in Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. Participation in this activity will be populated into your RACS CPD Online.


"Excellent course."
"Excellent supervision and an engaging presenter."
"There was a great balance of demonstrations and time for practice. "
- 2020 Workshop Participants


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

For more information contact

Lorna Christie
Senior Course Coordinator
T +61 8 6488 8505

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