Core Skills: Plastic Surgery Head, Neck and Flaps Workshop


CTEC’s highly practical two day Core Skills: Plastic Surgery Head, Neck and Flap workshop is designed for Trainees in Plastic Surgery.

Suitable for: Junior and Senior Trainees in Plastic Surgery. Limited places for Service Registrars. This workshop is not suitable for Junior Doctors below the level of Service Registrar. Limited places for Observers and assistant Theatre Nurses.


Available (doctor) Sold out (nurse)
Saturday, 24 June 2023 to Sunday, 25 June 2023


Entirely hands-on, this two day cadaveric weekend workshop aims to increase participant anatomical knowledge and the acquisition of technical skills in surgical approaches to the head and neck, nerve identification and the raising and use of flaps in head and neck plastic surgery.  Limited places are also available for Service Registrars with an interest in Plastic Surgery, and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.  This workshop is not suitable for Junior Doctors below the level of Service Registrar.

Day 1 of the workshop will provide participants with exposure to approaches to the head and neck and raising flaps.  

Day 2 will focus on the use of various flaps. Each hands-on cadaveric session  will feature two participants per station under the instruction of an expert faculty member.  

Workshop Content

The following sessions feature 100% hands-on dissection and will be tailored to provide participants with appropriate surgical training for their level of ability and skill set.  

Each station will offer a dedicated cadaveric model and each participant will benefit from practising procedures in a supportive, authentic clinical environment. 

Saturday 24 June Practical Cadaveric Session - Approaches to the Head and Neck and Raising Flaps:

  • Approaches to the head and neck (neck incision and dissection)
  • Nerve identification (frontal nerve, nerve to masseter)
  • Cervicofacial flap
  • Parotid/facelift incision
  • Raising flaps - the pectoralis major flap and supraclavicular flap

Sunday 25 June Practical Cadaveric Session - Use of Flaps

  • Use of bony flaps - fibular flap, DCIA flap and scapula tip flap
  • Use of soft tissue flaps - ALT flap,  Gracilis flap, groin and LICOX R

Workshop numbers are limited to provide participants with the best opportunity for maximum dissection time. 


Workshop Inclusions

  • Fresh frozen human cadaveric dissection
  • All meals and refreshments


2023 Fee

WA Participant: $2200
Non-WA Participant: $2700


CTEC PPE & COVID-19 Lab Safety Workshop Strategy


Covid-19 Information for Workshop Participants

CTEC Terms and Conditions

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


Accreditations or CPD Approvals

Reapproval in the RACS CPD Program will be sought for 2023.


"Easily the best CTEC course and the best course I have ever done. "
"The amount of expertise (and the ratio of teachers to students) in the room floating about to teach and demonstrate was excellent. "
"Excellent materials and opportunities."
"Crucial anatomical dissection."
- 2022 Workshop Participants


Medical School
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

CTEC acknowledges the support of the following:

Stay informed of our activities