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 and IMGs under supervision or progressing towards an alternative pathway to FRACS., Limited places for Unaccredited Registrars. This workshop is not suitable for Junior Doctors below the level of Unaccredited Registrar. Limited places for Observers and assistant Theatre Nurses.


Available (observer) Sold out (doctor) Sold out (nurse)
Saturday, 24 August 2024 to Sunday, 25 August 2024

Participant and Theatre Nurse places now FULL.  Observer places available. 



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 Unaccredited 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 Unaccredited 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 August 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 August 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


2024 Fee

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


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

This educational activity was approved in the 2023 and prior RACS CPD Programs.
Approval is being sought for 2023 with CPD Home.


"An excellent experience."
"Weighting towards practical learning was a highlight of the course. "
"(The practical stations provided an) excellent method of understanding raising techniques. "
"The faculty were excellent - low participant: instructor ratio allowed for lots of opportunity for personal education and demonstration. "
- 2023 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

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