Core Skills: Plastic Surgery Head, Neck and Flaps Workshop


CTEC’s new highly practical 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 Service Registrars with an interest in Plastic Surgery. Limited places are available for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.


Sold out (doctor) Sold out (nurse)
Saturday, 12 June 2021


Entirely hands-on, this one day cadaveric 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.

The morning session will provide participants with exposure to approaches to the head and neck and raising flaps.  

The afternoon session 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. 

Morning 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 supraclavical flap

Afternoon 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



WA Participant: $1010
Non-WA Participant: $ 1150


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

CTEC's course and workshop participants have always benefited from CTEC's long-standing course accreditation status with RACS. RACS is currently undertaking a review and suspension of its CPD Program for Australasian external providers from January to 1 July 2021. The new RACS CPD Program will launch 1 July 2021. For further information please contact RACS on +61 3 9276 7147.


"This workshop is new for 2021."


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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