Core Skills: Robotic and Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery


Robotic surgery represents a major international technological advancement in the treatment of patients with colorectal disease. CTEC’s unique new Core Skills: Robotic and Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery workshop is a highly practical one and a half day cadaveric workshop.  It will provide WA based and Australian doctors with vital exposure to new robotic technology, together with the latest laparoscopic techniques. Participants will perform da Vinci robotic-assisted colorectal surgery and laparoscopic colorectal procedures.

Suitable for: SET 5 Trainees, Fellows and Consultants in Colorectal Surgery. , This workshop is not suitable for Junior Trainees., Limited Observer positions are available. , Limited assistant Theatre Nurse positions.


Available (doctor) Available (nurse)
Saturday, 30 November 2024 to Sunday, 1 December 2024


The workshop aims to introduce participants to techniques in robotic colorectal surgery and new laparoscopic techniques.  This cadaveric workshop will also feature pre-reading, presentations and discussions, whilst allowing sufficient time for hands-on skills training on robotic and laparoscopic devices in a supportive environment. 

Participants will be paired on laparoscopic stations and all will rotate through four stations including one da Vinci robotic surgical station. 


Workshop Content:

Day 1 (Full Day Session) Advances in Laparoscopic Colorectal Techniques & Introduction to Robotic Surgery:

  • New advances in laparoscopic techniques
  • Right and left colonic mobilisation
  • Use of technology - advanced stapling, use of ICG
  • Intra-corporeal anastomosis techniques
  • “Off midline” midline extraction techniques
  • Introduction to robotics - use in colonic resection

Followed by the Day 1 Educational Evening Session 
This educational session at The University Club of Western Australia provides participants with an in-depth overview of Day 2's robotic surgical training program.  


Day 2 (Morning Session): Advanced Robotic Surgery Overview and Practical Sessions:

  • Focus on robotic techniques
  • Port positioning for pelvic surgery
  • Introduction to robotic LAR

Workshop Inclusions

  • Pre-reading
  • Refreshments and meals for both Day 1 and Day 2
  • Full Catered Day 1 Educational Evening Session



WA Participant: $2000
Non-WA Participant: $2200
Observer: $175
Theatre Nurse: Free of charge


COVID-19 Information for Workshop Participants

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



Accreditations or CPD Approvals

Attaining 12 hours of Continuing Professional Development.


"This workshop is new for 2024."


The University of Western Australia
Entrance No. 2 Hackett Drive
Crawley Western Australia 6009

For more information contact

John Linehan
Senior Course Coordinator
T +61 8 6488 8049

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