Core Skills: Vascular Surgery Workshop


As of Monday March 30, as part of The University of Western Australia’s wider commitment to the community effort to lessen the spread of COVID-19, CTEC has temporarily suspended workshop presentations. In agreement with Department of Health WA, CTEC’s 2020 Workshop Calendar will be substantially restructured. We anticipate offering as many workshops from our suspended calendar as possible between October and December. It is anticipated that the Core Skills: Vascular Surgery workshop will next be offered in 2021. We encourage you to register your interest for this and other upcoming workshops so you will receive first notification as workshops open. Please feel free to contact CTEC Senior Course Co-ordinator John Linehan directly with any queries: T 0406 488 697 or E

Suitable for: Vascular and General Surgery Trainees SET 1-4, Service Registrars with strong surgical experience. Limited Observer positions are available.


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Core Skills: Vascular Surgery Workshop


The Core Skills: Vascular Surgery Workshop provides Vascular and General Surgical Trainees the opportunity to learn new skills in a range of vascular surgery procedures. It is a full-day hands on cadaveric workshop with a focus on surgical dissection, with vascular anastomosis on animal tissue. The Workshop’s anatomy-based program aims to provide both Vascular and General Surgical Trainees with an understanding of historical and contemporary surgical techniques, the immediate anatomy of the structures operated on and adjacent structures which may be involved in the event of other co-morbidities or complications.

Workshop Content

Anatomy relating to:

  • the neck
  • the abdomen
  • the femoral triangle

Prior to each procedure there will be an anatomy short session and a brief discussion of specific objectives to be reached.

The following procedures will be demonstrated and performed:

  • Exposure of the common carotid artery and its bifurcation +/- patch closure
  • Approaches to the infra-renal aorta and its branches
  • Aortic grafting
  • Vascular exposure in the femoral triangle proceeding to high saphenous ligation and profundaplasty
  • Benchtop anastomotic techniques using porcine aorta
  • Below knee amputation (subject to availability of cadaveric material)

2020 Fee

WA Participant:  $1090
Non-WA Participant: $1310
Observers: $150
Theatre Nurse: Free of charge - limited places


COVID-19 Information for Workshop Participants

Terms and Conditions

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


Reaccreditation of this educational activity for 2021 will be sought from the RACS CPD Program.


"All sessions were excellent."
"(This workshop gave me) access to hands on experience in performing incisions and dissection which is hard to come by in work settings. "
"Anastomotic exposure is limited as a service registrar but this allowed me to develop these skills. "
- 2019 Workshop Participants


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

For more information contact

John Linehan
Senior Course Co-ordinator
T +61 8 6488 8049

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