Core Skills: Vascular Surgery Workshop


The 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.

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


Available (doctor) Available (nurse) Available (observer)
Friday, 27 March 2020


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)


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


Terms and Conditions

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


RACS CPD Program reaccreditation will be sought for 2020.


"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 Participants8


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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