The Core Skills: Workshop in Neck Dissection for Thyroid Carcinoma aims to increase the comfort and expertise of the participant when performing neck dissection for thyroid carcinoma.
This highly practical cadaveric workshop features concurrent full day Surgical Trainee level and Consultant/Fellow level practical sessions in the steps and techniques of radical neck dissection for thyroid carcinoma. An expert Faculty will mentor the dissection and provide expert, practical feedback to participants. Each session is tailored to provide participants with appropriate surgical training for their level of ability and skill set.The workshop includes an interactive faculty panel discussion covering expert advice and alternative radical neck dissection techniques.
The cadaveric models provide excellent anatomical realism and near normal tissue properties for repeated practise.
There will be two participants per Consultant/Fellow senior cadaveric work station.
Limited places are available for RMOs, Service Registrars and SET Trainees in General Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery, with three participants on one Surgical Trainee level cadaveric work station. Limited places are also available for Observers and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant.
Presentations and practical cadaveric sessions cover the following procedures:
- Sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) dissection
- Posterior triangle
- Control of the thoracic duct
- Contralateral modified radical neck dissection
- Central neck dissection
Video presentations of the following techniques are also included:
- Skin flap and SCM dissection
- CN XI and posterior triangle (spinal accessory nerve)
- Dissection of the carotid sheath
- Online pre-reading
- Fresh frozen human cadaveric dissection
- Didactic sessions
- All meals and refreshments
WA Consultants and Fellows: $1070
Non-WA Consultants and Fellows: $1270
WA RMOs, Service Registrars and Trainees: $550
Non-WA RMOs, Service Registrars and Trainees: $670
Theatre Nurses: Free of charge
Workshop content, date and convenors may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.
The University of Western Australia
Entrance No.2 Hackett Drive, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia