The Cutting Edge: Advanced Hand Surgery for GPs

Workshop

The Cutting Edge: Advanced Hand Surgery for GPs workshop is a unique, highly practical cadaveric dissection skills training workshop. It is designed to provide GPs with a higher than average level of skill in surgery with the opportunity to refine and consolidate their surgical techniques. It is of particular relevance to rural GP Proceduralists in the management of difficult and emergency hand injuries.

Suitable for: GPs with a higher than average level of skill in surgery, with access to appropriate levels of equipment and operating facilities. Of particular relevance to rural emergency GPs and GP Surgeons. Limited Observer positions are available.

Dates

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About

This workshop aims to equip GPs with a reliable foundation in advanced procedural skills. It is an excellent advanced level course with a high faculty to participant ratio. It does not provide certification of competence in any of the procedures outlined and practised. Limited Observer positions are available. 

 

Workshop Content

Procedures are first covered by a brief didactic presentation followed by a hands-on cadaveric session with only 2 participants per station. Each participant  has access to a dedicated cadaveric arm and hand. 

Presentation & Practical Cadaveric Sessions:

  • Carpal tunnel release and injection
  • Amputated finger/part finger repair/terminalisation/management
  • Nailbed repair and biopsy
  • Difficult excisions on hand/finger
  • Trigger finger release
  • Tendon repair

Training Grants:
The Australian Government is offering training grants of $2000 per day to rural and remote procedural and emergency medicine GPs to maintain their respective skills. Reaccreditation in the Training Grant program will be sought for the 2020 - 2022 triennium.
For further information about the grants contact Cheryl Shepley at:
RACGP National Rural Faculty 
1800 636 764   
rural.procedural.grants@racgp.org.au

 

Workshop Inclusions

  • Fresh frozen human cadaveric dissection

  • Didactic sessions

  • All meals and refreshments

 

2020 Fees

WA Participants: $1100      
Non-WA Participants:$1320 
Observers: $150

 

COVID-19 Information for Workshop Participants
 

CTEC Terms & Conditions

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

Convenors

Accreditations or CPD Approvals

Approved by the RACGP as a CPD Accredited Activity (40 points) in the 2020-2022 Triennium. Approved for a 1 Day Rural Procedural Grant in Surgery.
RACGP reaccreditation will be sought for 2020. Accredited by ACRRM for 1 Educational Activity and 7 Performance Review PDP Units and 6 MOPS points.

Testimonials

"Great course - well taught, very good facilities. The faculty were great and very knowledgeable."
"Good content, excellent presenters, good mix of seminars and hands-on."
"Superb as usual."
- Past Workshop participants

Venue

CTEC
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
E john.linehan@uwa.edu.au

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