The Cutting Edge: Advanced Hand Surgery for GPs


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 Proceduralists. Limited Observer positions are available.


Available (observer) Sold out (doctor)
Friday, 20 September 2024

Participant places FULL.  Observer places available. 



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. 

For further information about the grants contact:
RACGP National Rural Faculty 
1800 636 764


Workshop Inclusions

  • Fresh frozen human cadaveric dissection

  • Didactic sessions

  • All meals and refreshments


2024 Fees

WA Participants: $1290  
Non-WA Participants:$1840
Observers: $175


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. 


Accreditations or CPD Approvals

This workshop is an approved activity in the RACGP CPD Program for the 2023-2025 Triennium. It is approved for 1.5 hours in Educational Activities and 7 hours in Reviewing Performance.
Approved in the ACRRM CPD Program for 2 PDP Hours in Educational Activity and 6 PDP hours in Performance Review. Approval is being sought in the RACGP CPD Program. This workshop is eligible for a 1 Day Rural Procedural Grant in Surgery.


"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


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

For more information contact

Elisha Thompson
Course Coordinator
T +61 8 6488 8695

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