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.
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.
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
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
Fresh frozen human cadaveric dissection
All meals and refreshments
WA Participants: $1100
Workshop content, date and convenors may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.
Accreditations or CPD Approvals
The University of Western Australia
Hackett Drive, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia