The Cutting Edge: Advanced Procedures


The updated Cutting Edge: Advanced Procedures workshop is designed to provide participants with a highly relevant cadaveric dissection focused program. New procedures include ectopic pregnancy, open appendicectomy and open bowel repair.  An expansion of urology and podiatry procedures contributes to a valuable opportunity to refine and consolidate surgical techniques under the expert guidance of experienced faculty.

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 General Practitioners whose skills encompass emergency and surgical care. , Limited positions for Observers, and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant, are available.


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This excellent advanced level workshop aims to equip GPs with a reliable foundation in procedural skills which in turn supports a greater level of service to patients and the community.  It does not provide certification of competence in any of the procedures outlined and practised.  Limited positions are available for Observers, and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant. 

Workshop Content

Procedures are first covered by a didactic presentation followed by a practical cadaveric session with only two participants per station. Each participant will have access to dedicated cadaveric materials.

Presentation and Practical Cadaveric Sessions:

  • Ectopic pregnancy procedure
  • Open appendicectomy
  • Bartholin cyst
  • Open bowel repair (closing an injury of enterotomy)
  • Management of acute and recurrent ingrown toenail
  • Management of subungual haematoma
  • Surgical management of reducible and non-reducible hammer toe deformities
  • Injection techniques for plantar fasciitis and Morton’s neuroma
  • Plantar fascia release for chronic heel pain
  • Scrotal exploration (urgent torsion and elective hydrocele)
  • Vasectomy

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. Accreditation will be sought in this Program for the 2023-2025 Triennium. For further information about the grants contact the:

RACGP National Rural Faculty: 
1800 636 764


2023 Fee

WA Participant: $1840
Non-WA Participant: $2280
Observer: $175  
Theatre Nurse: Free of charge


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


Accreditations or CPD Approvals

Reaccreditation in the RACGP and ACRRM CPD Programs will be sought for the 2023-2025 Triennium.


"All aspects (of the workshop) today were excellent. "
"Excellent as usual. "
"Good short practical / theoretical notes followed by excellent lab sessions / skills training. "
- 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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