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.
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.
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
- 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)
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 further information about the grants contact Cheryl Shepley at the
RACGP National Rural Faculty:
1800 636 764
WA Participant: $1800
Non-WA Participant: $1890
Theatre Nurse: Free of charge
Workshop content, date & convenors may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.
The University of Western Australia
Crawley, Perth, Western Australia