JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery is a highly interactive workshop aimed at increasing participant knowledge and familiarity with the physiology, basic techniques and skills required for minimal access surgery.
29 February workshop now fully subscribed
This workshop features case discussion with demonstration videos and demonstrations on laparoscopic suturing models.
The program allows sufficient time for practising skills and features pre and post-workshop self assessed proficiency exercises.
Practical sessions feature a dedicated work station for each participant, with assistance provided by a medical student camera operator.
The workshop focuses on the following areas:
- Laparoscopic set-up; equipment and instrumentation
- Trouble shooting in theatre
- patient physiological changes
- Patient positioning and entry techniques
- Laparoscopic ergonomics
- Managing operator fatigue
- Visual axis
- Body ergonomics: working in a team and giving direction in theatre
- Pre and post-procedure practical skills assessment
- Port placement and entry
- Laparoscopic skill exercises with self assessed proficiency
- Two-handed transfer
- 2D precision and coordination task
- Counter-traction task
- Two-layer dissection
- Tissue dissection using electrosurgery (monopolar)
- Extracorporeal knot tying: endoscopic loop formation and application
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.
RACGP National Rural Faculty
1800 636 764
- Practical stations
- Didactic sessions
- All meals and refreshments
- Limited places to maximise practical learning time
WA Participant: $650
Non-WA Participant: $930
Workshop content, date and convenors may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.
The University of Western Australia
Hackett Drive, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia