The JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery Workshop provides participants with the opportunity to learn skills in minimal access surgery in a dynamic teaching environment.
This highly interactive workshop features case discussion with demonstration videos, discussions and demonstrations on laparoscopic suturing models. The program allows sufficient time for practising skills.
At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will have gained knowledge and familiarity with the physiology, basic techniques and technical skills required for minimal access surgery. This will enable them to effectively assist on laparoscopic surgeries when they return to their hospital setting. Participants are welcome to further practice laparoscopic techiques and extend their professional development by utilising CTEC's Research and Skills Practice Lab. Please contact CTEC Senior Course Co-ordinator Mr John Linehan for further details: T 08 6488 8049 or E email@example.com
The workshop focuses on the following areas:
- Overview on laparoscopic equipment and set-up
- Trouble shooting
- Visual axis of laparoscopic ergonomics
- Patient positioning
- Pre and post-procedure practical skills assessment
Demonstration and Practical Stations:
- Entry techniques
- Trocar placement
- Skills exercise using elastic bands / gloves / bolts and sugar cubes
- Tissue dissection using electrosurgery
- Knot tying single handed
- Two handed / instrument
- Closing ports
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: $525
Non-WA Participant: $640
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