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22 Nov 2019 Core Skills: Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Skills
Suitable for: Senior SET Trainees and Consultants in Colorectal Surgery. Limited Observer positions and positions for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant. A highly practical one day cadaveric workshop aimed at providing participants with the most efficient techniques for advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery, including safe colon mobilisation and techniques for vessel control. RACS reaccreditation pending. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08.00am – 5.00pm. Cost: WA Participant: $1020 Observer: $150 Theatre Nurse: Free of charge.
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044 or visit
ctec.uwa.edu.au
29 Nov 2019 JDocs: Surgical Airways & Wound Management: Suitable for: Junior Doctors.Is aimed at developing the skills and knowledge of pre-vocational doctors when dealing with the emergency / trauma patient in a clinical setting. This one day practical workshop features content covering relevant criteria from the RACS JDocs framework. It is specifically designed to meet the essential surgical skills required to apply for specialty training. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 07:30am – 4.45pm Costs: WA Participants: $690 Contact shauna.fletcher@uwa.edu.au, phone 6488 8044 or visit www.ctec.uwa.edu.au
5-6 Dec 2019 IIC Perth – Hot Topics in Infection and Immunity in Childhood: Hosted by the Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases based at Telethon Kids Institute, IIC Perth is a clinical training course in childhood infectious diseases based on the ESPID-Oxford concept. Featuring a broad range of international speakers and interactive case rounds, Perth is the only place in the southern hemisphere providing this popular course and equipping attendees from Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region with the latest knowledge and best evidence to prevent, diagnose and cure infectious diseases. Contact Stacey Campbell, Communications Specialist, 08 6319 1424 or Stacey.Campbell@telethonkids.org.au
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday https://infectiousdiseases.telethonkids.org.au/news–events/IICPerth/
7-8 Feb 2020 Introductory Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Suitable for: Gastroenterology and General Surgery Trainees about to commence GI Endoscopy training. It will focus on the basic techniques necessary to safely carry out a gastroscopy and colonoscopy, and will provide frequent opportunities for supervised practice of these skills on endoscopy simulators. RACS CPD Program reaccreditation will be sought for 2020. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: Day 1 07:45am – 05:30pm Day 2 07:45am – 05:30pm Cost: WA Participants: $1,970 (WA Participants will receive a 50% rebate due to workshop sponsorship by the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network).
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au
29 Feb 2020 Core Skills: Plastic Surgery Lower Limb Workshop
Suitable for: Plastic Surgery Service Registrars and Junior and Senior SET Trainees in Plastic Surgery. Limited Observer positions available and limited positions for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant. This one day cadaveric workshop features concurrent full day Junior and Senior Trainee practical sessions designed to increase knowledge and the acquisition of technical skills in lower limb flap procedures. Accredited by RACS for 1 point per hour (maximum 8 points) in Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills . Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:00am – 04:30pm. Cost: WA Participants: $870 Observers: $150 Theatre Nurses: Free of charge
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au
5 Mar 2020 JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery
Suitable for: Junior Doctors. Limited places for rural GPs. This highly interactive workshop provides participants with the opportunity to learn skills in minimal access surgery in a dynamic teaching environment. RACS accredited and contributes towards the JDocs e-Portfolio. RACGP reaccreditation will be sought for the 2020-2022 triennium. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:15am – 04:30pm. Cost: WA Participants: $550
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au
6 Mar 2020 Core Skills: Intermediate Laparoscopic Skills
Suitable for: Service Registrars, Surgical Trainees and Consultants.Junior Doctors who have completed CTEC’s JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery are welcome.This highly practical one day workshop covers the most efficient techniques for laparoscopic intra and extracorporeal knot tying and intracorporeal suturing. It will increase technical skills in two handed operative techniques and the ability to tie intra and extracorporeal knots. RACS accredited. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:15am – 05:15pm. Cost: WA Participant: $840
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au
13 Mar 2020 JDocs: Introduction to Surgical Skills
Suitable for: Junior Doctors. Aims to assist Junior Doctors in attaining an improved level of competence in the basic techniques required for minor surgery. Accredited by RACS. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:00am – 05:15pm. Cost: WA Participants: $480
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au
20 Mar 2020 The Cutting Edge: Introductory GP Wound Suturing
Suitable for: General Practitioners, GP Registrars, GP Trainees and Nurse Practitioners. A highly practical workshop aiming to introduce the GP and Nurse Practitioner to the fundamental knowledge and techniques required for patient assessment, suturing and knot tying skills. RACGP and ACRRM reaccreditation will be sought for the 2020-2022 triennium. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia Time: 8:00am – 4.15pm Cost: WA GPs, GP Registrars and Nurse Practitioners: $680
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au
25 & 26 Mar 2020 Core Skills: General Surgery Trainee Workshop
Suitable for: General Surgery Trainees. Limited places for Service Registrars with strong surgical experience. Observer positions available, and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant. The only General Surgery Trainee Workshop in Australia providing 100 per cent cadaveric dissection time on a range of open procedures, consolidating and enhancing anatomical knowledge and understanding. RACS accredited. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Day 1 08:00am – 04:45pm Day 2: 08:00am – 04:15pm. Cost: WA Participants Both Days: $2140 WA Participants 1 Day: $1240. Observers: $150 Theatre Nurses: Free of charge
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au
27 Mar 2020 Core Skills: Vascular Surgery Workshop
Suitable for: Vascular Surgery and General Surgery Trainees SET 1 – 4 and Service Registrars with strong surgical experience. Limited Observer positions available, and for Theatre Nurses in the role of assistant. A full day hands-on cadaveric workshop with a focus on surgical dissection. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:00am – 04:30pm. Cost: WA Participants: $1090. Observers: $150 Theatre Nurses: Free of charge
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au
1 May 2020 The Cutting Edge: Managing Skin & Soft Tissue Injuries
Suitable for: GPs, GP Proceduralists, GP Registrars and GP Trainees. A hands-on workshop aiming to assist GPs whose practice includes more extensive management of acute and chronic injuries and is of particular relevance for rural GP Proceduralists. RACGP and ACRRM reaccreditation will be sought for the 2020-2022 triennium. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:00am – 04:15pm. Cost: WA GPs: $840
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au
9 & 10 May 2020 Australian Regional Anaesthesia & Cadaveric Ultrasound Seminar (ARACUS)
Suitable for: Anaesthetists – Registrars and Consultants – and GP Anaesthetists. This highly practical two day cadaveric course allows candidates to repeatedly practise basic and advanced ultrasound guided peripheral and neuraxial, single shot and continuous nerve block techniques on freshly thawed human cadavers. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. RACGP and ACRRM reaccreditation will be sought for the 2020 – 2022 triennium. Approved in the ANZCA CPD Program for 2 points per hour in Knowledge and Skills. Time: Day 1 07:45am – 6:30pm. Day 2 08:45am – 3:15pm. Cost: GP Anaesthetists: $1830 Anaesthetic Registrars: $1910 Consultant Anaesthetists: $2050
Contact Lorna Christie at
lorna.christie@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au
15 May 2020 JDocs: Emergency Airways
Suitable for: Junior Doctors. Is aimed at developing the skills and knowledge of pre-vocational doctors in dealing with establishment of an airway by means of a surgical approach. It is of particular relevance for junior doctors interested in specialising in emergency medicine. Participants will rotate through a number of interactive practical sessions and presentations. Accredited by RACS and by ACEM for 8 CPD hours. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 07:30am – 4.45pm Cost: WA Participants: $725
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au
22 May 2020 JDocs: Emergency Procedures
Suitable for: Junior Doctors. Assists in attaining an improved level of confidence and hands-on experience in a range of procedures, skills and behaviours for medical and surgical emergencies. Includes cadaveric (arm) and further practical sessions. Accreditation: RACS accredited and contributes towards the JDocs e-portfolio. Accredited by ACEM for 8 CPD hours. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:15am – 05:15pm. Cost: WA Participants: $970
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au
28 & 29 May 2020 The Cutting Edge: Emergency Procedures
Suitable for: GPs and GP Registrars, Nurse Practitioners in the role of assisting the GPs. Limited Observer positions available. A two day cadaveric workshop focusing on medical emergencies and improvising with ‘everyday’ equipment that can be substituted for medical equipment, especially in rural and remote areas. RACGP and ACRRM reaccreditation will be sought for the 2020-2022 triennium. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:15am – 05:00pm Cost: WA GPs & GP Registrars: $2600 WA Nurse Practitioners: $1335. Observers: $150
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au
6 Jun 2020 The Cutting Edge: Practice Nurse Skills Training
Suitable for: Nurses. This workshop is designed to offer nurses information and skills in procedural assistance in general practice. It includes practical sessions on wound closure, dressings – old and new; Plaster of Paris casts and back slabs, knot tying and suturing techniques, managing lacerations, patient positioning and IV cannulation. The workshop also covers a wide range of didactic sessions including: The role of the practice nurse; treatment room set-up, local anaesthesia; surgical scrub technique, cleaning and sterilisation and much more. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 07:45am – 05:15pm: Cost: WA Nurses $305
Contact Lorna Christie at
lorna.christie@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au
19 Jun 2020 Core Skills: Laparoscopic General Surgery
Suitable for: Accredited Registrars, Junior General Surgery Trainees and Service Registrars with strong laparoscopic experience. This cadaveric workshop uses a combination of pre-reading, discussion and dissection and provides participants with the opportunity to practise skills and procedures in minimal access surgery that they may have limited exposure to in the clinical setting. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 07:45am – 04:45pm. Cost: WA Participants: $870
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au
22 Jul 2020 The Cutting Edge: Advanced Hand Surgery for GPs
Suitable for: GPs with a higher than average skill in surgery, with access to appropriate levels of equipment and operating facilities. Of particular relevance to rural emergency GPs and GP Surgeons. Limited Observer positions available. Procedures are first covered by a brief 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. RACGP and ACRRM reaccreditation will be sought for the 2020-2022 triennium. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:15 – 04:30pm Cost: WA GP: $1100 Observer: $150
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au 
24 Jul 2020 The Cutting Edge: Advanced Hand Surgery for GPs
Suitable for: GPs with a higher than average skill in surgery, with access to appropriate levels of equipment and operating facilities. Of particular relevance to rural emergency GPs and GP Surgeons. Limited Observer positions available. Procedures are first covered by a brief 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. RACGP and ACRRM reaccreditation will be sought for the 2020-2022 triennium. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:15 – 04:30pm Cost: WA GP: $1100 Observer: $150
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au 
1 Aug 2020 The Cutting Edge: Peripheral Nerve Block
Suitable for: Emergency Physicians, General Practitioners, ED Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. Accreditation: Accredited by ACEM for 7 CPD hours. RACGP reaccreditation will be sought for the 2020-2022 triennium. Aims to increase breadth and depth of theoretical, anatomical and practical knowledge in relation to peripheral nerve block techniques and safety. Features rotating demonstration and ultrasound guided practical stations with 4 participants per group. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 8:00am – 3.30pm. Cost: WA Doctors $810 WA Nurses: $370
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au 
27 Aug 2020 Core Skills: Introduction to Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
Suitable for: RMOs, Service Registrars and Junior Trainees in General Surgery. A hands-on workshop provides participants with the opportunity to gain knowledge of dissection techniques and vessel control, consolidated by practical sessions in laparoscopic colorectal surgical set up, techniques and dissection. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:00am – 4.45pm. Cost: WA Participants $750
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au 
28 Aug 2020 The Cutting Edge: Proceduralist Obstetrics & Gynaecological Skills
Suitable for: GP Proceduralists, GP Obstetricians. Limited places for KEMH Registrars in Gynaecological Surgery. RACGP and ACRRM reaccreditation will be sought for the 2020-2022 triennium. A hands-on skills training workshop utilising simulation models. It is designed to assist GP Proceduralists and GP Obstetricians in attaining an improved level of confidence in gynaecological and obstetric procedures. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 07:45am – 4.30pm. Cost: WA Participants $840
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au 
3 Sep 2020 JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery
Suitable for: Junior Doctors. Limited places available for rural GPs. Provides participants the opportunity to learn introductory skills in minimal access surgery in a dynamic teaching environment. RACS accredited and contributes towards the JDocs e-portfolio. RACGP reaccreditation will be sought for the 2020-2022 triennium. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:15am – 04:30pm. Cost: WA Participants $550
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au 
4 Sep 2020 Core Skills: Intermediate Laparoscopic Skills Workshop
Suitable for: Service Registrars, Surgical Trainees and Consultants. Junior Doctors who have completed CTEC’s JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery are welcome. This highly practical workshop increases technical skills in two handed operative techniques and the ability to tie laparoscopic intra and extracorporeal knots. RACS accredited. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:15am – 5.15pm. Cost: WA Participants: $840
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au 
9 Sep 2020 GI Skills Training: Endoscopy Nurse Training Workshop
A free half day workshop sponsored by the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network. It provides WA Endoscopy Nurses with the opportunity to gain up to date knowledge in this specialised field and to be better equipped to assist in endoscopic procedures. Endoscopy Nurses may claim 3 CPD points. This educational activity will earn participants a Certificate of Completion for their CPD portfolio. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 12:30pm – 04.30pm. Cost: WA Endoscopy Nurses: Free of charge
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au 
22 Oct 2020 Core Skills: Workshop in Neck Dissection for Thyroid Carcinoma
Suitable for Consultants and Fellows and Trainees (limited places) in Endocrine Surgery, General Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery. Limited places for Observers and assistant Theatre Nurses. A highly practical cadaveric workshop focusing on SCM dissection, posterior triangle, control of the thoracic duct, contralateral modified radical neck dissection, thyroidectomy and central neck dissection, plus further presentations on surgical techniques. RACS CPD Program reaccreditation will be sought for 2020. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:30pm – 05:00pm. Cost: WA Consultants and Fellows: $1070 WA RMOs, Service Registrars and Trainees: $550 Observers: $150 Theatre Nurses: Free of charge
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au 
23 Oct 2020 JDocs: Emergency Procedures
Suitable for: Junior Doctors. Assists in attaining an improved level of confidence and hands-on experience in a range of procedures, skills and behaviours for medical and surgical emergencies. Includes cadaveric (arm) and further practical sessions. Accreditation: RACS accredited and contributes towards the JDocs e-portfolio. Accredited by ACEM for 8 CPD hours. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:15am – 05:15pm. Cost: WA Participants: $970
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au 
29 Oct 2020 JDocs: Foundations of Minimal Access Surgery
Suitable for: Junior Doctors. Limited places for rural GPs. Provides participants the opportunity to learn introductory skills in minimal access surgery in a dynamic teaching environment. Accreditation: RACS accredited and contributes towards the JDocs e-portfolio. RACGP reaccreditation will be sought for the 2020-2022 triennium. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08:15am – 04:30pm. Cost: WA Participants $550
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au 
6 Nov 2020 Core Skills: ENT Sinus Surgery
Suitable for: Trainees, Fellows and Junior Consultants in ENT Surgery. Limited Observer positions available. This workshop is immediately followed by the Core Skills: Facial Plastic Surgery workshop on 7 November. This highly practical cadaveric workshop aims to provide ENT Trainees with improved operative confidence and efficiency in a way that cannot be provided by routine surgical supervision or by other simulated environments. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 7.45am – 5.00pm. Cost: WA Participants: $945 Observers: $150
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au 
7 Nov 2020 Core Skills ENT Facial Plastic Surgery
Suitable for: Trainees, Fellows and Junior Consultants in ENT and Plastic Surgery. Limited Observer positions available. This workshop follows on from the Core Skills: ENT Sinus Surgery workshop on 6 November. This hands-on cadaveric workshop provides ENT and Plastic Surgery Trainees with increased operative experience and the opportunity to consolidate knowledge and skills in a range of techniques in facial plastic surgery. Accreditation: RACS reaccreditation will be sought for 2020. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 7:45am –5.30pm Cost: WA Participants: $945 Observers: $150
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au 
13 Nov 2020 The Cutting Edge: Essential Surgical Skills
Suitable for: GPs, GP Registrars, GP Trainees and Nurse Practitioners. Aims to assist the GP and Nurse Practitioner in attaining an improved level of competence in the basic techniques required for minor surgery. RACGP and ACRRM reaccreditation will be sought for the 2020-2022 triennium. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 08.00am – 5.00pm Cost: WA GPs, GP Registrars and Nurse Practitioners $840
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au 
20 Nov 2020 JDocs: Emergency Airways
Suitable for: Junior Doctors. Is aimed at developing the skills and knowledge of pre-vocational doctors in dealing with establishment of an airway by means of a surgical approach. It is of particular relevance for junior doctors interested in specialising in emergency medicine. Participants will rotate through a number of interactive practical sessions and presentations. Accredited by RACS and by ACEM for 8 CPD hours. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 07:30am – 4.45pm Cost: WA Participants: $725
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au 
27 Nov 2020 JDocs: Introduction to Surgical Skills
Suitable for Junior Doctors. Aims to assist Junior Doctors in attaining an improved level of competence in the basic techniques required for minor surgery. Accredited by RACS. Venue: CTEC, The University of Western Australia. Time: 8:00am – 5.00pm Cost: WA Participants: $480
Contact John Linehan at
john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or
on 6488 8044
ctec.uwa.edu.au 
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