LAPAROSCOPIC APPENDICECTOMY AND CHOLECYSTECTOMY

Registration for 2018 courses have now closed. 2019 course dates to be advised.

This course will help you master laparoscopic cholecystectomy and appendicectomy and is specially designed to supplement the Surgical Skills Network Training Program. The course is useful for surgical trainees who have minimal laparoscopic skills, but will also benefit surgical trainees who would like to develop advanced laparoscopic skills. The sessions will include video-facilitated lectures and tutorials and will present simple and complex examples of the procedures. This is a boutique course and places are strictly limited. One-hour individual practical session with LAP Mentor simulator will be included. LAP Mentor sessions will largely be conducted on the Sunday, following lectures on Saturday. A booking form will be made available closer to the course date.


Students: Surgical trainees (Pre-SET trainees and SET trainees);
Criteria for application: Medical degree and interest in surgery
Places: Strictly limited to 30. Places will be offered on a first come basis.

  • Course Coordinators:
    Associate Professor Vincent Lam, Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Transplant Surgeon, Westmead Hospital; Associate Professor of Surgery, Sydney Medical School
    Dr Tony Pang, Staff Specialist Surgeon(Surgical Education, Surgical Critical Care, Statistics), Westmead Hospital; Clinical Senior Lecturer in Surgery, Sydney Medical School
  • Course Teachers:
    Professor Henry Pleass, Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Transplant Surgeon, Westmead Hospital; Professor of Surgery, Sydney Medical School
    Dr Lawrence Yuen, Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Transplant Surgeon, Westmead Hospital; Network Director of Western Sydney Surgical Skills Network; Clinical Lecturer in Surgery, Sydney Medical School
    Dr Eva Wong, Surgical Oncologist, Head and Neck, and General Surgeon, Westmead Hospital
    Dr Jeremy Hsu, Director of Trauma and Site Director of Western Sydney Surgical Skills Network, Westmead Hospital; Senior Lecturer in Surgery, Sydney Medical School
    Dr Toufic El-Khoury, Colorectal Surgeon, Westmead Hospital; Senior Lecturer in Surgery, Sydney Medical School
    Dr Ahmer Hameed, Associate Lecturer in Surgery, Sydney Medical School

Date

Upcoming course: 2019 course dates to be advised.
Time: This is a 2 days course. Saturday 9:00am to 16:00pm.
Individual Lap Mentor Simulator sessions will be held on the Sunday.

Venue

Westmead Postgraduate Education Centre
Level 3, Westmead Hospital
Cnr Darcy Rd & Bridge St, Westmead

Price

$600 (GST inclusive)

Includes refreshments and lunch.

Registration

Registration page: Registration link

Contact for further details or if you have any questions.

Terms & Conditions of registration: Terms & Conditions