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Laparoscopic appendicectomy and cholecystectomy workshop

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Specially designed to supplement the Surgical Skills Network training program, this course will help you master laparoscopic cholecystectomy and appendicectomy.

Course overview

The course is for surgical trainees (Pre-SET trainees and SET trainees) and is useful for those who have minimal laparoscopic skills, but will also benefit surgical trainees who would like to develop advanced laparoscopic skills. You must have a medical degree and an interest in surgery.

The two-day course will involve:

  • video-facilitated lectures and tutorials
  • simple and complex examples of the procedures
  • a one-hour individual practical session with LAP Mentor simulator.
Key information
Course fees

$600 (incl. GST), includes refreshments and lunch.

Course structure
  • Saturday: 9am to 4pm. 
  • Sunday: individual Lap Mentor simulator sessions. A booking form will be available prior to the course. 
Course dates 2019 dates will be announced soon.
Location Westmead Postgraduate Education Centre
Level 3, Westmead Hospital
Cnr Darcy Rd & Bridge St, Westmead.
Registration

Access registration form
(Registrations are currently closed and will re-open in 2019)

Strictly limited to 30 places, which will be offered on a first come basis. For more information, please contact Amy Dynan at amy.dynan@sydney.edu.au.

Key staff

  • Dr Tony Pang, Staff Specialist Surgeon (Surgical Education, Surgical Critical Care, Statistics), Westmead Hospital; Clinical Senior Lecturer in Surgery, Sydney Medical School
  • 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 Toufic El-Khoury, Colorectal Surgeon, Westmead Hospital; Senior Lecturer in Surgery, Sydney Medical School
  • Dr Ahmer Hameed, Associate Lecturer in Surgery, Sydney Medical School

Westmead Postgraduate Education Centre